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If you are looking for cellulite reduction, then VelaShape and UltraShape non surgical body contouring specialist Dr. Stephen Mulholland, the cosmetic dermatologists and medical personnel at SpaMedica would like to offer you one of the best, most advanced and effective cellulite reduction treatments available. SpaMedica is a one of a kind medical spa facility that combines the very best high tech medical therapies with the service commitment and attention to detail of a day spa. Helping you achieve the most attractive body contour possible and the most significant cellulite reduction is our number one goal.

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What is Cellulite?

Cellulite is characterized by lumpy, bumpy, irregular “cottage-cheese” appearing skin.  The nodular swellings of cellulite result from swollen clumps of fat that push up against the undersurface of the skin and these swollen clumps of fat must be addressed by the technology in order for the cellulite to appear smoother.  Cellulite is also characterized by deep pits that are caused by contraction of vertical fibrous tissue in the cellulitic fat and these cellulitic pits need to be treated by a therapeutic intervention as well.  The orange peel-type skin results from thinning of the cellulitic skin with, again, bulging of fat into the actual superficial aspects of the skin, called the dermis.  Again, this third factor – thinning of the skin – needs to be part of your cellulite program.

The physical characteristics of cellulite

Figure 1.  Toronto Cellulite Reduction patients present with various degrees of the 3 physical characteristics of cellulite, Nodules, Pits and dermal fat herniation.

Thus, three pathological processes – nodules, pits and skin thinning – need to be addressed.  SpaMedica combines technologies that both permanently reduce the swollen fat cells causing the nodules, as well as thickening the skin, minimizing the orange peel appearance and stretching the vertical fibrous septae, or fibrous tissue, that result in the pits.

What causes Cellulite?

The precise etiology and cause of cellulite is unknown, but it is believed to be an abnormality of the microcirculation of the skin. Relatively poor blood flow and oxygenation to the “cellulite” areas of the body results, over many years, in swelling and edema within the superficial fat, which, in turn, further compromising blood flow to the skin.  The chronically poor oxygenation in the fat and swelling within the tight fat compartment leads to inflammation. The inflammation leads to fibrin formation and, over years, the growth vertical fibrous bands. The swollen fat, trapped in the tight compartments begin to “bulge up” forming the characteristic nodules seen in cellulite. The vertical fibrous are attached the undersurface of the skin and begin to pull the skin down creating the deep pits seen in advanced nodulo-pitted cellulite. Finally the dermis of the skin thins and the fat begins to herniate into the dermis causing significant dermal thinning. The causes are felt to be a combination of hereditary factors, hormonal factors (estrogen, which is why men don’t seem to suffer from cellulite), as well a circulatory.  Weight and exercise appear to play little if any role in the genesis of cellulite.

Different factors go into the appearance of cellulite.

Figure 2.  The cause of cellulite is likely micro-circulatory compromise, fat lobule swelling (nodules), inflammatory fibrous bands pulling down the skin (pits) and herniation of fat into the skin and thinning of the skin.

Where does Cellulite occur?

Cellulite occurs on certain “cellulite prone” areas of the body and is seen most frequently on the following regions.

#1 Cellulite of the buttocks

#2 Cellulite of the Posterior thighs

#3. Cellulite of the front of the thighs and above the knees

#4.  Cellulite of the lateral or sides of the thighs

Cellulite can, on accession occur on the upper abdomen and upper arms.

Cellulite is commonly present on the thighs and buttocks.

Figure 3.  Toronto Cellulite Treatment and Cellulite Reduction patients most commonly present with celllite on the buttock, back of thighs, side and front of thighs. Above is a patient whose cellulite has been marked just prior to her Cellulazer and CelluTite treatment. Cellulite can rarely present on the upper arms and upper abdomen.

Cellulite is very, very common.  It is estimated there are 100 million women in the USA between the ages of 20-54, that complain of cellulite. There are over 10 million women in Canada that complain of cellulite and report they would get their cellulite treated if it were effective, with little to no complications and if it was affordable.

Many women have cellulite.

Figure 4. Cellulite is very common. It is estimated there are over 10 million Canadian women and over 100 million Amercian women between the ages of 20-54 who complain of mild, moderate or severe cellulite.

What Kinds of Cellulite are there?

