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VelaShape® III – Radiofrequency Body Tightening and Cellulite Reduction Treatment – Albuquerque, NM

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About VelaShape III

VelaShape III is a radiofrequency body tightening and cellulite reduction treatment now available at Hermosa Plastic Surgery in Albuquerque, NM. Regardless of how thin and fit you are, unfortunately, there's nothing that can be done to stop or diminish cellulite without assistance. Cellulite (a fibrous tissue) forms beneath the skin, usually around the thighs, stomach, and hips, and can create a bumpy, dimpled look. Dr. Miguel Gallegos, our board-certified plastic surgeon at Hermosa Plastic Surgery, is pleased to offer VelaShape III treatments to his patients. You can make a VelaShape III appointment to treat your cellulite, take inches off your problem areas, and improve the surface of your skin all with this technology. In the past, cellulite was basically impossible to address, but today, you can see the changes in your skin from VelaShape III treatments at Hermosa Plastic Surgery.

Ideal Candidates

The VelaShape III procedure is effective and safe for most individuals at Hermosa Plastic Surgery. However, you might not be a candidate if you have really loose skin, certain medical conditions, varicose veins, or an infection. Pregnant women and individuals taking blood thinners or have pacemakers should not undergo these treatments. Those most likely to benefit from the VelaShape III:

  • Are at a healthy weight
  • Have cellulite on their hips, stomach, or legs
  • Have high skin elasticity
  • Have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or less
  • Commonly treated areas are the neck, arms, flanks, abs, buttocks, and thighs

If you are a qualified candidate for VelaShape III treatments with this new, noninvasive technology to reduce unattractive lumpiness under the skin that cellulite can cause, you should be pleased with your results. At Hermosa Plastic Surgery, you can have a private consultation with Dr. Gallegos about VelaShape III sessions for your buttocks, arms, abdomen, flanks, thighs, and more.

Procedure Technique

VelaShape III is a noninvasive procedure that does not require anesthesia. You can relax in one of our treatment rooms, seated or on your back in a comfortable position during the treatment. The VelaShape III combines infrared light and radiofrequency energy, which targets the precise area with a handheld device. It also delivers a vacuum-like sensation at the same time that weakens cellulite, tightens skin, and contours tissue for a more appealing form. This process greatly reduces the appearance of "cottage cheese" thighs or dimpled skin. The technician will continue to pass the VelaShape III over your skin for a prescribed amount of time. You may leave with reddened or pink skin, but that should only last for a few hours. Multiple sessions may be required for optimal results.

What to expect

After your VelaShape III session, your skin will look slightly red or pink for several hours after you leave our plastic surgery office. The great news is that you should be able to return to your regular activities after your VelaShape III session (no downtime to interrupt your schedule). You may, however, want to avoid really heavy workouts or lifting for 1 – 2 weeks. Over time, the surface of the treated skin will gradually look better and feel smoother as your body responds to the treatment on a cellular level.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much do VelaShape III sessions cost?
The cost of your treatment will be dependent on the number of sessions needed, the size of the target area, and the number of locations being treated. During your private consult, we can go over the estimated cost of your treatment. 

How long are VelaShape III sessions?
Your appointment time will vary, depending on the amount of skin you will want to cover. You also have to take into consideration that these treatments may require multiple sessions over a period of weeks to months for the best results.

How does VelaShape III eliminate cellulite?
The VelaShape III combines infrared light, radiofrequency energy, pulsed-vacuum suction, and massage rollers for tissue manipulation to break down the cellulite under your skin. The body responds by producing collagen and metabolizing weakened cells. It also provides an increase in your blood circulation and lymphatic drainage — both are excellent for the health of your skin.

Will VelaShape III sessions hurt?
These sessions have been compared to a warm stone massage by many patients who have had the VelaShape III performed on them. However, everyone's pain threshold is different. This treatment is not meant to cause pain and discomfort. If you are experiencing pain during the session, tell your technician so adjustments can be made.

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Is VelaShape III for you?

This treatment with the VelaShape III in Albuquerque, NM has helped hundreds of people to reduce cellulite from problem areas, increasing their self-esteem. If you have unappealing cellulite on certain parts of your body but are not ready to undergo surgery to gain that taut look you want, call Hermosa Plastic Surgery to schedule a consult with Dr. Gallegos. Find out how this treatment can diminish the look of cellulite to reveal a rejuvenated glow that accentuates your gorgeous silhouette.

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