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Cellulite Reduction

VelaShape III is a completely non-invasive body contouring procedure. It works to effectively reduce fat and cellulite in areas that are often hard to treat with diet and exercise alone. It uses a “combined energy system” called elōs™, which first uses a small vacuum to elevate the skin and then treats it with infrared light and radio-frequency energy. The energy produces heat below the surface of the skin, treating the underlying fat and tissue while leaving the surface unharmed. Treatments typically last an hour, and patients can return to their normal activities immediately with no downtime or pain.

The VelaShape III procedure has led to great results for many patients. One study revealed 85% of patients reported at least 1 centimetre to 3-inch reduction in the size of treated areas. Additionally, patients see a reduction in the amount and visibility of cellulite in those areas and more tightened and toned skin.

VelaShape III works on the outer thighs, buttocks, and abdomen, regardless of how large or small the area is. Plus, the treatment is effective on people of all skin types and colours.

What should I expect after treatment?

The treated area may be pink for a short time after treatment, but this will subside quickly. Normal activities can be resumed immediately. For Body treatments, as a result of some of the triglycerides being metabolised by passing into the urinary system it is also quite normal to experience an increased need to go to the toilet.

In fact, it is recommended for both face and body treatments that patients drink increased quantities of water for a short period of time after the treatments to encourage and enhance this particular removal process for the fat cells. Immediately after treatment, contraction of collagen fibres improves skin elasticity and the skin should appear firmer.

What is the consultation procedure

Prior to treatment you must first undergo a consultation during which details about your medical history are obtained in order to confirm your suitability. Before proceeding with treatment you will also be asked to complete a consent form.

Are there any side effects?

Generally side effects are very mild and can include itching, numbness, a little heat, tenderness, redness and swelling. Less common side effects can include mild bruising, or blisters at the treatment area site, which resolve fairly quickly. However these are not common.

Are there any contraindications to treatment?

Unfortunately, people with the following conditions are unlikely to be suitable for treatment:

  • Pregnancy

  • Heart problems

  • Metal implants or pacemakers

  • Severe clotting disorders

  • Current or recent cancer

  • Severe vascular disease

  • Skin disease in the treatment area

  • Uncontrolled diabetes

  • Under the age of 16

How often do you recommend treatment?

We recommend Onda® treatments spaced at 4 weeks apart for fat reduction, and 3-4 weeks apart for cellulite treatment.

Who is suitable for treatments?

Most people are suitable for treatment. With the Onda we can treat all skin types.We recommend a consultation to ascertain if the treatment will be sucessful for you.

How do Coolwaves™ target cellulite?

Extensive scientific evidence concludes that up to 98% of women and 10% of men suffer from cellulite. For Cellulite, Onda® Performs in Two Ways:

  1. The septa becomes fibrotic and less elastic due to cellulite.Coolwaves™ regenerates the elastin fibres of collagen. The final result is a visible improvement of the orange peel appearance through the release of constricted fat lobules.

  2. By reducing the volume of adipocytes (fat cells), with the targeted action of the smart handpieces. There is less outward pressure on the skin, leading to an improved circulation, lymphatic drainage and therefore less water retention.

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