Cellulite can be classified according to its severity.  Mild Grade 1 cellulite is characterized by stippling of the skin, or Peu d’orange or orange peel skin.  Moderate Grade 2 cellulite is cellulite with mild to moderate sized nodule formation with occasional superficial pits. Finally, Severe Grade 3 cellulite exhibits very deep and numerous pits and large, strongly elevated nodules.

The more severe the cellulite, generally the more difficult and aggressive the treatments need to be in order to effect a significant cellulite reduction.

There are different grades of cellulite.

Grade 1. Mild Cellulite                   Grade 2.  Moderate Cellulite        Grade 3. Severe Cellulite

Figure 5.  Toronto Cellulite Reduction patients can be classified into Grade 1-3 which represents the severity (mild, moderate of severe) of the appearance of the nodules and pits. In general the more severe the cellulite the more aggressive the treatment options need to be in order ot achieve a significant improvement. Dr. Mulholland his SpaMedica plastic surgery center and Toronto based medical spa have pioneered many of the most successful cellulite treatment and reduction technologies. One of the unique propositions of getting your cellulite treatments done at SpaMedica is the ability to have different combinations of technology treat your cellulite, ensuring the best possible cellulite reduction and cellulite improvement.

What are the various Cellulite treatment options?

(i)         Home Creams and Topical Cellulite reduction formulations

There are a large number of over-the-counter topical creams and lotions that are sold with claim of “cellulite reduction”. Generally, the efficacy of these creams are minimal to modest and are temporary in nature. There is often an active ingredient in very small concentrations, such as Aminophylline, which is larger doses (not present in the product) can be shown to cause vasodilation and increased blood flow to the cellulite.  These products, while not harmful, rarely result in long term cellulite reduction, but may be valuable for a short term improvement in appearance or used in combination with Doctor In-Office high energy devices.

Cellulite Cream

Figure 6.  Toronto Cellulite Reduction patients will find a number of topical creams that claim to improve the appearance of cellulite. There are often active ingredients, such as aminophylline that in higher doses would increase blood flow to the cellulite, but the concentration offered there is little long term effect.

(ii)        Oral Cellulite Reduction Supplements

There are several oral supplements sold online and in health food stores that claims to help improved circulation and hence cellulite from the “inside out”.  There is no proven benefit from the supplements in the treatment of cellulite and, unfortunately, there is no “magic bullet” oral pill for cellulite reduction. The organic ingredients in nutritional supplements can be strong, even if not pharmaceutical, and patients need to be careful taking them in large quantities.

Cellulite Cream

Figure 7. Topical cellulite creams and oral cellulite reduction supplements offer no proven long term benefits in the appearance of cellulite.

(ii)        Home energy based devices

There are a number of Home Energy Devices that offer some mild to moderate cellulite improvement.  Unlike topical creams and oral supplements, there is good evidence that these home cellulite heating devices are safe and provide some improvement in the appearance of mild to moderate cellulite.  In general, these home devices need to be used daily for ever and will show mild improvement in only very mild cases of cellulite. Home energy based cellulite treatment devices can be very useful devices when used as “protect your investment” after doctor “in-Office” treatments.

Home-based treatments for cellulite are available.

Figure 8.  Home energy based devices heat the cellulite and, when used daily for many months can show improvement in mild cases of cellulite.  It is easier to treat the side and front of thigh cellulite, but more difficult for patients who attempt to treat their own buttock or posterior thigh.

(iv)       Doctor In office High Energy devices

1.“Top Down” Cellulite Reduction Devices: There are many top down “In-Office” doctor devices that use radiofrequency or laser energy, with or without suction coupling to cause a significant heating, suction couple mobilization and stretching of the cellulitic skin. These physician owned Cellulite Reduction devices attack 1,2,or all 3 of the underlying causes of cellulite. Suction couple rollers on the applicators increase lymphatic drainage of the cellulitic skin reducing the nodules and improving the “smoothness” of the skin and appearance of the cellulite. The Suction coupling also stretches out the contracted fibrous septae, lessening the depth of the pits and smoothening the appearance of the lumpy-bumpy cellulite skin. Finally, the bulk heating of the cellulite skin to 42-45 degrees Celsius and sustaining the bulk heating for 10 minutes or more each treatment will, over time result in thermally induced collagen production in the skin and thickening the dermis, thus reducing the herniation of fat into the skin. The various “Top Down” in office high energy devices used in the SpaMedica Cellulite Reduction program are outlined below.

