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VelaShape Review - Does This Body Sculpting Work?

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  • Rating: 4.1. From 10 votes.
By Summer Banks Mar 09, 2017

Don’t laugh, but well over 50% of diet products simply don’t work. So what about VelaShape? After taking a close look at the ingredients, side effects, science and customer service, we went one step further. We looked at hundreds of reviews to see what they had to say. Finally, we condensed everything to give you the bottom line.

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What is VelaShape?

First thing, VelaShape claims to be a “medically proven solution to cellulite.” The idea is that you achieve body contouring with the treatments, which are administered at a clinic location, by a professional. It uses a combination of Bi Polar Radio Frequency, Infrared Light Energy and the Vacuum and Mechanical Massage to shrink fat cells. It takes multiple treatments to get good results, and the cost adds up.

VelaShape is the company behind the system, and appears to have been on the market since 2015. We like that it is FDA-cleared and done by professionals, but read on….

Not Available Everywhere – “Limited Locations”

The first thing we noticed is clinics are only available in certain areas throughout the United States and United Kingdom. “When there’s a limited number of locations, it means there’s a lot of people who don’t get to take advantage of the product, even if they want to,” explained our Research Editor.

”I don’t live near a major city and would have travel a long way to get one of these treatments,” shared one person interested in the treatment.

”It’s just not practical for me to travel as far as I would need to,” said another.

Some people, however, are willing to travel.

“It’s worth the 1 hour drive for me,” said a user.

“People thought I was crazy for driving more than an hour for these treatments, then they saw the results,” revealed a VelaShape customer.

VelaShape Ineffective – “Does It Really Work?”

Some people say they didn’t really see a difference, and it just doesn’t hold up over the long term.

”The cellulite is back to before. It was good for short term, it have to keep doing it weekly to get results,” said a former customer.

Others felt it works.

“I have to say this thing works! My skin has a thicker texture, tighter. My thighs and inner outer and tummy are tighter and smoother,” said one customer.

“Now that VelaShape has helped me take an inch off my abdomen, I feel like everything I try on fits a little bit better,” claimed one happy customer.

Over the years, we’ve learned that it doesn’t take much to send people looking for a better alternative. Learning how far you have to go to get to the nearest VelaShape center, the high cost of treatments, and possibly finding them ineffective is enough for many dieters.

The Science – “Not Impressive”

It works, but there’s no science to support it as a permanent solution for cellulite and weight-loss. Repeat treatments are necessary to see real results and that means compounding costs that can reach the thousands, eventually. If you don’t make lifestyle changes, there’s no reason to keep spending.

The Bottom Line – Does VelaShape Work?

What’s the real deal with VelaShape? It appears to be a temporary fix, and it takes multiple treatments to see results. We are concerned that the cost makes it not sustainable for some people, not to mention the fact that the changes won’t last long if you don’t alter diet and exercise habits.

If you’re ready to say goodbye to the extra weight for good, we suggest using a dietary supplement with clinically tested ingredients, shown to help boost your metabolism and suppress your appetite. To get the maximum result, make lifestyle changes to include a reduced calorie diet and regular exercise routine.

Among the best products we’ve seen in 2016 is one called Leptigen. It is formulated using only ingredients clinically tested and shown to help boost metabolism for faster weight-loss compared to diet and exercise alone. And, we couldn’t locate any negative mentions of the product or talk of harmful side effects. Users are reporting amazing results and the cost doesn’t break the bank.

And right now, there’s a Special Trial Offer available directly from the manufacturer. It always helps to see this kind of thing, because it’s a vote of confidence in the product.

Previous VelaShape Review (Updated January 28, 2013):

VelaShape: What You Should Know

The official website for Velashape tells us that Velashape is "a medically proven solution to cellulite." The manufacturers say that with Velashape it is now easier to reshape your body, improve your lifestyle and feel better about yourself. The manufacturers claim that Velashape's revolutionary technology can help achieve body contouring, through circumferential reduction. The Velashape treatment consists of several strangely named technologies, including Bi Polar Radio Frequency, Infrared Light Energy and Vacuum and Mechanical Massage. The treatment are administered by professionals in a participating office.

