No Time for Downtime? Try These Cellulite Treatments
May 29, 2015
When it comes to getting ready for swimsuit season, getting toned, fit, and slim can be a major uphill battle. With busy lifestyles, stress, and easy but unhealthy food choices surrounding us, it can be hard to find the time and energy to work on looking and feeling great.
Even if you are diligent about regular exercise and healthy eating, it’s not always easy to lose weight, especially if factors such as age or genetics are contributing to the problem. Feeling like there’s no way to resolve those problem areas while maintaining your busy lifestyle? You’re not out of luck with these minimally-invasive treatments for fat and cellulite loss.
An FDA-approved injectable treatment for targeting unwanted fat, mesotherapy has been a popular treatment in France since the 1950s, and it’s no wonder: this treatment can gradually take off inches and pounds of stubborn fat with repeated sessions. The procedure involves injecting a solution infused with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients, which are injected into the unwanted fat just under the skin. The fat is slowly dissolved, and the body disposes of it over time. This treatment involves no downtime, and is gentle enough to use in many areas of the body. Discomfort is minimal and manageable, with no anesthesia required. Generally, 5-7 sessions are advised for good results.
Cellulite is the bane of many women’s existence, and the lumpy, cottage cheese-like fat deposits can seem almost impossible to get rid of. Cellulite affects most women to some extent, and the problem is caused by fat cells pressing up against connective tissue, causing an orange peel appearance. Unfortunately, getting rid of cellulite is not as easy as simply losing weight. Velasmooth is specifically designed to target cellulite using a variety of technologies. Using infrared and radiofrequency energy, the tissues are heated and stimulated to reduce the appearance of cellulite over time. Velasmooth treatments are brief and comfortable, though several sessions are necessary to produce good results.
A highly effective and slightly more invasive treatment than mesotherapy or Velasmooth, SmartLipo is a gentle laser liposuction method that is used to melt fat in problem areas all over the body. The fat is then suctioned out through tiny incisions. SmartLipo is renowned for its exceptional body contouring results, gentle procedure, and short downtime. Additional benefits include modest skin tightening from the heat of the laser. SmartLipo is typically performed under local anesthesia, and there are fewer risks involved with the procedure than with traditional liposuction methods. Most patients can return to work within a few days, and the results continue to improve for about three months following treatment.
If you want great results, sometimes it’s a good idea to consider combining treatments to maximize their impact. This is especially true when combining fat loss treatments with cellulite reduction. Because cellulite can occur even in slim people, combining these treatments with SmartLipo or mesotherapy can help you get beautiful results and improve your confidence. Because these treatments are gentle, you won’t have to worry about downtime when combining procedures.
Not a Substitute—a Supplement
Cosmetic weight loss treatments are not a substitute for exercise and a healthy diet. Without implementing lifestyle changes, any improvement made with procedures like mesotherapy and SmartLipo is likely to be short-lived. These procedures are best used to help resolve stubborn fat that does not respond to diet and exercise.
Talk to an Expert
If you’re considering treatment for problem areas or cellulite, then it’s time to talk to an expert about your options. Everyone is different, and it is important that your treatment plan is customized to suit you and your specific needs. When you’re ready to start exploring your options, you should only speak to board certified plastic surgeons with a great deal of experience and skill, like our compassionate surgeons at Masri Clinic for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery. Our experts offer free consultations to give prospective patients the opportunity to ask questions and get their candidacy assessed for a wide variety of effective treatments. To schedule your consultation, call 866-487-3223 today.