last yr kim kardashian did a cellulite treatment called "velashape". I was wondering what medical experts like you thought about it and whether it would help on thigh cellulite. THANK YOU!
Kim Kardashian Cellulite Treatment
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Cellulaze is most effective
I would recommend you learn more about Cellulaze - the FDA approved one time definitive treatment for cellulite. Cellulaze utilizes a 1440 nm wavelength laser to accomplish 3 things: 1) melt away fat bulging out 2) break up fibrous septae (attachments) that create the indentations and 3) help thicken the dermis (skin) to prevent future recurrence. The procedure can take between 60-90 minutes and can be completed under local or just IV sedation (depending on the length of your procedure and number of areas being treated). To see your final results takes between 3-6 months. You can visit the cellulaze . com website to learn more about the procedure. Best of luck!
Cellulaze will smooth the skin
Vela Shape can help diminish the look of uneven skin and to smooth it out. Cellulaze is the best procedure to treat cellulite through a minimally invasive application.
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Cellulaze Best for Cellulite Reduction
Thank you for your question. I would not suggest Velashape as a treatment option. Instead, I would suggest Cellulaze to reduce your cellulite. Cellulaze is the only minimally invasive laser procedure designed to attack the structure of cellulite beneath your skin. It delivers longer-lasting results after only one short treatment. It is the first and only cellulite laser treatment that treats the actual problems underneath the skin to deliver a proven longer-lasting result from just one simple treatment. Cellulaze is backed by many years of clinical research. Studies have shown it increases the thickness of your skin by 25% and the elasticity of your skin by 29%—significant claims that haven't been made by any other treatments. Thicker and more elastic skin can help flatten and smooth the skin surface to improve the appearance of cellulite. In addition, 93% of patients surveyed were satisfied or very satisfied with their results at one year post their procedure, and all would recommend the Cellulaze cellulite laser treatment to a friend.
VelaShape for Cellulite
We have offered VelaShape for a few years now and have been quite happy with the overall results. It's a combination of bipolar radiofrequency (different from Thermage), infrared light, suction, and massage. You need a series of treatments, usually 5-8, to get full results, so don't expect overnight miracles. It DOES work, though. It's FDA-approved specifically for cellulite reduction and for circumference reduction in the thighs, meaning you could have smoother and smaller thighs when you're done.
One caveat: this procedure is VERY technique-dependent! It absolutely matters that the person doing your treatments has a lot of experience with the machine. We saw improved results the longer we used the machine.
To the best of my knowledge this is a radiofrequency treatment that has had some limited success in patients (similar to thermage) but I've heard that these response rates could be as low as 20%.
I am not an advocate of these techniques but if you don't mind spendng the $, you could try it out. Personally, I don't believe in it.
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