What is VelaShapeII?

By: Dr. John Curry Jan 05, 2013

Does VelaShapeII really improve the appearance of cellulite?

Looking to reduce the reduce the appearance of cellulite?

VelaShape II uses a combination of infrared light, radio frequency, plus vacuum and mechanical manipulation to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Why does it work?
To improve the appearance of cellulite; there are a couple of factors we need to consider; thickness of the skin and the composition of the fat layer below the skin. Due to the aging process elastin and collagen, which make up the connective tissue in the fat layer, becomes gradually looser as we age, allowing for more of the fat cells to protrude into the dermis. If we could build up collagen and elastin within the fat layer and smooth out the fat cells, the outer layer of the skin (epidermis) would appear smoother.

How does it work?
The paddle of the VelaShape II is placed on the area of treatment and is gently glided back and forth until the skin is heated to above 41C. The energy produced by the infrared light and radio frequency heats the skin to a depth of 5 to 15 millimetres. At the same time the paddle uses suction and mechanical manipulation to open up the blood vessels, to improve circulation, and smooth the fat deposits. Together, the heating and manipulation of the VelaShape II encourages new collagen and elastin in the connective tissues. This leads to tighter and smoother looking skin; the
only thing missing is a new wardrobe to show off the cellulite-free body parts!

Dr. John Curry is the Medical Director of BEAUTI-MED Laser Skin Care Centreand he understands how deeply problem skin can affect our well-being. During his general and surgical practice, he consulted time and again with patients requesting treatment that would effectively rejuvenate and correct skin – without the cost and recovery time of cosmetic surgery.

Dr. John Curry, MRCS, LRCP, DRCOG, has received extensive training and has performed major and cosmetic surgery for over 25 years. His memberships and qualifications includes The Royal College of Surgeons, The International Society of Cosmetic and Laser Surgeons and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.