VELASHAPE TECHNOLOGY

Bi-Polar RF Technology for Body Contouring & Cellulite
Cellulite and Localized Fat Backgrounder

Powered by Syneron’s patented elōs technology, VelaShape III combines IR (infrared), bi-polar RF (radiofrequency) and vacuum to precisely and effectively heat the tissue.

  • Infrared light (IR) heats the tissue up to 3 mm depth
  • Bi-polar radio frequency (RF) heats tissue up to 20 mm depth
  • Vacuum ensures precise delivery of energy
  • Mechanical manipulation improves lymphatic drainage and cellulite smoothing
VelaShape Technology Mechanism of Action

The combination of IR and vacuum-coupled RF technologies causes deep heating of the fat cells (adipocytes), their surrounding connective fibrous septae, and the underlying dermal collagen fibers. The optimal design of the electrodes and the concurrent application of vacuum allows for deeper
and faster heat penetration. In turn, this promotes an increase in circulation, lymphatic drainage, cellular metabolism and collagen depositing. It also stimulates fibroblast activity and remodels the extracellular matrix. The result: A localized reduction in skin laxity, volume and an overall improvement in skin structure and texture.

VELASHAPE TECHNOLOGY GLOSSARY

Body contouring
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Cavitation
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Cellulite
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Cryolipolysis
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Endermologie
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Fat metabolism
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Lipolysis
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Liposuction
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Pulsed mode
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Radio frequency (RF)
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Radio frequency heating effect
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Ultrasound
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Vacuum effect
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Body contouring
Body contouring is the removal of excess fat and/or skin from the body to achieve a more natural or cosmetically desirable shape. Most body contouring procedures are elective surgery done for cosmetic reasons. Body contouring includes a number of different procedures, some surgical and some less or non-invasive.
Cavitation
Cavitation is a phenomenon induced by ultrasound. The vibration of positive and negative alternation of sound waves produces a strong pressure on fat cell membranes: The ultrasound field produces bubbles in the liquid, which gradually grow, and implode at certain size. The energy in the form of heat (minor effect) and pressure wave (major effect) is released. As the membranes of fat cells do not have the structural capacity to withstand the vibrations, the effect of cavitation easily breaks them, while sparing the vascular, nervous and muscular tissue.
Cellulite
Cellulite is a topographic skin change that occurs in most post-pubertal females whether they are thin or overweight. It presents as a modification of skin topography evident by skin dimpling and nodularity that occurs mainly in women on the pelvic region, lower limbs, and abdomen, and is caused by the herniation of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue, leading to a padded or orange peel–like appearance. Cellulite can occur in women of all ages and tends to become more visible with age as over time the skin loses its thickness and thereby enhances the visibility of the unsightly cellulite bumps.
Cryolipolysis
Cryolipolysis is the non-invasive cooling of adipose tissue to induce lipolysis - the breaking down of fat cell.
Endermologie
Endermologie is a non-invasive technique for reducing the appearance of cellulite. It uses and suction toredistribute the skin and remove dimpling. Those opting for endermologie usually need about 14 to 28 sessions of about 45 minutes each to see results and must also have monthly treatments afterwards to maintain the smooth skin look.
Fat metabolism
Fat metabolism – Fat released from fat cells after treatments, injury etc. , primarily composed of triglycerides, is dispersed into the interstitial fluid among the cells and then cleared via the lymphatic system and transported through the vascular system to the liver. The liver makes no distinction between fat coming from the procedure and fat originating from consumed food. Both are processed via the body’s natural mechanisms. The triglycerides are metabolized by the lipase enzyme into glycerol and free fatty acids. Glycerol is phosphorylated and transported through the vascular system. The 3-free fatty acids are bound to each albumin molecule and transported to the liver. Fat metabolites are processed in the liver in the same manner as fat originating from digested fat. The cell debris is eliminated by phagocytosis.
Lipolysis
Lipolysis is the breakdown of fat stored in fat cells.
Liposuction
Liposuction, or lipoplasty, is a body-contouring technique that is used either alone on small patches of fat or in conjunction with one of the other surgeries mentioned above to help shape and smooth the body. There are several different ways to perform liposuction, including suctionassisted liposuction (SAL), ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL), fluid injection lipoplasty, and tumescent liposuction. Each technique has advantages and disadvantages. The choice of technique depends on the doctor’s preference, the location from which the fat is to be removed, the age and health of the individual, and the individual’s cosmetic expectations. Liposuction is designed to be a tool to shape the body and is not a weight loss procedure. It removes fat but does not remove cellulite (reticular dermis).
Pulsed mode
Pulsed mode – Energy that is delivered in bursts with pauses in between each burst, which allow for heat dissipation avoiding the high temperature rise associated with continuous energy delivery.
Radio frequency (RF)
Radio frequency (RF) is a rate of oscillation in the range of about 3 kHz to 300 GHz, which corresponds to the frequency of radio waves, and the alternating currents which carry radio signals. RF usually refers to electrical rather than mechanical oscillations, although mechanical RF systems do exist.
Radio frequency heating effect
Radio frequency heating effect – The Bipolar RF heats tissue down to the subcutis and causes heating of fat clusters, reduction of edema and collagenesis promotion.
Ultrasound
Ultrasound is sound waves at the very high frequency of over 20 kHz (vibrations per second). Ultrasound has many medical applications, diagnostic and therapeutic.
Vacuum effect
Vacuum effect - 90% of vessels are compressed at normal atmospheric pressure, applying negative pressure causing vessel dilation and blood flow increase. Vacuum also enables targeted penetration of RF and fibroblast stimulation.
VELASHAPE TECHNOLOGY - CLINICAL PAPERS
01.09.2014
Reduction in adipose tissue volume using a new high-power radiofrequency technology combined with infrared light and mechanical manipulation for body contouring.
01.12.2009
Overview of ultrasound-assisted liposuction, and body contouring with cellulite reduction.
01.12.2009
Post-pregnancy body contouring using a combined radiofrequency, infrared light and tissue manipulation device.
01.12.2009
Improvement in arm and post-partum abdominal and flank subcutaneous fat deposits and skin laxity using a bipolar radiofrequency, infrared, vacuum and mechanical massage device.
01.12.2008
Effects of cellulite treatment with RF, IR light, mechanical massage and suction treating one buttock with the contralateral as a control.
01.03.2007
A study evaluating the safety and efficacy of the VelaSmooth system in the treatment of cellulite.
VELASHAPE TECHNOLOGY RESULTS
VelaShape III and UltraShape combined protocol
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Photos: Eun Hee Kang, MD
VelaShape III Treatment
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After 4 treatments
Photos: Matt Leavitt, MD
VelaShape III Treatment
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Photos: Gerald Boey, MD
VelaShape III Treatment
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4 weeks after 1 treatment
Photos: Ruthie Amir, MD
VelaShape III Treatment
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