Doesn’t it drive you crazy when you do all the right things – eat healthy, exercise often and look after yourself – but you still have that cellulite. Cellulite affects around 80% of women so you’re certainly not alone, but do we have to just accept it? At Feel Good Laser & Skin Clinic, Richmond, we have invested in the latest cellulite treatment technology so you don’t have to just accept cellulite. Our technology is cleared by the US Food & Drug Administration, giving you the confidence of a safe and effective treatment option.
In this article we look at how cellulite forms, why liposuction is ineffective on cellulite and introduce the VelaShape for effective cellulite treatment.
How Cellulite Forms
In between our skin and the underlying muscle is a layer of fat. This fat helps to regulate body temperature and gives protection. Our skin is “tied down” to the underlying muscle with fibrous cords. As the fat cells expand between the cords, it forces the skin outward, causing a lumpy or dimpled effect. Weight loss can reduce the appearance of cellulite, however it may not get rid of it entirely.
Liposuction and Cellulite
Many people make the incorrect assumption that liposuction will address cellulite. In fact, liposuction can make cellulite appear worse. During liposuction, a cannula is used to break up the fat and it is then suctioned away by a pump. Liposuction works on the deeper layer of fat, rather than the outer layer where cellulite forms. It can appear worse following liposuction as the surgery can make the skin looser and more prone to dimpling.
VelaShape for Effective Treatment of Cellulite
In addition to cellulite reduction, VelaShape has the added benefits of volume reduction and skin tightening, giving your healthy diet and exercise routine a real boost! VelaShape is a non-invasive body shaping and cellulite reduction treatment that can be done on the thighs, buttocks, flanks, abdomen, arms and neck (under chin). It is safe and effective and has been cleared by the FDA (US Food & Drug Administration).
VelaShape works by combining infrared light, bi-polar radio frequency energy and vacuum, which cause deep heating of the fat cells, their surrounding connective tissue and the underlying dermal collagen fibers. It stimulates the growth of new and better collagen and elastin, resulting in skin tightening, reduced volume and an overall improvement in skin structure and texture.
If you are considering treatment options for cellulite, at Feel Good Laser & Skin Clinic Richmond we offer a free consultation where we can explain the technology and answer any questions you have. You can click on the buttons below to ask a question or book a free consultation. Alternatively, you can call our experienced and friendly team on 1300 896 834.