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Cellulite be gone!

December 21, 2006
After much hesitation and skepticism, I decided to go ahead and add cellulite reduction to the treatment menu at Westside Medical Spa. I hesitated because there is a lot of hype about cellulite reduction devices, but I have not seen really dramatic results until now.

The device I chose is the Velasmooth from Syneron, and I will be putting up a page on this in the main menu of the website. In brief, Velasmooth uses radiofrequency energy and deep massage to disrupt the scar bands that give cellulite its bumpy appearance and smooth out the contour of the patient's skin. Velasmooth was FDA approved for non invasive cellulite reduction. Velasmooth came out with a new treatment head and the company has redesigned the machine so that it is more effective and causes less bruising and downtime. Also, with the new device, patients come in once a week, rather than the twice a week frequency required before.

The results from Velasmooth are good, but it is important to have realistic expectations. The cellulite will be smoothed but not completely gone. For a good idea of what to expect, the Velasmooth website provides good before and after photos. Generally, about 8 to 10 weekly treatments are recommended.

I am very much looking forward to having the Velasmooth in my practice!

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