Cellulite is the lumpy, dimpled flesh that most often affects the thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen on women of all ages. Although it’s not a serious medical condition, cellulite is rarely desired. Given the option, most women would gladly get rid of unwanted cellulite in a heartbeat. At Kalia Dermatology and Laser Center in Los Gatos, California, we are pleased to offer VelaShape®, a non-invasive body contouring treatment designed to reduce the appearance of cellulite safely and effectively. We serve patients from across the San Francisco Bay area.
VelaShape® is a non-invasive body contouring treatment for circumferential and cellulite reduction*. VelaShape enables you to safely achieve a toned, contoured and well shaped body in typically 3-5 treatment sessions (single treatment protocol is also available); making you look and feel more youthful. VelaShape provides dramatic results without downtime or significant discomfort.
Velashape 3 is currently the most advanced Velashape available, do not be discouraged by results from other centers that do not have the most advanced equipment. The technology combines infrared light, bi-polar radio frequency energy, and vacuum to cause a deep heating of your fat cells, their surrounding connective tissue, and the underlying dermal collagen fibers. This efficient, precisely targeted technology stimulates the growth of fresh, new collagen and elastin which helps reduce skin laxity and overall body volume, while improving skin structure and texture.
VelaShape can effectively treat areas of cellulite underneath your chin and on your arms, thighs, buttocks, flank, and abdomen.
Cellulite — which is actually just normal fat — gets its dimpled or bumpy appearance from the way it pushes up against connective tissue, causing undulations in your skin that are sometimes described as having a cottage cheese or orange peel texture. Cellulite shows up most often around the thighs and buttocks, but it can also emerge on your lower belly, upper arms, and breasts, too.Cellulite is only more common in women because females typically carry more fat through the areas that are most affected by cellulite. Cellulite is also a more common problem for older women, because skin loses elasticity with age. Being overweight may make cellulite more noticeable, but plenty of lean people have visible cellulite, too.
Cellulite treatment areas could be on the neck (under chin), arms, thighs, buttocks, flank and abdomen. Most patients see gradual and cumulative results throughout the treatment regimen.
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 fibers. This type of efficient heating and vacuum stimulates the growth of new and better collagen and elastin which results in localized reduction in skin laxity, body volume, and an overall improvement in skin structure and texture.
We have been using Velashape technology since it was first introduced by Syneron back in 2008. In fact Dr. Gin was interviewed by NBC when it was first launched as it was breakthrough technology. Our staff has the experience and expertise to get the cellulite reduction from Velashape. We also carry the most advanced Velashape technology....the new Velashape 3, which is superior to the older Velashape models.
VelaShape is designed to help reduce the appearance of cellulite, while giving you a more sculpted figure. It shouldn’t be viewed as a weight-loss treatment, because it won’t help you shed excess pounds. However, VelaShape can help you target unwanted cellulite without having to resort to surgical methods. VelaShape may be right for you if have stubborn cellulite that doesn’t respond to diet and exercise.
With the vast number of cosmetic procedures available to you, let us help you select the ones that are best for you. We offer cosmetic consultations to help you look your very best. Call (408) 356-1000 to schedule your consultation or request an appointment.
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