While we often wish it might go away on its own, saying goodbye Cellulite just got a little bit easier, thanks to the cellulite treatment options available at Westside Aesthetics.
SAY GOODBYE TO CELLULITE
Cellulite affects 80-90% of women over the age of 20 regardless of weight and size. Lean women are just as affected by cellulite as heavier women. It is also known by other names such as adiposis edematosa, dermopanniculosis deformans, status protrusus cutis, gynoid lipodystrophy, and orange peel syndrome.
Cellulite consists of fat cells trapped within the superficial layers of the skin. The herniation of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue presents itself on the skin surface as dimpling and nodularity. It is most often found on the buttocks, lower limbs, and abdomen, but can also affect other areas depending on individual anatomy.
The causes of cellulite can be related to changes in metabolism, physiology, hormonal factors, genetic factors, the microcirculatory system and lifestyle. A high-stress lifestyle can increase the level of catecholamines, which have been associated with the development of cellulite. In addition, certain dieting practices can lower the level of these chemicals.
The psychological effects of this condition can be quite severe, causing major body image issues. For some women, it strictly limits wardrobe selection and causes embarrassment during summer months. In Southern California and other areas where warm weather persists most of the year, it is nice to know that there are effective treatment options available.
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HOW TO TREAT CELLULITE
The only way to treat cellulite and smooth it out is to disrupt the connective tissue bands that hold the fat cells in place. This allows the fat cells to settle into the deeper layers, making the skin to appear smoother and more even.
Some people believe that liposuction reduces the appearance of cellulite. Unfortunately, in many cases, liposuction actually worsens the appearance of cellulite by removing the underlying fat cells and accentuating the irregularity of the skin contour. Over the counter skin treatments are also not effective.
Most of these topical products contain pepper or other ingredients to stimulate circulation and temporarily increase swelling and redness, thus camouflaging the affected areas.
We always recommend a healthy diet and regular exercise, but that may not be the only line of defense necessary to reduce the appearance of cellulite. In fact, losing weight can sometimes enhance the appearance of cellulite in certain areas.
At Westside Aesthetics, we offer a treatment called Velashape. Because it’s FDA approved, non-surgical, and non-invasive, VelaShape is one of the safest and most effective ways of reducing cellulite. Velashape features a combination of bi-polar radiofrequency (RF), infrared light energy, plus vacuum and mechanical massage.
This combination will result in gradual smoothing of the skin’s surface with a noticeable reduction in cellulite as well as circumferential reduction, with noticeable reshaping of the treated area. It is effective on all skin types and all skin colors.
There is absolutely no downtime and it is virtually painless, which means you can return to your daily activities immediately following treatment. In addition to having your cellulite reduced, VelaShape provides many other positive benefits.
You will notice decreased muscle aches and pains and increased circulation. You’ll also have increased self-confidence and a better body image with tighter and firmer skin.
The areas most commonly treated are:
- Hips (saddlebags)
- Abdomen (love handles)
- Bra Line
We offer cosmetic condition treatments in Los Angeles with no significant pain or recovery period for many conditions including: