You may have worked very hard during winter and spring to get the bikini body you’ve always wanted. Unfortunately, diet and exercise aren’t enough when it comes to cellulite, those lumpy, “cottage cheese” areas of the skin, often found on the thighs and buttocks. Cellulite doesn’t have to do with excess fat necessarily, as even skinny women suffer from the problem. This makes it difficult to treat. When you’ve worked so hard, you want to see results. So how can you improve cellulite for smooth, beach-worthy skin without missing a minute of the summer? Velasmooth is a non-surgical cellulite treatment that can help you get the results you want.
What Is Cellulite?
Cellulite is simply the appearance of the skin that results from fat cells pressing up against fibrous connective tissue under the skin. This causes a dimpled, lumpy, and uneven appearance that is often accompanied by small red dots, resembling orange peels. Cellulite is more common and more noticeable in people with light skin, and it is far more common in women than in men.
What Causes Cellulite?
Cellulite can occur for a number of reasons, and it affects up to nine out of 10 adult women to some degree. Causes of cellulite can include:
- Genetics: Many families are predisposed to significant cellulite.
- Hormonal factors: Shifts in metabolism and hormone levels (such as estrogen and stress hormones) are thought to contribute to cellulite formation.
- Lifestyle: Poor diet, lack of exercise, and habits such as smoking can decrease normal blood flow and overall health, which can contribute to or exacerbate cellulite.
- Aging: As skin loses elasticity, fat and connective tissue show through the skin more easily, causing the appearance of cellulite to worsen.
- Pregnancy: Weight gain and hormonal changes involved with pregnancy can have an impact on cellulite formation.
There are many treatments available for reducing the appearance of cellulite. These vary in effectiveness and invasiveness, with results depending on both the treatment and the individual. One non-invasive treatment on the market today is Velasmooth, a treatment regimen to help reduce the appearance of cellulite over about six to eight weeks.
Velasmooth uses the radiofrequency therapy of elōs Technology to gently warm the tissue to be treated and gradually reduce the appearance of cellulite. Patients must commit to a treatment schedule over six to eight weeks, with maintenance after this period. Treatments last about 45 minutes to an hour, and subtle results gradually appear after a number of treatments have been performed. Many patients report that the after-effects of the procedure feel similar to that of an intense workout or deep tissue massage. There is no downtime associated with the treatments.
See an Expert
For any type of cosmetic treatment, regardless of invasiveness, you’ll want to see a seasoned professional, in order to maximize your chances for a good outcome. Thinking about tackling your cellulite? A board certified plastic surgeon is the best choice for your Velasmooth treatments. In Birmingham and Dearborn, MI, Masri Clinic for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery offers top-notch treatments, including Velasmooth and other body contouring services. Dr. Haitham Masri has been helping patients achieve results for over 25 years, and can help you get the right treatment. Call 866-487-3223 to schedule your complimentary consultation.