Cellulite Treatment in Los Angeles, CA
No matter how much we maintain a healthy diet and vigorous exercise regimen, we may still have areas of cellulite that seem to resist any of our efforts. Skin Deep Laser Med Spa performs cellulite treatments to permanently reduce cellulite leaving the skin smooth and more toned for patients living in Los Angeles, Pasadena and the surrounding communities of California.
What are Cellulite Treatments?
Cellulite treatments are minimally and non-invasive treatments that permanently diminish or remove cellulite using advanced technology to address cellulite on a structural level, then allowing the body to gradually and naturally dispose of the fat.
Types of Cellulite Treatments Offered
Skin Deep Laser Med Spa uses two newer FDA-approved cellulite treatments to permanently diminish cellulite:
- Cellulaze™: This is a minimally invasive procedure that targets all of cellulite’s key causes, including pockets of fat and connective tissue and significantly reduces cellulite via a cannula inserted into tiny incisions. The cannula uses the SideLight™ 3D Cellulaze™ laser on its tip to dissolve pockets of fat, release stiff connective tissue and stimulate collagen production.
- VelaShape®: VelaShape® is a sort of lipo-massage that combines a vacuum suction with mechanical rollers, infrared light and bi-polar radio frequency (RF) energy to target and treat areas of cellulite below the surface. The goal is to treat the fat, as well as the connective tissue that traps the fat in order to release it and create smoother skin by permanently removing the fat from the body.
- SmoothShapes®: SmoothShapes® is a non-invasive medical laser for cellulite reduction. There are no injections or incisions involved. SmoothShapes® treats cellulite by combining dynamic laser and light energy with mechanical manipulation (massage and vacuum).
Benefits of Cellulite Treatments
Newer, more advanced cellulite treatments make it possible to diminish stubborn areas of fat leaving smoother, more contoured skin. They also offer the following benefits:
- Outpatient treatments
- Little to no pain involved
- Very little or no recovery
- Faster results than other non-invasive treatments
- FDA approved specifically to treat and remove cellulite
- Only one treatment needed
- Results are long-lasting
Are Cellulite Treatments Right for Me?
Cellulite treatments are right for you if you have areas of cellulite that do not react to a healthy lifestyle, including diet and exercise. It is estimated that 80 to 90 percent of women deal with varying amounts of cellulite no matter how fit they are. Depending on the amount of cellulite, treatments are very effective at reducing and eliminating the trapped fat cells.
How Do Cellulite Treatments Work?
Cellulite treatments using the most advanced technology are typically minimally or non-invasive procedures. Depending on the procedures themselves, they not only target stubborn fat but also target the connective tissues that trap the fat to allow it to liquefy and eventually leave the body in a natural manner.
With Cellulaze™, we make a tiny incision in the targeted area then inserts a very thin cannula with a laser fiber. The laser sends out short, pulsing laser beams that transmit energy in two directions to smooth the lumpy fat cells and heat the dermal tissue. The process helps the skin to thicken and tighten, and ultimately become smoother. Cellulaze™ is performed under a local anesthesia that has no side effects and takes between 60 and 90 minutes to complete.
VelaShape® is a non-invasive cellulite treatment that consists of five treatments spread out one week apart. During the procedure, light and radio frequency energy is combined with mechanical rollers and vacuum suction to pull the connective tissues that trap fat in the pockets. The heat from the energy reduces the size of the fat cells while the rollers and suction increase blood flow to the targeted area. This causes the cellulite to smooth out creating a smoother appearance. There is no need for anesthesia for this treatment as no incisions are made. Each VelaShape® treatment lasts between 20 and 60 minutes depending on the extent of the areas to be treated.
During the SmoothShapes® procedure, individuals experience some heat on their body and the massaging pressure of the tool. This sensation is comparable to a deep tissue massage, with individuals experiencing the same type of physical soreness afterward. Each treatment can last anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes. For optimal results, it’s recommended that individuals undergo a series of 8 to 10 treatments.
Cellulite Treatments Recovery
The recovery for most cellulite treatments is minimal. With Cellulaze™, the recovery is fast with patients returning to normal activities 24 hours after the treatment. Patients must wear a special undergarment for one week following the treatment and refrain from any exercise or strenuous activities for the same amount of time. Results are noticeable within a week and improve over the following weeks. Cellulaze™ only requires one treatment to achieve permanent results.
As for VelaShape®, there is no recovery as the procedure is non-invasive. Most results are noticeable within about eight weeks. It is important to maintain the results with treatments about every four to six months along with a healthy diet and exercise plan.
You can resume a normal level of activity immediately after each SmoothShapes® treatment.
How Much Do Cellulite Treatments Cost in Pasadena, CA?
The cost of cellulite treatments varies due to several factors including the type of treatment, the extent of the area to be treated and how many treatments are required to achieve the desired look. You can discuss the cost during a consultation, as well as our payment options , which includes financing through Alphaeon Credit, Prosper® Healthcare Lending and CareCredit® to make more procedures available to more patients.
What Do I Do Next?
To determine if you are a candidate for cellulite treatments, as well as which treatment is the best option for your skin, it is recommended that you schedule a consultation. We can evaluate your skin and determine which cellulite treatment or other cosmetic procedure is the best method to give you the results you desire.
Cellulite treatments can significantly reduce or eliminate unwanted cellulite to smooth and re-contour areas of the body. Skin Deep Laser Med Spa performs cellulite treatments and other MedSpa treatments on people living in Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA, as well as the surrounding communities. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.