VelaSmooth, which was FDA approved in 2005, combines infrared light, radiofrequency energy, and tissue mobilization to reduce cellulite. VelaSmooth technology helps to soften fibrous connective tissues and reduce fat pockets to lessen the appearance of cellulite dimples.
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About the Procedure
Cellulite affects the majority of women, with estimates as high as 80-90%. Some women find the skin dimpling caused by cellulite to be unsightly and see little improvement with diet and exercise. While reducing the fatty deposits that can further accentuate cellulite can improve its appearance, cellulite can occur in even the most fit individuals. By targeting the fibrous connective tissue that pulls down on the skin and creates uneven bumps and lumps, the appearance of cellulite can be diminished. VelaSmooth, the predecessor of VelaShape, is a form of radiofrequency cellulite treatment with the addition of infrared light and tissue mobilization. The VelaSmooth hand piece will be guided over the treatment area, emitting radiofrequency energy and infrared light which heats up the internal tissues, activating collagen production for improved skin volume and elasticity while reducing fat. The massage and vacuum rollers of the hand piece help to distribute heat and manually soften fibrotic strands that pull down the skin. Treatment sessions typically last 30-45 minutes.
The goal of VelaSmooth is to reduce the appearance of cellulite and create smoother skin contours.
What to Expect
VelaSmooth reduces the appearance of cellulite by using radiofrequency and infrared energy combined with physical tissue manipulation. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a VelaSmooth treatment.
- Little preparation is needed prior to treatment
- Advised to stop taking blood thinning medications 2 weeks before a treatment session
- No anesthesia needed
- VelaSmooth hand piece guided over treatment area
- Hand piece emits RF energy and infrared light while simultaneously massaging and vacuuming the skin
- Treatment sessions last 30-45 minutes
VelaSmooth is a completely noninvasive procedure that has no downtime or recovery period. Patients may experience minor redness and bruising but will be able to resume normal activity immediately after treatment.
The ideal candidate for VelaSmooth has areas of unwanted cellulite and is in generally good health with no skin infections on the treatment area.
Not Recommended For
VelaSmooth treatment is not recommended for patients with implanted medical devices such as a pacemaker or metal implants since the RF energy used during treatment can interfere with their efficacy.
Side effects from VelaSmooth may include minor redness and bruising that is temporary after the procedure.