Our combined treatments offer relief to people seeking treatments for both fat and cellulite. As one of the premier clinics involved in the research for the original Velasmooth technology in the early 2000’s our experience with the Velashape and Velasmooth technology is second to none. Currently our Velashape 2 provides a great treatment for those seeking to combat cellulite.
Our fat removal experience ranges from Lipodissolve to Ultrashape and now to Zeltiq Coolsculpting. The latest in fat removal is Zeltiq Coolsculpting which freezes the fat and destroys it. Our experience with fat treatments goes back to early days when BC laser was one of the first clinics to utilize Ultrashape and Velashape together to provide a superior treatment. Currently we have found freezing the fat by using Coolsculpting provides fat removal in many other areas than ever before.
Beautiful Canadian Laser and Skin Care Clinic has been providing cellulite treatments for over 10 years. BC laser was part of the initial FDA study for the Velasmooth cellulite treatment. Since this first machine , newer versions of the Velasmooth, now called the Velashape have been released. Each machine is more powerful than the previous and the current Velashape 2 is approx 60% more powerful than the original Velasmooth. BC laser provides cellulite treatments in our Surrey clinic, located near Vancouver, BC.
For your cellulite solutions make your appointment with BC laser today by calling 604 580 2464 or use the consultation email above to send us a note. Cellulite can be a thing of the past with the newest technology to help you look your best.
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Cellulite is used to describe superficial areas of trapped fat, which cause uneven dimpling or “orange peel” skin. It appears in 80% of post-adolescent women. Common areas where cellulite is found are the thighs, buttocks, and the abdomen. Cellulite is not related to obesity as it occurs in overweight, normal, and thin women.
Cellulite occurs in the fat layer just beneath the skin. In that area, fat lobes exist with collagen. These strands of collagen connect the skin to its underlying muscle. The “cottage cheese” appearance of the skin is caused by 2 main factors:
- The swelling of fat cells distend the skin creating the appearance of “orange peel.”
- The contraction of the vertical strands of tissue due to hormonal fluctuations or decreased circulation.
With decreased circulation the brain literally forgets that it has these stores of energy and therefore the fat is not used.
This technique of extracting fat by vacuuming it from under the skin is not effective for cellulite. In fact, liposuction may worsen the appearance of the skin by sucking out the cushion of fat that resides just under the skin. The result is additional dimpling of the skin. Additionally, liposuction is a invasive surgery with many risks associated with the procedure.
There have been many herbal remedies, creams and potions as well as expensive body wraps that have been recommended for reducing the appearance of cellulite. These have been ineffectual. Endermologie was the latest treatment until the last few years. Endermologie requires the use of a body suit prior to treatment and many need as many as 15 – 18 treatments before seeing any results. Thereafter a monthly or bi-monthly treatment is needed for maintenance.
More recently in Canada we have seen an increase in the use of mesotherapy or Lipodissolve. This technique has been in use in South America and Europe for about 10 years. Lipodissolve may be used in conjunction with the latest technique in cellulite reduction, Velashape, to enhance results. Velashape 2 gives excellent results for cellulite reduction and after an initial set of treatments , only 2-3 monthly maintenance is required.