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.