VelaSmooth Alexandria VA


VelaSmooth is a medical solution to remove cellulite without any surgery. VelaSmooth’s common treatment areas include:

  • Posterior thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Outer thighs & hips
  • Saddlebags
  • Love handles
  • Abdomen

VelaSmooth can also be used for treating back pain by applying heat and may be described similar to a deep-tissue heated massage.

How does VelaSmooth work?

VelaSmooth reduces fat cells and can therefore cause a loss of inches in just a few weeks. Individual results may vary depending on the amount of cellulite on the patient and the areas of the body treated.

It is also suggested that the patient pair his or her VelaSmooth treatment with SmartLipo as it will give perfected results.


How much does the procedure improve cellulite?

VelaSmooth works by combining gentle light and radio frequency energies with mechanical rollers and vacuum suction in order to manipulate the fatty tissue. The heat emitted from the light and RF energies increase metabolism of the fatty layer and decrease the size of fat cells.

Ultimately, as the circulation to the local area is increased, the skin becomes massaged in order to give a smoother and less dimpled appearance on the surface of the skin.

Is VelaSmooth a safe procedure?

Yes. It is safe procedure and there are no long-term health risks from light or RF energies.

How often will I need VelaSmooth treatments?

Due to the treatment varying per area and individual it’s performed on, some see an improvement within 10-12 sessions. Other patients may require additional treatments in order to achieve the desired result. Each treatment takes between 30-60 minutes and visits are usually once or twice a week. Time can also vary due to the size of the area on the body treated.

VelaSmooth also complements the SmartLipo procedure, especially involving cellulite treatment on the legs.

Are VelaSmooth treatments painful?

VelaSmooth treatments can be compared to receiving a warm deep tissue massage. There is no medication or numbing required and treatment is customized for each patient according to their sensitivity level.

What can I expect once the treatment is completed?

The area of treatment may appear flushed or pink from the heat. We encourage that patients stay hydrated with water post VelaSmooth treatment so it can facilitate in purging impurities from the treated area. Regular activities can be resumed immediately.

Am I an ideal candidate?

For those who wish to eliminate cellulite and unwanted fat that won’t seem to budge are candidates for the VelaSmooth treatment. Dr. Heron can discuss if VelaSmooth is an option to consider and can offer a consultation discussing what is involved in the procedure. Another viable option to Vela Smooth is Smart Lipo laser liposuction. Ask Dr. Heron which treatment is best for you.