1-2-3 to Cellulite-Free by Summer

No one wants cellulite, especially as we begin to think about the warmer months when all our bumpy little secrets threaten to be exposed. Amidst all the treatment options available to tighten and tone your tummy to your thighs, what’s right for you? Let’s take a closer look at the technologies that make it as easy as 1-2-3 to say goodbye to cellulite by summer.

A Permanent Solution

Who wouldn’t like to say goodbye to cellulite permanently? The great news is that you can with the innovative power of Cellulaze, which tops the list as a permanent celllulite solution. However, unless you’re great at planning in advance, this isn’t what’s going to get you results in time for this summer. While Cellulaze melts fat, releases the fibrous bands that create that unwanted dimpling effect that results in what we call cellulite, and stimulates collagen production to increase skin’s thickness and elasticity, it’s considered a surgical procedure and achieving optimal results can take anywhere from 3 to 12 months. The good news is, you only need to have the treatment once to get skin-smoothing results. The not so good news is that summer is officially only 2 months out.

Shorter Term Solutions

With the desire for enhancements without excess downtime comes high-tech solutions that offer quick fixes with a pain-free experience. Dominating the playing field today is the power of radiofrequency (RF) energy, which generates heat, stimulates collagen and increases elastin fiber production in the dermis. The result? Tighter skin, fewer wrinkles, and a reduction in cellulite without so much as a scalpel in sight. But there is a tradeoff: Although RF is quick, painless, and requires no downtime, multiple treatments are necessary to get great results. On average we’re talking 8 treatments. Get one per week and you’re ready to hop into your swimsuit in only 2 months’ time! Different doctors offer different RF cellulite solutions. Here are 3 of the top treatments you're likely to encounter:

1. Venus Freeze

A-Listers know that smoothing out your silhouette in the short term is as easy as a series of hot stone massage-like treatments with Venus Freeze. Venus Freeze is a revolutionary technology that combines bi-polar RF with magnetic pulses to give you non-invasive skin tightening, cellulite reduction and circumferential fat reduction. Completely pain-free and no downtime necessary!

2. VelaShape II

This high-tech combination of bi-polar RF and infrared light energy that targets and heats undesired fat. The VelaShape II device also has massage elements, which enhances lymphatic drainage and shrinks the size of the actual fat cells and chambers. All of this results in a gradual smoothening of skin’s surface with a noticeable reduction in cellulite. You’ll notice a change after the first treatment! The surface of your skin in the treated area will feel smoother, firmer and tighter. After 4 treatments, you’ll begin to see less visible cellulite, though 8 treatments are recommended. As for how it feels? Just like a warm deep tissue massage.

3. Exilis

Exilis is a monopolar RF device that heats targeted “trouble zones,” including those with excess fat deposits, cellulite and loose skin. Tightening results can be seen immediately due to the body’s natural inflammatory response, also making this a great fix to achieve skin tightening results for last-minute swimsuit-required events. Longer term results, however, require a minimum series of treatments over 4 sessions, every 10 to 14 days. You may see results in as soon as 2 weeks, with optimal results 3 to 4 months after all treatment sessions.

The only question left is, Are you ready to find a slimmer, more shapely silhouette?

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Originally Published Apr 15, 2013