I bought Velashape last fall. the first 4 times, I admit I had big expectations and was only fairly happy with my results, after a couple of months, I came back for a maintenance treatment and bought another package. This time I was working out and really followed the rules...I drank 8-10 glasses of water per day, used the lotions and I had GREAT results! I have been very happy with the results this time. My advice to anyone looking into this procedure is to take it serious. The staff at american laser centers was always there to answer my questions.