VelaShape combines various energies like bipolar radio frequency and infrared light with a vacuum component to improve cellulite, tone the skin, and shrink fat cells. From your first VelaShape treatment, your skin appears tighter, firmer, and smoother. Results become most apparent six to eight weeks later, after you have undergone about six treatments. Though it works on all skin types and tones, VelaShape results can vary. You’re a good candidate if you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 30 and you fall under cellulite classification stages one or two. Stage-one cellulite shows no dimpling as you stand or lie down. A pinch test, however, reveals an orange peel–like appearance. Stage-two cellulite dimpling appears spontaneously when you stand but not when you lie down. If these criteria don’t describe you, you can still benefit from VelaShape. But the results will be less dramatic. The infrared light and radiofrequency energies heat with precision dermal and hypodermal tissue in the treatment area. This boosts metabolism of fat cells and reduces their number. In this way it reduces cellulite. Mechanical massage rollers gently knead the treated area. This increases circulation, encourages lymph drainage, and reduces fat-cell byproducts and toxins. Vacuum suction smooths out dimples by stretching fibrous bands in your topmost layer of skin (epidermis). This reduces the appearance of cellulite.