*Results may vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as typical. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
By Dr. Stacy Shropshire
Cellulite. That nasty word that everyone hates to hear. Cellulite causes dimples in problem areas of the body that are the most difficult to lose weight. Cellulite typically occurs after puberty. It has unflattering names like cottage cheese, orange peel or hail damage. Cellulite is most common in females. In fact, it affects more than 90% of women at some point in their lives. Many women are searching for effective cellulite treatments to rid themselves of these small pockets of fat. This article discusses the causes of cellulite and some treatment options to reduce or eliminate cellulite.
What are the causes of cellulite?
While the underlying causes of cellulite are not exactly known, there are many possibilities that cause cellulite:
- Hormones: Hormones play a role in cellulite. Estrogen, insulin, noradrenaline, thyroid hormones, and prolactin are just some of the hormones that scientists believe cause cellulite in women.
- Genetics: Of course genetics play a role in the prominence and location of cellulite. From a slow metabolism to poor circulation, family history can definitely determine if a person is prone to cellulite.
- Diet: People who eat a lot of fatty foods or have a high carbohydrate intake are more likely to have cellulite. Also, the lack of dietary fiber can compound this problem and lead to more cellulite.
- Lack of exercise: Exercise is an important part of a daily health regiment. Those that tend to not exercise with any regularity are more likely to see cellulite.
No matter the cause of cellulite, most people just want to know how to get rid of it.
What are the most effective cellulite treatments?
There are several cellulite treatments available. While some are things you can do at home, the most effective cellulite treatments are conducted by a trained cellulite specialist.
Since diet and exercise are a large part of living a healthy lifestyle and maintaining your figure, it is always recommended that when you want to eliminate cellulite eat low fat foods and exercise regularly. This is one of the most effective cellulite treatments. However, these cellulite treatments also take a lot of time and commitment.
Some other cellulite treatments include:
- Heat therapy
- Radio frequency therapy
- Magnetic therapy
While none of these has been scientifically proven to eliminate cellulite, one of the cellulite treatments has been proven to be effective and permanent in get rid of cellulite permanently, M’Li’s Body Contour Wrap.
Designed by a biochemist at UCLA, M’Li’s wraps were originally used to improve circulation and treat diabetes. However, that same technology was later shown to be effective at taking inches off of the body and permanently eliminate cellulite. These cellulite treatments combine a detoxification portion with a cleansing wrap to provide a comprehensive option for cellulite treatments.
These wraps capture and free toxins and other waste in the skin, while simultaneously tightening the skin for best results. The whole procedure is natural and therefore includes zero chemicals. These cellulite treatments are most effective when done consistently in a series. They work both internally and externally to take flabby skin and make it elastic again.
If you are tired of cellulite in problem areas of your body and diet and exercise alone do not work, try one of the best cellulite treatments as an alternative. It can help you improve your circulation, detoxify your body and tighten your skin for lasting results.
Since the end of last year, Evolution Body Transformation has been the only provider of the cutting-edge Venus Legacy system in the state of Wisconsin.
“There aren’t a lot of clinics that are doing the work that we’re doing,” says Evolution Body Transformation owner Dr. Stacy Shropshire, D.C., as she tells the story of how the ground-breaking procedure came to the spa and clinic. “I really tried to figure out great strategies and great innovations to get people to reach their health goals as quickly as possible. So I just started calling other doctors who were using these technologies, and I just was like, ‘Hey, my name is Dr. Shropshire and I’m doing what you’re doing…let’s be friends!’”
That’s how Dr. Shropshire found herself in Milwaukee, where she first tried the procedure herself. “I really couldn’t get it out of my mind. I knew it would be a great fit for what we were trying to accomplish. I’ve seen all these pictures of happy people holding up these big pairs of jeans…and yet many have a lot of loose skin. I was really determined to make sure for our clients, as they lost weight…that wouldn’t be an issue.”
To make her vision a reality, Dr. Shropshire turned to the procedure’s creators, Venus Concept. Led by executives in the vanguard of medical aesthetic technological innovation, the Venus Concept team has more than fifteen years of beauty experience under their belts.
After time, talks with the experts, and a lot of research, Dr. Shropshire finally introduced the Venus Freeze Aesthetic Workstation to Evolution Body Transformation. “We have a large population of people coming in for cellulite,” Dr. Shropshire continued, explaining her choice of the Venus system for Evolution Body Transformation. “Cellulite is a really tricky animal to deal with and the Venus is the best thing I could find in my research for dealing with cellulite. It’s been clinically proven to reduce cellulite by one grade.”
Unlike many other existing treatments that clinics offer for cellulite and loose skin reduction, Venus treatments are also entirely pain-free. “There is a even a plastic surgery procedure to deal with [cellulite] that doesn’t have very good outcomes,” says Dr. Shropshire.
The Venus system is non-invasive. It’s a procedure that lets patients come and go with no lingering ill effects—you can have a Venus treatment, then get some groceries and pick your kids up from school. The Venus allows you to take those extra steps toward feeling your most beautiful without halting your life to reach those goals. “People who have had it done report that it’s very comfortable—I can’t think of anyone that didn’t enjoy the experience,” adds Dr. Shropshire.