BodyFx

Figure 9. Toronto Cellulite Reduction and cellulite treatment patients get treatments with various “top down” cellulite reduction devices like this BodyFX treatment above. The BodyFX suction the cellulitic skin into the applicator, RF energy is passed into the cellulite killing the fat, which reduces the appearance of the nodule.  The suction liking results in stretching the vertical fibrous septae and lessening the pits and the skin is heated making more dermal collagen and reducing the thin skin with fat herniation’s. There are a number of these energy based, outside in energy devices, such as the BodyFX, Velashape 3, Exelis, Smoothshapes, Venus Freeze, FORMA plus and TiteFX, that can be deployed in combination to get the best possible result. It is the SpaMedica integration of these different technologies that gets you the best possible cellulite reduction.

Remodeling of Tissue Following BodyFX Treatment Toronto

Figure 10.  After a series of non-invasive “top down” energy devices, the nodules are reduction, the depths of the pits are lessened and the skin is thickened, resulting in smoother looking cellulite skin.

2. “Bottom UP” Cellulite Reduction Devices : One of the biggest innovations in the treatment of moderate to severe cellulite has been the evolution of direct energy devices that applied under the skin directly attacking the cellulite. The “inside out” energy devices can be either Laser, such as the Cellulazer from Cynosure, or Radiofrequency such as the Cellutite, or Bodytite from Invasix, Inmode. These procedures (Cellulazer, or CelluTite) are performed painlessly by the use of local anesthesia in the area. The Cellulazer, laser probe, or the CelluTite Radiofrequency probes applies heat directly to the cellulite. The high intensity heat results in three clinical and pathological effects:

(i) Thermal Nodule Reduction: The coagulation of the fat inside the nodule result in immediate nodule reduction

(ii) SeptoThermoLysis: the V-Dissector effect at the end of the Cellulazer or CelluTite, divides the contracted vertical fibrous septae and releases the contracted septae

(ii) Dermal Thickening: The undersurface of the skin is heated to 55 degrees, result in significant collagen production, thickening of the skin and a reduction of fat herniation.

Cellutite mechanism of action

Figure 11.  The Bottom Up” devices are used by physicians and include the Cellulazer and Cellulite. The end of these probes release thermal energy and heat. The heat coagulates and reduces the nodules, while the v-dissector at the end thermally lyses and divides the vertical septae and the dermis is thickened by thermal stimulation of collagen production.

The Cellulazer:   is a laser fiber, manufactured by Cynosure that is inserted directly into the cellulite. Of course, the cellulite is injected with local anesthesia first, so this is a “Zero Pain” technique, as once the local anesthesia in injected there is no pain at all. The Cellulaze has a special CO2 laser polished tip that emits two laser beams, one 90 degrees to the other, resulting in a laser V-Dissector.  The Cellulazer is a simple three step procedure: Step One = Nodule Reduction:  The Cellulazer fiber is inserted into the cellulite and the laser beam coagulates the nodule brining it down.  Step 2 = Divide the Bands. Vertical fibrous Band Thermolysis and division results in a release of the pits and smoothen of the cellulite. Step 3 = Thickening the skin.  The Vertical laser beam is run directly under the skin, heating it so 45-50 degrees and producing new collagen. For both the Cellulazer, the treatment is singles treatment, there is no suctioning, only heating and the single treatment results can laser for years.

How does the Cellulazer Work and who performs Cellulazer Cellulite Reduction?

The Cellulazer:   is a laser fiber, manufactured by Cynosure that is inserted directly into the cellulite. Of course, the cellulite is injected with local anesthesia first, so this is a “Zero Pain” technique, as once the local anesthesia in injected there is no pain at all. The Cellulaze has a special CO2 laser polished tip that emits two laser beams, one 90 degrees to the other, resulting in a laser V-Dissector.  The Cellulazer is a simple three step procedure: Step One = Nodule Reduction:  The Cellulazer fiber is inserted into the cellulite and the laser beam coagulates the nodule brining it down.  Step 2 = Divide the Bands. Vertical fibrous Band Thermolysis and division results in a release of the pits and smoothen of the cellulite. Step 3 = Thickening the skin.  The Vertical laser beam is run directly under the skin, heating it so 45-50 degrees and producing new collagen. For both the Cellulazer, the treatment is singles treatment, there is no suctioning, only heating and the single treatment results can laser for years.

