VelaShape vs. CoolSculpting For Cellulite Reduction

By: Beauty Coordinators


One of the most common misconceptions regarding cellulite is that it only affects women and/or patients who are overweight. In reality, virtually anyone can develop the unsightly dimpled appearance of cellulite. In fact, even patients who are exceptionally thin and exercise regularly often struggle with cellulite. Until recently, there was little that could be done to smooth areas of cellulite. Thanks to the sweeping advances in modern cosmetic technology, however, nonsurgical cellulite reduction is now possible, effective, and convenient. The expert team of estheticians and cosmetic experts at Body+Beauty Lab are proud to offer the most cutting-edge treatments and procedures available for patients seeking nonsurgical cellulite reduction in Philadelphia, PA. Learn more about two of our most popular body contouring procedures – VelaShape® and CoolSculpting® – and find out which one may be most appropriate for helping you rid yourself of cellulite and get the smooth, firm, sleek figure you’ve always wanted.

What causes cellulite?

Cellulite is technically caused by the herniation of fat bulges through the fibrous connective bands and tissues underneath the skin’s surface. While almost anyone can develop cellulite, the risk of forming these unappealing dimples is higher for women, overweight patients, and older patients.

What are my options for cellulite reduction?

Unfortunately, there is little that can be done on your own to reduce or get rid of cellulite. Most of the over-the-counter anti-cellulite products are ineffective. Even intensifying your exercise routine may not improve your cellulite. For some patients, weight loss actually makes cellulite worse. Fortunately, nonsurgical cellulite reduction with reliable and long-lasting results is now possible. One of the most exciting cellulite reduction treatments in Philadelphia, PA is VelaShape, which our certified and experienced providers are proud to offer at Body+Beauty Lab.

What is VelaShape?

VelaShape III (VelaShape 3) is a breakthrough nonsurgical treatment designed to reduce the appearance of cellulite by delivering powerful suction and thermal energy to the treatment area, effectively loosening connective tissues and creating a smoother skin surface. In addition, the heat administered during VelaShape works to stimulate collagen production and further enhance the treatment’s skin tightening effects. VelaShape is most often used to address dimples and cellulite in the following areas:

  • Stomach/abdomen
  • Hips
  • Thighs
  • Buttocks

During a VelaShape III treatment in Philadelphia, which typically lasts about 45 – 60 minutes, patients will lie comfortably in one of our treatment rooms. Because VelaShape is noninvasive and virtually painless, no anesthetic or numbing is needed. The majority of patients actually enjoy the warm, massaging sensation that is experienced during VelaShape. Following the treatment, patients may have mild swelling, redness, or tenderness, but these side effects usually resolve within a few hours. Aside from vigorous exercise, most patients are able to return to the majority of their daily activities almost immediately after VelaShape.

Do I need VelaShape or CoolSculpting for cellulite?

There is no doubt that CoolSculpting is a highly beneficial treatment for patients seeking nonsurgical fat reduction. The specialized cryolipolysis technology employed by CoolSculpting can actually reduce the volume of fat cells in the treated area by up to 25%! For some patients, CoolSculpting does result in a smoother look and improvement in the appearance of cellulite, though it is not designed specifically as a cellulite reduction treatment. In many cases, a combination of nonsurgical fat reduction with CoolSculpting and nonsurgical cellulite reduction with VelaShape III is able to produce the most dramatic, stunning, and longest-lasting results. During your initial consultation for cellulite smoothing in Philadelphia, one of our knowledgeable providers will evaluate your areas of concern, discuss your goals, and answer your questions at length before recommending the most appropriate course of treatment to meet your needs.

Kiss cellulite goodbye and get the smooth, sleek, sexy skin you’ve always wanted with VelaShape III in Philadelphia, PA

Whether you have a few extra pounds to lose or are in the best shape of your life, cellulite can be a frustrating and discouraging problem to face. At long last, effective and long-lasting cellulite reduction is possible with VelaShape in Philadelphia, PA. To learn more about the compelling benefits of VelaShape for cellulite and CoolSculpting for fat reduction, call the award-winning team at Body+Beauty Lab to schedule your private in-person or virtual consultation today, and take the first step toward achieving or restoring the body of your dreams!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.