Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery is excited to announce the addition of VelaShape III, the newest in non-invasive body contouring technology. VelaShape III contours and slims the body by reducing cellulite, disrupting localized fat deposits, and tightening and firming skin, with no downtime. VelaShape is FDA-approved for cellulite reduction and circumference reduction of the abdomen and thighs, but can be used elsewhere for excellent tightening and contouring. The most common area people complain about are the stomach, love handles, hips and thighs, buttocks, upper arms, and the neck.
• Velashape III is an in-office procedure with no incisions, needles or injections.
• Velashape III works on all skin types
• Velashape III provides long-lasting measurable results with just a few treatments
• VelaShape III delivers high patient satisfaction because of little to no pain
VelaShape III utilizes a patented Circumferential Reduction® technique and elos™ technology. Powered by elos™ technology, VelaShape III combines IR (infrared), bi-polar RF (radiofrequency) and vacuum to precisely heat the tissue up to 3mm and 15mm depth respectively. In combination RF, IF, and vacuum can collectively combat the size of fat cells and re-contour the skin’s surface. The combination of IR and vacuum coupled RF technologies causes deep heating of the fat cells (adipocytes), their surrounding connective fibrous septae and the underlying dermal collagen fibers. Efficient heating of the adipocytes is achieved by higher output of the RF. The optimal design of the electrodes and the concurrent application of vacuum allows for deeper and faster heat penetration. In turn, this promotes an increase in circulation, lymphatic drainage, cellular metabolism and collagen depositing. Furthermore, it stimulates fibroblast activity and remodels the extracellular matrix. The result is a localized reduction in skin laxity, volume and an overall improvement in skin structure and texture; including a reduction in skin cellulite.
• VelaShape is the only body shaping procedure combining three technologies for optimal results of cellulite and fat reduction with body contouring and skin tightening
• The procedure is non-surgical, non-invasive
• Discomfort is minimal to none
• There is no post-treatment downtime
• There are no side effects (risk of superficial burn is <0.05%)
• Visible results can be seen in one treatment, but most patients receive a series of three treatments to maintain their initial results and promote an even better improvement.
Velashape III can be used in any skin type. An ideal candidate is a man or woman with the desire to remove cellulite, localized skin deposits, or improve loose skin in the hips, abdomen, flanks, lower legs, thighs, arms, buttock or neck.
VelaShape III works by combining advanced technologies of IF, RF, mechanical manipulation (vacuum) of tissue using pulsed vacuum and massage rollers. The combination of the technologies causes increases in collagen deposits and localized reductions in skin laxity due to the heat that is generated in the skin and the manipulation that occurs during the treatment. Our doctors advise patients that visible results are often seen in a single treatment (within 2 weeks) but often a series of three treatments are recommended for optimal body contouring results. The series of treatments allow maintenance of the initial results and a better improvement overall.
There is no downtime to this procedure. There is a little warmth that is felt, but this is needed for us to determine the correct temperature in which the machine will activate at. Many patients schedule an appointment during their work day and are able to return to work and their normal activities. This procedure should cause no problems whatsoever.
VelaShape III is FDA-approved for cellulite reduction and circumference reduction of the abdomen and thighs. More than 3.5 million independent treatments have been performed globally confirming the safety and efficacy of VelaShape technology. (Syneron-Candela.com).
Call us at 202-628-8855 to schedule a consultation to see if Velashape III is right for your aesthetic goals. Click here to schedule a consultation with one of our dermatologists in Washington, DC