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What is VelaShape?

VelaShape is a class II medical device which is similar to VelaSmooth but which is considered more powerful.  The device provides ELOS combined energy using Bipolar Radio Frequency and Infrared Light like VelaSmooth with the purpose of contouring problem areas of the body to reduce cellulite. Both men and women are affected by cellulite and VelaShape offers a more concentrated treatment option.

How does the VelaShape treatment work?

The VelaShape treatment offers heat energy that is delivered topically onto the skin and radiates into the dermal tissue to reposition collagen causing a smoother and more tightly toned skin appearance. While VelaShape heat treats the inner dermal layers of the skin, a vacuum action occurs providing a deep tissue massage, which assists in the redistribution of fatty tissue.  The heat that is used during treatment is increased with VelaShape and thus the tissue which the body metabolizes increases as well.

Is VelaShape Safe?

VelaShape has been approved by the U.S. Department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a clinical treatment for the reduction of cellulite.

What does a VelaShape treatment feel like?

VelaShape provides a deep tissue heat that has been described as a deep tissue massage.

What are the side effects of the VelaShape treatment?

The side effects of VelaShape are minimal and are typically a redness of the skin that dissipates minutes after the procedure.  Minor bruising may occur as well as increased urination after the water content of skin cells is released by the body.

How many VelaShape treatments to see maximum results?

Typically, maximum results can be achieved with two treatments per week for six to eight weeks.  Most patients report improvements after five to six treatments. Treatment time is typically one hour.

How much does VelaShape cost?

VelaShape treatment cost varies based on the physician, geographic location, and the area being treated.  Costs may range from $50-$300 in most cases, however costs may be discussed during consultation for exact figures.


Disclaimer: This information is intended only as an introduction to this procedure. This information should not be used to determine whether you will have the procedure performed nor does it guarantee results of your elective surgery. Further details regarding surgical standards and procedures should be discussed with your physician.

By Staff
Updated: December 29, 2008

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