Cellulite Treatment Specialist

Elysium SurgiSpa

Aesthetics & Medical Spa located in River North, Chicago, IL

Fortunately, unwanted cellulite can be successfully treated with VelaShape III. At Elysium SurgiSpa in River North, Chicago, Dr. Mick is a meticulous and gifted aesthetic specialist and physician who spends the necessary time and attention to help you achieve your cosmetic goals by smoothing cellulite. Reveal firmer and tighter skin by calling Elysium SurgiSpa or using the online scheduling tool.

Cellulite Treatment with VelaShape III

What is cellulite?

Cellulite is a lumpy, dimpled flesh that usually appears on the hips, thighs, buttocks, and abdomen. It’s sometimes described as having an orange peel texture. It isn’t anything to be concerned about, but some people find it to be a cosmetic problem.

Some milder cellulite is only visible if you pinch your skin in a particular area where you have cellulite, such as your thighs.

What causes cellulite?

It isn’t clear what causes cellulite and a number of factors might be involved, such as:

  • Aging
  • Being female
  • Being overly sedentary
  • Pregnancy
  • Weight gain
  • Genetics

Cellulite involves fibrous connective cords that tether your skin to your underlying muscle with fat lying in between. As fat cells build up, they push against the skin and the long tough cords pull down. This creates an uneven surface and the dimpled appearance of cellulite.

What is VelaShape III?

VelaShape III is a state of the art body contouring procedure that can safely and effectively shape, slim, and reduce cellulite in problem areas like the hips and belly. VelaShape III is completely non-surgical and non-invasive. It's a virtually pain-free treatment and is an excellent option for patients who want to reduce extra fat without surgery.

How does the VelaShape III treatment work?

The VelaShape III treatment has four components, including:

  • Radiofrequency
  • Infrared light
  • Mechanical massage
  • Vacuum suction

The first two components, the radiofrequency energy and the infrared light, heat the dermal and hypodermal tissues within the designated treatment area. This deep heating stimulates the metabolism of the targeted fat cells and reduces the amount and size of those fat cells, helping flush cellulite in the treatment area.

The VelaShape III treatment system uses a group of mechanical massage rollers in the treatment area. These rollers knead the skin as the radiofrequency energy and the infrared light are being delivered. This kneading action prompts the body to start lymphatic drainage, which means the body will naturally start to dispose of fat cells and toxins. The vacuum suction then treats cellulite dimples by stretching out the fibrous bands within the skin.

What can you expect from a VelaShape III treatment?

VelaShape III treatment can yield a significant reduction in the amount of cellulite in the treatment areas. You'll notice that skin is firmer and smoother overall, giving you a more youthful look and feel. Many VelaShape III patients experience a dramatic reduction in body circumference in the treated areas.

Who can get VelaShape III treatment?

The ideal VelaShape III patient has a BMI of less than 30. If you have cellulite when you're standing up — even the "orange peel" type of obvious cellulite — you may be a good candidate for VelaShape III treatment.

How many VelaShape III treatments will you need?

Most patients notice improvement after just one to two treatments, but to get the longest lasting results a series of six sessions is usually best. Each treatment session is fast and easy, lasting only around half an hour. Treatments are done on a weekly basis. To maintain your beautiful body results, periodic maintenance treatments are recommended.

Reduce your unwanted cellulite with VelaShape III by calling Elysium SurgiSpa or scheduling online today.