Just Say NO to Cellulite

Ask women the one thing they'd like to change about their appearance and many will say cellulite.

Over the last few years, a process that involves suctioning and massaging the skin has been used to help reduce unwanted dimpling.

Now however, there is something new to treat cellulite: an FDA approved laser.

According to a recent clinical roundtable, it's kinder, gentler and more effective.

Just say NO to cellulite
It's been an ongoing battle cry for folks, mostly women, since anyone can remember.

"I sit down all day. I work at a desk seven hours a day and you know that it gets to fit into that chair pretty soon," says Gretchen Defazio, who will soon undergo a new, cellulite treatment.

Forty-six-year old Gretchen Defazio and her 20-year-old daughter, Nicole do many things together that attempt to tackle cellulite.

"We do yoga, we do the gym, and we walk," says Gretchen.

So, when they heard about something new, an FDA approved laser that helps reduce the dimpling, they didn't hesitate.

Gretchen says, "We called up, came for a consultation and booked it. Here we are."

Gretchen is in for her 10th session.

"We're trying to reduce the appearance of the cellulite on the back of Gretchen's legs, the smoothing and the toning will help eliminate the dimpling look," explains Laser Removal Specialist, Dr. Michael Coppa.

It's all done with a laser known as Triactive, and as its name suggests, the laser works three ways, "The cooling system, the laser system and the massaging," says Dr. Coppa.

Gretchen says it's soothing. "It's like little fingers massaging you."

Dr. Coppa explains the process, "Well, the massaging helps with the lymphatic drainage so you're actually pushing it away. The cooling helps with the fluid retention and the laser helps with stimulation of blood vessels and the collagen and the fibers under your skin which helps with the tightening of the skin."

It takes a total of about 16 sessions, done twice weekly to achieve the best results. Ten sessions in, Gretchen and Nicole already see a significant difference.

"My pants feels so great and there's no more bulge between the, above and below the underwear line and running on the treadmill your thighs don't jiggle anymore," says Gretchen.

The price of beauty
The laser treatment is recommended for people who exercise and have achieved their ideal weight.

After the first 16 sessions, you have to undergo a treatment every two months to help maintain those results.

The cost: $2000 dollars.


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