In most cases, the results of cellulite reduction procedures can last for months.

Cellulite Reduction

What Procedures Are Used in Cellulite Reduction?

Unlike fat cells, cellulite is resistant to the effects of exercise. In order to successfully reduce cellulite, measures must be taken to emulsify the fat and destroy the cellulite at the cellular level. Light-based body contouring techniques can effectively break up cellulite so the body can improve collagen and elastin fibers.

How Long Will the Results of a Cellulite Reduction Procedure Last?

In most cases, the results of cellulite reduction procedures can last for months. Cellulite is not like fat and will not regenerate or plump back up if weight is lost, Cellulite remains static and will not be affected by exercise, changes in diet, or different types of massage. If a person receives laser treatment that targets cellulite, they can expect results with very few side effects. Cellulite reduction therapies offer unique, long lasting results especially if maintenance treatments are performed.

Are There Side Effects From Cellulite Reduction Procedures?

Cellulite reduction procedures may cause mild side effects that appear immediately after the procedure. Light and radiofrequency procedures send energy waves deep into the tissues causing heat to develop in and around the target area. This can cause mild pain, inflammation, and mild discomfort near the treatment area. Mild bruising may also be present.

How Does Velashape Reduce Cellulite?

VelaShape® is a unique treatment option that can be used to help remove unwanted cellulite from specific areas of the body. The procedure involves the use of infrared light, radiofrequency energy, deep tissue massage, and suction to help break down cellulite in specific areas of the body, including the buttocks, flanks, thighs, and abdomen. The procedure uses a device that sends different types of energy waves deep into the tissues. When the energy is combined with both suction and massage, the cellulite is systematically broken down and eliminated from the body. The procedure is non-invasive and offers very few side effects.

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