Frequently Asked Questions
- 1Are VelaShape treatments available at all Skin Renewal branches?
- 2What is Velashape™?
- 3How does Velashape™ work?
- 4What are the typical areas that are treated?
- 5When should one start Velashape Rejuvenation™?
- 6How can Velashape Facial Skin Rejuvenation give back a youthful appearance and help the ageing process?
- 7Can Velashape Skin Rejuvenation be combined with other treatments?
- 8How many Velashape treatments are needed?
- 9What is the cost of Velashape treatments?
- 10Is Velashape™ safe?
- 11Can all skin types be safely treated with Velashape™?
VelaShape Treatments are available in the Western Cape at Cape Town clinics Cape Quarter, Claremont, Constantia, Somerset West (VelaSmooth), Stellenbosch (VelaSmooth) and Willowbridge branches. In Johannesburg at the Illovo clinic, as well as KwaZulu Natal in Hillcrest.
Skin Renewal announces the arrival of the Velashape™ II by Syneron, the next generation of the Velashape™ and VelaSmooth™ device. A four-in-one treatment, Velashape™ is the first and only non-surgical FDA-cleared medical device for the Body Reshaping market using Circumferential Reduction. Velashape™ is also the first FDA class II cleared platform for Cellulite Treatment.
As we age, our imperfections turn into multi-layered problems. Velashape™ with its combination of infrared and conducted RF energies precisely heats the dermal and the hypodermal tissue within the target treatment area and reduces the size of the actual fat cells in the treated area. Vacuum and specially designed rollers for the Mechanical Massage smooth out the skin to facilitate safe and efficient heat energy delivery.
This combination of Radio frequency and infra-red light (elks™), aids in new collagen remodeling to tighten sagging and lax skin especially on the neck. Lymphatic drainage is also increased.
A double chin and flabby jowls does not necessarily come with age and these signs are usually recognised when one sees oneself in profile or in photographs. Double chins or neck waddles are the result of excess fat or hanging loose skin or both. At Skin Renewal we offer non surgical combinations of treatments such as Velashape that reduce fat cells and tighten skin on the face and body. The sooner these procedures are started to improve collagen levels, the better the long term outcome. On the Face VelaShape treats:
- Double chin
- Facial sculpturing
- Fat or Flabby cheeks
- Saggy Jowls
- Crepey necks
As one ages, the skin’s elasticity declines dramatically, and gravity constantly pulls on our bodies. Today’s savvy patients and consumers are looking for treatments and services that work in conjunction with their home products to provide more discernible results for anti-ageing. The good news is that the latest treatments involve combinations that are more effective than ever and treatments should be started before the sagging and double chins deteriorate to a level which become more resistant to treatment. Velashape stimulates the fibroblasts to produce collagen, which is the major support structure for the skin and Velashape also reduces the fat content of the skin. If 30-year-olds+ opt for preventative non invasive procedures, a new trend will develop resulting in a much different type of ageing than older generations.
There are different types of skin and we all age differently. No matter how well we look after our skin, the inevitable ageing will take place. One can maintain a “Hollywood face” by keeping one’s skin firm and taught with collagen to avoid the inevitable sagging that takes place over time. Tighter, firmer skin supports the face and prevents the other soft tissues in our face and the muscles from sagging.
Skin Renewal is excited to offer the next step in multi-modality therapy in treating facial rejuvenation. We call it Skin Renewal’s 3D Skin Rejuvenation, our signature non surgical face lift. Skin Renewal’s 3 D Skin Rejuvenation is one of the most effective non ablative skin rejuvenation solutions available and involves combining three clinical applications viz. Titan, Photo Genesis and Laser Genesis. Separately each clinical application presents a powerful solution for the most in demand, fastest growing procedures with no downtime.
At Skin Renewal Velashape is commonly performed with 3D Skin Rejuvenation™, Lipodissolve, Transdermal mesotherapy and Carboxytherapy treatments for best non surgical face lifting results. At Skin Renewal, with combination treatments every 2 weeks, in 3 months we can take any skin and make it into almost perfect skin: luminous, smooth, blemish free and tight.
On the face 6 to 8 treatments are necessary every to 2 to 4 weeks. Rather than waiting until their problems are bothersome again, patients must appreciate that maintenance goes a long way and a Velashape™ or Velasmooth™ treatment every 2- 4 weeks will help maintain results.
As best results are seen with after 6 to 8 treatments every client is provided with a fully customised yearlong solution dependent on the patient’s age, relevant skin problem, budget and expectations. The effects of each treatment is accumulative meaning that the results of each previous treatment is improved with each additional treatment and the best results come down the line when new collagen that is stimulated remodels and a further tightening effect is noticed.
Depending on the size of the area to be treated, a stand alone treatment Velashape will cost you R950 per session.
Velasmooth™, for which you need twice as many treatments to get the same result as VelaShape™ will cost you R475 per session.
At Skin Renewal numerous Velashape™ treatments have been administered to our patients with great results with virtually no side effects. If you are prone to bruising, slight redness of the skin post treatment may occur which resolves without any consequences. A four-in-one treatment, Velashape™ is the first and only non-surgical FDA-cleared medical device for the Body Reshaping market using Circumferential Reduction.
Yes, Velashape™ safely treats all skin types without significant pain or down-time. The only patients who cannot be treated are pregnant females or patients with pace makers.