Many people have cellulite on their thighs and other areas of their bodies. Although this dimpled, uneven skin isn’t harmful, it can make people feel embarrassed and upset about how they look. Fortunately, improving the appearance of your cellulite is extremely easy. At Still Waters Day & Medical Spa in Pensacola, Florida, we can smooth your cellulite and improve the appearance of your skin with VelaShape. This cellulite treatment is an ideal option for people who want to feel better about how they look.
How Long Does It Take to See Results From VelaShape Cellulite Treatment?
VelaShape cellulite treatment is a fantastic way to enhance your skin and improve your overall appearance. Since everyone is unique, your individual results will vary. That said, many people receive three treatment sessions. Alternatively, we can design a plan that will allow you to improve your skin in one session.
Achieving Positive Results
Your skin will continue to improve as you go through your treatment plan. As your skin gradually renews itself, your cellulite will decrease. You will feel more youthful and attractive once you achieve the full benefits of this treatment.
What Is Cellulite?
Cellulite is dimpled, uneven skin. It is commonly found on people’s thighs, buttocks, and abdomens.
The Development of Cellulite
People have cords that connect their skin to their muscles. These cords push downward. When fat cells gather, they press up toward the surface of your skin. The interaction between your cords and your fat cells can cause your skin’s texture to become uneven and lumpy. We call this skin condition cellulite.
A Frustrating Issue
Cellulite is not dangerous, and developing cellulite also will not cause you to feel discomfort. It will not increase your chances of experiencing health problems. That said, many people don’t like the way that cellulite looks. This skin condition may cause people to feel unhappy about their bodies.
Why Do I Have Cellulite?
Your gender plays a significant role in your chances of developing cellulite. Women tend to store more fat in their thighs, buttocks, and other areas where cellulite usually develops. They are much more likely to suffer from this issue than men. In fact, the majority of women will develop cellulite at some point in their lifetimes.
Getting older also increases your chances of having cellulite. Older people’s skin is less elastic and strong than young people’s skin. People’s skin also becomes thinner over the years. These weaknesses can make cellulite appear to be more prominent.
Your family history has a big effect on the condition of your skin. Some people’s genes give them a higher chance of experiencing cellulite than other people.
Gaining weight can increase your risk of suffering from cellulite. That said, many thin, fit people have this skin condition. In fact, people can exercise and eat well without achieving noticeable improvements in their cellulite.
Improving Your Skin
It’s easy to see why people struggle to reduce their cellulite. Many of the factors that cause this skin condition, such as age, gender, and genetics, are not possible for people to control through lifestyle changes. Fortunately, VelaShape can smooth your cellulite and provide you with an attractive new look.
How Does VelaShape Improve My Cellulite?
VelaShape uses a state-of-the-art technique to reduce your cellulite and contour your body. This method uses bi-polar radio frequency energy and infrared light to target your chosen area.
Positioning Your Tissues
Once we begin your treatment, a vacuum will move your target tissues upward. This will help the targeted tissues absorb the energy provided during your treatment.
Heating Your Tissues
Infrared light will increase the temperature of your tissues. The bi-polar radio frequency energy will direct this heat throughout your target area in a precise, controlled way. This distribution will help us heat your tissues more quickly. It will also allow us to heat your tissues without harming your skin.
Improving Your Cellulite
As we direct the energy to your target area, your connective tissues, collagen fibers, and fat cells will heat up. The vacuum and heating process will encourage your body to produce more elastin and collagen. Elastin and collagen are proteins that keep your skin looking strong and healthy. This process will enhance the texture and structure of your skin. It will also tighten your skin. Your cellulite will be reduced and your skin will look more attractive and vibrant.
What Areas of My Body Can VelaShape Improve?
If you have cellulite in many different locations, don’t worry. VelaShape is a versatile treatment that can improve cellulite that appears in multiple areas of your body. This treatment can address cellulite on your thighs, buttocks, and flanks. It can also improve the appearance of your arms, abdomen, and neck.
What Types of Cellulite Can VelaShape Improve?
VelaShape can improve a variety of cellulite conditions. Medical professionals use a system called the Nurnberger-Muller Cellulite Classification Scale to analyze people’s cellulite. VelaShape is an ideal way to treat cellulite that is Stage One or Stage Two under this scale.
A person’s cellulite is considered to be Stage One under this scale if they have no dimpling when they are lying down or standing. However, pinching their target area will show that their skin has an uneven texture that resembles an orange peel.
