When the connective tissue breaks down and becomes hard, and the fat cells get trapped under the top layer of the skin, cellulite is formed. This process gives that “cottage cheese” look effect. Some individuals have more cellulite than others either from smoking, weight gain or an unhealthy diet. Cellulite can appear in the buttocks, thighs and knees, arms and abdomen, and hips. Medical technology innovations now use light to fight cellulite.

SmoothShapes

Photomology (the use of laser and light wavelengths) is used with this cosmetic treatment, along with a roller system and vacuum suction massage to target problem areas. Treatments usually take about 50 minutes with no known risks or recovery period necessary.

VelaShape

This procedure to reduce cellulite uses radiofrequency energy to reduce fat cells. The infrared heat tightens the skin. The feeling is often described as like a deep heat massage. It is not out of the ordinary to require about 4 treatments. Some temporary redness and mild bruising can occur that normally disappears shortly after.

TriActive

This non-invasive laser and suction treatment reduces cellulite and reshapes the body. Since a low-laser and cooling system is used with this type of hand-held procedure, treatments only take about 30 minutes. Only a few sessions are necessary with no recovery time. 

Velasmooth

This cosmetic treatment uses a laser to melt the fat with infrared light and bipolar RF energy. With the use of a vacuum suction and mechanical rollers, it reduces cellulite. Patients normally see results in 5 to 6 treatments. Those with more severe episodes of cellulite may need up to 16 sessions.