Lumps, Bumps, Dimples, oh my!

One of the biggest arch-nemesis' in the beauty world is Cellulite. Call it what you will....cottage cheese, orange peel, etc. Almost 90% of women and about 10% of men suffer from it. And by suffer I mean it's considered unsightly, but it won't actually hurt you! There are several factors that contribute to the dimpling harassing our thighs, buttocks, tummies and even upper arms for some people (myself included). And cellulite is not prejudice, it can affect you whether you weigh 105 lbs. or 205 lbs! Most studies suggest the three major components leading to cellulite are hormones (thanks estrogen), genetics and a sluggish lymphatic system. For some women simply changing their diets to include more veggies, protein and cutting out sugar coupled with cardio and weight bearing exercises such as lunges and squats will drastically help! However even for super fit women, sometimes it seems there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Here at Doctors of California Laser and Cosmetic Center we have had a lot of success with Velashape treatments. Velashape is a painless device designed to help tighten and smooth the appearance of cellulite. It is a fantastic treatment using mechanical massage and vacuum to kick start a sluggish lymph system and radiofrequency and infrared light therapy to melt fat. Velashape is most effective done once a week for 6 weeks and twice a month thereafter. Although Velashape is not a permanent solution it can absolutely make a difference and perhaps jump start a healthier way of living. Other cellulite busting and circulation promoting tips are to dry brush before showering, rebounding (jumping on a small trampoline) and the daily application of a firming body cream like Image's Cell.U.Lift. This superior cream contains enzymes, peptides, caffeine and hydrators to help strengthen collagen fibers and reduce the appearance of skin irregularities. Any questions please call our office and we would be more than happy to help!