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What is 'Cellulite" and How to Reduce its Appearance

Cellulite Doesn’t Discriminate!

Whatever your age, size, or race, cellulite loves us all (how sweet). Okay, well almost all of us...

Cellulite is a lumpy fat deposit beneath the skin, usually appears on the thighs, hips,

abdomen and stomach. Cellulite is extremely common with more than 3 million cases per year in the U.S.. Cellulite is caused by 3 factors; fibrous bands, skin laxity, and fat tissue. Here’s the breakdown for each of these factors:

Fibrous Bands

Underneath the skin is a pattern of fibrous bands. Over time these bands thicken, which

causes tension on the skin above it. This tension is what causes the dimpled appearance on

the skin’s surface, thus developing the appearance of cellulite.

Skin Laxity

How uneven your skin gets has a lot to do with the elasticity of it. The more taut your skin is,

the more bounce back it has, the smoother your skin will be. The looser your skin is, the more

space fat cells have to fill—creating a more dramatic appearance of cellulite.

What causes your skin to decrease its elasticity? Could be a lot of factors such as:


-Dry skin


-Hormonal changes

-Poor nutrition

-Reduced collagen



-Sun damage

-Weight loss


The third factor that contributes to cellulite is fat. Women’s fat cells are larger than

men’s—thanks to estrogen. These larger fat cells push into the skin, while the thickened

fibrous bands pull down, creating an uneven skin surface. Imagine a tufted pillow.

How do we reduce the appearance of cellulite ?

Diet and exercise might help the appearance of your cellulite, but if you still have those thickened fibrous bands, odds are you still have cellulite. With VelaShape technology you can reduce the appearance of cellulite, here’s how it works:

VelaShape is a non-invasive treatment that uses a trio of technologies to contour your body in addition to reducing the appearance of cellulite. Vacuum technology maneuvers the skin while infrared light plus radio frequency heats up the fat cells and surrounding tissues.

VelaShape results ARE NOT permanent. You’ll need to maintain them with follow-up

treatments at least every 6 months, and by exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet.


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