Although not medically harmful, cellulite — those unsightly dimples that typically appear on the thighs — can be bothersome. At AlluraDerm MD Med Spa, we see lots of patients who are frustrated with their unsatisfactory results from diet, exercise, creams, and massage. We’re proud to offer safe, proven cellulite treatment to our Albuquerque-area patients to help them feel confident and beautiful in shorts and swimsuits.
If you’d like to learn more about your options for treating cellulite, request a complimentary consultation online, or call AlluraDerm MD Med Spa at (505) 821-9630.
What Is Cellulite?
Although many people think of cellulite as a byproduct of being overweight, this common aesthetic concern is actually a bit more complex. Cellulite’s telltale dimples are caused by bands of connective tissue that tug on the skin from below. Fat deposits can bulge through these bands, worsening its appearance. Uncontrollable factors including heredity, hormones, and age can all affect a woman’s predisposition to the condition. Therefore, although cellulite can be exacerbated by carrying extra weight, women of all shapes and sizes are susceptible.
Your Treatment Options
At AlluraDerm MD Med Spa, our preferred method for treating cellulite is a non-invasive procedure called VelaShape™ III. Using a proprietary combination of radiofrequency and optical energy, VelaShape III has been shown to lessen the appearance of cellulite in 2 ways — by reducing fat and improving the condition of the treated skin.
Each treatment lasts for less than an hour, and patients liken the sensation to that of a warm, deep-tissue massage. After your appointment, you can return to your normal activities immediately.