Cellulite is pockets of fat, formed by the combination of diet and genes, that push through the blood and lymph vessel in the dermis layer of the skin. It causes dimples on the surface of your skin. According one resource for cosmetic and dermatological surgery, Derma Network, it has been observed that 90 percent of men and women possess some form of cellulite.
Several electronic cellulite treatments are available nowadays, which are done by cosmetic surgeons or at medical spas, that help in reduction of cellulite.
To discuss some of the common techniques for cellulite treatments, the first thing that comes to mind is Velashape. It is the treatment that blasts cellulite from the sensitive areas like buttocks, stomach and thighs. This technique includes the application of radio frequency, infrared light therapy, mechanical massage and vacuum suction to give a smooth skin surface by blasting the cellulite.
Velashape shrinks the fat cell size and the chambers under the skin surface by increasing lymphatic drainage. This reduces bloating. Velashape is quite time consuming. Also, because of the number of sessions that are recommended for achieving good results, and being that each session would cost you $300-$500, it’s an expensive soluticon as well.
The best person or the place to give an approximation would be your physician or medical spa. However, an average patient will spend about $1500 total for Velashape therapy.
Mesotherapy is another of the cellulite treatments, and this one requires the application of an injection on the cellulite affected areas of your skin. But make sure you discuss all pros and cons with your doctor before application of this therapy. That is because this therapy requires the introduction of several ingredients into the body and their reaction may differ from person to person.
So, confirmation of the dosage requirement from the physician should definitely be solicited. The basic components that comprise Mesotherapy injections are:
i) Artichoke extract
iii) Biotin (a naturally found protein in the body)
iv) Enzymes like collagenase
v) Glycolic acid, chemically it is an alpha hydroxy acid
vi) Hyaluronic acid, used as an injectible filler for its lysogenic property
vii) Lidocaine, an anesthetic.
viii) L-carnatine, a combination of amino acid methionine and lysine
ix) Retinoic acid, an oxidized form of Vitamin A and
In this therapy, the injection is applied into the subcutaneous fat in the dermis layer of the skin that breaks up the cellulite by attacking the fat cells. It is a non-invasive type of treatment as it is applied with injections and its effect is restricted to specific portions of application. Multiple sessions are needed in order to get good results, and each session may cost between $250 and $350. And remember, a consultation with your physician is required before applying this method of cellulite treatments.
Thermage is another method of cellulite treatment that claims to tone, firm and tighten the skin by the reduction of cellulite. This method is also used on the face for anti-aging treatments. Thermage administers the application of a capacitive radio frequency that stimulates the collagen production eventually by tightening the skin collagen fibers and by increased tissue blood circulation. This results in good looking, younger skin. This is a quick, one-time treatment costing around $2000, which is at par with the other conventional modes of cellulite treatments.