Cellulite is probably one of the most aesthetically troubling concerns for women. Regardless of body weight or size, cellulite affects approximately 80% of women over the age of 20.
Cellulite consists of fat deposits that appear mainly on the hips, thighs and buttocks and appears as lumpy or dimpled skin, sometimes referred to as the ‘cottage cheese’ or ‘orange peel’ appearance.
What Causes Cellulite?
Heredity, skin thickness, gender, the amount and distribution of body fat, and age can all influence the extent to which cellulite is present or visible. This appearance is much more common in women than in men because of differences in the way fat, muscle, and connective tissue are distributed in men and women’s skin. The lumpy look of cellulite happens when fat deposits push and distort the connective tissue beneath skin, forming the characteristic changes in appearance of the skin.
There are a variety of ways to reduce the look of cellulite. The goal of any treatment is to reduce the size of fat cells and fat chambers in the affected areas and restore a smooth look to the skin.
VelaShape™ Cellulite Treatment
VelaShape™ uses elos™ technology which features a combination of Bi-polar Radiofrequency (RF), Infrared Light Energy, plus vacuum and mechanical massage to deploy targeted heat to the tissue made up of mainly fat cells (the yellow layer of fat beneath the skin).
The combination of the two energies improves the metabolism of stored energy, increases lymphatic drainage and shrinks the size of the fat cells and fat chambers. The result is a slow smoothening of skin’s surface and a noticeable reduction in cellulite
VelaShape™ has been cleared by the FDA to effectively and safely contour, shape and slim the thighs, buttocks, abdomen and love handles by reducing cellulite and firming problem areas in as little as 4 treatments.
- VelaShape™ is a virtually painless non-surgical and non-invasive treatment resulting in no downtime – you can return to your daily activities immediately following treatment
- The precise heating of the treatment area ensures a safe and effective result
- Effective on all skin types and colors
Most patients see gradual and cumulative results throughout the treatment regime. That means multiple treatments are necessary to achieve the desired results, making this a costly procedure that must be maintained to keep the skin smooth. Over time, patients can look forward to:
- Gradual smoothening of skin’s surface with a noticeable reduction in cellulite
- Circumferential reduction, with noticeable reshaping of the treated area
- Without monthly maintenance, VelaShape results will begin to fade after 6 to 8 weeks
Average Cost of VeraShape
The price of VelaShape treatment depends on where you live, number and size of treated areas and the clinic you use. Costs vary, but they are around $100 per session. Beware of package deals – try at least 1 procedure and make sure you can tolerate it before committing to more. After the initial results begin to fade (after 6-8 weeks) you will need to maintain the affect with regular monthly visits.
Endermologie® is a unique, non-invasive way of shaping the body, reducing the appearance of cellulite and improving overall skin health. Endermologie® was originally used to repair scars, burns and damaged muscular tissue, when a unexpected side-affect was discovered – the reduction of cellulite and significant loss of inches from the body.
Confirmed by over 105 scientific studies, ENDERMOLOGIE is the science of cell stimulation. It reactivates dormant cellular activity by mechanically stimulating the skin – a non-invasive and painless procedure.
How Endermologie® Works
Endermologie uses rollers that can feel like a deep tissue massage over problem areas of the skin. While the rollers are applied, suction is used to redistribute the skin and remove dimpling. Those opting for endermologie usually need 14 to 28 sessions of 45 minutes each (depending on size of areas being treated) to see results and must also have monthly treatments afterwards to maintain the smooth skin look.
Endermologie works best on those who are fit and between the ages of 30 to 45. Candidates who do not exercise regularly may see only temporary results. People who are over 30 pounds (13.60 kg) overweight usually do not benefit from the procedure.
Tip: Drinking water on the day of the procedure delivers a better result. Doctors often ask patients to drink eight glasses of water before the procedure, and to maintain the habit after the procedure.
Average Cost of Endermologie
Depending on where you live, each treatment costs $50-$70. The average cost to achieve plateau is between $1,200 and $2,000. Maintenance is then $50-70 per month.
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