As the weather warms up, jeans and long pants are tossed aside for shorter, cooler shorts and skirts. For some, revealing clothing is a nightmare. The lumpy, cottage cheese appearance of cellulite has many women, and some men, trying to keep covered without overheating.
Are you one of the large number of people affected by cellulite? You don’t have to hide, embrace non-invasive cellulite treatments and put an end to skin on the abdomen, buttocks, hips, and thighs that looks more like the dimpled surface of an orange than the beautiful smooth skin you desire.
Cellulite Is Not Just a Curse for Those Overweight
It is a common misconception that only those who are overweight deal with cellulite. The truth is that most women have cellulite, and a few men do as well.
It is more prevalent in women, however, because women’s bodies store more fat in the buttocks, hips, and thighs, the most common areas for cellulite to form. Cellulite tends to run in families, and it becomes more apparent as your skin loses elasticity during the natural process of aging.
What Is Cellulite?
This leads to the question about cellulite in general. What is it? Your skin is connected to your muscle by small strands of connective cords called septa. Between the skin and your muscle are fat cells. These fat cells cannot pass through the septa. As they expand, they’re forced to push upward against the surface of the skin. This creates the bumpy appearance associated with cellulite.
How Do You Get Rid of Cellulite?
If you are overweight, losing weight can help reduce the appearance of cellulite, but it will not go away completely. For people who are at their target weight, laser or radiofrequency treatments that help melt the fat cells are effective. This is where Velasmooth treatments come in.
How Velasmooth Works
Velasmooth is a non-invasive hand-held device that targets the fat cells with elos technology, a combination of radiofrequency and intense pulsed light (IPL). While the heat from the radiofrequency and IPL shrinks the fat cells, rollers on the hand-held help massage and smooth the skin. As the fat stores shrink, the skin smooths out and the cottage cheese appearance goes away.
Do you have other trouble areas that are keeping you from enjoying the upcoming summer swimsuit season? Check out other surgical and non-surgical body sculpting options from Dr. Masri, a Michigan facial plastic surgeon, by reading his blog: Body Sculpting Following Weight Loss.
There are two plastic surgery clinics available for your convenience; one is in Birmingham and the other in Dearborn. Be sure to schedule your Velasmooth consultation with the clinic nearest you. Call 1-866-487-3223 to make an appointment at the Masri Clinic for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery.