With over 98% of women having some degree of cellulite: dimpling, fat deposits or uneven texture, even the thinnest of women suffer from this common affliction. It is therefore no surprise that the cellulite treatment industry is enormous: millions of dollars being spent yearly on lotions, potions, creams, and even professional cellulite reduction treatments. One such treatment, Velashape may offer patients a smoother appearance as well as circumferential reduction.
As seen on The Dr. Oz Show, VelaShape combines radiofrequency (RF) energy, tissue mobilization, and infrared technology to smooth out the appearance of cellulite and offer circumferential reduction. Cellulite affects several places on the body including the back of the thighs, buttocks, arms, knees and abdomen. It has been postulated that cellulite affects several layers of skin and that the appearance of cellulite is due to a combination of increased fat cells, strained connective tissues and a decrease in collagen formation.
Velashape is FDA approved for cellulite and circumferential reduction with an average improvement of 65% reduction in the appearance of cellulite for patients. Physicians who have experience with Velashape have reported up to a 7 cm reduction in thigh circumference.
"In a study conducted in our center looking at the VelaShape for body contouring and cellulite reduction, subjects saw visible and noticeable reduction in the circumference of the treated areas as well as improvement in skin tone, texture and tightness," states San Diego dermatologist Dr. Tess Mauricio, "What was most impressive and exciting for patients was results were seen in 4 or fewer treatments. The majority of patients saw results after just the first two treatments."
There is no cure for cellulite however, treatments such as Velashape work by stimulating collagen growth while breaking down fat cells resulting in a reduction in the appearance of cellulite. Treatment time is short and can be completed within half an hour and approximately 4-6 treatments are recommended for the best results.
Cost for Velashape treatments vary across the country and depend on the size of the treatment area but patients can expect to pay approximately $250-$450 per session.
For comprehensive information on other cellulite reduction treatments, please visit The Beauty Tech Review: Cellulite Reduction by American Health and Beauty.