What is Cellulite?

Cellulite is the unsightly lumpy, dimpled skin appearance, also known as the 'cottage cheese' or 'orange peel' appearance. Cellulite consists of fat deposits that appear mainly on the hips, thighs and buttocks.

Cellulite is probably one of the most aesthetically troubling concerns of women - it is estimated 80% of women over the age of 20, regardless of their weight or size are affected by cellulite.

Rigid fibers form the fat chambers.  When fat cells are enlarged, the rigid fibers push toward the soft tissue of the dermis, causing the rough surface appearance described as "orange peel," "mattress," or "cottage cheese."

What causes Cellulite?

The skin's connective tissue surrounds fat cells, which are arranged in chambers. The margins of these chambers contain septae. Over time, the fat cells increase in size and number. This phenomenon together with accumulation of localized edema, push the skin's surface between the septae in an upward direction. This is what creates the lumpy and dimpled skin appearance, also known as the 'cottage cheese' appearance, associated with cellulite

Take the test:  Which is the leading cause of Cellulite?
a) Heredity
b) Hormones
c) Smoking
d) Lack of exercise
e) Poor diet
f)  None of the above
g) All of the above
Answer:  g) All of the above.

Cellulite is a very common condition, especially among women. Women are basically genetically and hormonally predisposed to cellulite. Smoking makes it worse. Lack of exercise and poor diet (fatty food and little drinking) may enhance the phenomenon.

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100% of the patients in the FDA studies demonstrated improvement in cellulite appearance as well as reduction in circumference. Average improvement for all patients on the appearance of cellulite was 65%. Circumference of the thigh has been found to decrease by 1-2 inches in most cases, and all patients reported feeling skin contraction as a result of the treatment.

VelaShape™ is the first and only non-surgical FDA-approved cellulite reduction technology and circumferential size reduction. No downtime, no discomfort. Get firmer, more beautiful skin. Great for thighs, tummy, love handles, buttocks, abs, arms and knees.

For faster results, we can add body wraps and manual lymphatic drainage.