Velashape III is a highly effective, minimally invasive body contouring treatment. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get asked at our Velashape consultations. If you’d like any more information, call 02037 335839 to speak to one of the team or arrange a consultation.

FAQs for Velashape III



Cellulite is a topographic skin change that occurs in most post-pubertal females whether they are thin or overweight. It presents itself 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. Over time, the skin loses its thickness and thereby enhances the visibility of the unsightly cellulite bumps.


The Vela Product line is the only non-invasive body shaping product to combine four different technologies including IR (infrared), Bi-Polar RF (radio-frequency) and mechanical tissue manipulation using pulsed vacuum and massage rollers.

The combination of the IR and vacuum coupled RF technologies causes deep heating of the connective tissue including the fibrous septae which in turn promotes an increase in collagen depositing and local cellular metabolism resulting in a localized reduction in skin laxity and volume. The additional mechanical tissue manipulation of the Vela causes an immediate increase in circulation and lymphatic drainage, both essential components for healthy skin structure. More than 3.5 million independent treatments have been performed globally to date confirming both the safety and unique efficacy of this technology.



All products pertaining to the Vela product line are FDA cleared (The Vela was the first system to be cleared by the FDA for Cellulite Reduction) and CE marked (Body Contouring) and all comply with the strict safety regulations presented by the European Directive of Medical Devices – ‘conformity with the provisions of the Council Directive 93/42/EEC of 14 June 1993 as amended by 2007/47/EC concerning medical devices’.


The non-invasive Vela line is the only system to combine 4 technologies creating a synergistic effect when treating the appearance of the skin. The unique mechanism of action of this product line enables a very safe, comfortable and effective procedure which has been proven in numerous clinical trials and in over 3.5 Million independent treatments.


The safety and effectiveness of the VelaShape treatment has been demonstrated in both multi-center clinical trials and in more than 3.5 million independent treatments performed on patients globally. In addition, Syneron continues to collect clinical data from the increasing number of users.


The Vela treatment can be applied to any body area that may need contouring: thighs, abdomen, arms, flanks and more. Wherever cellulite is bothersome for a patient, the Vela line of devices offers an effective solution to help solve the problem.


The Vela treatments are not limited by age and all patients seeking cellulite reduction and / or circumference reduction can be treated. However, the treating clinician will determine if the patient is a good candidate. In some countries, there are legal requirements for minimum age of treatment.


The Vela treatment is recommended for normal to overweight patients who suffer from unsightly cellulite in the pelvic region, around the hips, abdomen, or lower limbs. For optimized results, these patients should also be committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The treating clinician has the final determination for choosing the best candidates for the treatment.


There are no major contraindications for the Vela treatment. For patients with pacemakers / defibrillator, pregnant or nursing or severe health problems, it is recommended to defer to their physician prior to commencing treatment.


An improvement in the appearance of the skin can be observed in as few as 1-2 treatments. For optimal results, it is recommended to complete the recommended treatment protocol of 4-6 treatments. The treating clinician will determine the optimum number of treatments for the patient based on the patients areas of concern.


The tightening effect has been shown to have a long term result while the cellulite effect may require maintenance treatments 2-3 times a year, depending on the etiology of the skin, genetics and a patient’s lifestyle in general.