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What Kind of Training or Certification is Required to Perform Velashape on Patients?

Could you tell me what type of training / certification is required to operate the VelaShape on a patient? Thank you in advance for your time.

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Velashape III is done under physician supervision - Buffalo Niagara NY

Velashape III uses RF and IR technology and is performed under the supervision of a physician in the office. Training is rigorous and ongoing as there are improvements in the system with each generation (Velashape III versus Velashape II and Velashape).

The outcome is operator dependent and it is best to go to a place with proper training, physician supervision and ongoing quality assurance (QA) as well as upgrades in the technology. 

Velashape III is FDA cleared for the treatment of cellulite and body fat reduction/shaping. 

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Certification to Perform Velashape

Thank you for your question. Training or Certification to perform Velashape depends entirely on your state and license board I hope this helps.

Vivek Bansal, MD
Danville Plastic Surgeon
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Velashape training

Velashape is a medical laser so any operator must operate under the license of a physician. Formal training is best done by the manufacturer of the machine - Syneron - and then they send you a certificate of completion; this training can be done in your actual office, or Syneron periodically offers training at their facility in Irvine, CA. However, in-office training by your physician may also be done, and there are online programs available through the physician portal on the Syneron website.

F. Victor Rueckl, MD
Las Vegas Dermatologist
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