Top FAQ’s About VelaShape Cellulite Treatment Answered

Is the VelaShape Cellulite Treatment FDA-Approved?

Yes. The VelaShape cellulite treatment is safe, fast, and effective.  No short-term or long-term side effects have been reported.

What Causes Cellulite?

Many factors account for cellulite.  These factors include hormones, genetics, diet, and, exercise.  In addition, your skin has fat under the skin that is separated by cords that attach to the muscle and skin.  When fat cells expand and shrink, the cords holding everything together start to get weak.  It becomes harder to snap back into the original smooth position.  As a result, some cords are shorter than others and some are longer than others.  But, that doesn’t stop fat and skin from rolling around.  The result is fat bulges and skin dimples.

Why don’t men get cellulite?

Men’s skin is more like a grid.  The grid keeps the fat cells in place.  They also have thicker skin.  So, you won’t notice a difference when their weight changes.

How many women have cellulite?

Research indicates that regardless of weight or size, due to the structure of women’s skin 85%-90% of women have cellulite somewhere.

 How does VelaShape get results?

VelaShape improves cellulite and skin tone with rollers that improves blood circulation.  The skin structure is improved with infrared heat. Vacuum technology improves lymphatic drainage and lifts the skin.  What’s more, the radio-frequency technology allows the fat cells to increase their metabolism to shrink and helps skin tighten.

Cellulite Treatment

Photos Courtesy, Ruthie Amir, MD

How many years has VelaShape been in use?

In addition to over 10 years of clinical experience and over 5 million independent treatments worldwide, VelaShape also has the most published studies of any medical body shaping device.

How does the treatment with VelaShape feel?

Many patients compare the procedure to a warm deep-tissue massage, and most patients report no discomfort following treatment.

When will I be able to see results?

Patients see results after one long treatment or three shorter treatments- whichever is more convenient.  Gradual improvements begins right away, and best results are seen after 10 weeks. 97% of patients say they’re satisfied!

How much does the treatment cost?

The treatments can range from $250 to $440 per treatment area based on national averages. 

How many treatments will I need?

Many can see results after their 2nd treatment.  Since there are different ways to classify the severity of cellulite, treatment packages can be customized to fit your needs.

Before cellulite treatment

Before VelaShape III
Photos Courtesy: Todd Becker, MD

Cellulite Treatment

Post Treatment #3 VelaShape III
Photos Courtesy: Todd Becker, MD

Are the results permanent?

Depending on how your body responds, your maintenance schedule may range from once every 3 to 4 months.

Is there any prep I need to do for the treatment?

Prior to treatment, you should drink plenty of water.  Be sure to clean yourself and scrub your skin with a gentle exfoliation.

Is there any downtime?

None at all.  You can go back to your regular day.

Before VelaShape
Photos Courtesy of Longevity Medical Clinic

Post 5 Treatments VelaShape Photos Courtesy of Longevity Medical Clinic