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Cellulite - Velashape
Cellulite affects over eighty percent of adult women, regardless of weight, size or level of physical activity. Contrary to popular belief, it is actually caused by fat and toxins that have been pushed toward the surface of the skin and are trapped in the dermal layer, which causes a dimpling or rippling appearance on the skin.
Although there is no cure for cellulite, this innovative technology has made it possible to significantly reduce and in many cases eliminate the appearance of cellulite and provide circumferential reduction with noticeable reshaping of the treated area. Clinical Skin Care Center uses two revolutionary technologies, Velashape and Refirme, to improve the appearance of stretch marks.
Body Contouring is the process that shapes and slims the body by reducing body circumference and smoothing cellulite; perfect for active women wanting to reshape their post-baby body without injections, downtime or surgery.
Following a well-balanced diet to maintain a healthy weight, and exercising consistently to maintain or attain a fit and healthy body are important contributing factors when it comes to an individual’s body image. However, heredity, changes in the body over time such as weight gain or loss, pregnancy, and even aging can result in a change in your body’s proportions and curves that may affect both your body image and self-confidence. Reshaping disproportionate curves or reducing unwanted fat cannot always be achieved through weight loss and exercise alone. Fitness and skin care have little effect on uneven contours or bulges as well as skin that lacks elasticity. Body contouring surgery can help many people reshape body features that cannot be improved by other measures. Body contouring can dramatically improve the shape and proportion of your body, enhancing your appearance and boosting your self-confidence.
Areas treated by body contouring include the neck, upper arms, female and male breasts, abdomen, flanks, back, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees and ankles.
Clinical Skin Care Center “Body Contourting ” Treatment:
Cellulite and Stretch Marks... A Dual Problem, One Solution
The dual problem of cellulite and stretch marks is one that plagues millions of people. If you’ve ever dreaded swimsuit season or been embarrassed to leave the house in shorts, the simple fact is, you’re not alone.
VelaShape™ or Velasmooth are the first and only nonsurgical FDA-cleared medical devices for the Body Contour/Reshaping market and the first FDA class II-cleared device for advanced treatment of cellulite. Clinical Skin Care Center was the 1st in the United States to offer this technology! This revolutionary technology shapes and slims the body by reducing body circumference and smoothing cellulite; perfect for active women wanting to reshape their post-baby body without injections, downtime or surgery.
The elōs™ technology combines bi-polar radio frequency (RF), infrared light energy, plus vacuum and mechanical massage. The combination of infrared and radio frequency energies precisely heat the dermal and hypodermal tissue with more than two times the energy of the original technology called VelaSmooth™, providing more dramatic results in fewer sessions for both cellulite reduction and body contouring. The vacuum and specially designed massage rollers smooth the skin for efficient heat delivery and improve circulation and oxygenation of the cells - releasing trapped toxins. The result is increased metabolism of stored energy, increased lymphatic drainage and a reduction in the size of the fat cells and fat chambers.
VelaShape offers a nonsurgical treatment with visible results in as few as 6 to 8 treatment sessions, once per week. Treatments are safe, effective, and virtually painless and require no downtime - patients can return to daily activities immediately. It has never been easier to achieve a toned, contoured and well shaped body; making you look.
VelaShape™ Before/After Treatments
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is the best candidate for VelaShape™?
The best candidates for VelaShape™ are healthy individuals who are at or near their ideal weight and who follow a healthful diet and exercise program.
How does the VelaShape™ differ from a VelaSmooth™ treatment?
The main difference is the improved technology. The VelaShape™ uses more than two times the energy than VelaSmooth™. Velashape™ provides better results with fewer treatments. VelaSmooth™ cellulite reduction required 12-24 treatments. VelaShape™ provides more dramatic improvement in 6 to8 treatments.
What is cellulite?
Cellulite, which looks like dimpling on the surface of the skin, is caused by an accumulation of displaced fat and toxins that are trapped just beneath the surface of skin. Cellulite is not caused by being overweight; in fact, many people who are in excellent physical condition have pockets of cellulite on their arms, hips, thighs or buttocks.
How many sessions will I need for Cellulite Reduction or Body Contouring before I see results?
Most people say they begin to see results after the first or second treatment. However, six to eight treatments spaced one week apart are needed to achieve optimal results.
How long do the results last?
The results of VelaShape™ are long-lasting if a healthy weight is maintained and periodic maintenance is completed. Once you have completed the initial series of treatments, one session every two months is recommended for continued results.
How long does a session last?
A VelaShape™ session typically takes about 20 to 40 minutes depending on the treatment area. For best results, we recommend one session a week for six weeks, followed by a maintenance session once every two months.
Is VelaShape™ painful?
Most people find VelaShape™ treatments to be relaxing from the deep soothing heat, describing the experience to a deep tissue massage or intense workout.
Are there any side effects?
VelaShape™ is an FDA-approved nonsurgical, non-invasive treatment; therefore, side effects are virtually non-existent.
Treatments for cellulite remain largely unsuccessful because they only target the appearance of cellulite. It was finally understood that the dimpling on the surface of the skin was but a symptom of the underlying cause and to banish the bumps would require a deeply acting treatment.
Endermologie® is non-surgical and non-invasive. It involves the use of a motorized device with two adjustable rollers and controlled suction, which creates a symmetrical skin-fold. The skin gently folds and unfolds under the continuous action of the rollers allowing for smooth and regulated deep tissue mobilization. As the viscosity of the subcutaneous fat layer decreases, blood flow and lymphatic drainage increase, facilitating the elimination of excess fluid and metabolites, while improving overall cellular function.
Endermologie was developed in the 1980’s and has remained an effective treatment for many years. However, at Clinical Skin Care Center, we have found “VelaShape” to be a much more effect treatment for Cellulite. We continue to use Endermologie as a body massage and lymphatic drainage procedure. Used in conjunction with a facial, it is the ultimate relaxation treatment! Give it a try. Call for details.