We are one of the only medical clinics to offer revolutionary VelaShape II treatments for our patients in Vancouver and Burnaby. VelaShape II is the first Health Canada and FDA approved, non-surgical device that effectively reduces cellulite and contours, shapes and slims the body.
Cellulite is an unsightly skin condition that affects millions of people. It is seen in women far more than in men and can be damaging to one’s self-confidence. It is an extremely common problem, characterized by the dimpling and uneven texturing of skin, that mostly affects women (and, although less so, men as well) from puberty onward. Approximately 80% of all women have cellulite. A natural process causes it wherein the subcutaneous fat found in our connective tissues has herniated — that is, pushed out past the cavity or wall that is supposed to contain it. Once this fat has protruded past its barrier, it becomes visible on the skin, appearing as an area that is bulkier than normal or with a texture that is often described as looking like that of an orange peel. Most often, cellulite is found along the stomach, legs, and lower mid-section.
While cellulite isn’t a scientific term, it’s an easily understood name for a skin condition that physicians have recognized and recorded since at least the 1920s.
For those looking for a solution to their cellulite woes, there is VelaShape cellulite reduction treatment.
VelaShape II enables you to comfortably and safely achieve a toned and well shaped body. It is also a clinically proven tool for removing unwanted bulges, loose skin and disproportionate fatty areas such as love handles, and bra lines.
The treatment is easy, comfortable, and non-invasive that has no downtime. VelaShape II is also an effective tool to help new mothers get their pre-pregnancy body back.
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With over 10 years of experience serving the men and women of Vancouver with non-invasive, anti-aging treatments, we have become one of the top medical spas in the area. And because we care about your comfort, we have developed our entire practice to be a place where you can enjoy a relaxing and welcoming environment. We consider it a privilege to serve you!
We Only Recommend What Works For You
Providing you with natural-looking results is a top priority for us. That’s why we only use tried & tested techniques and technologies that are safe and effective. Regardless of the reason for your visit, you can rest assured that we will only recommend treatments that we believe will truly benefit you and help you reach your goals.
We are a board certified physician-led medical spa that has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 2009. We have been granted an A+ rating for our excellent track record in patient service and treatment. This allows you to have unparalleled confidence in the quality and safety of the care you will receive.
VelaShape II is a body contouring device designed to emit bi-polar radiofrequency and infrared light waves deep into the skin tissue. This causes fat cells to shrink, thereby smoothing out the skin and eliminating cellulite. Your skin will look smoother and you may also see a noticeable reduction in your overall circumference.
The medical professionals at Heights Laser Centre use VelaShape II to treat the deeper tissue, offering a measurable reduction in circumference. It also treats the upper layers of the skin, resulting in cellulite reduction. It improves blood circulation in treated areas and enhances lymphatic drainage. The metabolic rate of fat tissue increases dramatically which results in the melting out of fat from its cells. The contents of these cells are then eliminated from the body like waste matter.
Our medical spa is designed to provide comfort and relaxation for each patient who walks through the door. From the first staff member you encounter to your final appointment with Dr. Jaffer or his laser technicians, every team member has your best interest and happiness in mind, which shows that client satisfaction is their top priority.
Your VelaShape Journey
Your First Visit
During your initial consultation, you will have all the time you need to ask every question you have about your desired procedure. You will also be able to fully explain your problem areas and what your desired results are. Because we believe in tailoring every treatment plan to reflect the specific needs of our patients, we will provide you with a solution for your cellulite reduction before you leave your consultation.
Wer take an individualized approach with each of our patients, providing them with a treatment plan based on their desired results, medical history, and skin type to help get them the final look they want.
Your trouble spots will be carefully examined to determine if you will be able to achieve the results you want through non-surgical treatments. Cellulite reduction can be used on the following areas:
If it is determined that your cellulite is too severe to benefit from cellulite reduction, you may be recommended alternative treatments. This may sound surprising, but the goal is to help patients get the body shape and results they want, not perform ineffective procedures.
Your VelaShape Burnaby Treatment
When you come in for your first cellulite reduction treatment, a member of Dr. Jaffer’s team will take photos of the areas of your body to be treated. These photos will be used as a baseline to compare your final results once you have completed your treatment sessions.
VelaShape uses a combination of infrared light, bi-polar radio frequency energy, and vacuum to reduce or eliminate the appearance of cellulite for men and women. Through this combination of treatments, fat cells become deeply heated. This causes the patient’s existing collagen to grow and strengthen and breaks down the fibrous bands that compartmentalize the fat just under the skin. Patients are left with beautiful skin that has improved laxity and volume.
