VelaShape™ has become one of the country’s most popular non-surgical body contouring treatments—particularly among new moms, cellulite sufferers, and even the rich and famous! Reported celebrity Velashape users include Kim Kardashian, Omarosa, stars from the "Real Housewives" reality tv series, Gretchen Rossi…even Vogue’s Beauty Editor, Catherine Piercy.
First introduced by Syneron in 2007, VelaShape was the first non-surgical device to receive FDA clearance for body shaping and cellulite reduction purposes. Now the VelaShape II has been launched, and it features notable improvements on the already-successful VelaShape system! But what does this mean for current and future VelaShape patients?
Already being used by VelaShape providers around the U.S., the VelaShape II employs elos™ technology—a combination of bi-polar radio frequencies and infrared laser light energy. The VelaShape system uses elos technology in conjunction with tissue manipulation to reduce fat deposits, improve lymphatic drainage, and smooth out the appearance of cellulite dimples.
According to Syneron’s website, VelaShape II can deliver results that are "visible in as few as 4 treatments". Syneron also claims that a recent VelaShape II study revealed the following treatment statistics:
VelaShape II is reportedly effective and safe to use on the thighs, abdomen, buttocks, neck and the upper arms. Treatment sessions can be as short as 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
VelaShape II is recommended for patients seeking body shaping, cellulite reduction, thigh toning, or circumferential reduction after pregnancy or liposuction surgery.
VelaShape II utilizes the same elos™ technology and treats the same body areas for body shaping and cellulite removal as the original platform. However, the VelaShape II also features improved system strength, and a new platform interface enabling more accurate, personalized VelaShape treatments.
Syneron claims that the VelaShape II is "20% more powerful" than its predecessor during shorter treatment sessions. The VelaShape II also comes with a new Clever Terminal™ feature. The Clever Terminal allows the VelaShape practitioner to easily change VelaShape applications during treatment for a more customized treatment approach. The Clever Terminal also uses system diagnostics so the VelaShape provider can be certain the equipment is functioning properly and at full strength during VelaShape treatment sessions.
The VelaShape II platform also combines the usage of two separate-sized applicators (the Vsmooth and the Vcontour), for more effective and penetrating treatment by body area.
The best way to determine if you’re a VelaShape candidate is to have a consultation appointment with a licensed, experienced VelaShape provider in your area.
A professional VelaShape practitioner may be able to predict VelaShape’s effectiveness for your unique body and cellulite conditions. They will also talk to you about VelaShape costs, risks, and what to expect after VelaShape treatment.
Patients clinically described as overweight (with a BMI of 25-29) typically aren’t candidates for VelaShape. In that case, a more intensive procedure for fat reduction and inch loss, such as liposuction, may be recommended.