Dr. Jochen explains that the treatment feels like a warm, deep tissue massage. Typically, four to six treatments are recommended; however, patients may determine when they are satisfied with the results they see. Treatments take about 15 minutes per area and are usually spaced a week a part. According to Syneron, the manufacturer of the VelaShape laser, most people experience no side effects, however a few may exhibit some sort of short-term localized redness.

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