Velashape has become a popular body contouring, reshaping and skin tightening treatment due to its non-invasive nature. It is used for cellulite reduction as well as for circumferential reduction. Velshape treatment procedure enables you to achieve contoured and toned body safely and securely without involving the risks of traditional liposuction. It gives you a tight and firm body by reduction of cellulite in different body areas in just 3-4 treatments. Velashape treatment offer dramatic outcomes without any significant downtime and pain.

VelaShape treatment has been clinically proven to be effective in more than dozen clinical studies and above 3.5 million independent treatments, worldwide.

VelaShape is a specialised FDA (USA ) approved device which make use of a non-surgical procedure for circumferential and cellulite or fat reduction. The platform of VelaShape has also got the CE (European Conformity ) mark for non-surgical body contouring. VelaShape also prove to be quite useful for pre and post lipo procedures as it helps in smoothing the layers of skin underneath and dissolve stubborn fats in much quicker and effective manner. It effectively treats both the upper and deeper skin layers. It is a simple, easy and comfortable non-invasive treatment offering deep therapeutic effects with almost no downtime.

VelaShape skin tightening treatment works by combining three advanced technologies including;

  • Radio frequency (RF)
  • Infrared light (IR)
  • Mechanical rollers and suction

The Velashape skin tightening treatment make use of precisely fixed IR and RF to heat up the cellulite deposits underneath the skin. The combination of these technologies stimulates the rate of metabolism of the targeted fatty areas. Along with this, rollers and suction are also applied which make use of the heat impact to smooth the skin. Local anesthesia may be applied during the treatment for reducing discomfort.

The complete treatment procedure takes almost 30 minutes to complete. The results of this skin tightening treatment are smooth skin with a smaller circumference and significant reduction in cellulites and size of fat cells and fat chambers while increasing the lymphatic drainage.

Combining the Magic of Elos

VelaShape is the first and only advanced technology available that combines elos with tissue manipulation and vacuum for reduction of volume and appearance of fat tissues.

Elos is a unique system that is a combination of bi-polar radio frequency (RF) and light energies. It negative pressure employ targeted heat to the fatty tissues. Different forms of energies including Bi-polar radio frequency, infrared light, tissue mobilization, and suction work collaboratively to decrease the cellulite appearance and to facilitate the production of new collagen within skin. The combined result increases lipolysis which contracts the size of fat chambers. The fat chamber shrinkage causes reduction in skin dimpling while improving hypodermis.

Noticeable changes in the treated area become visible after the first treatment followed by gradual improvement in results. The treated area feels firmer and smoother even after the first treatment.

Various applications of VelaShape

  • Cellulite reduction
  • Body Shaping through cellulite treatment
  • Circumferential reduction*
  • Post-liposuction treatment through circumferential reduction
  • Post-baby treatment through circumferential reduction

Possible treatment areas with VelaShape

  • Circumferential and Fat Reduction on the Thighs
  • Buttocks Fat Reduction
  • Fat reduction on Legs
  • Fat reduction on Arms
  • Love handles fat reduction
  • Fat reduction on Abdomen

In most of the patients results can be seen gradually and cumulatively throughout the treatment course.

Treatment Results

The results of this skin tightening treatment show up instantly but the improvement in results can be expected in two weeks, with the complete results taking almost 8-10 weeks to show up. The efficacy and safety of the treatment procedure has already been demonstrated by the multiple clinical trials in more than 3 million treatments performed independently on patients, on global scale.

The outcomes of the recent clinical study showed:

  • A circumferential reduction of up to 2.5 cm after receiving the first treatment.
  • Majority of the patients didn’t report any sort of discomfort during or after the treatment.
  • Almost 60% improvement in the texture of skin was evident after 5 sessions.

Follow up periodic treatments are recommended for the maintenance after the initial treatment(s). As with any other fat reduction treatment, long lasting results can be achieved with proper diet and exercise regime.

Some research studies related to efficacy and safety of VelaShape treatment


  • Brightman, L., Weiss, E., Chapas, A.M., Improvement in arm and post-partum abdominal and flank subcutaneous fat deposits and skin laxity using a bipolar radiofrequency, infrared, vacuum and mechanical massage device. Lasers Surg Med. 2009 Dec;41(10):791-8. doi: 10.1002/lsm.20872
  • Romero, C., Caballero, N., Herrero, M., Effects of cellulite treatment with RF, IR light, mechanical massage and suction treating one buttock with the contralateral as a control. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2008 Dec;10(4):193-201. doi: 10.1080/14764170802524403.
  • Winter, M.L. Post-pregnancy body contouring using a combined radiofrequency, infrared light and tissue manipulation device. J Cosmet Laser Ther. 2009 Dec;11(4):229-35. doi: 10.3109/14764170903134334.

