In our last blog entry we discussed how cellulite formation begins. Today we’re going to take a look at the next phase of cellulite formation, “Stage 1 Cellulite.” Also known as “soft” cellulite (or status protursis curtis), this is the first phase with visible skin changes. These changes aren’t visible to the naked eye yet, but are detected only when pinching the skin.
At this point, the breakdown in the dermis reaches a turning point. Collagen and elastin continue to break down, as do the blood and lymph vessels, but by this point the vessels have broken down so much that the skin no longer receives enough of the vital nutrients it needs to retain its structure. Consequently, the epidermis gets dehydrated and begins to lose its elasticity. Fluids and wastes continue to build as well, weakening the dermal layer even further. The weakened dermis can no longer hold the fat cells of the subcutaneous layer in place, and some fat cells now begin to move upward while continuing to clump together.
The next phase of the process, “Stage 2 Cellulite,” marks the appearance of “hard” cellulite – the first phase of cellulite visible to the naked eye. We’ll discuss this phase in our next blog entry, but don’t wait until then to take action—the earlier you address the changes that cause cellulite, the easier it is to treat.
LPG Endermologie is a full-body lymphatic massage that increases circulation and promotes the drainage of built-up fluids and wastes that cause the appearance of cellulite. VelaShape, named “the gold standard of noninvasive cellulite treatments” by Allure Magazine in June 2011, combines thermal energy, radiofrequencies, and massage to effectively diminish the appearance of cellulite while simultaneously contouring the treated area. These treatments are both effective individually, but are even more powerful when done at the same time.
Cellulite isn’t an “inevitable” in today’s world – just an “inconvenience.” With our help, you can watch your “cottage cheese” skin melt into into skin that’s as smooth as butter. To find out what VelaShape and LPG Endermologie can do for you, as well as the many other treatments and services offered here at the White Tea Med Spa in New York City, please visit our website or call us at 212-647-8919.