Body Contouring

Why You Shouldn’t Wait for Summer for VelaShape

Summer is over. But this doesn’t mean you should give up on perfecting your body. Just because the mercury plummets, there’s no need to hide your figure under jackets, jeans, and scarves. The beginning of summer is only eight months away. This leaves you plenty of time to get in shape. But if you’re finding that diet and exercise alone aren’t toning your body and blasting away cellulite, you don’t need to worry: To your rescue is VelaShape.

VelaShape is the only FDA–approved noninvasive body contouring procedure that effectively and safely contours, shapes, and slims your body by reducing cellulite and firming problem areas. These amazing results can be achieved in as little as four treatments.

The Science behind VelaShape

VelaShape uses four different components — bipolar radiofrequency, infrared light, vacuum, and mechanical massage — to effectively and safely combat cellulite and reshape your body. The result is inches lost around the waist, hips, and thighs.

VelaShape heats dermal and hypodermal tissue in a treatment site by way of infrared light and radiofrequency technologies. It stimulates fat cell metabolism and reduces fat cell number and size. Dimples are simultaneously smoothed by way of VelaShape’s vacuum suction technology, which stretches fibrous bands in the epidermis. These two processes banish cellulite. What’s more, VelaShape’s mechanical rollers gently knead the area in order to increase circulation throughout the treatment site. This encourages lymphatic drainage and expels harmful fat cell byproducts and toxins. What results is a significant reduction in the appearance of cellulite, circumferential reduction, and smoother, firmer skin.

VelaShape isn’t a weight-loss treatment; it simply reshapes and tones your body and allows you to lose inches from your hips, thighs, and waist. You’re an ideal candidate for VelaShape if your BMI is less than 30 and your cellulite isn’t severe. Severe cellulite usually means “orange peel” dimpling when you stand up or lie down.

What to Expect Before and During Your First VelaShape Session

Make sure all the areas to be treated are clean prior to your initial session. You should also wear a thong or disposable paper underwear because the treatment targets your thighs, hips, and buttocks.

You’ll want to shave any hair in the treatment area the day before your procedure, and you’ll want to avoid waxing and other procedures that irritate the skin at least seven days ahead of time. If possible, you’ll also want to use an exfoliating body wash the day before your treatment to remove loose skin particles. One week before your treatment, avoid aspirin, Plavix, or any other blood thinners. Doing so reduces the risk of bruising. Refrain also from consuming alcohol: This tends to flush the skin and cause inflammation.

During your first VelaShape session, you’ll be asked to lie down on a table. Your medical provider will apply a lotion-like spray to the area to be treated. She’ll then gently place the VelaShape machine on your skin. The sensation will be that of a persistent rolling massage sensation that slowly begins to heat up. Slight pressure will then be applied to the area as your skin is massaged. Most former clients agree that the procedure is relatively painless. They liken it to a warm, relaxing deep-tissue massage. And it’s relatively short. Depending on the area being treated, VelaShape sessions typically last between 20 and 40 minutes.

Afterward, the treated area may feel slightly warm and tender for a few hours. You might experience mild bruising and redness, but this usually goes away after a few days. In rarer instances, scabbing or blistering can occur in people with very loose skin.

In order to reap all of VelaShape’s benefits, you should undergo six treatments in one-week intervals. After the initial series of treatments, most medical professionals recommend monthly maintenance treatments for the first three months. And these are followed by regular treatments every three months thereafter.

While you’re undergoing your VelaShape treatments, be sure to avoid salty foods. These can trigger fluid retention and adversely affect results. Also avoid such simple carbohydrates as white flour, sugar, and white rice. These increase the appearance of cellulite because they are inflammatory foods and promote weight gain.

Life after VelaShape

Why do so many people choose VelaShape over other procedures? It likely has to do with the fact that there is no downtime. You can immediately resume all activities. Nevertheless, you may notice some skin tightening after a VelaShape session, and you may experience tenderness, slight redness, and bruising.

A series of VelaShape treatments must be followed by monthly maintenance treatments for the first three months. Maintenance treatments must be done periodically thereafter. Your results will also last longer if you follow a balanced diet and exercise regularly. This means you must:

  • Drink eight glasses or more of water each day
  • Avoid refined carbs and sugars
  • Engage in cardio exercise at least 30 minutes a day
  • Eat whole grains, lean proteins, fruits, and vegetables
  • Limit consumption of salt, caffeine, and alcohol
  • Eat in moderation, skipping meals if you’re not hungry
  • Consume fewer potato chips, sweets, and similar snacks

VelaShape is so effective that people in clinical trials experienced an average of half an inch to three inches of circumferential reduction in treated areas after a series of four treatments. And their cellulite was reduced by over 60%. A similar clinical study showed that 85% of patients saw their thighs shrink up to three inches.

Should You Wait until Summer to Get VelaShape Treatments?

The answer is no! It’s best to start VelaShape treatments during winter or spring, because it takes a few months to achieve optimal results. Undergoing VelaShape sessions in conjunction with a healthy diet plan and a cardio and strength training regime will leave your body looking tight, toned, and trim by summertime, if not before.

Choose LaserAway for Your VelaShape Needs

At LaserAway you can be sure you’ll receive the best service available — whether it’s VelaShape or another treatment. We staff our sites with medical professionals who are certified in laser and other dermatological procedures.

If you would like to learn more about our services or would like to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, please email us at or call us at (888) 965-2737.