The truth about cellulite: VelaShape™.

The benefits of body contouring for a smooth silhouette.

The struggle against cellulite is familiar to most women. It is said that 90 per cent of women have cellulite, which means it does not have a lot to do with one’s weight or body shape. Now that we’ve established that, you may be wondering: how can this common and unsightly condition be treated?

There is no universally approved cure for cellulite, but that does nothing to inhibit the lofty declarations made by manufacturers of creams and treatments that claim to put an end to cellulite. Before you put time and resources into solutions that may not provide the results you are seeking, we aim to set the record straight on how cellulite can be managed and improved.

Lifestyle

Before you invest in creams and treatments, it’s important to evaluate your lifestyle. A sedentary lifestyle contributes to the development of cellulite. This is why even thin people can have cellulite if they are inactive.

>The toned muscles and blood flow to the skin that come from regular exercise improve the health and fortitude of connective tissue, thereby greatly reducing the look of cellulite.

>Staying well hydrated and eating a diet that excludes refined and processed foods is also important when improving body contours.

At-home treatments

The answer to reducing the orange-peel appearance of the skin does not necessarily reside in an anti-cellulite cream. Improving the the skin renewal process by integrating regular exfoliation with a body scrub 1-2 times per week, and applying a nourishing body cream like ZO Oraser Body Emulsion Plus consistently every day, can do wonders to improve the tone and vitality of the skin. When the skin is smooth and nourished, it looks healthy, and the appearance of cellulite is diminished.

In-office treatments

At Oakville Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skin Care, we conducted extensive research before deciding on a body contouring treatment to provide to our patients. Safety and efficacy are of the utmost importance to us; our search to fulfill these standards led us to offer body contouring treatments with VelaShape™.

VelaShape™ employs radiofrequency energy, infrared light, vacuum and massage to smooth out unsightly lumps and bumps associated with cellulite. The treatment applies a multifaceted approach to address the various factors that result in cellulite. By improving circulation and reducing the size of fat cells that are pushing against the connective tissue, a smoother and firmer shape is revealed.

An initial series of at least four treatments is recommended, followed by maintenance treatments to keep up the results.

To learn more about how you can improve the look of your skin and realize sleeker contours, we welcome you to book in for a complimentary consultation with our medical aesthetician Bethany. With a personal assessment, she will suggest an ideal course of treatment for you. Contact us to arrange your appointment today.