Glo Med Spa & Wellness
Cellulite Treatment in Austin, TX
Glo Med Spa & Wellness offers Cellulite Treatment by our Venus Versa technology that reduces the appearance of fat by smoothing the fat layers under the skin. Visit us at 9801 Anderson Mill Road Suite 120 Austin, TX 78750. Contact us or make an appointment online. We are open 5 days a week!
At Glo Med Spa & Wellness, we painlessly help our patients say goodbye to cellulite with the most advanced medical treatments.
Say Goodbye to Cellulite
Cellulite affects 80-90% of women over the age of 20 regardless of weight and size. Lean women are just as affected by cellulite as heavier women. It is also known by other names such as adiposis edematosa, dermopanniculosis deformans, status protrusus cutis, gynoid lipodystrophy, and orange peel syndrome.
Cellulite consists of fat cells trapped within the superficial layers of the skin. The herniation of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue presents itself on the skin surface as dimpling and nodularity. It is most often found on the buttocks, lower limbs, and abdomen, but can also affect other areas depending on individual anatomy.
The causes of cellulite can be related to changes in metabolism, physiology, hormonal factors, genetic factors, the microcirculatory system and lifestyle. A high-stress lifestyle can increase the level of catecholamines, which have been associated with the development of cellulite. In addition, certain dieting practices can lower the level of these chemicals.
The psychological effects of this condition can be quite severe, causing major body image issues. For some women, it strictly limits wardrobe selection and causes embarrassment during summer months. In Austin and other areas where warm weather persists most of the year, it is nice to know that there are effective treatment options available.
How to Treat Cellulite
The only way to treat cellulite and smooth it out is to disrupt the connective tissue bands that hold the fat cells in place. This allows the fat cells to settle into the deeper layers, making the skin to appear smoother and more even.
Some people believe that liposuction reduces the appearance of cellulite. Unfortunately, in many cases, liposuction actually worsens the appearance of cellulite by removing the underlying fat cells and accentuating the irregularity of the skin contour. Over the counter skin treatments are also not effective.
Most of these topical products contain pepper or other ingredients to stimulate circulation and temporarily increase swelling and redness, thus camouflaging the affected areas.
We always recommend a healthy diet and regular exercise, but that may not be the only line of defense necessary to reduce the appearance of cellulite. In fact, losing weight can sometimes enhance the appearance of cellulite in certain areas.
What’s the best way to treat cellulite?
Venus Versa’s combination of Multi-Polar Radio Frequency (RF) and Pulsed Electro Magnetic Fields (PEMF) technology make it the ideal therapy to treat cellulite.
What to expect during a treatment?
The experts at Glo Med Spa & Wellness Austin help our cellulite treatment patients achieve their desired look and smooth out the “dimpled” appearance caused by cellulite. Treatment begins with a Consultation from one of our experts. Any questions you may have will be discussed, and a full treatment regimen will be outlined for you.
We recommend once weekly treatments for a series of about 8 weeks. Each treatment lasts anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour, depending on how many areas you want to treat. When you come in for treatment, make sure to clean the area to be treated so that it is free of body oils.
You also want to make sure that you shave and use a body scrub treatment to remove any sunless tanning products prior to the procedure. You don’t need to worry about applying any type of topical pain reliever before your treatment.
The great thing is that once you have your desired look, it’s extremely easy to maintain! Good diet and exercise, along with supporting treatments once every two months will help maintain your newly toned body.
During your free initial consultation, your care team will give you the opportunity to view before and after photos so that you will know what to expect from the treatment.