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WOMEN over the world are fighting the battle against cellulite. Now with Vela Smooth, you can be a winner.

You take care of yourself. You exercise. You watch your weight. But when you look in the mirror - cellulite. Nothing seems to help. You are not alone, over 80% of women worldwide suffer from cellulite regardless of weight or body shape. Characterised by a lumpy, dimple appearance, cellulite can be relentless and frustrating.

Now there is something you can do about it.

VelaShape, a new Body Contouring treatment that offers the first real-life solution for cellulite is now available at Midlands Laser Clinic (Pietermaritzburg). VelaShape unites gentle waves of broad-spectrum light and radio frequency with deep tissue massage to re-contour your body shape.

What is Cellulite?

Cellulite is lumpy deposits of body fat that appear mainly on the hips and thighs. Fat cells arranged arranged in chambers, surround the skin's connective tissue. Over time, this connective tissue becomes hardened and less flexible pulling the outer layers of skin downward and forcing the fat chambers to swell around them. This creates the lumpy cottage effect associated with cellulite.

The Vela Smooth Solutions

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.


What parts of the body can be treated with VelaShape?

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.

Who would be an ideal candidate for VelaShape 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. Midlands Laser Clinic has the final determination for choosing the best candidates for the treatment.

What is the minimum or maximum age required to be eligible for treatment with VelaShpe?

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.