Cellulite, dimples that can appear virtually anywhere on the body, are a common concern for many people. More prevalent among women than men, cellulite can be very difficult to treat. Furthermore, cellulite is often accompanied by excess fatty tissue that mars the silhouette and affects the body contour in ways people can find unsatisfying. Fortunately, you have options. FDA-approved VelaShape offers a unique and innovative way to address these dual concerns and achieve smoother, bump-free curves that flatter your figure. Dr. Neal Goldberg, our extensively trained plastic surgeon, provides this procedure at our state-of-the-art practice.
What Is VelaShape®?
VelaShape is a non-surgical body contouring treatment system that uses a combination of radiofrequency energy, infrared light, and suction massage to minimize the appearance of cellulite and to achieve circumferential fat reduction in the targeted area. VelaShape can be used on many “problem” spots that may resist the effects of diet and exercise. During your initial consultation, Dr. Goldberg will evaluate your needs to determine if this technique can help you attain the results you’re after or if another approach may optimize your outcome.
What Concerns Can VelaShape® Treat?
VelaShape can be used on many areas where patients find cellulite or excess fatty tissue, including:
- Upper arms
If there is another area you would like to address, let us know during your consultation and we can help you determine if VelaShape or another treatment can provide the best result. If more significant fat reduction is desired, CoolSculpting® or liposuction may be able to achieve your cosmetic goals more effectively.
How Does VelaShape® Work?
The mechanism behind VelaShape’s ability to enhance skin tone and texture lies within the combination approach. Infrared light, radiofrequency energy, and suction massage work in concert to stimulate collagen production, improve circulation and lymphatic flow, and increase your metabolic rate. This helps to remodel the tissues deep within the skin of the targeted area, leading to fat and cellulite reduction. The gradual results offer natural-looking improvement that blends seamlessly with your overall silhouette.
What Should I Expect During the VelaShape® Procedure?
After reviewing your concerns and evaluating your needs, our skilled medical team will attach the handheld VelaShape device to the treatment area, which can be up to 8” x 11” (similar to a sheet of printer paper) in size. You will feel the suction as the procedure begins, but you should not notice much if any discomfort. In fact, many individuals describe the sensation as like a deep tissue massage. Most patients can complete treatment in 20 minutes to one hour, although your experience may vary. Once the process is over, you should be able to return to normal activity immediately afterwards.
When Will VelaShape® Results Be Visible?
You may notice some improvement in the area immediately after the procedure; however, more noticeable results should be visible as you complete a full package of treatments, typically between three and six for the optimal outcome. Patients often experience circumferential reduction, measurable in inches, as well as weight loss. We can give you a better idea of what to expect during your first appointment, and you are also welcome to browse our before-and-after gallery.
How Much Does VelaShape® Cost?
The price of VelaShape will depend on the size and number of areas you treat as well as the number of sessions you complete. Broadly speaking, VelaShape can cost between $500 and $3,000, and we will review your program, including fees, during your consultation. We want you to be well-informed before making any decisions, and we welcome your questions. If you would like to consider financing options, we work with a number of reputable lenders. We can go into more detail at your appointment, if desired.
Would you like to learn more about VelaShape? Contact our practice to schedule a consultation and determine if VelaShape body contouring is right for you.