Product Features of VelaShape

The manufacturers tell us on the official Velashape website that Velashape is a solution to cellulite that has appeared on part of the user's body due to age or pregnancy. They say that the combination of the Bi Polar Radio Frequency, Infrared Light Energy and the Vacuum and Mechanical Massage will increase the body's water drainage and reduce (or at least shrink) the size of actual fat cells. They say that the result of this circumferential reduction is that your cellulite will be diminished. The official website shows before and after photos of users who have had the Velashape treatment, and it also has positive testimonials from those that have used the system. The manufacturers of Velashape say that, when having your Velashape treatment, you will feel as if you are having a deep tissue massage. Velashape treatments are available in the United States and the UK. The official website has a search engine that allows you to find a clinic in your region that offers Velashape treatments. The Velashape website tells us that you will need four initial treatments, and then a maintenance treatment once per month. It says that you will notice a difference six to eight weeks after the last treatment. We are told that the cost of the treatment will range from person to person and will depend on the degree of cellulite, the amount of body fat, and your individual response to the treatment.

VelaShape Advantages

  • The official website says that Velashape has been approved by the Food and Drugs Administration as a safe treatment.
  • There is an official website for Velashape.
  • There is no surgical procedure involved.

VelaShape Disadvantages

  • The website does not tell us an exact cost for the treatment (it sounds pretty expensive.)
  • If you live outside of the United States or the UK, it seems that you will not be able to access the treatment.
  • There do not seem to have been any long term controlled standardized tests carried out.
  • The website says you will need to continue having once a month maintenance treatments, which could become tedious and pricey.


We all dream of a solution to cellulite, and certainly the information given on the official Velashape website is impressive. Although it is approved by the Food and Drugs Administration for safety, this is not the same as an approval of efficacy. While it looks like there is some serious cutting edge technology going on with Velashape, the fact remains that this is not a treatment for those who wish to lose weight. If you have some cellulite patches that you find troubling, you could do worse than consult your physician to find out pricing details, but if you're looking to drop real weight you'd probably be better off with a more traditional weight loss supplement.

This is an FDA approved Bi Polar Radio Frequency and Infrared Light Energy that vacuums and massages cellulite to shrink fat cells. There are no ingredients.

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About the Author:

Summer Banks, a content strategist at Leptigen, has researched over 5000 products in the past 10 years. She has years of nursing training, experience as a manager responsible for 15 supplement brands, and completed coursework on Food and Nutrition from Stanford University. full bio.

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I bought a 3 treatment package specifically to use on my abdomen. My first treatment was extremely painful as I stated during the session & became worse in the hours that followed. I experienced extreme muscle, skin and rib pain, quiet extreme on my right side. I was very concerned as I watched the level of damage progressively increase and at that point I began to photo document it. Within the first hour of leaving the facility I noticed I had not only over all deep red discoloration but also large raw areas that burned and progressed to seeping wet sores they were so bad. I had what looked like burns over a large band of skin. Additionally within hours I had extensive bruising, my ribs were so sore I couldn’t tolerate a bra or the waist band of my of my uniform pants. I actually had to call in sick the following day, I was hurting so bad. I called the facility first thing the next morning and was provided no worth while assistance but was told, in so many words, that I must have something wrong with me to react that way. I did return one week later, too damaged for another treatment specifically because I wanted an answer to “why.” I showed the tech the still present large dark bruises & she basically blew me off and claimed she had used the lowest setting. She then gave me the name of an organic salve & pills she recommended and the name of a location to purchase it, to be used to control the bruising. That second appointment was rescheduled for the following week but I pushed it back another week. I did return later for the next treatment. I have not seen the original technician, but I told the next one about my experience and did NOT have any sort of bruising from that or the final treatment from yet a third tech. All 3 of them have indicated the machine has been set on LOWEST intensity but the results and level of discomfort and physical damage are as different as night and day. My point is use caution when choosing a facility and even then, each tech will provide different results according to their training and the level of attention to lubrication and pressure applied during the session. My ribs have continued to feel “bruised” and tender, especially on my right side and I now have developed a problem attributed to my gallbladder resulting in a trip to ER, numerous test and scans and now am waiting authorization for a prescribed nuclear medicine -HIDA scan/test.


