Summer is just around the corner in Dallas, and with that comes shorts and camis, mini skirts and mini dresses – and the dreaded realization that you need to get rid of cellulite before being seen in a swimsuit by the pool.
If this describes you, we have your backside (figuratively and literally) as Mara answers the most frequently asked questions about cellulite reduction.
Can you get rid of cellulite once you have it?
This is not as easy a question to answer as you might think. While it is true that it is difficult to eliminate cellulite once it makes the first ugly appearance, there are incredible advancements in cellulite reduction technology that make those lumps and bumps virtually disappear.
Can exercise and diet alone get rid of cellulite?
There is little likelihood of diet and exercise getting rid of cellulite on their own. However, that doesn’t mean that you should spend your lunch hour in the line at your favorite fast-food restaurant!
A nutritious, well-balanced diet full of lean proteins and veggies and without excesses in sugar, starches, alcohol and processed food will help keep cellulite at bay.
So will a fitness program that includes interval training, strength training, and some of my favorite exercises, squats and lunges! Really, any activity that aggressively burns fat will help keep your bum lifted and your tummy flat!
Is surgery the only option to get rid of cellulite?
Absolutely not! In the past, surgery was the popular option to improve the appearance of dimpled skin. Fortunately, those times have passed, and there are advancements being made every day in non-surgical, non-invasive treatments to help eliminate cellulite.
The Zimmer Wave (or ZWave) is impressive on its own, but when paired with one of our other treatment options, ZWave enhances the results of your treatments by toning and smoothing the skin.
And if you want to treat your backside to an exceptionally relaxing and luxurious experience, consider booking our exclusive Bum Bum Facial. This facial is an excellent treatment for those who would love a radiant, firm and lifted bum, perfectly ready for that Brazillian-cut bikini!
Do I need to do anything to prepare for cellulite treatments at a med spa?
Very little prep is needed to get ready for a cellulite reduction treatment at a med spa. In most cases, all you need to do is come to the appointment with clean skin, free of lotions, creams, or makeup to the area being treated. Remember to remove all jewelry around the treatment area.
What do treatments to get rid of cellulite feel like? Are they painful?
No, the treatments are not painful! And because our experienced medical estheticians have the ability to customize treatments to meet the needs of individual clients, any discomfort you may feel can be quickly and easily alleviated.
How the treatments will feel for you will depend upon which treatment you choose during your free body contouring consultation. For instance:
Venus Legacy – Clients report that Venus Legacy treatments are very relaxing, and many say the procedure feels similar to a hot stone massage. Some of our clients have even fallen asleep during their sessions!
CoolSculpting – On the opposite end of the spectrum, CoolSculpting freezes cellulite. As the cooling begins during the first few minutes, you will feel pressure and intense cold. This soon dissipates. Many people read, watch videos, work on their laptops, or even take a nap during their treatment.
Is there any downtime with cellulite treatments at a med spa?
The best part about the treatment options we offer at Mara’s to get rid of cellulite is that they are non-invasive and completely non-surgical. If there are any specific instructions for care after your session, your esthetician will advise you, but for the most part, you can get back to your regular routine as soon as you leave our med spa!
When will I see results and how long will they last?
Depending on the chosen treatment, you may see immediate results, especially when the treatment incorporates ZWave. The exact results you can expect should be discussed with your medical esthetician during your body contouring consultation.
You can expect these results to last up to 18 months in the case of Venus Legacy, and you may experience a permanent loss of cellulite with CoolSculpting.
How many cellulite treatment sessions will I need?
At Mara’s Med Spa, all of our treatments are customized to fit your needs and desired results.
Some of our treatments, such as Venus Legacy, have cumulative results, meaning that the more sessions you have, the greater and more long-lasting the results will be.
On the other hand, if you love your results after one CoolSculpting session, you can stick with that! (While many of our patients see results after one treatment, most patients need two or more CoolSculpting treatments to see the change they hope to achieve.)
Again, the schedule and the number of treatments we recommend are as completely unique as you.
Can I do anything after treatment to extend results?
Now that you have that beach-body ready to go, there are things you can do to extend the results of your treatments, although none of these suggestions are required. There are no magic pills or elixirs you can take to keep the fat off. However, this is where a good diet and exercise program can help. The better you take care of your body, the better it will take care of you and the better you will look!
In addition, some have found that using anti-cellulite serums or creams are more effective now. At Mara’s, we love the Body Tightening Concentrate from SkinCeuticals. Speak with your esthetician for more information.
Learn More About How Treatments to Get Rid of Cellulite Can Give You Renewed Confidence
Many clients who undergo Mara’s treatments to get rid of cellulite describe the experience as life-changing. Because they have a new lease on life with a “new,” cellulite-free body, they put a higher priority on self-care, and we are all for that! Your body is a temple and should be treated like one!
Mara’s Med Spa. Feel. Look. Be. Confident.