Typically it is recommended to start with 6 treatment sessions, once a week for 6 weeks. In just 6 treatments you will see dramatic results! The maintenance is once every 3 to 6 months, depending on the individual. Results include a gradual improvement of cellulite in treated areas as well as firmer and tighter skin. Added benefits of treatment include improved circulation and relief from muscle aches and pains in the treatment areas.
One of the main perks to this safe and effective treatment is zero downtime. There may be some mild redness which diminishes quickly. This procedure is not a weight loss technique. However, many Vancouver patients look and feel slimmer because of the re-shaping and re-contouring that occurs. Results can be enhanced by maintaining a regular exercise and healthy eating regime.
Cellulite reduction treatments are pain-free, and most of our patients consider it to be a pleasant experience. For your added comfort, each patient enjoys a private room. You can even spend time reading or checking your phone while our team performs your procedure. For some, it’s the perfect time for a cat nap! Cellulite reduction with VelaShape II is THAT easy!
This treatment can be used in conjunction with CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting eliminates unwanted fat while VelaShape smoothes away cellulite for the ultimate body enhancing combo.
VelaShape II Cellulite Treatment Testimonials
Treatment was fantastic! It has made such a difference with regard to my confidence in wearing shorts. Would definitely do other areas.
I love Anna, she is caring and entertaining during the procedure to take my mind off the discomfort. Also, she was honest about my results which both her and I were happy with.
I found the treatment to be quite effective. I noticed a difference after about 5 treatments, and most noticeably after 6. Larea was fantastic to work with. Very professional and always has your comfort in mind.5/5
The appearance of cellulite is just a common aspect of aging and the natural changes that take place in the human body. Doctors have studied the formation of cellulite but have been unable to adequately understand how to stop its formation. Despite this, there are a few factors that are known to contribute to its development.
Hormones and genetics are considered the most prevalent cause of cellulite. Since so many women suffer from cellulite compared to men, many physicians believe that estrogen, a hormone naturally produced in the female body, may play a significant role in creating it. However, because of a lack of reliable clinical support, doctors cannot correctly identify this as a primary cause — and offer solutions based on it.
Genetic history and other predisposed traits are known to lead to cellulite production as well and, along with hormones, are currently being studied in hopes of finding medical treatment options.
A healthy diet, adequate level of exercise, and proper hydration have been shown, by some, to help reduce cellulite — something which is good news for those of us with genetics and hormones that don’t work in our favour! Keeping fit, drinking plenty of water, and avoiding fatty or sugary foods can work to reduce or prevent cellulite. Stress may also play a role in cellulite production.
Eliminating cellulite depends a lot on blood circulation and lymphatic drainage, which is why VelaShape is so effective!
VelaShape cellulite reduction is an advanced procedure that can help you achieve smoother, more even skin. It is a body-contouring technique that uses bi-polar radiofrequency to penetrate deep into the skin. The energy heats the fat cells, which causes them to shrink.
To learn more about the results you can achieve with VelaShape cellulite reduction, speak with us.
VelaShape Cellulite Reduction FAQ
Is VelaShape™ cellulite reduction right for me?
It is important to note that cellulite reduction is not a weight loss treatment, but instead is meant to contour your body. The ideal cellulite reduction patient will have a body mass index of less than 30.
Do I need to lose weight before having cellulite reduction treatments?
As we mentioned above, cellulite reduction is not a weight loss procedure, so to get the best results possible, you should be at or near your ideal weight before having cellulite reduction treatments.
Is cellulite reduction safe for everyone?
Cellulite reduction with VelaShape II is safe for all skin types. Be sure to let Dr. Jaffer know if you have very sensitive skin or are prone to skin irritation, as this may impact your treatment frequency.
Will my cellulite reduction be noticeable immediately?
You will not see results immediately after your first session, but throughout your treatment program, your results will begin to show. Most patients see their final results within a few weeks after their final treatment, as the collagen strengthens.
What are VelaShape side effects?
You may experience some bruising or redness at the treatment area. These symptoms should be minor and temporary. As with any procedure, Dr. Jaffer and any one of our medical staff are available to you if you have any questions or concerns following your visit.
Where does the fat go?
As part of your body’s natural processes, you will metabolize the destroyed fat and filter them out of your system. These will not regrow and will be gone for good.
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