i used the velashape for my love handels, i have them since i was a child, i am 40 now, will this treatment eliminated this or reduced? can i do it twice a week?


So I have had velashape done to the back of my thighs and yes at first it felt quit good and massage like, but then the temp went up higher and felt painfully hot. I was told the temp needed to reach 43c in order to be effective but I could not go past 40 or even 39 at times. I have had 11 sessions and though I see some difference, it’s just not enough. The clinics also do not serve packages lower then 10 sessions so even if you didn’t need 10, you pay for 10….You can get a deal on a rack of 4 or maybe even 5 so this treatment is obviously for the rich and it feels as if your tissues are being ripped apart by the heat. Please do not go in thinking you will feel no pain, you will.


These topics are so conunsifg but this helped me get the job done.


I spent a lot of money on this treatment. Button line: It does not work sad


I have received 8 treatments in the uk and the results simply excellent.As a nurse i had completed my research and decided to have a non surgical velashape treatment completed on my thighs and bottom.The treatment was very thorough the results I am ecstatic with.The cost was £1200.00 and I do have to have maintenance treatments but for me it is the only thing that has ever worked.I received my treatment by Hayley at Tracey Bell Liverpool Uk ….Excellent treatment,excellent staff and a very very good result .Velashape and cellulite ..the Tracey Bell Clinic certainly got rid of mine


What were your maintenance treatments like? How many treatments did you do before you initially seen results? I am on my third now.


i am alicensed esthtician & wantto learn how to use the machine. Any training in New jersey? Can my salon rent one?


Where I can bye Vela Shape because living in Montenegro..
Thanks Marija

Joanna Lundt

I have had the VelaShape treatments and have noticed a improvement in cellulite along with tightening of the
skin, however the biggest improvement was with my saddle bags. I got great results, and now have one and am now offering it at my medispa. I don’t offer anything that I don’t see results from. VelaShape along with anything else, you have to be a good candidate for it,to achive results. What makes a good candidate is someone who has problem area’s stage one or two cellulite and who is maybe 10 to 20 pounds over weight. It is important to exercise and eat well and yes you do need maintenance to keep the results. Spiderveins can happen but usually will not with a skilled operator. Lastly the VelaShape2 does not pull on the skin as its precessor did and it is 20% more effective. Thanks for letting me share, Joanna


Hi Joanna, currently I do exercise ( but not as much as I used to) & am reasonably careful about my eating. It has been next to impossible to lose the extra pounds ( getting older – 52 is just making it that much harder ). So now I am seeking out some help to start shedding some of the most stubborn extras that just won`t budge. what is the best way for me to find someone in my area? (New-west B.C. )& what should I expect to pay?


Has the treatment been known to cause (due to the suction/vacuum used)spider veins to become more pronounced?


I have had 6 Vela treatments and I could definitely tell you that the suction has caused tiny spider veins on my thighs.

Joanna Lundt

Janice I am not sure which VelaShape they used for your treatment, but the newer model VelaShape 2 is much more gentle(with regards to suction) but 20% more effective. If the operator is skilled you should not be getting spider veins.


I had 3 treatment of velashape and after the 2nd and 3rd i experienced extensive areas of painfull bruising. It is impossible for me to continue the treatment evry week. what do you recommend?