Treatment Benefits

Here are some of the benefits of this skin tightening treatment;

  • Simple, easy and non-invasive treatment procedure.
  • No downtime.
  • Comfortable with minimal discomfort
  • Deep therapeutic treatment.
  • Complete treatment procedure completes in maximum 30 minutes
  • Above 10,000 patients are treated daily with VelaShape in the world

Ideal Candidate for VelaShape Skin Tightening treatment

It is important to keep in mind that this is not a weight loss treatment. VelaShape make use of combination of advanced technologies to contour and tone your body by reducing the tough and hard to remove stubborn fat areas. The ideal candidate of VelaShape treatment is a patient of less than 30 BMI (Body Mass Index) and who falls under the stage 1 and 2 of The Nurnberger-Muller Cellulite Classification. Your better will be better able to assess and recommend whether you are a candidate for VelaShape or not

Nurnberger – Muller Cellulite Classification Scale





No cellulite in Standing or lying positionNo dimpling of the skin when standing or lying but the pinch test shows an “orange peel” appearance“Orange Peel” dimpling of the skin appears when standing up, but not when lying down“Orange Peel” dimpling appearance is present when standing and also when lying down

Side Effects

The VelaShape Skin tightening treatment has very few side effects which are temporary. The commonly observed side effects include bruising, redness and mild swelling due to infrared radiations. These usually disappear in few hours after the treatment. More severe but rare side effects include blistering or scabbing which can occur in patients with very loose skin. That is also not a problem as this can be prevented by lowering the energy level applied to the skin.


The VelaShape Skin tightening treatment has very few side effects which are temporary. The commonly observed side effects include bruising, redness and mild swelling due to infrared radiations. These usually disappear in few hours after the treatment. More severe but rare side effects include blistering or scabbing which can occur in patients with very loose skin. That is also not a problem as this can be prevented by lowering the energy level applied to the skin.


The VelaShape Skin tightening treatment cost for a single treatment starts from about £200 depending on the treatment area. At CosmeDocs, we also offer you a package of 4 treatment sessions starting from £400. For further information about pricing, you can directly contact us.

The given pictures are of real patients who received VelaShape Skin tightening treatment at CosmeDocs. You can clearly view the difference between before and after pictures. The patients achieved a smoother, firmer, tighter and reduced body area in the pictures showing after the treatment results as compared to the before pictures.

velashape before and after photos

velashape before and after thighs

fat burning injections before and after

velashape before and after stomach

What technology is used by VelaShape Skin tightening treatment?

The technology combines four groundbreaking technologies to produce noticeable results which include;
  • bi-polar radio frequency
  • infrared light
  • tissue mobilization
  • suction

How much reduction in my body circumference can be achieved through VelaShape skin tightening treatment?

According to the clinical studies worldwide, in almost 85% of the treated areas average reduction of at least 1 cm and ranging up to 7.2 cm was reported.

How many VelaShape treatments do I need?

You can see the gradual improvement in the treated area immediately after the first treatment. you can feel smoothness, firmness and tightness in the treated area. The reduction in circumference and cellulite and loss of fat will become more evident in almost 6-8 weeks after receiving the final treatment.

Is VelaShape treatment safe?

It is an FDA approved treatment which is declared as safe and effective for all kinds and colours of skin. No long or short term adverse effects have been reported of this treatment.

Will there be any discomfort or pain during the treatment?

Majority of the patients find this skin tightening treatment comfortable and nearly painless. Warm sensation can be felt during the treatment. The level of heat can be adjusted according to your comfort and endurance level. It is quite normal to feel hot sensation during and after the treatment for sometime but it is normal and subsides in few hours.

How can I maintain and improve the results of my VelaShape treatment?

Maintenance follow up treatments may be recommended periodically after completion of your complete VelaShape skin tightening treatment procedure. However, as it is the case with any other fat loss or fat reduction treatment, balanced diet and regular exercise is highly recommended to maintain and improve the results of the treatment.