What did I review?
A VelaShape III treatment for cellulite and centimetre reduction.
What is it?
VelaShape is a non-invasive body contouring treatment for circumferential and cellulite reduction.
Treatments can be done on the neck (under chin), arms, thighs, buttocks, flank and abdomen. Most patients see gradual and cumulative results throughout the treatment regime.
VelaShape technology combines infrared light, bi-polar radio frequency energy and vacuum, which cause deep heating of the fat cells, their surrounding connective tissue and the underlying dermal collagen fibres. This type of efficient heating and vacuum stimulates the growth of new and better collagen and elastin, which results in localised reduction in skin laxity, body volume, and an overall improvement in skin structure and texture.
There is no downtime or significant discomfort during or after the treatment.
Where was it?
At “Healthy Aging: Sone-Body Contouring @Dr Gys” in Woodmead, Johannesburg (Sone does treatments within Dr Gys’ practice). You can get in touch with her for bookings on 087 802 2838 or 082 562 8004.
You can also contact Radiant Healthcare (details below) for a list of clinics and practices around South Africa that offer VelaShape III treatments.
What was my experience?
I’ve previously had VelaShape treatments and while the treatment is completely non-invasive and painless, the heat of it took me by surprise. However, my second time around with Sone, I found the treatment to be very pleasant. Still quite hot, but definitely manageable.
What did I think?
I only had one treatment so it’s difficult to say I had amazing results. I definitely need to go back and complete the sessions for final results. However, after even just one treatment, I did note a slight difference in my skin feeling a bit more taut.
Who is it for?
Men and women who are already eating well, exercising often and living healthy and are looking for an extra boost to reduce cellulite, reduce centimetres and tighten skin in a non invasive way with no pain or downtime.
What does it cost?
About R1500 per treatment, but you need to check with the practice or clinic you visit, as they will differ from place to place.
You need about four treatments spaced two weeks apart for best results.
Anything else I should know?
- Drink lots of water after the treatment – this helps to flush out your system of toxins released from the treatment.
- This is not a weight loss treatment. VelaShape uses a combination of technologies to contour your body, reducing the trouble spots that diet and exercise can’t normally reach. The ideal VelaShape patient is someone with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of less than 30.
Where can you get it?
Contact Radiant Healthcare below for a list of practices near you in South Africa offering VelaShape III treatments.
Phone: 011 794 8253/2