Kuma / VelaShape. Anna Głowacki Body Treatments
Anna Głowacka, DNP I
Doctors, Physicians, Health, Beauty
July 20, 2021
Kuma / VelaShape is a noninvasive body contouring treatment for temporary cellulite reduction, as well as the circumferential reduction of the thighs and abdomen.
The most commonly treated areas are the thighs, buttocks, upper arms, and stomach.
Unlike most cellulite treatments that use one modality to treat the appearance of dimpled skin, Kuma/VelaShape uses a combination of four:
- infrared light
- bipolar radio frequency (RF) energy
- massage, and
- gentle suction.
The suction brings the skin closer to the energy source inside the handheld device, working with the massage to help relax and stretch the stiff fibrous bands under the skin that cause the dimpling and orange peel texture known as cellulite.
The infrared and RF energies heat the skin, tightening tissue and making fat cells shrink and, in some cases, die.
The heat reduces skin laxity by tightening the existing underlying dermal collagen fibers and stimulating collagen and elastin production, which builds more firmness and elasticity over time.