Many people commonly develop a lumpy, dimpled appearance on certain bodily areas, such as the arms, backs of the thighs, the stomach, or buttocks. These fat cells, called cellulite, lie just beneath the skin and can develop due to various causes. Poor diets, lack of exercise, yo-yo dieting, hormonal changes, or genetics can be the reasons for cellulite development. Cellulite tends to occur more often in women than in men, and the resulting “cottage cheese” look is usually quite undesirable. Exercise, dieting, and other methods generally do not work on reducing cellulite or on tightening the skin back to its original contours.
Skin Tightening Treatment for Cellulite
The only non-invasive, FDA-approved product that helps reduce cellulite and re-contour the body is VelaShape. This device, when administered by your local Atlanta area dermatological laser center, can effectively contour and slim your body lines by diminishing pockets of fat and firming up those problem areas. With in-office sessions that allow you to receive treatment and immediately return to work or to your regular daily activities with no downtime, VelaShape provides you with dramatic results for newly toned skin.
How Does VelaShape Work?
The VelaShape device works using an infrared laser, bipolar radio frequency energy and mechanical tissue manipulation (suctioning and massage rollers) technologies. The treatment operates to apply deep heat to the fat cells, their nearby connective tissues, and dermal collagen fibers. The heating, massaging, and suctioning work to stimulate new collagen and elastin growth, resulting in tightened skin, increased volume, and better skin structure and texture. The skin’s surface will be smoothed and the appearance of cellulite noticeably reduced. The treated area will also be reshaped, with an obvious reduction in size.
The Treatment Experience
Skin tightening and cellulite reduction with VelaShape is as comfortable as getting a warm, deep-tissue massage in a medical spa. If you are finding that the treatment is becoming uncomfortable at all, the parameters can be adjusted with ease. For a few hours after your treatment, the warmth you’ve experienced will remain with you, perhaps accompanied by a slightly pink appearance in the area treated.
Jean Chapman M.D. at LaserMed Skin & Vein Clinic offers VelaShape treatments for their patients who are seeking cellulite reduction and/or skin tightening and contouring. Jean Chapman M.D. can determine if you are a good candidate for VelaShape or whether another option for skin tightening would better suit your needs. The LaserMed Skin & Vein Clinic, located in Johns Creek, Atlanta, is proud to serve the surrounding areas of Alpharetta, Milton, Roswell, and Cumming.
This article is not meant to take the place of professional medical advice. Please contact the friendly staff at LaserMed Skin & Vein Clinic if you have any questions or would like to make an appointment.