Cellulite Reduction Techniques

Posted May 21, 2019
Cellulite reduction eliminates its appearance on the skin

Cellulite is a condition that is visible on the skin and it causes the skin to have a lumpy, dimpled appearance. The appearance of cellulite normally impacts the thighs and buttocks but it can also appear in other areas of the body. This skin condition can impact both men and women but it is more common in females due to the different distribution of connective tissue, muscle and fat in the female body. The exact cause of cellulite is unknown but many people think it is the result of an interaction between the connective tissue of the dermatological layer located below the skin surface and the layer of fat that is located just below it. If the fat cells begin to protrude into the layer of skin, the person will have the appearance of cellulite on the body.  Genetics and dietary factors can also play a part in the development of cellulite. Thankfully, there are multiple treatments that can reduce and eliminate the appearance of cellulite on the body.

In order to give patients a better idea of how cellulite can be treated on the body, Cosmetic Town TV recently took an in-depth look at some of the most popular cellulite reduction treatments:

Venus Freeze/Venus Legacy to Treat Cellulite

Venus Freeze/Venus Legacy is a cosmetic surgery treatment that tightens the skin as well as heats the fat that is located just below the surface of the skin. While Venus Freeze utilizes radiofrequency energy to heat the skin to provide tightening and collagen production in the targeted area, Venus Legacy adds suction in order to pull the targeted tissue into the machine. This heats the underlying fat and results in a reduction of fat in the targeted area. It is a good option for patients that require mild cellulite reduction on the body.

The procedure takes about 15-30 minutes to perform in the office of a doctor. The doctor moves a handheld device that contains tiny pins along the area that is being treated. There will some short bursts of heat as the pins emit radiofrequency energy and pulsed magnetic fields within the dermal tissue. The heat increases as adjustable pulsed suction pulls the skin into the device. This allows the energy to penetrate the skin and reach the targeted underlying fat. The heat damages the fat cells and then they are naturally eliminated by the body. It takes about six to eight sessions, spaced a few weeks apart, to achieve the desired results and the total number of sessions depends on the goals of the patient.  The cost of Venus Freeze/Venus Legacy is about $500-$600 per session.

Patients will not need any recovery or downtime but the treated area will be warm to the touch for a few hours after the session. Patients can resume their daily schedule immediately after the treatment. The results are not immediately visible since it takes multiple sessions to achieve the gradual tightening of the treated area. Patients will notice improvements in the appearance of the treated area after several sessions and the improvements will progress as more sessions are performed. The final results will be seen three to four months after the final session is performed. The final results will include skin that is smoother and more youthful looking. Patients will need to have follow-up treatments since the skin continues to change as the aging process continues.

Velashape to Treat Cellulite

Velashape is a body contouring treatment that is instrumental in cellulite reduction on the body of a patient. Velashape works by combining radiofrequency energy, suction, infrared light and massage. The doctor takes the Velashape hand piece and applies it directly to the surface of the skin in the area that is targeted for cellulite reduction.  The hand piece has mechanical rollers that massage the skin, as well as smooth the skin, while also sending the radiofrequency energy through the surface of the skin. The radiofrequency energy is delivered through the skin to heat the underlying tissue. The heating of the tissue causes the fat cells to melt and break apart which allows the fat to be naturally flushed out of the body.

The ideal candidate for Velashape is a person that wants to reduce or eliminate the appearance of cellulite on the body. It is not a weight loss treatment and should not be treated as such by patients.

The average cost is $500-$600 per treatment and Velashape takes at least three sessions to achieve the desired results. There might be some slight redness and bruising after each treatment. The results are long-lasting but they are not permanent so patients need to be prepared to have touch-up treatments in order to maintain the results.

Consult with a Board-Certified Doctor for Cellulite Reduction

Before choosing a treatment to reduce the appearance of cellulite on the body, patients should schedule a consultation appointment with a board-certified doctor. The doctor will examine the patient and determine the best treatment to achieve the desired results based on the amount, and extent, of cellulite on the body of the patient. In addition, the doctor can set realistic expectations so the patient will have a clear idea of the results to expect from their cellulite reduction procedure.



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