What causes Cellulite?
The skin’s connective tissue surrounds fat cells which are arranged in chambers. The margins of these chambers contain septae. Over time, the fat cells increase in size and number. This phenomenon together with accumulation of localized edema, push the skin’s surface between the septae in an upward direction. This is what creates the lumpy and dimpled skin appearance, also known as the ‘cottage cheese’ appearance, associated with cellulite.
About VelaShape Cellulite Treatment
VelaShape uses a combination of Bi-polar Radiofrequency (RF), Infrared Light Energy, plus Vacuum and Mechanical Massage to deploy targeted heat to adipose tissue. The combination of these energies increases the metabolism of stored energy, increases lymphatic drainage and reduces or shrinks the size of the actual fat cells and fat chambers. The net result is gradual smoothening of the skin’s surface with a noticeable reduction in cellulite.
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How does VelaShape work?
The system uses laser diodes to heat the deeper layers of tissue breaking down the fat and cellulite. The bi-polar radio frequency (RF) accurately targets the fat and cellulite, transmitting energy pulses through the skin into the fat. In some treatment areas, suction massage is used to improve lymphatic drainage and blood circulation. These three elements can dramatically improve the look and feel of both the deep and superficial skin layers by rejuvenating skin, reducing cellulite and contouring the body in a safe, effective, and non-invasive way.
How long is each cellulite treatment?
Each treatment is 15 to 45 minutes depending on the body area.
Is there a recovery period?
No down time is required after treatment. Patients can return to work or other activities, immediately. In rare cases, mild discomfort or swelling occur.
Are there any risks associated with VelaShape?
This therapy is non-invasive, there are few real risks associated with it. Occasionally, patients may experience some discomfort or swelling, which is easily managed.
How many VelaShape treatments will I need?
Patients can see results even after the first treatment. However, most patients produce the best results after 4-6 treatments. During your consultation in Indianapolis or Santa Rosa, Dr. Chernoff will suggest the appropriate number of treatments you will need for optimal results.
Are the treatments affordable?
The cost of the treatment depends on the size of the area or areas treated. Smaller areas requiring less time will be less cost than larger areas. After your consultation with Dr. Chernoff, we will provide the cost. The treatment is comparable to other cellulite and skin toning treatments available. Our goals are to make treatments affordable and for you to see results.
Chernoff Cosmetic Surgeons is proud to offer the latest and most innovative non-surgical therapies to give his patients consistent rejuvenation results. Our center performs research and provides alpha and beta testing for the major cosmetic laser, radio frequency, and ultrasound companies. This is the research and testing done prior to FDA approval. This experience allows our center access and experience with all types of systems and allow us to offer cutting edge, effective therapies.
Find out more about VelaShape in Indianapolis. Contact us today!