Are Magnets the Latest Cure for Cellulite?

MakenzieR on 28 Jun 2012 at 5:00pm

Magnets are not new to the world of health and body improvement: if you’ve ever been tempted by the magnetic jewelry that “improves blood circulation,” you know what we’re talking about. Now a new device called Venus Freeze claims to combine the power of magnets with radio frequency to tighten skin and reduce both fat and cellulite.

Skeptical? We are, too, especially of the cellulite claim -- so far Cellulaze seems to be the only thing that can seriously battle cellulite (97% say it’s worth it!),  and that’s an entirely different type of procedure.

Here are the press photos provided by Venus Freeze:

Venus Freeze before and after

venus freeze before and after

venus freeze before and after

venus freeze before and after

Impressive as they may be, we always take press photos with a grain of salt. So, we dug into our community to see if anyone was talking about this treatment. The Venus Freeze is relatively new (FDA approved March 2012) and doesn’t have much buzz on RealSelf yet, but according to one lone reviewer at least part of its claims hold true.

The face and neck results were dramatically tighter and lifted,” says community member iloveredos, who had multiple treatments. “People asked me if I lost weight.”

She notes that “the arms were not as successful, but I only did one treatment.”

Another big claim Venus Freeze makes is that treatments are “pleasant, pain-free experiences.” Iloveredos backs that up, noting that “it's not painful at all, kind of like a warm massage.”

She adds: "I think this will end up replacing face lifts, but I am not sure cellulite is what it's really good for."

A few other things to note about VF, from the company:

  • Average treatment costs $600
  • Results are often seen after 3 treatments, but VF advises "that they complete the series of 6, 8 or 10 to see the full results. Patients continue to see an improvement in their skin up to three months after the series of treatments is complete."
  • Minimum treatments needed to maintain results are 4x a year

Want to see someone get a Venus Freeze treatment? This reporter does it herself, and loves it. Wish she had a side by side before and after though. (Start at 1:55)

We promise to keep you posted as we continue to learn more about this new (to the USA) treatment.

Have you tried or heard anything about Venus Freeze? Let us know in the comments.

Photos provided by Venus Freeze

Comments (5)

In Serbia Belgrade you can buy anti cellulite tracksuit with 300 magnets sutured to kill your cellulite and it's cheap 150 euros

  • Reply
Great article Using the recommended products makes the dryness worse causing my face to be extremely itchy and uncomfortable
  • Reply
I am assuming you mean specialized cellulite products, as there are not specific products that go with the Venus Freeze other than the glycerin gel which is required to use during the procedure. If you are having issues with specific cellulite products I would assume it's because they most likely have an alcohol component in them. After the products you are using, apply some cool water and follow it with hydrocortisone cream. It will help.
  • Reply
I am a board-certified dermatologist in Las Vegas with nearly 30 years experience. I introduced Venus Freeze to my practice in 2012. I am amazed at the wonderful results (for the face and neck, and body contouring), comfort of the procedure (there is no pain AT ALL and it's warm and soothing), and great feedback from my patients (we've done nearly 1,000 treatments in six months!). Also, I have been having the treatments done myself and have received so many compliments on my skin. If you are looking for the latest advancement in skin tightening, this is it. It's better than anything else I've ever seen on the market, and I've been involved in several different laser companies' studies for machines. Venus Freeze is by far the best. We made a video of the procedure as well. If you read my bio under the RealSelf pages (I answer questions daily), you can get to my website and view the video on the Venus Freeze page.
  • Reply
Venus Freeze is our number one treatment for 2011! I was one of the Dermatologists that pioneered this amazing technology worldwide. We have 3 systems in our practice and the reason is that this works and patients love the results and the PAINLESS treatments! View more videos on Video Freeze on our website. It was just featured as Hollywood's Latest Anti Aging treatment on Extra TV! It's about time Hollywood discover what me and my patients have been enjoying for about 2 years now. We love the Venus Freeze!
  • Reply