If you’re among the 90 percent of women or 10 percent of men who struggle with cellulite, you’ve probably been unsuccessful at treating it on your own. Cellulite can impact your confidence and your self-esteem, regardless of whether it’s located in highly visible areas or not. At Vibrant Rejuvenation MediSpa in Commack, NY, we offer Kuma Shape/Vela Shape, a body contouring treatment that specifically targets cellulite and helps reduce it while tightening the skin.
What Is Kuma Shape/Vela Shape?
Kuma Shape/Vela Shape is a noninvasive, FDA-approved body contouring treatment that tightens the skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite. It is a deeply therapeutic treatment that zones in on areas that have cellulite and helps minimize its appearance through massage, suction, infrared light, and radiofrequency energy.
How Does It Work?
This treatment uses a combination of different methods and technologies that combat cellulite to minimize its appearance and creates a more even skin texture. It uses vacuum technology, radiofrequency energy, and infrared light to tighten the skin and shrink fat cells.
The purpose of vacuum technology is to tighten the skin in the treatment area, while infrared light and radiofrequency energy work together to heat the fat cells and tissue to shrink the fat cells and reduce the appearance of cellulite.
What Areas Does It Treat?
The most popular treatment areas include the buttocks and the upper thighs. Most patients experience varying degrees of cellulite in their hips, thighs, and buttocks, and this treatment will help minimize that cellulite to help create a smoother skin texture. It can also be used to treat cellulite on the abdomen, upper arms, legs, and even the chin.
What Happens During a Treatment Session?
During a Kuma Shape/Vela Shape treatment, you will lie back on one of our treatment tables as the technician prepares the device for treatment. The handheld treatment piece will be placed on the skin to gently suction the tissue and fat layer into the device. Infrared light and radiofrequency energy will then penetrate the skin’s surface and heat the tissue and fat cells to help shrink those cells and tighten the entire area.
Infrared light and radiofrequency energy also help increase collagen production below the skin to help tighten the entire area. Your technician can adjust the heating unit at any point to help maintain your comfort throughout this painless treatment.
How Should I Prepare for My Treatment?
There’s no preparation required for this treatment, except that you stay fully hydrated during the days leading up to your appointment. Adequate hydration can help make the treatment more effective so that you get the best results possible.
How Long Do Treatments Take?
One of the benefits of this treatment is that when you come in for treatment sessions, they will be quick and efficient. Your appointment won’t monopolize your entire day but instead will be shorter than a typical workout at the gym. Sessions are quick and only take 20 to 30 minutes to complete. Your session may run longer if you choose to treat multiple areas at one time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is There Any Downtime?
There’s no downtime associated with this treatment; you can resume your normal activities once it’s over.
Is the Treatment Painful?
One of the benefits of this body contouring treatment is that it is completely painless. Most patients feel as though they’ve had a deep tissue massage after their treatment. You may feel a warming sensation as the infrared heat and radiofrequency energy penetrate the skin and reach deep into the subcutaneous layer of fat.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Patients can expect to see an overall reduction in the total amount of cellulite in their treatment area. The dimpling, uneven skin texture caused by cellulite will be less noticeable after one treatment. We typically recommend that patients undergo a series of several treatments to achieve the best results.
You will notice the most dramatic change in your treatment areas within six to eight weeks of beginning a series of treatments. However, many patients notice an improvement in the appearance of their cellulite after one to two treatment sessions. Results will continue to improve with each consequent session.
Are the Results Permanent?
This treatment delivers long-lasting results, but follow-up appointments are necessary to help maintain and build on your results. After undergoing their recommended treatment plan, most patients schedule one to two sessions each year to help maintain their results. A healthy lifestyle, clean diet, and regular exercise routine will help enhance your results and make them last even longer.
This treatment cannot completely eliminate cellulite, just like hair dye won’t actually change the color of your hair, but it will improve your appearance. Maintenance appointments go a long way in helping you maintain a smooth and even skin texture.
Who Is a Treatment Candidate?
The best candidates for Kuma Shape/ Vela Shape are patients who want to reduce the appearance of cellulite and tighten their skin. Candidates for this treatment should be within 10 to 20 pounds of their goal weight and understand that this treatment is a body contouring treatment, not a fat loss treatment.
It is designed to improve the appearance of cellulite, not help those who are overweight lose weight. It’s also important to note that this treatment does not cure cellulite, but it will improve its appearance. Pregnant and nursing women will not qualify for treatment.
Say Goodbye to Cellulite
At-home DIY cellulite treatments may not do a thing to improve the appearance of your cellulite, but Kuma Shape/Vela Shape will. If your cellulite is affecting your confidence, know that there is a treatment that can make a difference and increase your confidence. Regular treatments will help shrink fat cells, tighten your skin, and create a more even skin texture. Thanks to Kuma/Vela Shape, you can finally combat cellulite. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.