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If there is one very common cosmetic issue that most people do not want on their bodies, it is cellulite. Sadly, no matter what your skin care routine is, this is an issue can start to appear as we age. The good news is that you do not have to suffer with cellulite, and it can be treated without the need for invasive plastic surgery.

What is cellulite?

Cellulite often appears in the buttocks and thigh areas. This is probably the main treatment area that individuals ask us about. However, it can also appear in other areas such as the upper arms and around the love handles, plus in the tummy area. On the body, cellulite looks like lumps, dimpling and bumps on the skin. Some of the descriptions of how cellulite looks also include it having the appearance of ‘cottage cheese’ or orange peels.

Cellulite is formed when fat deposits in the body start to push their way through the individual layers of collagen fibers. As the cellulite breaks through these connective tissues, it starts to cause the appearance of what we recognize as cellulite.

When it comes to cellulite, it is much more common for women to get it than men, although it is perfectly possible for males to get cellulite too. Either way the treatment for the condition is the same.

How to Treat Cellulite with VelaShape

VelaShape (also known as VelaShape III) is a treatment for skin tightening, circumferential reduction and cellulite. VelaShape is a non-invasive body contouring treatment that is FDA approved and can help with the redirection of cellulite contained on the thighs or abdomen.

Cellulite reduction using VelaShape is tackled through the use of a few different methods at the same time. VelaShape uses both infrared light (IR) and bi-polar radio frequency energy (RF energy). In addition, the device also uses a vacuum suction treatment to get some similar benefits to those that are carried out with endermologie techniques.

Endermologie is a technique that can help with cellulite reduction by using rollers that carry out mechanical massage over the problem areas. These massage rollers can help reduce the appearance of cellulite through deep tissue massage.

The way that VelaShape works is that it is designed to provide deep heating to the fat cells and connecting tissue within the skin. When the collagen fiber is heated up in this way, it helps stimulate new collagen growth with fresh elastin, which provides better skin laxity. This new collagen helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite in various parts of the body.

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How many VelaShape treatment sessions are needed?

You will need a few VelaShape treatment sessions (on average six) to ensure that it is effective. It should also be noted that a good diet, health and exercise regime should be adopted and maintained too. Although Velashape isn’t a cure for cellulite, it can certainly help the appearance of it. VelaShape can give you a temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite. However, by ensuring that you look after your body in the best way you can, you can help reduce the symptoms of cellulite. For optimal results, a little bit of weight loss can help too, but you will unlikely get rid of your cellulite through diet and fat reduction alone.

VelaShape is a quick procedure to have carried out. So the treatment will not impact your daily schedule. There are also minimal side effects with just some redness and perhaps minor bruising. There is no downtime associated with it, so you can go about your daily routine after the treatment.

If you’re ready to improve the appearance of cellulite then why not explore whether VelaShape can help. Contact us online today or call 212-535-3088 to learn more about why Dr. Green is a trusted source for cellulite treatment in New York City.

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