It is reported that up to 90% of women will experience cellulite during their lives. What is cellulite? Is VelaShape an effective cellulite removal system? Cellulite is a condition in which the skin appears to have underlying areas of fat. These areas of fat give the skin an appearance of a lumpy, dimpled look. VelaShape, available at Tyler Wellcare, is the only FDA-approved cellulite removal system that safely and effectively provides cellulite reduction and body contouring. We are proud to offer this cutting-edge system to patients in the greater Tyler, Texas communities.
What is Cellulite?
Many women wonder, what is cellulite? Cellulite is a troublesome condition found in the majority of women and can be difficult to improve by diet and exercise alone. When areas of underlying fat develop, typically in the thigh and buttocks area, a dimpled, lumpy appearance becomes visible.
Cellulite is classified into three grades:
- Grade 1: Cellulite is not visibly seen but a microscope can detect anatomical changes in the skin.
- Grade 2: Cellulite is not visibly seen but the skin experiences decreased elasticity, lower temperature and pastiness.
- Grade 3: Cellulite is visibly seen with all grade 2 signs.
The causes of cellulite are not well understood. Physicians believe the condition is caused by hormone changes, genetics, poor diet and lifestyle factors such as smoking and low physical activity levels.
Is VelaShape an Effective Cellulite Removal System?
VelaShape is the only FDA-cleared device that effectively and safely provides body contouring and cellulite removal with no downtime. VelaShape provides numerous benefits, including:
- First and only FDA-cleared device for circumferential reduction and cellulite reduction
- Non-surgical and non-invasive cellulite removal system with no downtime
- Precise heating on the targeted body area delivers a safe and effective body contouring treatment
- Effective on all skin types and skin colors
How does VelaShape work? The VelaShape system combines infrared, bi-polar radio frequency energy and vacuum technology for safe and effective cellulite removal and reduction. This combination leads to deep heating of the body’s fat cells, the surrounding connective tissue and the underlying dermal collagen fibers. The energy and vacuum allows for growth of new and better collagen and elastin which leads to reduction in skin laxity, increased body volume and improved skin structure and texture.
For more resources on cellulite, or if VelaShape is the correct cellulite removal system for you, please contact the Tyler, Texas office of Tyler Wellcare.