If there’s one thing all women agree on, it’s the fact that cellulite is the worst and that women happen to be more likely to develop cellulite because the natural aging process robs our bodies of the collagen required to keep cellulite away. Fortunately, we can find some comfort in the fact that cellulite isn’t discriminating – even the most famous celebrities can have it! But at Beautique in Knoxville, TN, we can offer ways to reduce the amount of cellulite you have, such as with VelaShape III treatments.
What Is VelaShape III?
VelaShape III is an incredibly powerful and diverse treatment that is used to reduce cellulite on the body, shape and smooth cellulite, and also tighten skin tissues. Overall, this particular body contouring treatment is an ideal option for those who are looking to refine and slim the shape of the body. In fact, VelaShape is one of the preferred body contouring treatments in the nation due to its high rate of efficacy.
What Does VelaShape III Treat?
The main goal of VelaShape is to treat cellulite and mild to moderate skin laxity on the body. Cellulite is a common skin condition caused by the breakdown of connective tissues under the skin, which allows the thin layer of fat beneath your skin to dimple and loosen. Skin laxity is a natural by-product of the aging process and, like cellulite, is generally caused by a reduction of collagen produced by the body.
VelaShape can be used on virtually every zone of the body where cellulite or lax skin is seen. The most common areas of treatment include:
Will This Help Me Lose Weight?
No. VelaShape is a body contouring treatment, which means it is not designed to help you lose a significant amount of weight. While this treatment can be used to reduce fat on the body, the amount of fat reduction is ideal for trouble spots that need a little help to reach your aesthetic goals. In fact, this treatment is best for patients who are already at their goal weight and need assistance finalizing the results of their weight loss journey.
How Does This Treatment Work?
This treatment combines a few of the most effective body contouring and skin tightening methods, including radiofrequency, infrared light, pulsed vacuum, and mechanical massage. The combination of these techniques into one treatment has a vastly powerful effect on cellulite, lingering pockets of fat, and loose skin.
After as little as one treatment, this system encourages your body’s lymphatic system, which helps your body detoxify and improve the metabolic processes of your body, including increasing the amount of collagen produced in the sub-dermal layers of your skin.
What Are the Benefits of This Treatment?
There are a few reasons why patients may seek this treatment instead of other body contouring treatments. For example, the sheer versatility of the treatment is hard to match with other treatment systems. In addition to treating almost all areas of the body where cellulite is likely to develop, this treatment also addresses mild fat reduction and skin laxity. Other benefits of this body contouring treatment include:
Non-invasive treatments are usually preferred for most patients seeking cosmetic treatments, largely because surgical treatments are often painful and involve long downtimes. Non-invasive treatments such as this one, on the other hand, are performed in the office and don’t require any specific preparation instructions.
In fact, the only thing we encourage patients to do before their appointment is to hydrate properly, as adequate water in the body will improve how quickly you respond to the treatment.
While the results of this treatment aren’t permanent, the results can last for a long time. To obtain your long-lasting results, you will likely need between three and four treatments, which will be spaced a few weeks apart. After you achieve your aesthetic goals, the only thing you will need to do to maintain your results is to attend a few maintenance treatments every year, usually one every three or four months depending on your needs.
This treatment doesn’t require any downtime. While your body may be a little sore after your treatment (similar to the soreness you might have after a good workout) for two or three days, you can generally anticipate getting back to your normal routine in as little as 24 hours after your appointment. In particular, we encourage patients to engage in light to moderate exercises, such as cycling, dancing, walking, or even floor exercises like yoga and pilates.
Being physically active after a body contouring treatment is a good way to enhance and speed up the results of your treatment. By increasing your body’s metabolism through exercise, you can support the work of your cosmetic treatment and likely achieve your aesthetic goals much more quickly. For this treatment, a medium-paced exercise for at least 30 minutes a day is usually adequate.
Who Is This Treatment Right For?
Broadly speaking, VelaShape is a good treatment option for most people. If you have already reached your goal weight and you would like help tightening skin tissues, reducing small pockets of stubborn fat, and smoothing the appearance of cellulite, then you are likely a good fit for this treatment system. You may also be a good patient if you wish to treat multiple areas of cellulite in the body at one time.
Candidates for this treatment include those who are not pregnant and who are not using pacemakers or other similar structures. We will further determine your candidacy during your consultation appointment.
Find Your Best Shape With VelaShape III
Cellulite and skin laxity are inevitable, but only to a certain point. The truth of the matter is that you don’t have to make peace with the cellulite, loose skin, or unwanted fat on your body – with the right treatment, you can easily eliminate all of these mild to moderate appearance concerns. For the vast majority of people, VelaShape III is the best body contouring treatment for addressing these issues. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.