Cellulite is a dreaded word, especially around swimsuit season. The term describes the pitting, bulging, and deformation of the skin, often seen in the thighs, buttocks, hips, and abdomen of women. It is often described as “cottage cheese” thighs or buttocks, and it affects more than 80% of women above the age of 18. Diet and exercise cannot reduce its appearance, and even women with little body fat experience have it. The Velashape III system offers a non-surgical in-office alternative for patients wishing to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

If you would like to see a dramatic reduction in the appearance of your this, you should consider this clinically-proven, FDA-approved treatment. Schedule a consultation for cellulite treatment at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery today to learn more.


Individual results may vary.

Benefits of VelaShape

VelaShape has many benefits, including:

  • Clinically-proven results
  • Safe, non-invasive treatment
  • Reduction of thigh circumference
  • Minimal treatment discomfort
  • No post-treatment recovery
  • Continued clinical improvement with maintenance treatments

VelaShape is an effective treatment with no risks and few side effects.


Individual results may vary.

How VelaSmooth Works

VelaShape uses an innovative combination of treatments to provide results for cellulite reduction. The involved skin is mechanically massaged with rollers and suction to stimulate increased blood flow in and lymphatic drainage of cellulite-prone fat. In addition, radiofrequency (RF) energy and gentle infrared light, the elos (Electro-Optical Synergy) technology, increases collagen production and skin elasticity. While patients do not generally lose weight with treatment, thigh circumferences and skin contour irregularities are typically reduced after a series of VelaShape treatments.


Individual results may vary.

VelaShape Treatment Pioneers

Studies performed at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery in which significant clinical improvement was observed in thigh and buttock cellulite after a series of eight treatments delivered twice weekly were responsible for the FDA approval of the VelaShape device for cellulite. Techniques perfected at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery have shown that it is no longer necessary to endure painful and lengthy recovery times or be exposed to general anesthesia that is typical of other procedures like liposuction in order to achieve improvement of cellulite-prone areas.

If you would like to see the results of VelaShape for yourself, schedule an appointment at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery today.

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