At first.. I loved it. Don't get me wrong, it's pretty painful for about 3 weeks. But after the first week I totally thought it was worth it. I'm only 26 and my cellulite has never been that bad. The only thing that annoyed me the most was that I had a little bit of fat beneath my buttocks, sometimes referred to as a "banana roll." This discouraged me from wearing swim suits during the day or shorts that were too short.
As far as my cellulite, I would say it was about a 3 out of a 10. In addition, I also work out a lot, eat healthy and tried to do everything I could for a long time to reduce the cellulite I had and get rid of the annoying fat I had underneath my butt. I finally decided to get cellulaze.
Week 1: I felt that I already saw results. Unfortunately, I think this was just because when the cellulaze procedure is performed, the Dr. injects numbing gel. This causes your skin to smooth out and I couldn't see the "banana roll". I was very happy with this and thought I was cured.
However, I would say I have barley noticed any results now and it's been almost 5 weeks.
The banana roll area is a little smaller and that's the main thing I'm looking at.
I read online that a lot of doctors said their patients will start a massage treatment called "SmoothShapes" about three weeks post op of cellulaze and that this helps with the results. I called my doctor today to ask if he offered that and his assistant told me they did not perform that in their office.
So, today I brought a groupon for VelaShape, 9 treatments for $150. The girl told me she's being performing VelaShape for 8 years, so I felt comfortable. I think she performed it pretty well. It lasted for about 20 minutes, 10 minutes on each side. It was VERY painful though because I had just had cellulaze performed 5 weeks ago. However, I knew that was to be expected.
Right now I just got done with my session and I have bruising and swelling and I'm a little lumpy on one side. (I was already starting to get a little lumpy when I flexed my leg really hard while working out- which is why I seeked VelaShape right away- worried that the typical "at home massage" just isn't enough. I should also mention that I worked about for about 2 hours this morning. Lots of running, squats, core work, leg lifts, etc. I also took Arnica right after the cellulaze procedure which helped with the bruising.
In addition, I am taking Bromelain- which is supposed to help with any possible lumps and helps with cellulite.
Currently though I am worried about the bruising and swelling I have from the VelaShape. I put Kinesio Tape on the areas. - Which is also strongly recommended btw if you are going to get Cellulaze. It helps really well with the bruising.
So. So far I'm not sure. I would say maybe I have 10% improvement, but it's hard to tell. I'm optimistic and I'll keep this updated.