Your body is a temple. I’m sure you’ve heard that before. It is well known that a healthy diet and regular exercise are necessary practices to becoming your healthiest, most able self. However, diet and exercise alone often fall short of targeting specific and hard to tone areas. Even those of us pumping iron seven days a week can fall victim to unwelcome cellulite and stubborn fatty deposits.
What is cellulite in our body?
Cellulite is the subcutaneous fat within the connective tissue in our bodies. Looking at it from the surface, it appears as skin dimpling. Typical areas include the buttocks and thighs of postpubescent females. While not remotely dangerous in a medical sense, many women go to great lengths to reduce or rid themselves of this (pretty natural) fat phenomenon. 90% of women will be affected by cellulite at some point during their lives (compared to only 10% of men). Don’t discount the role of genetics and hormones in the development of cellulite; if your mom and grandmother had cellulite, there is a good chance you might as well.
Note: Body weight doesn’t always dictate whether cellulite will appear. Even slender and fit women can have these underlying fat deposits. Being overweight can make the cellulite more noticeable as there is more fat underneath your skin stressing the connective tissue. But even models and athletes, those who work out and eat well, do struggle with cellulite. Firming and toning muscles in cellulite-prone areas can give the illusion that cellulite is non-existent or at least far less noticeable. Yoga and strength training circuits can target butt and thigh areas and boost circulation.
How VelaShape® III works?
So, what are the alternatives to living with the cellulite you were gifted? Body contouring is a safe and effective way to shape and slim the body and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Unlike surgical procedures like liposuction, VelaShape® III is non-invasive treatment for circumferential cellulite reduction. VelaShape technology uses infrared light and bi-polar radio frequency to deep heat the fat cells, fascia and collagen fibers. These targeted heating and vacuum effectively increases collagen and elastin production and works to improve overall skin texture and structure.
And hey, everybody’s doing it! Before each annual Victoria’s Secret Show, most of the angels commit to the VelaShape III treatment to get rid of any lingering dimply areas that might show on the runway. Even women we’ve placed on an aesthetic pedestal are having this treatment done.
VelaShap is not a weight loss solution
Before you put all your eggs in the VelaShape basket, it is important to mention that this is not a weight loss solution. The technology is contouring and troubleshooting areas that diet and exercise can’t get to on their own. It is recommended for people with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of less than 30. This typically means that the candidate will eat right and exercise moderately. Results will last longer if you continue with a balanced diet and exercise regimen following the procedure. Because the action is fat cell shrinkage rather than removal (like liposuction), returning to a sedentary, carb-centric lifestyle will allow the fat cells to expand.
Results vary by person. Improvement is often gradual and increasingly noticeable throughout the first 4 sessions. The average circumferential reduction in clinical trials was 0.5-3 inches. Typical treatment areas include the thighs, buttocks, abdomen and arms. The VelaShape treatment is safe and effective for all skin types and colors. There are no reported short-term or long-term side effects, and results showed that those who underwent the VelaShape procedure noticed a reduction in their cellulite lasting a year or longer.