VelaShape III

Body Contouring & Cellulite Treatment

Anesthetic: None

Return to work: Same day

Procedure time: 60 to 90 min

Duration of results: N/A

Treatment: 4

Recovery Time: None


VelaShape III is an advanced aesthetic body treatment focused on body contouring and cellulite reduction.  Loose centimetres and tighten skin fast with no downtime.

The VelaShape III’s exceptional clinical results are achieved through increased lymphatic drainage, increased cellular metabolism and fibroblast stimulation. Look forward to a reduction in loose skin volume and structure.

What is VelaShape III?

It is technology that delivers non-invasive body contouring for circumferential and cellulite reduction. Safely achieve a toned, contoured and shapely body during an average course of 4 treatments.

How does the VelaShape III work?

4 slimming technologies are combined to cause deep heating of the fat cells, their surrounding connective tissue and the underlying dermal collagen fibers:

  • Bi-polar Radio Frequency
  • Infrared Light
  • Vacuum suction
  • Mechanical massage with Rollers

This type of efficient heating and vacuum stimulates the growth of new and better collagen and elastin which results in localised reduction in skin laxity, body volume, and an overall improvement in skin structure and texture.

Heat is the fundamental mechanism for improvement of skin texture and cellulite; and changes in fat metabolism. Reaching temperature end point of 43-45 degrees Celcius and maintaining it over a certain amount of time is key to treatment success, on a strict bi-weekly basis, giving you optimal results in fewer session.

Radio Frequency heat penetrates in to deeper layers of the dermis whereas infrared is more superficial.  In the dermis controlled thermal injury improves collagen formation and metabolic changes to the fat cell.  In the hypodermis the effect is on connective and fatty tissue.

The vacuum increases penetration depth driving heat deeper into the tissue, negative pressure from the vacuum augments circulation by opening up compressed blood vessels. The combination of vacuum suction and mechanical rollers increases lymphatic drainage.  Improved fat metabolism via deep heating with Radio Frequency allows adipocytes to act metabolically in a more active fashion resulting in decreasing of the fat cell size and number.

What is the science behind VelaShape III?

Powered by elos technology, VelaShape III combines infrared, bi-polar Radio Frequency and vacuum to precisely heat the tissue up to 3mm and 15mm depth respectively. The optimal design of the electrodes and the concurrent application of vacuum allows for deeper and faster heat penetration. This promotes an increase in circulation, lymphatic drainage, cellular metabolism and collagen depositing. Furthermore, it stimulates fibroblast activity and remodels the extracellular matrix.

The combination of infrared and vacuum coupled with Radio Frequency technologies causes deep heating of the fat cells, their surrounding connective fibrous septae and the underlying dermal collagen fibers.  Efficient heating of the fat cells is achieved by higher output of the Radio Frequency. The result is a localised reduction in skin laxity, volume and an overall improvement in skin structure and texture.

What does the VelaShape III procedure feel like?

Most patients experience only mild discomfort during the treatment and describe the feeling as an intense warm deep tissue massage. The treatment parameters are easily adjustable to ensure a comfortable treatment experience.  It is normal to experience a warm sensation for a few hours after your treatment.  Some patients report a pinkish appearance at the treatment area that may last a few hours post treatment, and skin may appear pink for several hours. Some bruising may be visible for a few days after the treatment but should clear up within a week; patients may feel tender in the area for a few days afterwards.

Pre-and Post Treatment Care:

  • Do not use any perfumes, body lotions or sprays on the area for 12 hours before and after the treatment
  • Do not shower or bath in very hot water 12 hours after the treatment
  • Do not use a steam room, jacuzzi or sauna 12 hours after the treatment
  • Do not exercise for 12 hours after the treatment
  • Exfoliate treatment area the night before
  • Do not sunbathe / sunbed / spray tan for 2 weeks before and after the treatment course
  • If heat is excessive, cool the area with conventional cooling methods like cold (not frozen) packs or air cooling with a fan
  • No swimming in chlorinated pools 24 hours before and after the treatment
  • No waxing treatments to be done 24 hours after the treatment

Pre-treatment Consultation

  • On arrival, you will be asked to complete a confidential patient intake form.
  • Your practitioner will then discuss your concerns and requirements with you in order to get a clear understanding of your expectations.
  • After a thorough examination, the most suitable treatment options and their alternatives will be proposed to you.  Treatment procedures will be clearly outlined and discussed, together with the benefits and possible risks of each.
  • To ensure a good result, it is of utmost importance to carefully select our patients for this treatment.
  • Should we find that surgery will be better, we will then refer you to a plastic surgeon.
  • Your practitioner may also provide you with a quotation.
  • Any questions you have about the process or treatment will be answered honestly.
  • Together, you and the practitioner will then decide on the treatment that is most appropriate and safe for you.
  • Any pre- and post-treatment care will be explained in detail. Written instructions may be handed to you.

You are under no obligation to book the treatment with us after your consultation, however, should you do wish to book a treatment this can be done for you after your consultation or at a later date via phone or e-mail.

At Skinlogic we can assure you that we value your health and wellbeing. You will only be seen and treated by qualified and experienced professionals.

During the treatment

You will also be asked to sign the consent form once everything has been fully explained to you and you have had time to ask any questions you may have.

Following that, a clinical assessment will be done to evaluate the area and specific measurements will be done.  With your consent we may also take before and after pictures.

Post-treatment care

  • Please drink 2 litres of water during the rest of the day.
  • To enhance results, follow a hypo-caloric diet after treatment.
  • Exercise is advisable for a minimum period of one month post treatment to aid in the removal of toxins.