Cellulazer reduction of cellulite nodules

Figure 12a.  Cellulazer reduction of the Cellulite Nodules

Celluazer thermal lysis and division of the vertical fibrous septae releasing the pits.

Figure 12b.  Celluazer thermal lysis and division of the vertical fibrous septae releasing the pits.

Cellulazer heating of the sub dermal tissue resulting in more collagen, thicker skin and reduction of fat herniation.

Figure 12c.  Cellulazer heating of the sub dermal tissue resulting in more collagen, thicker skin and reduction of fat herniation.

Before and after cellulazer

The CelluTite:  The CelluTite is an applicator that comes with the Bodytite device, from Invasix. Unlike the Celluazer, the CelluTite emits RF (radiofrequency) not laser energy and the applicator measures skin temperature at all times and will cut off the RF energy when the end points are met. The strong RF coagulation reduces the cellulite nodules, the V-dissector releases the Vertical fibrous Septae, freeing up the deep cellulitic pits, and laser the dermal tissue is heated directly, thickening of the actual celluiltic  skin.

Like the Cellulazer, from Cynosure, the CelluTite from Bodytite and Invasix is a single treatment with a 3 steps procedure performed in approximately 1 hour. The cellulite to be treated has local anesthesia injected into it rendering the Cellulite treatment painless.

The CelluTite applicator is used to first coagulate and flatten the nodules.

Figure 14. Step 1: Nodule Reduction.  The CelluTite applicator is used to first coagulate and flatten the nodules. The RF energy from the tip  melts the fat under the nodule, reducing and eliminating the nodule.

The V-dissector is then used to lyse and divide all the vertical fibrous septae, resulting in a release of the Vertical fibrous septae and smoothening of the skin

Figure 15.  Step 2: Thermal SeptoLysis. The V-dissector is then used to lyse and divide all the vertical fibrous septae, resulting in a release of the Vertical fibrous septae and smoothening of the skin.

The CelluTite probe is used under the skin, heating the dermis to 55 degrees and resulting in more collagen and thicker skin.

Figure 16.  Step 3; Thicken the Dermis The CelluTite probe is used under the skin, heating the dermis to 55 degrees and resulting in more collagen and thicker skin.

Toronto Cellulite Reduction patients can expect a very noticeable result after a Cellulazer or Cellutite treatment.

Figure 17.  Toronto Cellulite Reduction patients can expect a very noticeable result after a Cellulazer or Cellutite treatment. There is a thermal Nodule reduction, a thermal septolysis of the vertical fibrous septae with release of the Pits and a thickening of the dermis and skin with a reduction in fat herniation.   Cellulite reductions of 30-70% can be achieved in a single Cellulazer or CelluTite treatment, with results that last several years.

What is the Cellulite Reduction and Cellulite non-surgical Treatment program?

SpaMedica and Dr. Mulholland have combined the best possible technologies that are directed towards the long-term reduction in the appearance Cellulite, or that lumpy, bumpy irregular skin, cottage cheese skin, also called cellulite.  Some patients prefer to have Dr. Mulholland perform a single Cellulazer or CelluTite treatment, while other patient prefer a completely non-invasive Cellulite Reduction program. Combination technologies will be applied to your area of cellulitic skin to optimize and improve its appearance.  The Cellulite reduction program involves treatments once weekly for a number of weeks. Each treatment in non-invasive, lasts less than an hour and is painless.  In selecting the technologies that best reduce the appearance of your cellulite, Dr. Mulholland has been at the forefront in pioneering both the radiofrequency and laser diode technology that is shown to have the best possible long-term therapeutic benefits.

