Cellulite can be incredibly difficult to take care of without professional help. Even after losing quite a bit of weight, many patients continue to struggle with cellulite in areas such as the thighs, hips, buttocks, flanks and stomach. That is why our team is proud to offer trusted and effective treatment with VelaShape. This popular body contouring procedure is used to quickly and safely reduce the appearance of cellulite without cutting into a patient’s skin.
Cellulite Risk Factors
Unlike some of the other blemishes you might begin to notice as you grow older, cellulite is a complex problem caused by quite a few different factors. Many patients believe that they can get rid of cellulite by losing weight, but that is not always the case. Staying at a healthy weight will reduce your risk of developing cellulite, but extra body fat isn’t the only risk factor.
When we are younger, our skin is packed with important proteins including collagen and elastin. These unique substances make skin flexible, resilient and toned. Over the years, everything from sun damage to weight fluctuations will slowly damage your skin. There may come a point when pockets of fat begin to push through the underlying connective tissue and create visible dimples along the skin. All these different factors can eventually result in cellulite.
The Science of VelaShape
If fat cells are exposed to certain frequencies of infrared light, then they will immediately begin to die off. This unusual process is known as apoptosis, and it is one of the most effective ways to treat fatty tissue without making any incisions. During your VelaShape appointment, one of our specialists will place a small vacuum over the treatment site in order to pull your skin tight. We will then turn the infrared light on to methodically kill the nearby fat cells. Within a few weeks of the procedure, your immune system will naturally metabolize the fatty tissue.
What sets VelaShape apart from many other body contouring procedures is the fact that it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin while destroying fat cells. In addition to slimming down the treatment site, radio waves also penetrate deep into the skin and force the body to produce those key proteins. Because this procedure treats both of the underlying causes of cellulite, the results are often astounding.
Your First Appointments
Even though VelaShape can be carried out in a single appointment, most patients benefit from having at least three treatments. During these sessions, the average patient feels nothing more than warmth and pressure near the treatment site. Immediately following each appointment, we encourage our patients to run errands, exercise or head right back to work. In order to enjoy the results for as long as possible, we also suggest sticking to a healthy diet and exercise routine.
VelaShape is one of the easiest and most effective ways to get rid of cellulite, and it is provided right here in our office at Mariposa Aesthetics & Laser Center in Oklahoma City. Contact us today to schedule your first appointment and learn more.