VelaSmooth™ is an FDA-approved cellulite reduction treatment combining infrared light, radiofrequency energy, and tissue mobilization.

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The Skinny

Average Recovery

0 days




Thermal Treatment




$75 - $3000

The Specifics

What is VelaSmooth™?

VelaSmooth™ is a noninvasive cellulite reduction procedure combining multiple treatment modalities for body contouring and reduced dimpling.

The Anatomy of Cellulite

Cellulite Anatomy Illustration

The VelaSmooth™ handheld device uses infrared light and RF energy to melt fat cells and also stimulate collagen production. The tissue mobilization involves a vacuum and rollers to soften connective tissue fibrous bands, and encourage lymphatic drainage and circulation. Multiple initial treatments will be needed to achieve the desired result, and monthly maintenance will be needed for upkeep.

What cosmetic concerns does VelaSmooth™ treat?

  1. Cellulite: VelaSmooth™ combines the fat cell emulsifying and collagen stimulating properties of infrared light and RF energy with the blood circulation advantages of tissue mobilization for fat cell removal, connective tissue fibrous band destruction, fewer dimples, and skin tightening.

Who is the ideal candidate for VelaSmooth™?

The ideal candidate for a VelaSmooth™ procedure is in generally good health, has no active skin infections, and is seeking cellulite reduction. VelaSmooth is not recommended for women who are pregnant or those with implanted medical devices or other metal implants.

What is the average recovery associated with a VelaSmooth™ procedure?

There is no downtime associated with a VelaSmooth™ treatment, and most candidates resume all activities immediately following the procedure. Patients are encouraged to stay hydrated to maximize results following the treatment.

What are the potential side effects of a VelaSmooth™ procedure?

Possible side effects following a VelaSmooth™ procedure include redness, tingling, localized warmth, and bruising. These side effects, however, typically resolve quickly after the procedure.

What can someone expect from the results of a VelaSmooth™ procedure?

The results of a VelaSmooth™ procedure will develop over a series of eight to 16 initial treatments. The results will begin to develop after three to four treatments. Maintenance treatments are typically needed monthly.

What is the average cost of a VelaSmooth™ procedure?

VelaSmooth™ can cost anywhere from $100 to $3,000. The actual cost of VelaSmooth™ is dependent upon location, board certified plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the plastic surgery.


  • FDA Approved
  • Proven Results
  • Noninvasive


  • Multiple Treatments
  • Temporary Improvement

Invasiveness Score


Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect

VelaSmooth reduces the appearance of cellulite by using radiofrequency and infrared energy combined with physical tissue manipulation. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a VelaSmooth treatment.

The Takeaway

VelaSmooth™ is a noninvasive cellulite reduction treatment to eliminate fat cells and stimulate collagen production for a reduced appearance of cellulite and improved body contouring.

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  1. GB Forbes Body Fat Content Influences the Body Composition Response to Nutrition and Exercise; 2000-05-01
  2. Paul Cohen, Bruce M Spiegelman Cell Biology of Fat Storage; 2016-08-15


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