Cellulite Treatment Specialist

Elysium SurgiSpa

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

Dimpled skin associated with cellulite can occur even if you maintain a healthy weight with diet and exercise. If cellulite makes you feel self-conscious, simple cellulite reduction solutions are available at Elysium SurgiSpa in the River North area of Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Mick and his team offer VelaShape® III, dermal fillers, and surgical procedures to get rid of cellulite and restore your confidence. Schedule a cellulite reduction consultation with Elysium SurgiSpa over the phone or online today.

Cellulite Treatment with VelaShape III

What is cellulite reduction?

Cellulite is a skin condition that while harmless, can cause unsightly lumpy or dimpled flesh on your abdomen, hips, buttocks, and thighs. 

Cellulite can occur even if you exercise regularly and eat healthy foods. Cellulite reduction at Elysium SurgiSpa can reduce lumps, smooth your skin, and help you gain confidence.

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 are the risk factors for cellulite?

The cause of cellulite isn’t entirely clear. But it stems from the fibrous connective cords that tether your skin to the muscle underneath, creating an uneven surface. Factors that increase your risk of cellulite include:

  • Genetics
  • Weight gain
  • Hormone fluctuations
  • Poor muscle tone
  • Being a woman
  • Older age
  • Loss of skin elasticity
  • Inactive lifestyle 
  • Pregnancy

If cellulite doesn’t go away on its own with diet and exercise, see the Elysium SurgiSpa team to review your cellulite reduction options.

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.

Which cellulite reduction treatments are available?

After reviewing your medical history and examining your skin, your provider might recommend one or more of the following cellulite reduction treatments:

VelaShape III

VelaShape III is a noninvasive body contouring procedure that uses radiofrequency energy, infrared light, mechanical massage, and vacuum suction to reduce cellulite without surgery or downtime.

Subcision cellulite surgery

During subcision cellulite surgery, your provider cuts bands that surround fat cells. During the procedure, they use a cannula to break apart fibrous cords. Your provider fills in remaining dimpled areas with tissue grafts harvested from your body. Once cut, fibrous bands don’t regenerate so your results are permanent.

Dermal fillers

Elysium SurgiSpa specialists offer dermal filler injections to fill in cellulite indentations and produce smoother skin. Your provider injects filler substances at targeted areas to help you achieve desirable results. They can numb the treatment area so you don’t feel discomfort during the injections. You might require multiple filler treatments to achieve the best outcome.

Which cellulite reduction procedure is right for me?

The providers at Elysium SurgiSpa personalize each cellulite treatment to match your unique needs and preferences, as everybody is different. They might recommend more than one type of procedure to help you achieve smooth, aesthetically pleasing body contours. 

Don’t live with cellulite if it makes you self-conscious. Schedule a cellulite reduction consultation at Elysium SurgiSpa over the phone or online today.