A recent request from one of our clients: “I’d like to remove the appearance of scratch and dent from my butt, please. It looks like the after-effect of a hail storm.” Ahh, the dreaded cellulite that shows up on our legs, stomach, buttocks, arms, etc… We don’t like it, we don’t like to talk about it and we definitely don’t want to see it on our bodies.
Ladies, if this is relatable, you are among 90% of women over the age of 30 who have developed some form of cellulite. Although diet and exercise can diminish cellulite, a large part of cellulite is composed of toxins, fluids, and fat which become trapped deep in the skin. The connective tissue thickens and hardens, resulting in a dimpling appearance. Men also get cellulite although the percentage is dramatically lower. Cellulite is a multifactorial condition that is unresponsive to a wide array of treatments.
However, there have been exciting breakthroughs with non-invasive therapy involving radio frequency that are now considered the gold standard for cellulite reduction. Radiofrequency devices such as the Viora Reaction, use radio frequency and vacuum to stimulate lipolysis, the process of fat breakdown. These relatively pain-free treatments also add heat energy to help shrink fat cells (your liver then processes the fat).
There are options available that remove or destroy fat cells, like liposuction or freezing fat cells away. While initially, this sounds great, the challenge with these treatments is that in the event of any slight future fat gain, that gain would only occur in existing fat cells, not in the areas where fat cells have been destroyed. This could potentially leave an abnormal or disproportionate look on your body. With radiofrequency, fat cells simply shrink back to a smaller, more normal size and allow for normal weight fluctuations while keeping beautiful, smooth skin. While improvements can often be seen with just one treatment, we always recommend that clients complete a series of treatments to achieve optimal results. With good lifestyle choices, the results are extremely long-lasting.
Cellulite may be inevitable. But living with it doesn’t have to be. Your next trip to the beach could be with smooth, dimple-free skin! For more information, contact the skincare experts at Bio2 Laser Studio,
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