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As summer nears, many of us dread the thought of baring extra skin for one major reason—cellulite. Cellulite is that lumpy, bumpy skin that shows up on our abdomen, butt, arms, and thighs. While you may think that cellulite is only the plight of women with extra weight or fat, this is simply not the case. Cellulite is found on women of all shapes and sizes—even the top female athletes of the world have cellulite. Cellulite is highly common in women, with 85% to 98% of women having cellulite on their bodies! It is something that nearly all of us can admit to being self-conscious about.

There are many reasons why women can get cellulite. It can be due to diet, exercise, hormones, or even genetics. Aging can further exacerbate the issue, as skin starts to sag and lose elasticity. While cellulite in men is possible, it is less common as their fibrous cords are in a grid-shape that holds fat cells in place.

How does cellulite develop? It first starts with subcutaneous fat, which accumulates under the skin. As the fat cells get bigger, the fibrous cords that attach skin to muscle get weaker. The cords then stretch out, which causes the fat cells to come through and gather closer to the skin. This causes the bumpy look of skin with cellulite.

There are several remedies on the market that promise to reduce cellulite; however VelaShape III is the best option available. VelaShape III is the only method that is both non-invasive and FDA and Health Canada- approved for reducing the appearance of cellulite. Canada MedLaser in Toronto offers VelaShape III treatment as a secret to a summer body that is contoured, youthful, and cellulite-free!

VelaShape III Technology: How Does it Work? 

The VelaShape III treatment stimulates the growth of collagen and elastin. The results of using VelaShape III are an overall reduction in body volume, tightening of the skin, and an improvement of the skin’s structure and texture. The VelaShape III system by Syneron Candela uses 4 technologies to target the treatment area quickly and effectively:

  1. Vacuum technology – pulls up the tissue from the treated area and brings it closer to the energy source for maximum effect
  2. Infrared light—this heats up the tissue of the targeted area. Heat is the main factor in treating the cellulite. The fat cells, fibrous cords and collagen fibers are all heated to reduce the appearance of cellulite, improve texture and reduce overall area circumference.
  3. Bi-polar radio frequency—this energy is used to direct the heat and ensure it goes deeply and evenly across the treated area. It also ensures that the area is heated quickly to minimize damage to the skin.
  4. VelaShape rollers—these are special massage rollers that offer massage throughout the session and boost circulation to the area for better results.

The entire VelaShape III treatment session is quick, easy, and very safe. It is the perfect procedure for treating cellulite areas stubborn to diet and exercise. Additionally, VelaShape III patients rarely report any pain or discomfort during or after the procedure. The VelaShape III is considered a “lunchtime procedure” and you can resume regular activities after the procedure with no downtime. Typically about 3-4 VelaShape treatments are recommended for optimal results, but improvements in cellulite can be seen even after one treatment.

VelaShape III can be used on several areas of the body, including:
  • Neck (double-chin)
  • Arms
  • Inner and outer thighs
  • Buttocks
  • Flank (love-handles)
  • Abdomen

CoolSculpting is another technology offered by Canada MedLaser in Toronto for the treatment of areas with stubborn fat.  CoolSculpting technology freezes fat cells, which then die and are eventually eliminated from the body. CoolSculpting is effective for permanent fat loss, but does not improve the appearance of cellulite like VelaShape III. As both have their advantages, VelaShape III and CoolSculpting can be used together as a combination treatment for even more dramatic results!

VelaShape III offers the most innovative technology to rid the body of cellulite and reduce circumference. After using VelaShape III, the treated area of the body will look smoother, toned and tightened. It is the perfect procedure for treating problem areas stubborn to diet and exercise. It is important to note that VelaShape III is not recognized as a weight loss treatment. VelaShape III should be used as an additional tool to a healthy diet and regular exercise.

An ideal VelaShape candidate should have a body mass index of less than 20, and their cellulite should be between stage 1 and 2 of The Nurnberger-Muller Cellulite Classification scale. If you are interested in learning more about treating your cellulite with VelaShape III you can contact Canada MedLaser in Toronto for a free consultation. In the consultation, an experienced medical aesthetician can create a specialized treatment plan using VelaShape III based on your body contouring goals!