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Velashape II Faq

1. How does VelaShape™ work?
VelaShape™ uses combined energies known as elos™ to precisely target and heat fatty tissues within the treatment area. In addition, the vacuum and tissue manipulation evens out the skin to reveal a smoother figure.

2. On what body areas can I be treated for Circumference Reduction?
With VelaShape™, you can be treated on body areas such as the thighs and buttocks. The two applicators (VSmooth & VContour) on the VelaShape™ device are designed for large and small body areas; therefore, treatment is safe and effective.

3. How quickly will I notice a change?
Gradual improvement of the treated area can be seen following the first treatment – with the skin surface of the treated area feeling smoother. Results in Circumference and Cellulite Reduction will be most apparent 6-8 weeks following the final treatment session.

4. How many inches can I reduce from my circumference?
In clinical studies, patients report an average reduction of about 1 inch post treatment series. In clinical trials, the range of Circumferential Reduction was between 0.5-3 inches.

5. How do I improve and maintain the VelaShape™ results?
Following your complete treatment regimen, it is recommended to get maintenance treatments periodically. Like all non-surgical or surgical techniques, results will last longer if you follow a balanced diet and exercise regularly.

6. Is treatment safe?
FDA cleared the device as safe and effective for all skin types and colors. Short term effects can include mild bruising or redness.

7. Does this treatment suit me?
The majority of the population is suitable for receiving the VelaShape™ treatment. You should consult with your physician prior to receiving treatments. For treatment contra-indications, please refer to your local Syneron representative.

8. What is the feeling during treatment?
Most patients claim that the treatment is pleasant, followed by a deep heating sensation beneath their skin.

9. Does the treatment hurt?
Most patients find VelaShape™ treatments comfortable – like a warm deep tissue massage. The treatment is designed to accommodate your sensitivity and comfort level. It is normal to experience a warm sensation for a few hours post treatment. Your skin may also appear redder than usual for several hours.

10. How will I feel after treatment?
It is normal to have an inner heated sensation for up to a few hours post treatment. In some cases, mild redness can be observed.

11. What are the VelaShape™ advantages compared to other methods?
Our advantage is our technology. Today, there are no other methods available that include a combination of Bi-Polar RF, Infrared Light, Vacuum and Mechanical Massage like VelaShape™, and no other method can guarantee the clinically proven results, efficacy and safety in 4 treatments as the VelaShape™. VelaShape™ is the only non-surgical medical device cleared by the FDA for circumferential reduction.

12. What is Velashape for cellulite reduction and how does it work?
Velashape is a Class II Medical Device which is approved for circumferential reduction and for the reduction of cellulite. Symphony Laser Center’s Velashape treatments combine multiple modalities simultaneously to produce desired results in the targeted and treated area. The Velashape technology incorporates vacuum suction, mechanical rollers, infrared light and bi-polar radio frequency (RF) energy. When performed by a trained and certified clinician, patients can expect to see a reduction in cellulite, a reduction in the size of the treated area as well as contouring and smoothening of unwanted lumps, bumps and bulges.

13. Am I candidate for Velashape treatments?
Anyone who wants improvement of the appearance of cellulite in the thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen is a good candidate for Symphony Velashape treatments. Those who wish to contour unwanted bulges and disproportionate fatty areas will also a benefit of Velashape treatments. While Velashape treatments can produce outstanding results in the area of cellulite and circumferential reduction, longer term effects can be achieved by maintaining and adhering to a healthy lifestyle.

14. How does Velashape treatment improve the appearance of cellulite?
The mechanical process of the Symphony Velashape treatment combines gentle light and radio frequency (RF) energies. When combined with mechanical rollers and vacuum suction, the superficial fat tissue layer that contributes to cellulite can be manipulated to achieve the desired results. Furthermore, the heat from the light and RF energies increases metabolism of this fatty layer and thus promotes a reduction in the size of fat cells. The mechanical rollers and vacuum suction promote an increase in blood circulation to the local area, as well as massaging the skin to produce a smoother, less dimpled surface appearance.

15. How many inches can I expect to lose from Velashape treatments?
When performed by a certified Symphony Clinician using the proper technique and treatment parameters, every patient can benefit from Velashape treatments. Still, results can be highly individualized varying from subtle to dramatic, depending upon the physical state of the patient prior to treatment and the patient’s adherence to a healthy lifestyle. In clinical studies, patients lost 0.5 inch to 3 inches post treatment, however it is not unreasonable to exceed even these results.

16. How many Velashape treatments will I need and how often?
Velashape treatments produce a temporary shrinking of fat cells as well as a smoothing effect upon the skin in the treatment area. Although benefits can be seen and felt often from just one or two treatments, to achieve longer lasting effects a treatment protocol of six (6) sessions is typically recommended. A single treatment typically lasts between 20 to 30 minutes, but can be as long as 45 minutes or more for multiple body sites on larger individuals. Re-treatment is performed every week. After a series of six sessions, the body adapts to the Velashape treatments with a long term effect of shrunken fat cells lasting for many months. Results improve with the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle which includes a healthy diet and exercise. Once a patient has undergone a treatment program of six (6) sessions, periodic maintenance treatments can be performed to refresh the results.

17. What is the cost for treatments?
Long term results can only be achieved through a series of six (6) weekly sessions and prices will be based upon this treatment protocol. However, specific fees are based upon the individual’s needs and number of areas being treated. Those areas can include any one or more of upper arms, buttocks, upper rear thighs and upper front thighs. An accurate fee can only be truly established through a free, private consultation. During that time your Symphony representative will assess your cellulite reduction and/or body reshaping needs and determine the extent of treatment necessary.

18. Are treatments painful?
Many patients describe the sensation of a Symphony Velashape treatment as that similar to a deep tissue massage with the additional presence of heat. While not common, some patients have actually fallen asleep during their treatment. Afterwards, one should expect to see some light redness to the skin and the areas feel warm for a short period of time. Patients can return to normal activities immediately following their Velashape treatment.

19. Are there any risks associated with Velashape treatments?
Symphony Velashape treatments are very safe and pose no long-term health hazards. Further, these treatments are effective for all skin colors and can be performed even on tanned skin. It is recommended that excessive tanning from the sun, sun-beds, or tanning creams should be avoided two weeks prior to treatment. A patient with a sunburn will have their treatment delayed until the effects of the sunburn have passed.

20. What improvement will I see and how long will it last?
A patient can notice improvement in the appearance of cellulite in treated areas from the first or second treatment. Gradual improvement will continue to appear even after the treatments are finished. Most patients will notice a finer, tighter shape and re-contouring of areas such as saddlebags and love handles which are measurable by a reduction in circumference or girth. The deep heating and mechanical massage from Velashape treatments provide an added benefits of improved circulation and relief from muscles aches in the treated areas. Patients who undergo a series of six (6) treatments will experience a smoothening of the treatment area, a reduction or elimination of the appearance of cellulite, as well as a tightening and firming effect which could result in the loss of multiple inches.