Cellulite is not a dangerous medical issue, but many patients find it to be unsightly. Even those who stay at a healthy weight throughout their life might still experience this unique cosmetic condition, and that is why millions have turned to professional treatments, such as Venus Legacy™. This body contouring procedure can allow you to tighten and tone your skin without undergoing an invasive surgery.
A Look at Cellulite
While obese patients do have a higher risk of developing cellulite, this condition is not the direct result of one’s weight. Cellulite takes place when subcutaneous fat pushes through thin strands of connective tissue and creates visible dimples. Unlike men who have a mesh of connective tissue just below the skin, women actually have strands that run along their midsection and down their legs. Some of the other factors that will influence how much cellulite you have include your genetics, dehydration, hormonal changes, the color of your skin and the thickness of your skin.
What is Venus Legacy™?
Venus Legacy™ is a relatively new cosmetic treatment that was approved by the FDA to reduce the appearance of cellulite and wrinkles. Using patented technology, Venus Legacy™ utilizes multiple radio frequencies and pulsed magnetic fields just below the skin. This creates a thermal reaction that “tricks” the patient’s body into starting the healing process. As the soft tissue breaks down, collagen is produced to tighten the skin, erase wrinkles and minimize the appearance of moderate cellulite.
What to Expect
Unlike surgical options, such as liposuction, Venus Legacy™ is quick, convenient and completely non-invasive. The total appointment time will be determined by the size of the area that must be treated. The average Venus Legacy™ session lasts for around 30 to 40 minutes from start to finish. Most patients compare the sensation to a hot stone massage near the treatment site. After the appointment is over, you can head right back to work or your other daily activities.
The Perfect Venus Legacy™ Candidate
Cellulite is a disheartening problem for many people. There is no diet or exercise program that will completely eradicate cellulite, and many over-the-counter products are nothing more than moisturizers that do not address the root causes of this issue. If you are unhappy with your appearance due to cellulite but would like to avoid an invasive surgery, then this treatment might be your best option.
The average patient begins seeing results after their second or third treatment session. Depending on your age and the state of your skin, the results can last for a minimum of 18 months. Patients who stay at a healthy weight and protect their skin from sun damage will increase the longevity of their results. After the cellulite becomes apparent once again, you can simply schedule a maintenance appointment to tighten your skin.
Contouring Your Body
In addition to treating cellulite, Venus Legacy™ can be used to address stubborn fat pockets and loose skin. To see how this treatment can benefit you, set up a consultation at Reger Vein and Skin Specialists in The Woodlands. Contact us today to book your appointment.
During a consultation at Reger Vein and Skin Specialists with Gregg Reger MD in The Woodlands, our team will be happy to explain more in detail what procedures and treatments would be the best fit for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more 832-585-0090! Serving patients in The Woodlands, Spring, Houston, Texas and surrounding areas.