Body contouring is a non-invasive way of both improving the appearance of cellulite on the body and reducing the circumference/body measurements in areas that diet and exercise have not been able to affect change.
Whilst it is not a weight loss treatment and is not meant to replace healthy eating and exercise, the treatment which uses 3 different technologies in the one machine to target and contour the body’s ‘trouble spots’, is a great way to finally change the body shape.
The 3 technologies used, as per the ‘Velashape III’, are INFRARED LIGHT, BI-POLAR RADIOFREQUENCY ENERGY and VACUUM.When all 3 are combined, the result is a deep heating of the fat cells, their connective tissues and the underlying dermal collagen fibres.It is the heating and vacuum that actually stimulate the growth of collagen and elastin, resulting in skin tightening, a reduction of volume and an improvement in skin texture. The RF component is also responsible for the tightening and lifting of the loose skin.
All 3 technologies’ settings can be independently adjusted to target specific concerns for the individual too. A consultation takes place before the treatment commences where photos and measurements are taken, and the main ‘problem areas’ are discussed.
The treatment is likened to a massage and quite a pleasant experience. It is the motion of the vacuum component that is also working hand in hand with the lymphatic system.For that reason, drinking lots of water afterwards is recommended for the toxins to be expelled more efficiently
Other things that will also further enhance the results include 20 minutes of moderate exercise, such as walking, and also wearing a compression garment straight after the treatment.The skin following the treatment will be warm and have a pinkish colour for a few hours afterwards.
Cost is determined by the area to be treated.For example,
$150 per hour allows for a full treatment to thighs (backs and sides),or tummy and love handles
$80 per half hour for smaller body parts such as the upper arms.
It is recommended that 3-8 treatments be undertaken to achieve a desired outcome.