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VelaShape Fat Reduction London

Velashape Body contouring is the best non-surgical, no-downtime solution to treating problem areas including the arms, back, saddlebags, thighs, bottom, waist, abdomen, flanks and knees. Velashape treatment provides a toning and firming of the skin surface using radio frequency and infrared technology. The therapist will ask you to remove some clothing and relax on the couch, a small hand piece is placed on to the desired area to be treated, a warm heat with suction is transmitted on to the skin and lotion is applied to enable the hand piece to glide over the area, patients describe the sensation as “A deep tissue massage”

Velashape 3 is the third generation of the Velashape devices which has been developed to provide even better results for patients. At LBPS we use a combination of both Velashape 2 and Velashape 3 systems in order to harness the best of these technologies and allow optimum non-surgical body contouring. Unlike other clinics, we will assess your individual needs at your initial consultation and develop a unique treatment plan to give you the very best results. This can include using Velashape in conjunction with Ultrashape to tackle stubborn areas of fatty deposits, therefore providing an all in one body contouring treatment.

I’ve been really impressed with Velashape – it has helped tighten and tone my skin and has really boosted my confidence. I work out regularly and eat well but this has amazed me and I am definitely a fan. I would recommend Velashape and LBPS to anyone. – Danielle Bux

The system is safe, effective and FDA approved, combining Infra-red (IR) optical energy, Bipolar Radio frequency (RF), Vacuum Suction with mechanical manipulation technologies. The IR and RF technologies work together to provide dermal and sub-dermal heating. The vacuum and mechanical manipulations improve blood circulation, enhance lymphatic drainage and increase the metabolic rate of the adipose tissue.

The combination of Infrared Light and Vacuum coupled with Bi-Polar Radio Frequency causes deep heating of the fat cells (adipocytes), their surrounding connective fibrous septae and the underlying dermal collagen fibres. Efficient heating of the adipocytes is achieved by higher output of the radio frequency. The optimal design of the electrodes and the application of vacuum allows for deeper and faster heat penetration. In turn, this promotes an increase in circulation, lymphatic drainage, cellular metabolism and collagen depositing. Furthermore it stimulates fibroblast activity and remodels the extracellular matrix bringing skin firmness and a resulting lift effect.

VelaShape brings over 10 years of clinical experience, over a dozen studies and over 5 million independent treatments globally and more published studies than any other medical body shaping treatment making it the most recognised non-invasive body contouring treatment in the world today.

VelaShape III is CE marked for body contouring and FDA cleared for circumferential reduction of the abdomen.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

The Ideal candidate would be someone who has a healthy lifestyle and diet and is close to their ideal weight but has pockets of unwanted fat or a little lax skin. The treatment is not suitable for large amounts of loose skin or as a weight loss program, we can not treat over tattoos or excessive hair growth.

It provides Long-term improvement to the appearance of cellulite by using rollers to miniplate the fat beneath the skin and a long term circumference reduction of treated areas. In addition, by increasing local blood circulation it improves the skin color and texture. In Addition it can also help to create and smoother out line to the body or create more definition such as an “hourglass” shape.

Velashape 3 is the third generation of the Velashape devices which has been developed to provide even better results for patients.

At LBPS we use a combination Velashape 3 radio frequency and Ultra sound systems in order to harness the best of these technologies and allow optimum non-surgical body contouring. we will assess your individual needs at your initial consultation and develop a unique treatment plan specific to you, to give you the very best results. This can include using solely the Velashape or used in conjunction with Ultrashape to tackle stubborn areas of fatty deposits, therefore providing an all in one body contouring treatment. The system is safe, effective and FDA approved. After the treatment your skin may be slightly pink and you will feel heat in the treatment area for approximately 10-30 minutes.

Keep the skin cool, avoid excessive heat for 24hrs such as the sauna or steam room, also avoid chlorine pools.

Your skin and body need to be maintained throughout life, it is recommended to have an initial course of 6 Treatments and then maintenance sessions after the course has finished the therapist will advise you how many may be required.

With any heat related treatment there is always a small risk of a reaction these include

  • Mild discomfort – from the heat sensation
  • Excessive skin redness (Erythema)
  • Hair pinching – (to body hair)
  • Bruising – Uncommon
  • Changes to natural skin texture – (scratching, crusting, blister, burn)
  • Treating over Tattoos – possible risk of fading

To minimize these reactions we advise patients to prep the areas before treatment these include

Before your Velashape Treatment

  • Shaving – shave the area to be treated the day before as hair may hinder the smooth movement of the applicator and overheat the treatment area (do not wax).
  • Exfoliation -exfoliate the skin 48hrs before the treatment.
  • Perfumes/Lotions – do not apply to the treatment area.
  • Tanning beds/tanning lotions/creams – do not use 2 weeks prior to or throughout the course of treatments.
  • Drugs – Avoid anticoagulants such as Aspirin throughout the treatment, as anticoagulants increase the possibility of bruising.
  • Heat – During the treatment you will feel suction and heat to the treatment area. The indication that the treatment is working is the point at which you can tolerate no further heat, known as the “end point.”
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The unique VelaONCE treatment is made possible with the advanced technology of the Velashape 3 – increased radio frequency power – RF up to 150W, higher energy density for improved heating of the tissue and better energy delivery to the fat layer, and the new closed loop radio frequency mechanism with built in temperature sensor which delivers more consistent RF energy and enables a more precise treatment with increased comfort and consistent, reliable results.

  • One single treatment for most patients
  • Instant results with full results seen in only 6-10 weeks following treatment
  • In a study of 42 patients, an average abdominal circumference reduction of 2.6 cm reduction was reported following treatment
  • Circumferential Reduction: Fat volume reduced
  • Skin Firming: Skin is tighter and firmer
  • Body Sculpting results: Firms & lifts

Before your Velashape Treatment

  • Shaving – shave the area to be treated the day before as hair may hinder the smooth movement of the applicator and overheat the treatment area (do not wax).
  • Exfoliation -exfoliate the skin 48hrs before the treatment.
  • Perfumes/Lotions – do not apply to the treatment area.
  • Tanning beds/tanning lotions/creams – do not use 2 weeks prior to or throughout the course of treatments.
  • Drugs – Avoid anticoagulants such as Aspirin throughout the treatment, as anticoagulants increase the possibility of bruising.
  • Heat – During the treatment you will feel suction and heat to the treatment area. The indication that the treatment is working is the point at which you can tolerate no further heat, known as the “end point.”

After your Velashape 3 Treatment

  • After the treatment your skin may be slightly pink and you will feel heat in the treatment area for approximately 10-30 minutes.

Potential Problems / Risks of Velashape Treatment

  • Mild discomfort – from the heat sensation
  • Excessive skin redness (Erythema)
  • Hair pinching – (to body hair)
  • Bruising – Uncommon
  • Changes to natural skin texture – (scratching, crusting, blister, burn)
  • Treating over Tattoos – possible risk of fading

The Science Behind VelaShape

  1. Infrared Light (IR) heats the tissue up to 3mm in depth
  2. Bi-Polar Radio Frequency (RF) heats tissue up to 15mm in depth
  3. Vacuum ensures precise delivery of energy

 

We support and endorse the Guidelines for the Standards of Care for transgender, trans-individuals set out by the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).

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