Our body's ability to store fat has evolved over thousands of years as a survival mechanism against times when food was not easy to find. The problem is now that food is easily accessible, this survival mechanism isn't doing us any favours. Most of us, even those who exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet, will have parts of their body that they would love to tone, to improve their shape or drop a dress or pant size.
In this article, we explain why fat is important, why cellulite develops and introduce the VelaShape III, a new, non-invasive dimpled skin treatment option.
Overview Of Cellulite
Cellulite, the lumpy, dimpled skin that develops mostly in women around the thighs and bottom, is a result of our generally less active lifestyles, exposure to toxins in the environment and processed food, hormones and ageing. Being overweight is a contributing factor, but cellulite can also appear in women with a healthy weight and active lifestyle.
The primary cause of cellulite is an increase in the size of the fat cell storage chambers under the skin and degeneration of the connective tissue that keeps the fat cells together.
Fat - What Is It Good For?
We all have layers of fat under our skin and around most of our internal organs. Fat has many important functions:
- Serves as a source of energy
- Helps maintain correct body temperature
- Protects internal organs
- Assists in absorbing vitamins
Fat, or adipose tissue, is 80% fat cells (adipocytes) and 20% connective tissue to keep the fat cells grouped together. If we consume more energy (e.g. calories from food) than the body can use, excess energy is stored as fat in the fat cells. The fat cells swell as they take in more and more fat, gradually increasing the volume of the fat tissue and therefore our weight and size, as the fat tissue expands.
The VelaShape III - A New Treatment Option
The VelaShape III is a unique, non-invasive deep therapeutic body contouring system. The VelaShape III does body contouring by heating the fat tissue to dissolve the fat inside the fat cells, reducing the size of localised fat deposits for body contouring and improves the tone and texture of cellulite.
The VelaShape III reduces the appearance of cellulite with deep tissue massage to improve the penetration of the energy to the deep layers of the skin. This enhances the release of fluid and stimulates new collagen production to improve skin texture, firmness and elasticity. Importantly, the VelaShape III has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) giving you peace of mind that it really does work.
If you have been thinking about body contouring or options for cellulite treatment Sydney come in for a consultation and let us show you how effective the VelaShape III really is. Simply click on the buttons below to book a free consultation or to ask a question.