Cosmetic treatments can be considered an investment....an investment in confidence, image and in presenting the best version of yourself. To get the most out of your investment, an important question to have answered before having any cosmetic treatment is, “Will it work for me?” or “Do I fit the criteria as a suitable patient?”
The harsh reality is, that cellulite treatment is not for everyone. It cannot replace a healthy diet and regular exercise, however it can be a very powerful tool to keep stubborn pockets of fat at bay and skin smoother and tighter. To save you time and any potential disappointment when it comes to treating dimpled skin, we explain the different cellulite classifications and how to know if cellulite treatment is right for you.
Different Cellulite Classifications
In a similar way to classifying body shape, we can also classify the extent of skin dimpling. It can be broken down into three main classifications:
- Class 1 – only appears when you pinch skin to see a dimpling effect
- Class 2 – spontaneous dimpling while standing, when you can see cellulite while standing or walking
- Class 3 – Spontaneous dimpling while standing or lying, so cellulite is visible the majority of the time
Who Makes A Suitable Candidate?
The vast majority of women have dimpled skin. Even women who are considered fit and healthy can suffer from problem areas of cellulite. It can be caused by a range of factors including genetics, poor circulation, hormones, weight influences and ageing. Essentially, the appearance of dimpled skin is the result of enlarged fat cells pushing up and the connective tissue in between the fat cells pulling down.
For candidates with stage 1 cellulite, treatment with a body contouring or cellulite treatment device is very effective.
For candidates with stage 2 cellulite, when body contouring treatments are combined with a healthy lifestyle, visible results can be gained. If an unhealthy lifestyle is maintained, then results will be lost.
Device treatments for candidates with stage 3 dimpling is not recommended as they will not achieve the expected results. If the solution does not include a healthy diet and regular exercise, the fat cells will quickly refill.
The truth is, there is no one device or surgery for fat management and attempting to substitute a healthy lifestyle with cosmetic fat treatments is unrealistic. Devices are to compliment a nourishing way of life and should not to be used as a form of weight loss.
Which Cellulite Treatment Device?
As the leading skin and body clinic in Sydney, we recommend the VelaShape III device. It is the only device that combines four mechanisms of action to simultaneously target fat cells and tighten skin.
The VelaShape III uses Electro-Optical Synergy technology, a powerful combination of bipolar radiofrequency and infrared (light) energy. This combination produces a deep heating of the fat cells and the surrounding connective tissue. The heat stimulates the release of fat from the fat cells to reduce their overall size and increase production of collagen and regeneration of the connective tissue. The vacuum and mechanical manipulation promotes increased circulation and the release of excess fluid and toxins that may be contributing to the development of cellulite.
There are no risks of scarring or changes in skin pigmentation that are a factor in treatments using laser energy. The fat released from the cells goes into the blood stream as triglycerides. To achieve optimal results, some light exercise like walking will help use up freed energy.
The VelaShape III has been tested in clinical trials in countries all over the world. These results have been shown by the use of VelaShape III:
1. Reduces the appearance of cellulite
2. Provides a noticeable improvement in skin firmness and texture over the treated areas
3. Circumference reduction of up to 3cm
Consultation & Analysis
For anyone with class 1 or 2 cellulite, you can benefit from the clinically proven treatments available at Eden Laser Clinic, Sydney's skin and body experts. We offer a free consultation with a skin specialist to have your skin analysed, discuss your treatment goals and receive a quote.
You can click below to book online now or call our friendly team on 02 8020 5805.