VelaShape® is an exciting new treatment option for patients who would like to reduce cellulite and contour unflattering body areas. This non-invasive treatment is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and can be used to smooth and reshape the thighs, abdomen, buttocks, upper arms, and more, with proven results. VelaShape® treatment is now offered to Minneapolis, MN, patients by Dr. Gregory T. Mesna at Mesna Plastic Surgery. This non-surgical procedure stimulates natural collagen production for long-lasting results. For a personal consultation with Dr. Mesna, please contact our office today.
What is VelaShape®?
VelaShape® combines several technologies, including infrared light, bi-polar radio frequency energy, and vacuum techniques. Using a handheld machine, highly controlled heat is applied to fat cells and the surrounding connective tissues in the treatment area. The combination of heat and energy waves combined with vacuum suction stimulates the growth of new collagen and elastin. The result is a reduction in skin laxity and cellulite, as well as an improvement in skin structure and texture.
With VelaShape®, you will see dramatic results without discomfort or downtime for recovery. Patients can benefit from a noticeable reduction of cellulite in treated areas, and enjoy a smoother, less dimpled appearance. Localized fat deposits can also be reduced. In clinical studies of VelaShape® treatments, average circumferential reduction in the treated thigh was 0.75 inch. For the body-conscious patient, this treatment can provide a boost in confidence and self-esteem.
About the Procedure
Before beginning the procedure, a member of our team will apply a specially formulated lotion to the treatment areas. The machine will be moved in a circular motion on the skin, delivering heat and radio waves. Patients often describe the feeling as being similar to a warm, deep-tissue massage. When the procedure is complete, it is normal to experience pink skin and a warm feeling in the treatment areas for several hours. Patients can typically return to their normal routines immediately following the VelaShape® procedure, without any significant downtime or discomfort.
Candidacy and Results
The ideal VelaShape® candidate is at or near their target weight, with visible cellulite on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, or other areas of the body. VelaShape® is not intended as a weight-loss treatment, but works to tighten and contour the body for an enhanced appearance. The VelaShape® procedure is safe for all skin colors and types.
You can expect to see improvement in as little as two weeks, with full results becoming apparent after ten weeks. To achieve optimal results, patients will typically require three to four treatment sessions.
VelaShape® at Mesna Plastic Surgery
No matter which treatments you are considering, the staff at Mesna Plastic Surgery are well prepared to help you fulfill your cosmetic goals. Some patients choose to combine VelaShape® treatment with other body enhancing procedures, such as liposuction, tummy tuck, or a complete mommy makeover. We consistently achieve beautiful, natural-looking results for Minnesota patients in a comfortable and caring environment. To find out more about our range of surgical and non-invasive procedures, schedule your consultation today.