We rarely recommend Velashape anymore, as newer technologies offer better cellulite treatment, like Exilis Ultra, Qwo, and Sculptra.
VelaShape is a radiofrequency and light therapy massage treatment that improves the look of cellulite in both the short-term and long-term. It is the only nonsurgical treatment FDA-approved and scientifically proven to both reduce the appearance of cellulite and reduce overall circumference.
Velashape Quick Facts
- Fast and flattering results
- No downtime
- Quick, comfortable treatment
VelaShape is a radiofrequency and light therapy massage treatment that improves the look of cellulite in both the short term and long term. It is the only nonsurgical treatment FDA-approved and scientifically proven to both reduce the appearance of cellulite and reduce overall circumference.
VelaShape uses infrared light and radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat the fat and skin in the treated area. This helps reduce the amount of fat held in the area, for a smaller circumference, as well as stimulating the growth of new collagen for skin that’s firmer, smoother, and tighter. At the same time, VelaShape uses vacuum and massage to make the treatment feel wonderful and to give skin a smooth, firm appearance in the short term. Because VelaShape combines treatments that offer both short- and long-term improvement in skin smoothness, it’s a favorite among women looking to get bikini-confident fast!
Velashape Cellulite Treatment
VelaShape uses infrared light and radiofrequency (RF) energy to heat the fat and skin in the treated area. This helps reduce the amount of fat held in the area, for a smaller circumference, as well as stimulating the growth of new collagen for skin that’s firmer, smoother, and tighter. At the same time, VelaShape uses vacuum and massage to make the treatment feel wonderful and to give skin a smooth, firm appearance in the short term. Because VelaShape combines treatments that offer both short and long-term improvement in the skin’s smoothness, it’s a favorite among women looking to get bikini-confident fast!
- Recovery & Downtime: None
- Numbing: None
- Cost: $250-600
- Candidacy: Patients with loose skin or cellulite
- Duration: 3-6 months (or more for some patients)
- Why We Love It: Immediate and long-lasting results with a quick treatment.
The team of dedicated physicians at Reflections Center has a wide array of body contouring and sculpting treatments at our disposal because we know there’s no one treatment that is best for everybody. Having options allows us to help you pick the right treatment for your body, budget, and lifestyle. One of these options is VelaShape, an innovative procedure that combines two technologies for instant and long-lasting results.
At Reflections, you can trust that we’ll help you look and feel your best, using the latest in cosmetic medicine. You will be treated by certified physicians who have an in-depth understanding of human anatomy and how different treatments will work on different bodies. We are always open and honest about the pros and cons of various treatment options and are dedicated to finding the perfect procedure for you.
Reflections offers free consultations to all of our patients so that you can have the time to discuss your options and cosmetic concerns with a cosmetic physician.
- Who does Velashape work best for?
Cellulite and crinkly skin seem to pop up nearly anywhere they please – from thighs and knees to arms and elbows, and bellies in between. VelaShape can be used on any part of the body where you wish to see smoother skin.
The women who really love VelaShape in our practice are:
- Moms who want a tighter tummy
- Women of all ages with cellulite on their legs or bum
For moms, the appeal is a tummy tightening treatment that can be done without any downtime or surgery. For any woman, the idea of a treatment that’s nonsurgical and offers smoother, tighter skin in just a few weeks is the ideal pre-swim-season treatment. Our patients who choose VelaShape to help them get ready for bikini season rave about how confident they feel, without making drastic changes to their lifestyle.
- What is the cost of Velashape?
VelaShape typically costs $250-600 per treatment, depending upon the number of areas treated and their size. We do offer patients a discount when they purchase a recommended number of treatments at the same time, also called “package pricing.”
- How long does treatment and sessions take?
VelaShape works best when performed as a series of treatments. Typically patients start to notice results around their second or third treatment, with the best results seen about 6-8 weeks after 6 treatments, spaced a week apart. Most patients will want to refresh their results with period touch-up treatments and improve their results through a healthy diet and active lifestyle.
- Will Velashape hurt? What will it feel like?
VelaShape uses a unique massaging applicator with suction that gently kneads the skin into the ideal position for treatment. The warmth of the treatment combined with the massage creates a comfortable treatment that feels like a deep tissue massage. This blog post gives a great description of what to expect in terms of treatment comfort, the longevity of results, etc. as a patient.
- What kind of numbing or anesthesia is used for Velashape?
VelaShape doesn’t require any numbing or anesthesia because the treatment was designed with patient comfort in mind. Read the item below for more details on what you can expect during your treatment.
- Am I a good candidate for Velashape?
Most healthy patients are good candidates for VelaShape treatment, but the following types of people are not suitable for treatment with VelaShape:
- Patients with type I or II diabetes
- Patients with anticoagulative conditions
- Patients prone to blood clots
- Photosensitive or sunburnt patients (tanned skin is okay)
- Pregnant women (patients should wait until after giving birth to have this treatment)
- People with pacemakers, heart valves, metal hip joints, or dental plates
- How long is a Velashape session?
The actual treatment usually lasts from 20-60 minutes per session, depending upon how many areas are being treated and their size.
- Is Velashape safe?
VelaShape has received FDA approval for its safety and efficacy. There are no restrictions or risks based upon skin tone or type with VelaShape, as it is not a laser.
- Will I have any downtime after my treatment?
VelaShape will leave the skin of the treated area red and warm for up to 4 hours following treatment. This shouldn’t keep you from resuming any normal activities, but this is something to be aware of when planning your treatments. Bruising is possible, but very rare in our experience, and usually limited to patients who are on blood-thinning agents or who are particularly proned to bruising.
- How do I maximize my results from Velashape?
You can improve upon your VelaShape results by living a healthy lifestyle and maintaining your results with regular touch-up treatments. You can also combine VelaShape with the following treatments to boost collagen growth even more, creating smoother, firmer, and tighter skin at a cellular level.
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Dr. Mitchell Chasin is a Cosmetic & Laser Physician at Reflections Center. Dr. Chasin believes strongly that the best cosmetic physicians are those who are dedicated to mastering their craft through continuing education and collaboration with the industry’s top doctors.