“I have another friend in Chicago who got the machine just a couple months before I did,” Dr. Shropshire continued. “She, too, was noticing terrific…really, really great outcomes with it. So I’ve actually convinced two of my [other] friends to get the machine. I’ve been really pleased with it.”
And the innovation doesn’t stop there. Within three months of bringing the Venus Freeze to the clinic, Dr. Shropshire saw the technology’s potential and upgraded to the newer model.
“I’m really excited about upgrading to the [Venus] Legacy,” says Dr. Shropshire, introducing one of Evolution Body Transformation’s newest additions. “We originally just had the Venus Freeze. It didn’t have the suction involved. The suction component is really nice because we can get deeper into the body. It’s a lot more comfortable for people because the suction breaks up the heat sensation.”
Why not experience the Venus Legacy for yourself? Call 608-274-2225 to schedule your own free consultation with Dr. Stacy Shropshire, or visit evolutionmadison.com to schedule your free consultation online!
And the beauty opportunities are always coming your way! Stay tuned for Evolution Body Transformation’s release of the Venus skin care line, coming soon!
In a previous article, Liz’ Surprising Experience with Laser-Like Lipo, Part 1, we had a heart-to-heart talk with Liz about her roller-coaster experience with weight and her amazing results with Laser-Like Lipo at Evolution Body Transformation, a medical spa in Madison.
At 23, Liz was 75 pounds overweight and engaged to be married. One day she had an epiphany about her weight. She made a commitment to lose those 75 pounds before her wedding day, and she did it! She was a beautiful, slender bride thanks to healthy eating and exercise.
Life was exciting for the newlyweds, especially when Liz learned she was pregnant. She was confident she could handle pregnancy without gaining too much weight. Unfortunately, she was soon facing a complication which quickly undermined all her hard work. Read more about it in Part 1 of Liz’ story.
By the time she came to Evolution Body Transformation in early 2014, Liz had lost 60 of those original 75 pounds for the second time. She was looking good and feeling great. Despite losing 60 pounds, her thighs and buttocks stubbornly held on to more fat than the rest of her body.
She hoped that Evolution’s Laser-Like Lipo could solve her problem.
Laser-Like Lipo with the Vevazz
FDA-approved, the Vevazz Laser-Like Lipo Wrap is a painless, noninvasive treatment for achieving permanent inch loss and cellulite reduction in stubborn areas like buttocks, hips and thighs. Liz was skeptical, but she did it anyway. She signed up for five laser-like lipo sessions. “I was hoping they would work, and I was genuinely amazed at how well they worked!”
By the time Liz finished her fifth Vevazz treatment, she had lost a total of 10-1/2 inches in her buttocks and thighs—inches that don’t come back just because you drink a glass of water. It was truly lasting inch loss.
How Does the Laser-Like Lipo Feel?
First sessions: Dr. Stacy Shropshire, D.C., director of Evolution Body Transformation, began by measuring Liz at three precise points on her body. Then she placed 8 rectangular laser-like lipo paddles on her hips and thighs and secured them with Velcro straps. The entire treatment took 30 minutes. For the first seven minutes, Liz laid on a comfortable table.
“I laid there for several minutes,” Liz said. “I didn’t feel anything, no burning, no sensation whatsoever. I started to think it was a joke.”
After the seven-minute laser treatment, Liz stood on a platform that vibrated her entire body for 10 minutes. “It kind of tickled and made me laugh,” Liz said.
Liz learned that the light from the laser-like lipo padddles pass through your skin painlessly and stimulate fat cells beneath the skin to open. The vibration phase of the treatment activates the lymphatic system and assists the body to remove toxins stored in the fat cells.
After concluding the treatment, Dr. Shropshire told Liz to get 30 minutes of exercise that same day to help maximize the release of toxins. Even though Liz was still skeptical, she did the exercise. “Surprisingly, I had a ton of energy after the laser-like lipo treatment.”
After the third sessions, Liz began experiencing serious inch loss in her thighs. Her pants were fitting noticeably differently. She started telling her friends and family about her results.
By the end of the fifth laser-like, Liz was a true believer, sporting new slimmer thighs and buttocks with smoother skin and dramatically reduced cellulite.
A Successful Journey for Liz!
At her highest weight, Liz wore a 20W pant size. “Now I’m just a regular size 14!” she recently bragged. Vevazz Laser-Like Lipo was the final piece in her successful weight-loss/fitness journey.
Today Liz is slender, fit and active. She runs regularly and last time we talked, she was training for a grueling 5K race called the Warrior Dash. She’s also a certified Beach Body Coach.
“It’s funny,” Liz recalled, “I’ve spent seven years trying to get my body back into shape. I was so skeptical about the laser-like lipo. I wondered why more doctors weren’t recommending this approach. I wondered how a light beam could work,” she continued. “But I stuck to the treatment and it did work. It wasn’t a temporary fix. I was genuinely surprised at my awesome results!”
Liz offered a word of advice to women and men considering Vevazz Laser-Like Lipo.
“When the staff at Evolution Body Transformation tells you to drink more water or to do 30 minutes of exercise the same day as the wrap, do exactly what they tell you because your results will be the absolute best possible.”
Evolution Body Transformation, an innovative medical spa in Madison, WI, provides safe, non-invasive body shaping treatments and healthy weight loss systems for men and women. We are the exclusive provider of the revolutionary Chiro-Thin Weight Loss Program in Madison.