Unlike keys, wallets, and lucky heads, cellulite is difficult to lose and rarely left behind on subway seats. Today's Groupon performs a disappearing act on stubborn dimples: for $199, you get three VelaShape cellulite- and circumference-reduction treatments at Troy Laser Center in Sterling Heights (a $900 value).
The licensed medical aestheticians at Troy Laser Center use VelaShape treatments to noninvasively subdue insurgent cellulite in the client's choice of body area, such as the abdomen, the buttocks, both hips, or the front or the back of the upper legs. The FDA-cleared VelaShape device harnesses the power of bipolar radiofrequency, infrared light energy, a vacuum, and mechanical massage to stimulate lymphatic drainage and restore sleekness to the dimply dermis. Over the course of three 30-minute treatments, Troy's friendly technicians reduce the circumference of the chosen area, carefully melting away undesirable cellulite and excess fat until the skin surface is smooth enough to perform backup vocals for Steely Dan. With no downtime, many clients compare the VelaShape treatment to a warm massage. A one-time fee of $451 will grant Groupon holders an upgrade to a package of six VelaShape treatments to be used on the same body area.