Taking care of your skin during a pandemic
Cottage cheese thighs, orange peel skin, and hail damage are just a few of the nicknames for cellulite, that dreaded condition that can give a bumpy texture in fatty places. What’s worse, many men and women have found it nearly impossible to get rid of. Help is now here.
Karen French, DC, and our team of expert aestheticians at French Med Spa & ºCryothérapie in St. Charles, Illinois, are helping patients smooth out their rippled flanks and tummies with a revolutionary technology called Venus Legacy™. Coupled with a complementary treatment of Venus Freeze™, the two can obliterate the appearance of cellulite and leave you with a supple, sexy silhouette.
Cellulite is the name for the lumps and divots that can appear on your thighs, buttocks, arms, back, and tummy. Although some men get it, cellulite is especially prominent in women, affecting up to 90% of them at some point in their lives. The reason for that may be the difference in the male and female genetic makeup.
Cellulite occurs when fat pushes through the connective tissues in the deep layers of your skin. In men, those tissues form a crosshatch pattern, which can make it hard for the fat to protrude. But in women, the tissues are linear, which can allow the underlying fat layer to get through more easily.
Because cellulite is fat that hangs out in the deepest layer of your skin, it can be hard to get rid of it. But recent technology has found a way to reach it.
If you’re at the end of a weight-loss journey and are close to your ideal body weight but still can’t get rid of the last pockets of diet-resistant fat, you may have begun to research the new body contouring technologies available. If you have cellulite along with a stubborn muffin top or saddlebags, then the treatment you want to zero in on is Venus Legacy.
This highly effective, FDA-cleared treatment combines two powerful technologies ― multipolar radiofrequency and VariPulse ― to get you fast and lasting results.
Multipolar radiofrequency applies thermal energy deep into your tissues to break down fat. Our team is trained to target specific areas at different angles and positions to reduce your cellulite and smooth out your skin.
VariPulse delivers pulsated suction that allows the multipolar radiofrequency waves to penetrate deeper into the subcutaneous layer of your skin. This stimulates better blood circulation, promotes better cell growth, and allows your lymphatic system to drain away waste more efficiently.
Dr. French often recommends combining Venus Legacy and Venus Freeze treatments to give a complete skin rejuvenation package. While Venus Legacy treatments help break up and reduce cellulite, Venus Freeze treatments helps lift and tighten skin by triggering the production of collagen. Collagen production, which helps restore structure and elasticity in the skin, can effectively rid you of your wrinkles and lines.
Many people who see the signs of aging on their skin in addition to cellulite love the one-two punch of these noninvasive, pain-free treatments.
While there isn’t a specific cause of cellulite, there are a few things that might make you more prone to get it. Some people get cellulite simply because it’s a family trait.
Others may get it due to hormone fluctuations that can occur during various life stages, such as during puberty, pregnancy, or menopause.
Some lifestyle choices may put you at greater risk as well, such as smoking, eating too many carbohydrates or too much salt, or not eating enough fiber.
Circulation can also play a role. Men and women with poor vascular systems tend to get cellulite more frequently than those with a healthy blood flow.
And contrary to a popular myth, cellulite is not just a condition reserved for those who are overweight or obese. Thin people can also get it.
If you have cellulite you’ like to get rid of, we can help. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone with French Med Spa & ºCryothérapie today.
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