Vela shape for cellulite
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Dawn of Body LipoSculpting Evolution
While tumescent liposuction remains the gold standard for immediate gratification for fat reduction and removal, non-invasive body liposculpting that truly delivers significant clinical results has been a holy grail among aesthetic physicians. Over the years, there have been various technology and medical devices that have attempted to deliver consistent body contouring, e.g. Endermologie, VelaSmooth, VelaShape, Zerona. I believe that we are embarking on the dawn of non-invasive body sculpting evolution based on the new ultrasound cavitational technology. Cavitation describes the ultrasonic phenomenon where lipolysis of fatty acids from fat-laden cells occurs due to the formation, growth, and implosive collapse of bubbles in liquids irradiated with high-intensity sound. During the final stages of cavitation, compression of the gas inside the bubbles produces enormous local heating and high pressures. In effect, emulsification of fat tissues from ultrasonic cavitation can result in immediate reduction of circumference of the treated areas.
There are currently three major players in this new wave of ultrasound based fat melting technology, i.e. LipoSonix, Ultraphase and Vaser Shape. Liposonix utilizes high frequency ultrasound technology and may be the most aggressive among the three; however, the treatment may be associated with significant discomfort . Vaser Shape is the first FDA approved medical device approved for cellulite reduction and can achieve significant clinical result even just after one treatment., though the protocol calls for a series of 6 weekly treatment session.
Getting the best results with Velashape
The principles behind Velashape are based on radio frequency, infrared light, and suction massage. Using all three offers some of the best response thus far. Unfortunately no system can promise a cellulite cure and the popular treatments for the most part promise contouring and some circumferential reduction over cellultie reduction.
Velashape typically has a 6 session "effectiveness curve". Anything less than that number and you may not see the benefits. In our office we add in 2 extra treatments because from a clinically apparent viewpoint, that's when our patients see the change.
Velashape is cumulative in its process, so each treatment session will spur its own level of collagen tightening and new tighter collagen formation.
For best benefits, a diet strong in fresh fruits and vegetables is recommended. Since the tissue manipulation with Velashape will mobilize entrapped fluids, assisting the process of oxygen exchange within the cells can only help get better results. Also, higher fluid intake (water preferred) and a refrain from high sodium foods, alcohol and caffeine will add to the positive end results. Of course exercise in the form or walking or swimming will help both long and short term.
Opt for a bare minimum of 6 sessions, with a recommendation of 8. You'll need maintenance treatments later on as well. Until we find the magic bullet technology for cellulite, the most we can offer is a certain level of appearance improvement.
Cellulaze Best for Cellulite Reduction
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, I would not suggest VelaShape. Instead, I would suggest Cellulaze to reduce your cellulite. Cellulaze is the only minimally invasive laser procedure designed to attack the structure of cellulite beneath your skin. Cellulaze is backed by many years of clinical research. Studies have shown it increases the thickness of your skin by 25% and the elasticity of your skin by 29%—significant claims that haven't been made by any other treatments. Thicker and more elastic skin can help flatten and smooth the skin surface to improve the appearance of cellulite. In addition, 93% of patients surveyed were satisfied or very satisfied with their results at one year post their procedure, and all would recommend the Cellulaze cellulite laser treatment to a friend.
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