I was recently at The Retreat Clinic to check out “The Optimal Body Contouring Device“, from what I’ve been told. Heh. I’ve been to The Retreat Clinic a couple of times for other treatments, like the Sublime Lift, used their facial products and reviewed it here, and used the Serum and Emulsion. So this time I’m back to try out a body contouring treatment with a device called VelaShape III.
VelaShape III is the perfect, non-surgical answer for treating those ‘problem areas’ that cause women to feel so displeased about their body image. VelaShape III is a unique, easy to use, no downtime, comfortable, deep therapeutic body contouring treatment that delivers enhanced clinical protocols with consistent results that can be reproduced time after time.
VelaShape™ is the only FDA cleared device that effectively and safely contours, shapes and slims the body by reducing cellulite and firming problem areas in as little as 4 treatments.
How does it works ?
Powered by elōs technology, VelaShape III combines IR (infrared), bi-polar RF (radiofrequency) and vacuum to precisely heat the tissue up to 3mm and 15mm depth respectively. The combination of IR and vacuum coupled RF technologies causes deep heating of the fat cells (adipocytes), their surrounding connective fibrous septae and the underlying dermal collagen fibers. Efficient heating of the adipocytes is achieved by higher output of the RF. The optimal design of the electrodes and the concurrent application of vacuum allows for deeper and faster heat penetration. In turn, this promotes an increase in circulation, lymphatic drainage, cellular metabolism and collagen depositing. Furthermore, it stimulates fibroblast activity and remodels the extracellular matrix. It is the first and only technology that combines elōs with vacuum and tissue manipulation to reduce the volume and appearance of fat tissues.
First, the measurements would be taken down. A cream emulsion is applied to the area for ease (and it’s also not so hot on areas with cream) The device is then placed on the treated area and moved in a somewhat zig-zag motion.
How long does it take ?
It depends on which area you are treating. My inner thighs took about 30 minutes, 15 on each side. My back treatment was also about 30 minutes. For tummy and love handles area, 45 minutes is recommended. If you can withstand the heat, 60 mins also can la! but for tummy area
Is the treatment safe?
The precise heating ensures a safe, effective, fast treatment with no downtime. Vacuum and specially designed rollers for the Mechanical Massage smooth out the skin to facilitate safe and efficient heat energy delivery. The net result increases the metabolism of stored energy, increases lymphatic drainage and reduces or shrinks the size of the actual fat cells and fat chambers. It is safe and effective for all skin types and colors. There are no reported short or long-term health effects.
Does it hurt?
Most patients find Velashape 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. Skin may also appear red for several hours after treatment.
For me, some parts of my thighs were more sensitive to the heat. I wouldn’t say it’s pain like there cuts or being punched, the pain comes from the heat like as if you have accidentally touched something hot. Ideally, the temperature would be about 36-42 C depending on which area is treated. My back was however much more tolerable to high heat. It just felt like hot stone massage.
How quick will the results be seen?
Gradual improvements of the treated area can be seen following the first treatment – with the skin surface feeling smoother and firmer. 2 weeks will give you a more obvious result, 4 weeks would be best.
After my treatment on my thighs and inner thigh, I can feel the skin tightened and not so bulgy. No measurements were done yet so will update soon.
How many centimeters can I reduce from my circumference?
In a clinical multi-center study, 85% of the treated areas have reported Circumferential Reduction of thighs of at least 1cm; ranging up to 7.2cm in reduction. With VelaShape III it is easy to enhance your body, improve your lifestyle and feel better about yourself! A recent study of post-partum patients showed 97% patient satisfaction.
As I would need to wait 2 – 4 weeks before the results are seen, I shall update this on a second post later.
What are the contraindications to a body contouring treatment with VelaShape?
There are no major contraindications for the Vela treatment. For patients with pacemakers/defibrillator, pregnant or nursing or severe health problems, it is recommended to defer to their physician or doctor prior to commencing treatment.
VelaShape III is the perfect, non-surgical answer for treating those ‘problem areas’ that cause women to feel so displeased about their body image. VelaShape is the most recognized non-invasive, body contouring treatment on the market today.
How much is it?
For a 30 minute session, it’s RM1600. If you sign up for the newsletter here http://theretreat.com.my/promo/ you get 50% off!! Thats only RM800. But bear in mind, 30 mins is for areas light thighs and arms ya, the tummy and love handle area would be 45 minutes for a more effective result.
Where can I do it?
If you would like to know more, head on to The Retreat Clinic as they are the ONLY clinic in Malaysia that is having the VelaShape III. Talk about exclusivity! Sign up for their newsletter and receive a 50% discount voucher for your first treatment. Some lucky sign ups will receive a FREE treatment as well! Only limited coupons available.
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