velashapeDescription: Velashape uses radio frequency, infrared light, vacumn, heat and mechnical massage to shrink fat cells and lose inches. It can be used anywhere but the face. The new VelaShape II provides both circumferential reduction and cellulite reduction.

How it’s done: VelaShape’s technology liquifies fat cells, which are then flushed out through the lymphatic system. It can also help tighten skin. For cellulite, a larger suction applicator and rollers break up the fibrous dimples and contour the skin. It is described as  feeling like a warm, deep tissue massage. It takes up to six weeks to see results, and requires up to 12 weekly treatments. The results are accelerated if you follow the complete VelaShape system, which includes diet, exercise, and detoxing. Monthly treatments will maintain the best and longest results. It works best on those who are near their ideal weight. It does not help with weightloss.

Complications: Redness, bruising, a warm sensation and blistering can occur.

Recovery: None.

Cost: $250 to $400 per session, depending on the areas tested.