Cellulite is the name given to the orange peel appearance as a result of the collagen fibers losing their elasticity and the lymphatic circulation slowing down. The fibrous bands under the skin are the main factor in the development of this appearance. The blood and lymphatic circulation is disturbed and water is retained in the skin layers of the region while fibrous bands create deformations as the fat cells continue to enlarge. The condition is seen in 8 out of every 10 females above the age of 18 years but is rare in males. The reason is hormonal factors. A genetic basis is another factor in cellulite formation. Irregular nutrition, high sugar consumption, gaseous and caffeinated drinks, not drinking enough water and a sedentary lifestyle are other factors that contribute to the formation of cellulite. Cellulite treatment is therefore multidimensional. Regular and healthy nutrition and increased daily activity are required. However, various medical methods are still often needed to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
The main technologies currently in use for cellulite treatment are vacuum lymphatic drainage systems, radiofrequency, infrared energy, mechanical massage, vacuum systems, sound waves, focused ultrasound and lipolytic mesotherapy.
These methods are frequently combined according to the degree of cellulite to obtain more effective results. One of these methods is Velashape III application.
What is Velashape III?
Velashape III is an FDA-approved combined system for cellulite and regional thinning treatment. The fat cells that result in an appearance of cellulite and the surrounding fibrous bands undergo deep heating with Velashape III that combines the bipolar radiofrequency, infrared rays, vacuum and mechanical massage methods. In addition, the circulation and lymphatic drainage is increased and the cell metabolism and new collagen production are triggered with mechanical massage and a vacuum effect. In conclusion, the skin tonus increases and the cellulite appearance improves with the decrease in fat cells, fibrous bands and skin loosening provided.
The Velashape III application takes about 30-60 minutes depending on the application area. Approximately 4 sessions are recommended at an interval of 1-2 weeks.