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Velashape 3 Fat and Cellulite Reduction
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July 20, 2014

Velashape 3 Fat and Cellulite Reduction

Velashape 3 non-surgical Fat Reduction Body Contouring and Cellulite reduction

VelaShape 3 Treatment The Aesthetic Studio Clinic & Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is Velashape 3?

VelaShape is an FDA cleared device for circumferential reduction of the thighs and the first class II cleared device for the treatment of cellulite. The VelaShape III uses proprietary Syneron elōs technology that combines vacuum suction, mechanical rollers, and heating through infrared light and bipolar RF energy. Reduction in Cellulite and Contouring of lipodystrophies (unwanted lumps, bumps and bulges) and Circumference reduction are the treatment goals for VelaShape.

 How VelaShape 3 works The Aesthetic Studio Clinic & Surgery

 How can Velashape 3 help me?

VelaShape can help women achieve the following goals:

  • Cellulite Reduction
  • Trapped Subcutaneous Fat Reduction
  • Circumferential Reduction
  • Body Contouring
  • Body After Baby
  • Pre/Post Liposuction Treatments
  • Relief of Muscle Aches and Spasms

What areas of the body can the VelaShape 3 be used to improve?

VelaShape III treatments can improve the appearance of the abdomen, hips (“saddle bags”), love handles, buttocks, upper arms, inner and/or outer thighs, and the area above the knees. This updated version can also safely treat sensitive areas such as the neck and jawline.

VelaShape 3 treatment areas 2 The Aesthetic Studio Clinic & Surgery


How long does VelaShape 3 procedure take to perform?

Each area will be treated for 30 minutes until specific treatment parameters and treatment end-points are achieved. After a series of sessions, results from the VelaShape 3 often last several months but vary depending upon the clients’ exercise and dietary habits.  Even though a series of treatments may have reduced the fat in the unwanted areas, the body does not lose the potential to create or store new fat, increase the number of fat cells, and form cellulite again.

Will VelaShape 3 procedure cause any pain or discomfort ?

Most patients find VelaShape 3 comfortable – like a warm deep-tissue massage. The treatment is designed to accommodate your sensitivity and comfort level. It is normal to experience a warm sensation for a few hours post treatment. Your skin may also appear pink for several hours.

How will I know if I am suitable for VelaShape 3 procedure?

During the consultation, the doctor will assess you for suitability for the treatment and make his recommendations.

Is VelaShape 3 procedure safe?

Treatment is safe and effective for all skin types and colours. There are no reported short-term or long-term health effects.

Will I need to take time off work?

There is no need to take time off work as there is no downtime involved.

What should I expect from VelaShape 3 procedure? How is it performed?

Pre-treatment photographs are taken and your measurements will be recorded. A trained therapist will smooth a lotion to aid the movement of the treatment head over your skin. Vacuum suction and massage from the mechanical rollers draw circulation into the local area for increased oxygen availability, It simultaneously massages the tissue to drain trapped fluids through the lymphatic system. Heat from the infrared light source and the bi-polar RF energy is delivered through the skin into the deeper layers of tissue and fat cells (adipocytes) in this layer, causing shrinkage of the fat cells and reducing the total volume within the fat chamber.

You will be measured and photographed again immediately post-treatment as there is often visible and measurable contouring of the lumps and bumps as evidenced by post-treatment photos, girth measurements, and the fit of your clothes.


There is no recovery period or special care that needs to be taken after the procedure. However, the effects of body contouring and reduction of girth may be further enhanced by a healthy lifestyle, diet and exercise.

Are there any restrictions to my activities?

Normal activities may be resumed the same day.

Is there anything I should avoid after VelaShape 3 procedure?

Treatment is safe and effective for all skin color types and can be performed even on tanned skin. There are no long-term health hazards from light or RF energies.  Excessive tanning from the sun, sun-beds, or tanning creams should be avoided two weeks prior to treatment.

What results should I expect from the Velashape 3 treatment?

Gradual improvement of cellulite in treated areas, firmer and tighter skin surface is also reported. Most patients notice re-contouring of areas such as saddlebags, love handles which are measurable by a reduction in circumference or girth. Added benefits of treatment include improved circulation and relief from muscles aches in the treated areas.  In clinical studies, patients report an average reduction of 1 inch post treatment.  In clinical trials, the average range of circumferential reduction was 0.5 – 3 inches.

In clinical studies, patients report an average reduction of 1-3 centimeters after 1 treatment. A recent study showed 100% of patients had at least 1.5 cm reduction.**

** The safety and effectiveness of VelaShape technology has been demonstrated through multi-centre clinical trials. VelaShape III is FDA-cleared for cellulite and abdominal circumference reduction.

How quickly will I notice a change?

Gradual improvement of the treated area can be seen after the first treatment – the surface of the skin in the treated area will feel smoother and firmer. Circumferential reduction will be seen from the first to the second session, and cellulite improvement is noticed in as few as 4 sessions.

Are the changes permanent?

Following your complete treatment regimen, it is recommended that you receive maintenance treatments periodically. Like all techniques, non-surgical or surgical, results will last longer if you follow a balanced diet and exercise regularly.

How often are the treatments performed?

The initial treatment series consists of 4-6 treatment sessions. The treatments are typically performed once a week. Some patients see the improvements as soon as 2 sessions, while others may need the full 4-6 sessions. Maintenance treatments are typically done once a month after the initial series to maintain the results achieved. Each treatment session lasts approximately 30 minutes, but the time varies depending on a patient’s size and how many treatment sites are performed.

VelaShape 3 Cellulite treatment The Aesthetic Studio Clinic & Surgery

What is the cause of cellulite?

There is no definite explanation for why cellulite occurs. While it may be the result of an unhealthy lifestyle, there may be other causes, including genetics or hormonal changes. One fact remains true, though: an estimated 85% to 98% of women over the age of 16 have cellulite, regardless of their size, shape or weight.

For more information about VelaShape 3, please go to http://www.velashape3.com.



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