Cellulite is the unsightly dimpling that occurs directly underneath the surface of your skin, creating a cratered or 'cottage cheese' texture. Essentially, cellulite is caused by engorged fat cells. Women tend to be affected by cellulite more often because their subcutaneous fat layer is separated by thin vertical columns in contrast to the crisscross network that is found in men. It is estimated that anywhere from 85 to 98% of women have cellulite. Even thin women have cellulite and it's often a problem for those who've lost weight.
There are treatments currently available for cellulite including Velashape and SmoothShapes. There is a new treatment just released, called Reaction from Viora. Reaction is a multi function machine that can not only reduce cellulite but tighten skin and provide circumferential reduction.
According to the manufacturer, patients can expect to see results in just one session, the treatment is pain free, and can be used just about anywhere on the body. The Reaction uses a combination of vacuum therapy and radio frequency technology. What sets this machine apart is the Core technology. The Core integrates multiple frequencies and can target many different areas of the body, including the arms, buttocks, face, neck, legs, stomach, hips and thighs.
Different skin depths require different frequency penetration which is key in cellulite improvement and skin tightening. Treatment sessions are typically around 20-30 minutes and 4-8 sessions are generally recommended.
This technology is very new so interest is just beginning to build. We'd like to hear from any physicians who would care to comment on the machine. Contact Sara Jordan at firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments and contact information if you'd like to be featured in upcoming coverage of Reaction.