Cellulite is characterized by lumpy, bumpy, irregular “cottage-cheese” appearing skin.  The nodular swellings of cellulite result from swollen clumps of fat that push up against the undersurface of the skin and these swollen clumps of fat must be addressed by the technology in order for the cellulite to appear smoother.  Cellulite is also characterized by deep pits that are caused by contraction of vertical fibrous tissue in the cellulitic fat and these cellulitic pits need to be addressed with a therapeutic intervention as well.  The orange peel-type skin results from thinning of the cellulitic skin with, again, bulging of fat into the actual superficial aspects of the skin, called the dermis.  Again, this third factor – thinning of the skin – needs to be addressed during your cellulite program.

Thus, three pathological processes – nodules, pits and skin thinning – are all treated during your comprehensive SpaMedica cellulite reduction program.  You will have two options: see Dr. Mulholland and undergo a single “Bottom Up” Cellulazer and Cellultite procedure under local anesthesia, which will have some swelling and bruising and you will need to wear a cellulite garment for 4 weeks after treatment. Alternatively, you can undergo a completely non-invasive cellulite reduction program with “top down” Cellulite devices. SpaMedica combines technologies that both permanently reduce the swollen fat cells causing the nodules, as well as thickening the skin, minimizing the orange peel appearance and stretching the vertical fibrous septae, or fibrous tissue, that result in the pits.

In order to achieve the highest probability of the successful smoothening appearance of your cellulite, Dr. Mulholland and SpaMedica will combine the most advanced bulk heating and radiofrequency technology.  Radiofrequency technology uses a high-frequency oscillating electrical current to heat both the skin and underlying tissue.  Earlier generations of these bulk heating devices include the VelaSmooth, the VelaShape 2 as well as the Accent® and, more recently, the Excelis and VelaShape 3®.  These devices have all been proven to be excellent bulk heaters, but have not been proven to provide permanent fat reduction, but are excellent at stimulating collagen in the skin and reduction of the herniated fat seen in cellulite..  Permanent fat reduction superficially is important to improve the appearance of the nodular swellings of cellulite.  At SpaMedica, Dr. Mulholland will deploy two technologies – the BodyFx, which not only provides bulk heating of the skin and thickens the dermis by 20% to 25% and increase its elastin and collagen content, which will decrease the orange peel appearance of the skin, but it will also result in permanent reduction of fat cells leading to reduced nodular appearance.  (see Figure 11.) The BodyFx™ also has a suction-couple component, which is important because the vertical fibrous septae, or the fibrous tissue, that are contracted and cause the pits, need to be stretched in order to lessen the appearance of the pit themselves. (Figure 11.)

BodyFX applicator

Figure 18.  The BodyFX applicator is painless and suction couple the cellulite into the applicator, where Bulk Heating Radiofrequency heating with stretch the fibrous septae and thicken the dermis. Electroporation energy will result in fat cell death and cellulite nodule reduction.

In your SpaMedica Cellulite combination program, the Venus Freeze and the FORMA are also deployed and these bulk heating radiofrequency devices are excellent devices for skin heating that results in, again, thickening of the dermis and reduction in the herniation of cellulitic fat.  By combining these technologies and, in some resistant cases, even SmoothShapes®, SpaMedica can customize a multi-applicator and multiple technology assault on your cellulite to optimize the probability that you will achieve acceptable improvement.

SmoothShapes is a gentle suction coupled laser. The suction coupling stretches the fibrous septae, lessening the appearance of the pits, the suction rollers mobilize the edema and lessen the nodules, which the gentle laser heating thickens the skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite.

Smoothshapes applicators

Figure 19.  Undersurface of the Smoothshapes applicators showing the rolers and laser.  The laser suction rollers reduce the nodules, stretch the contracted fibrous sepate and laser heating of the dermis results in thickening the skin and improving the appearance of the skin.

How is the non-surgical Cellulite Reduction program performed?

The SpaMedica non-surgical cellulite reduction program uses non-invasive, non-surgical applicators, both high-frequency bulk heating radiofrequency devices and suction-coupled laser diode technologies and these are applied on the surface of the cellulitic skin.  Cellulite Reduction treatments are performed once weekly. A small ultrasound gel is often deployed, but no local or topical anesthesia is required and the treatment is very well-tolerated.  Each treatment is less than one hour for 1-3 sites, is painless and has no downtime. The number of treatment will vary depending upon the severity of the cellulite, but 4-8 weekly treatments are common.

Who is a candidate for non-surgical cellulite reduction?