A person’s cellulite is considered to be Stage Two under this scale if dimpling is seen only when they are standing up. This dimpling is not visible when they are lying down.
A person has Stage Three cellulite when dimpling is seen when they are lying down and when they are standing up.
Analyzing Your Skin
You don’t need to decide whether to use this treatment on your own. During your initial consultation, we will analyze your skin and overall health. We will determine whether VelaShape can improve the condition of the cellulite in your target area.
What Improvements Can I Expect to See?
VelaShape is excellent at improving your cellulite. After you achieve the full effect of your treatments, you will have smoother, more attractive skin. The appearance of your cellulite will be reduced. Further, your target area will be reshaped and contoured. You may also see a reduction in the circumference of your thighs and abdomen.
Does This Treatment Really Work?
Many people feel skeptical about non-invasive treatments that promise to improve their skin and contour their bodies. It’s common for these treatments to be ineffective or underwhelming. VelaShape is different. There is scientific evidence showing that radiofrequency technologies can noticeably improve people’s skin. Further, VelaShape can effectively decrease the circumference of people’s abdomens and thighs.
How Will I Prepare for My VelaShape Treatment?
This cellulite treatment is extremely gentle on your skin. As a result, you don’t need to do very much to prepare. People can typically continue with their usual schedules and skincare routines after treatment.
We may advise you to follow some simple steps before your appointment. In particular, you cannot receive this treatment if you have a sunburn on your target area. To reduce the risk of irritating your skin, you should avoid excessive sun exposure before your treatment session. Further, we may advise you to drink water before your appointment. Proper hydration may help you achieve more optimal results.
What Will My Treatment Be Like?
This is an easy, out-patient treatment. During your appointment, we will monitor your reaction to the treatment process. We can alter the treatment energy to keep you relaxed and at ease throughout your appointment.
A Comfortable Process
Most people say that the treatment feels like a deep-tissue massage. People are generally very relaxed and happy during their appointments.
What Will My Recovery Process Be Like?
One of the main benefits of this treatment is how easy and quick the recovery process is. Unlike many invasive cosmetic procedures, VelaShape doesn’t require people to deal with incisions or lengthy recovery periods. In fact, most people have no downtime after their treatments. People can usually resume their normal schedules, exercise programs, and other activities immediately after their appointment.
How Long Will My Results Last?
This treatment does not provide permanent results. That said, you can maintain your new look by receiving touch-up treatments. Eating balanced meals and adopting an exercise routine may also help you maintain the benefits of VelaShape. During your initial consultation, we can develop a maintenance plan that will allow you to maintain the positive changes in your body.
Can This Treatment Help Me Look More Attractive for a Special Day?
Cellulite can keep you from feeling beautiful and confident on a special day, like at a wedding. Fortunately, VelaShape can help you reduce the prominence of your cellulite and achieve a more contoured body before your special occasion. Feeling confident about your appearance will help you enjoy your celebration and look radiant on your big day.
Scheduling Your Treatment
We generally recommend that brides or others with an important day receive VelaShape treatments two months before the date of their event. During your initial consultation, we can help you schedule your cellulite treatments so that you can achieve your desired results. If you’re getting married, we can also design a comprehensive bridal beauty plan that will help you prepare for your big day.
Who Is a Suitable Candidate for VelaShape Treatments?
This non-invasive treatment is perfect for a wide variety of people. In general, healthy adults who would like to contour their bodies and improve their cellulite achieve excellent results from this treatment. That said, VelaShape is not for everyone.
Although this treatment can dramatically improve your look, it does not help people lose weight. Accordingly, people who have a Body Mass Index, or BMI, of over thirty may not be suitable candidates for this treatment.
People With Medical Conditions
Other medical conditions may prevent you from receiving this treatment. In particular, you cannot receive VelaShape if you have an active infection or fever. You also should not go to your appointment while you have active shingles, an active cold sore, or a fever blister. Your target area should not be sunburned. This treatment is also not suitable for people with pacemakers or other implanted electronic devices.
This treatment is not intended for women who are breastfeeding or pregnant. You should talk to your medical provider about when you can safely receive this treatment after pregnancy.
Schedule a Consultation
Are you ready to do something about your cellulite? VelaShape can provide you with smooth, attractive skin in an easy, non-invasive manner. You’ll be amazed by how attractive your skin looks once you complete your treatments. To learn more about how this fantastic treatment can help you, contact us at Still Waters Day & Medical Spa in Pensacola, Florida for an initial consultation today.