With Velashape No Significant or Visible Change - Edmonton, AB

At a height of 5.5 and with a weigh of 119 lbs I...

At a height of 5.5 and with a weigh of 119 lbs I don't like the cellulite on my buttocks, hips and the backside of my thighs. A year ago I already tried endermology. Although I could "feel" a difference after 15 treatments (the dimples under the skin felt flatter) I couldn't really see a positive change in the appearance. After some research I decided to give Velashape a shot.

Before I entered the Spa I thought to know how expensive this would be. But frankly, I was shocked to hear that 'one zone' is for e.g. the abdomen, while the thighs, buttocks or hips are 'two zones'. Since I haven't got an endless budget I couldn't afford more than two zones. But when we talked about my thighs I had now to learn that each thigh is more than one zone: because each thigh has a front-side, a back-side and the side. So again I had to decide which part of my thighs I would have liked to be triated. Because I still couldn't afford more than two zones my technician agreed to treat the upper part of the back of my thighs as well as the side (so the areas where my cellulite is worst).

Each treatment with "Syneron's elos™ technology" takes about 45 minutes and immediately following each treatment I have to stand on a vibration trainer for 10 minutes. Meanwhile I had the sixth treatment (each with an interval of 7 days) and up to today I have the same result that I already had with endermologie: I can feel a difference but the visible dimples are almost unchanged. Unfortunately my technician forgot to make photos before we started. Although I will get two more treatments I don't expect the "dramatic results" that are promised by the Spa and my technician.

The treatments themselves are most of the time painless, they feel like a hot massage. But a few times the treatment felt very hot and I even got burned on my thighs, which was pretty painful for a few seconds. Meanwhile it seems to me that each treatment is kind of different: sometimes with more pressure on my skin, sometimes with less.

Was it worth the money? I guess not! Maybe it depends on the technician.

18 month after I finished the Velashape treatment...

18 month after I finished the Velashape treatment I wouldn't do it again. Simply because the Cellulite on my buttdocks and my thighs is still the same.

The treatment is very expensive and in order to have at least 'a chance' to get a positive result, you need to buy a package of 12 to 15 treatments. If you are lucky and you can actually see a positive change, then you have to get at least one follow-up treatment per month. So you have to keep paying, and paying, and paying ...

tonic body spa, Edmonton

Staff and atmosphere is very friendly, but they just forgot to take photos and treatments seem to differ in quality. You should inquire very clearly their definition of a 'zone'.

3 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Thanks for the update, Carry1968. I'm sorry you didn't get the results you were hoping for. :(

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I am thinking about something like this. it would be a mix of mesotherapy and velashape. The treatment period is way longer (10 weeks) and the meso is free of cost with the package. This way it has the reduction of fat cells but the velashape with smooth out any problems as they occur...I have talked to a serveral professionals and it tends to have more noticable effects with someone that has large amounts of situational fat/cellulite. I am 5'3 and over 200 lbs. At this point my doctor has suggested this method as all my weight is on my lower half and my circulation while working our has become a medical problem. The results, I belive, are dependant on BFI and muscle amount per person.
Thanks for your review..it was helpful to hear.
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