A good candidate for non-surgical cellulite reduction are those patients that have a realistic expectation of 20% to 50% reduction in the appearance of their cellulite after a series of treatments.  There are very few contraindications to treatment, but a patient who is pregnant, a patient with a heart pacemaker or inflammatory, infected lesions or skin cancers in the area of treatment are contraindications to a SpaMedica cellulite reduction program.

What kind of anesthetic is used during you Cellulite Reduction?

There is no topical or local anesthetic required for any of the applicators deployed in the SpaMedica permanent cellulite reduction program, as the treatments are very comfortable and no pain or discomfort.

How long does the procedure and program take?

The most common areas of cellulite include the posterior thigh and buttock, as well as the outer thigh and front of thigh.  Rarely, the upper abdomen and arm may be involved.  Each zone takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes to treat.  The SpaMedica non-surgical cellulite reduction program is just that – a program.  Treatments occur once a week for 4-8 weeks, the average number of treatments is 6.  At the end of six weeks, generally 20% to 50% or more improvement is generally achieved.

Is there any recovery and how long is the recovery following each treatment?

None of the applicators used in the SpaMedica cellulite treatment have any significant downtime or risk.  Modest swelling or redness can sometimes occur and in individuals on aspirin, some bruising might also occur after the treatment, but this is unusual.  Patients can return to activities of daily living, to high-impact aerobic activity and may wear any clothing.

What kind of results might I expect following the SpaMedica cellulite reduction program?

Toronto cellulite reduction patients can expect an average of 20% to 50% improvement after a series of treatments.  Most patients achieve 30% to 50% reduction following the program.  It is important that patients are realistically selected, as there is a range of improvement and some patients achieve better than 50%, but some patients achieve less than 20% improvement.  There are opportunities to apply a significant portion of your procedure fees against a minimally-invasive Cellulaze™ or CelluTite™ program performed by Dr. Mulholland if your results are sub-optimal or you desire a better result.

Before and after cellulite treatments

Figure 20.  Non Surgical Cellulite reduction program can result in an improvement of 30-50% after a series of treatments.

What are patients saying about their cellulite reduction program?

Most SpaMedica Toronto Cellulite treatment and reduction patients are realistic patients who have been selected based upon the understanding that a good result is a 50% long-term reduction in appearance of their cellulite.  As such, patients are generally happy when they meet or even exceed these expectations.  For those individuals that want better than 50% reduction, or achieve poor clinical out comes with the completely non invasive “top down” cellulite reduction program,  it is always suggested that they undergo a CelluLaze or a CelluTite procedure, specifically with Dr. Mulholland himself. Patients can apply a significant amount of money invested in the non surgical cellulite program against a Cellulazer – Cellutite  procedure with Dr. Mulholland at any time.

How long will my results last?

The results following your non-surgical cellulite reduction program are long-term in nature, meaning that if you have no maintenance treatment, generally improvements can still be noted 12 months or more following your treatment program.  However, it is important to remember that Cellulite, like Diabetes or Hypertension is a chronic disease and, just like Diabetes or High blood pressure, if you stop taking your insulin or Blood pressure pills the underlying problem will come back, same with Cellulite, without protecting your investment, with maintenance treatments. It is recommended that a single maintenance treatment is performed every three to four months to maintain your improvement and enhancement.  This is because the skin thickening will degenerate with age and time and maintaining optimal skin thickness with a single bulk heating radiofrequency treatment every three to four months is recommended.  In addition, any tendency towards developing subsequent edema to swollen fat cells will be mitigated with a single maintenance treatment once every three to four months.

How much will my SpaMedica non-surgical cellulite treatment and cellulite reduction program cost?

The costs of the cellulite reduction program are dependent upon the number of zones treated and the size of the zones.  However, in general, the most common zones – posterior thigh and buttock – generally will cost $2,000 or less for the cellulite treatment program. If more than one zone is included in the treatment, the cost for the 2nd and 3rd zone is greatly reduced in cost.  In general, individuals that have achieved a satisfactory result will go into their once every three to four month maintenance program and those individuals that want to achieve an even better result may one day apply a significant proportion of their non-surgical reduction of cellulite fees against a minimally-invasive CelluLaze or CelluTite surgical procedure that has been developed by Dr. Mulholland.

