Recent studies have shown us that nearly 90 percent of women over the age of 30 will develop cellulite at some point. This common condition is caused by many different factors, and it’s nearly impossible to get rid of without professional assistance. VelaShape® is an exciting treatment that gives our team the ability to quickly and safely eradicate cellulite in a number of different areas. There is absolutely no downtime with VelaShape®, and most patients notice clear improvements within just weeks of their first treatment.
The Truth About Cellulite
Just like most other cosmetic problems, there are quite a few rumors regarding where cellulite comes from and what can be done to get rid of it. What many patients don’t realize is that cellulite is the result of several variables including one’s age, weight, and genetics. Just below your skin, millions of microscopic fibers connect almost all of your soft tissue. When a small amount of fat pushes through those fibers, it will bulge out and press against the skin. As we grow older, our skin tends to lose the vital proteins that hold those pockets of fat back. All of those unique variables can create the dimpled appearance we know as cellulite.
Different types of surgery may be used to eradicate cellulite, but very few people are willing to undergo an invasive procedure for this condition. Not only is surgery highly uncomfortable and inconvenient, but the recovery period can be quite lengthy and involved.
VelaShape® utilizes radio frequency (RF) energy to weaken the pockets of fat that are pushing through the underlying connective tissue. After years of research, doctors discovered that certain types of energy safely destroy fat cells without damaging the rest of the soft tissue. Once the fatty tissue is damaged, your body will expel it just as if you were burning those calories.
The VelaShape® Procedure
Patients don’t need to worry about ongoing discomfort or scars following their VelaShape® appointments. This type of treatment is so mild that most patients claim that they feel nothing more than a tingling sensation in the treated area.
The final results won’t be seen for multiple weeks, but you will notice changes to the treatment site almost immediately. The vast majority of our patients benefit from having multiple treatment sessions carried out.
Learn More During a Consultation
If you are interested in non-surgical cellulite removal, look no further than VelaShape® treatments at Persona Medical Spa in Houston. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more about how this innovative treatment can benefit you!