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VelaShape 3

VelaShape 3

VelaShape 3 at Contempo Aesthetics in Pasadena

In taking the first step towards preparing for the big 50 I started a series of treatments to lessen the circumference of my mid section with VelaShape 3.

Heard of VelaShape before? It's a non invasive procedure with zero down time. This is a perfect option for so many people in comparison with Liposuction regarding costs, results and down time involved.  Here is the breakdown of what it is, if you are a good candidate and what to expect during the treatments.

VelaShape III

VelaShape III

What is VelaShape 3? It's the use of infrared light and bi-polar radio frequencies that reduces the appearance of cellulite with the end result being a smoother appearance of the skin. Since this procedure does not physically remove the fat cells, a healthy lifestyle and reasonable diet are recommended to get the best results for an extended amount of time.

Photo Credit: VelaShape 3

Photo Credit: VelaShape 3

I was a good candidate since I have minimal fat on my mid section, eat relatively healthy and exercise on a regular basis. This is not a fast weight loss fix by any means and is intended for sculpting and ridding yourself of problem areas.

Here is what to expect during a VelaShape 3 session. Measurements and weight are taken post first treatment and at your follow up after the third one. There is heat involved but I was pleasantly surprised at how tolerable it was. The temperature is increased gradually topping out at around 42 *C or 107 *F. It is recommend you don't apply any creams to the area of before treatment as it will interfere with the conduction of the radio frequency.

As you can see in the short video the wand is moved rather quickly heating up the entire treatment area gradually. I would compare the heat intensity to that of a heating pad on high. Session runs approximately 15 minuets. 

Where can VelaShape 3 be applied? Almost every problem area cellulite forms including the abdomen, back flanks, back of the arms and back of the legs. 

Immediately after the treatment the area was slightly red, no pain or discomfort at all and the redness was gone within 30 minuets (even with me having very fair skin). The treatments are scheduled at two week intervals. Three sessions are recommended but vary per person depending on skin elasticity, lifestyle and habits.

Post 15 Min. Treatment of the VelaShape 3 (untouched photo)

Post 15 Min. Treatment of the VelaShape 3 (untouched photo)

Noticeable results appear after the second session and maximum results 1-2 weeks after final treatment. What can you expect in regards to loss of inches? On average one dress size or 1"-3" in the overall circumference of the mid section (if that is the area of treatment).

I discussed with Dr. Rachel the option of doing another procedure that could be done simultaneously while receiving the VelaShape 3. Dr. Rachel suggested addressing my under chin area. Since VelaShape is used for most areas of the body but not very effective for under chin area, I'll be getting Kybella®. This injectable is a permanent solution for the fat deposits that are so hard loose due to aging, genetics or weight gain. 

So to say I'm excited is a huge understatement. After dedicating the past 5 years to getting my girl better through countless hours of therapy after her autism diagnosis, I'm taking some time for me. So what do you think? Something you would consider doing? Follow along as I will post up my after results from both procedures soon!

All during the month of March Dr. Rachel at Contempo Astethics is having a great deal on the very two procedures I'm having. It's a huge savings and they can be done at the same time. 

Kybella + VelaShape 3 Deal Kybella is the first & only FDA-approved injectable that contours and improves the appearance of submental fullness

Contempo Aesthetics Pasadena

Book before March 31st and receive (3) complimentary 10-minute VelaShape 3 sessions (abdomen) with the purchase of (2) or more syringes of Kybella®. Interested in learning more, give them a call and book your free consultation.

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