The VelaSmooth's™ has launched a new revolution
in the medical treatment of cellulite, a problem affecting
more than 80% of women and the remaining 20 % think
they have it. It is a medical device using combined
energies - Bi-Polar Radio Frequency and Infrared Light
- plus tissue mobilization to safely and effectively
re-contour the skin surface. The synergy of three components
makes Vela an effective treatment and the only cellulite
solution available now.
It decreases the appearance of cellulite
without surgery or recovery time. Delivering thermal
energy to the fat cells deep below the skin's surface,
VelaSmooth breaks the cells apart and shrinks them completely,
delivering pleasing fat-contour results and improved
and toned skin.
The Vela Smooth technology works on the science of
combined effects of light and mechanical energy. It
contains a controlled wavelength light energy source
in the infrared range, thus providing external heating
to the tissue. The Vela Smooth simultaneously affects
skin irregularities via a mechanical disruption and
delivers energy deep into the tissue. The combined energy
penetrates approximately 3-15mm beneath the skin surface
causing heating of the subcutaneous fat. This combined
mechanical and infrared/RF energy treatment has been
designed to increase metabolism of adipose tissue homogenizing
sub dermal fat and increasing skin elasticity.
Vela Smooth's Working
VelaSmooth™ deploys warmth to the adipose tissue
that is responsible for the appearance of cellulite.
Heating up the tissue increases the metabolism of fat,
and shrinks the size of the fat cell.
Reducing the fat cell further improves the smoothness
of the patient's skin. This is done by the VelaSmooth™'s
unique technology that combines light energy and radio
frequency with mechanical rollers and vacuum suction.
Who can use it
Anyone who just wants to improve the appearance of
cellulite in the thighs, hips, buttocks, abdomen, or
upper arms who understands the risks, costs and time
necessary to achieve the full benefit of the procedure
and who has realistic expectations of the ultimate outcome.
Vela Smooth Treatments
Effective treatment may consume up to five weeks of
commitment of patient. During this period, the patients
have to visit the clinic twice per week. Each treatment
is approximately of 45 minutes duration. The patient
experiences a gentle warm massage. After this first
treatment period, maintenance treatments are required
to keep the results looking their best. These benefits
are bound to improve one's health and vitality.
Is it safe? Is there pain?
VelaSmooth is a safe, painless treatment without needles
or down time. It has the approval of Health Canada.
A series of 8-10 treatments over 4-5 weeks are necessary.
A package of 8-10 treatments is priced at $1200-$1500.
How is VelaSmooth Different
This treatment is non-invasive and requires no down-time.
Other options in the market may have mild to moderate
discomfort, down-time, require injections, or incisions
in the skin tissue.
If the radio frequency coupling is broken with the
skin during a pass, a pinching sensation may be felt.The
treatment area may appear flushed or pink from the heat
for a short while, and may feel warm for several hours
after treatment. Bruising is also uncommon, although
the risk increases if you take aspirin products or are
on blood thinners. Bruises are temporary and resolve
in 1-2 weeks.
What People say about it
Syneron Medical Ltd. announced the Health Canada approval
for the VelaSmooth, its new aesthetic device for body
contouring and the treatment of cellulite. An innovator
in combined-energy medical aesthetic devices, Syneron
Medical began trading on NASDAQ under the symbol ELOS
on August 6, 2004.
“What makes the VelaSmooth so different from
other devices on the market is the combination of IR
and RF with mechanical manipulation – the combined
heat energy that is delivered to the skin goes that
much deeper so fat is mobilized and allows for deposition
of new collagen, and therefore, a smoother skin surface
is affected. The VelaSmooth, in addition to reducing
thigh circumference and improving the skin surface irregularities,
actually helps to re-contour the areas and gives an
improved appearance to the cellulite in general.”
- Dr. Tina Alster, M.D.