Cellulite - adiposis edematosa, dermopanniculosis deformans, status protrusus cutis, gynoid lipodystrophy, and orange peel syndrome - is characterised by a mild dimpling and small lumpiness under the skin in the buttocks, legs and stomach regions. It is predominantly a female-related condition. It is not dangerous, merely aesthetically displeasing. Its causes are age, weight gain, hereditary or hormonal factors. It is often measured by observing whether the cellulite is visible when standing and when lying down.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Cellulite treatments are largely unproven and may result in temporary alterations to the affected areas. Radio therapy is one of the more recognised treatments. One such treatment is VelaShape which utilises infrared light, bi-polar radio frequency energy and vacuuming. The fat cells are agitated by the vacuuming heated by the infra-red light and stimulated by the bi-polar radio frequency.
You should experience a warm relaxing massage-like feeling with heat being generated in the skin.
Circumference reduction and visible reduction in dimpling. This is achieved over a series of treatments. Collagen production may be increased due to this treatment.
It is expensive to complete a course of treatments. The skin may be hot and slightly red after the treatment.