Cellulite is the “cottage-cheese/orange peel” like dimpling of skin usually found at the back of your thigh and buttock.
A: Diet and exercise cannot change the appearance of this lumpy skin.
Q: How common a problem is cellulite?
A: You are not alone! Cellulite is very common and affects about thirty percent of women.
Q: Is there a cure for cellulite?
A: No,unfortunately there is no “cure” for cellulite but we can improve the appearance of cellulite in most patients. At our Ridgewood MedSpa our aesthetic nurse performs a series of painless treatments utilizing non-invasive VelaShape III technology.This device is a safe,effective and has no associated downtime. VelaShape III therapy provides visible results even after one session.Utilizing up to 150 W of radio frequency power combined with infrared light emitting diodes VelaShape III can also improve skin texture and contour the body by reducing fat.
Q: What can be done if you do not respond to VelaShape III?
A: If the cellulite does not respond to external non-invasive therapy then Dr. Kopelman will recommend subcision, a release of the dimpled plicated skin that is adherent to the underlying soft tissue. Subcision is performed exclusively by Dr. Kopelman at the Ridgewood Ambulatory Surgery Center. Some bruising and swelling is expected but will usually resolve in about one week.The skin will ultimately appear smoother and less bumpy.