VelaShape III vs. CoolSculpting for Fat Reduction, Cellulite Reduction and Body-Contouring
With spring break approaching, many patients are starting to ask about the body-contouring treatment offered at Evolution Medical Spa.
The method used to slim down body parts such as the arms, thighs, buttocks, and abdomen have changed significantly in recent years. Men and women no longer have to feel the pressure to get liposuction if they don’t want to take that route. Instead, all they have to do is find the right non-surgical solution for their needs.
Non-surgical body contouring is typically performed with one of two methods: heat or cold. Here, we will make a comparison between the heat method, VelaShape III, which is available in our office, and the fat-freezing method, CoolSculpting.
One of the key differences with Velashape III is this device uses infrared light and bipolar radio frequency energy to deeply heat the fat cells as well as the surrounding connective tissue and underlying dermal collagen fibers. It also uses massage rollers with gentle suction to stimulate the growth of new collagen and elastin to tighten skin. This increases circulation and also encourages lymphatic drainage, through which toxins are released from the body.
Another key difference between the two treatments is that heating tissue, versus cooling it, prompts the production of collagen. It is for this reason that Velashape III also improves the appearance of cellulite, a goal that has been notoriously difficult in the past.
Just like CoolSculpting, Velashape III requires multiple treatments to obtain optimal results. However, Velashape III is not limited to certain areas of the body. Velashape III treats the abdomen, thighs, neck, flank, hips, buttocks, love handles, and the upper arms.
With that being said, below are
5 main advantages to choosing VelaShape III over CoolSculpting.
1. VelaShape III = Less Discomfort
During CoolSculpting, the outer layer of skin must be brought down to a very cold temperature. In order to do this, a handheld suction device is used to physically manipulate the soft tissue. That often results in swelling, bruising and quite a bit of discomfort.
VelaShape III utilizes specialized technology to gently break apart fat cells without damaging the nearby soft tissue. Most patients feel absolutely nothing during and after their appointments.
2. VelaShape III = Improved Skin
One of the reasons why so many cosmetic specialists now use this type of technology is because it stimulates the skin as well as damages the fat cells. As an individual grows older, their body no longer produces much elastin and collagen.
VelaShape III gently tightens the patient’s skin near the treatment site by stimulating the production of these two proteins. Within just weeks of your first VelaShape III appointment, your skin will begin to look much healthier.
3. VelaShape III = Cellulite Reduction
Cellulite is one of the most common cosmetic problems in the world, and nearly 90 percent of women will develop this condition at some point. The vast majority of body contouring procedures do nothing to address cellulite, and that includes CoolSculpting. Eliminating fat in a single area of the body might minimize the appearance of cellulite for a short period of time, but the results rarely last for more than a few weeks.
Studies have shown that VelaShape III can reduce cellulite for a year or longer. It’s no wonder why celebrities like Khloe Kardashian and Kim Kardashian reportedly opt for this treatment to address their cellulite.
4. VelaShape III = No Recovery
With CoolSculpting, many patients take two or more days off of work because of the bruising and discomfort.
VelaShape III produces almost no unwanted side effects, and patients don’t need to take any time off to recover.
5. VelaShape III = The Perfect Supplemental Treatment
Body contouring procedures that result in bruising and swelling are generally not ideal after a cosmetic procedure such as liposuction. VelaShape III, on the other hand, can be used in conjunction with more invasive surgeries. If your liposuction procedure has created unnatural bulges, for example, then VelaShape III could be used to smooth out your skin.
As you can see, VelaShape III offers various advantages that CoolSculpting simply does not.
When you visit Evolution Medical Spa, you can see if this treatment is right for you.
Call us today to schedule your no-obligation, complimentary consultation to lose fat, reduce cellulite and contour your body with VelaShape III
Evolution Medical Spa
51850 Dequindre Rd. Suite 3
Shelby Twp., Mi 48316