Why choose SpaMedica and Dr. Mulholland for your Cellulite Reduction program?

By choosing SpaMedica, you are choosing a centre that continues to be at the forefront of permanent and long-term cellulite reduction programs and you will receive the best possible combination technologies to achieve the best possible improvement in the appearance of your cellulite.  In addition, if the non-surgical cellulite reduction program does not achieve the kind of results you desire, you may apply a significant amount of your procedure fees against a CelluLaze™ or CelluTite™ treatment program performed specifically by Dr. Mulholland himself.

How can I show Dr. Mulholland my concerns and see if I am a candidate?

Toronto cellulite reduction patients should simply fill out the appointment request form or “ask a question” form and upload up to 3 photos for Dr. Mulholland to review.

How do I schedule a consultation?

To schedule a non-surgical cellulite reduction program, simply call 877-712-8367 or e-mail an online consultation request form and a SpaMedica representative will contact you promptly.  Call now to schedule a consultation and move towards smoother, more attractive cellulite-reduced skin.

What is a cellulite reduction treatment?

The term cellulite refers to the dimpled, “lumpy-bumpy”, orange peel appearance of the skin that some people have on their hips, abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. This irregular skin appearance is much more common in women than in men because of differences in the way fat, muscle, and connective tissue are distributed in men and women’s skin, as well as hormonal and life styles that patients adopt. The lumpiness of cellulite is caused by fat deposits that push and distort the connective tissues beneath skin, leading to the characteristic changes in appearance of the skin.

SpaMedica’s cellulite reduction program is a combination of therapies performed over 8 visits. The VelaShape™ Radio Frequency (RF), Infrared (IR) and pulsing suction device delivers pleasing non surgical results. The VelaShape™ device was the first FDA approved non invasive device for the reduction of cellulite. The VelaShape™, VelaSmooth™ head is passed over the treatment area for a number of passes heating the area and disrupting the connective tissue of the cellulitic area. Each treatment takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

In addition to cellulite reduction, SpaMedica’s Toronto body contour specialists will add Zerona laser slimming treatments or the Ultra LipoLite program to your cellulite reduction program for optimal body contouring and cellulite reduction.

Zerona is a laser slimming program that stimulates the fat cell to emulsify (liquefy) the fat within the cell. Then the liquefied fat moves from inside the cell, through a temporary pore formed in the cell membrane to outside the cell where it is in the interstitial space until absorbed by the lymphatic system. The Zerona laser slimming device results in millions of fat cells becoming smaller (like grapes becoming raisins) so inches are reduced off the waist, hips and thighs. The fat cells are not injured in any way by this process and will return to normal in several weeks. The process is non-surgical, painless and takes only 40 minutes!

Ultra LipoLite is the combination of Ultrashape Ultrasound fat reduction and the VelaContour radiofrequency, infrarred and pulsatile suction VelaShape technology to reduce localized areas of unwanted fat without surgery, pain or downtime.

Your SpaMedica cellulite reduction treatment program will be complimented with a recommendation for home based medical grade body slimming and cellulite reduction skin care which will help support and enhance your cellulite treatment results at home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a candidate for cellulite reduction?

There are very few patients with cellulite who cannot potentially benefit from the cellulite reduction since no surgery is involved. People with cellulite (zone e.g. Outer thighs, posterior, abdomen, arms) who do not want the pain, risk and recovery of a liposuction or SmartLipo procedure. Post liposuction patients who wish to help hasten the emergence of their new shape or enhance it.

Is there down time associated with the cellulite reduction treatment?

You can resume your normal activities immediately after your treatments. The cellulite reduction program has very few risks, complications or downtime. However, cellulite reduction may lead to some bruising. Avoidance of Aspirin or anti-inflammatories leading up to the treatment is advised. Your SpaMedica cellulite treatment provider will explain risks and complications with a treatment consent form before all treatments.

How much does a cellulite reduction program cost?

  • The Cellulite reduction™ Program consists of alternating treatments of Freeze/Forma Body or Freeze/VelaShape, 1 treatment/week over an 8 week period.
  • The cellulite reduction program (8 sessions): from $1799
  • Maintenance: from $249/treatment

Did You Know……Cellulite ReductionTreatment Facts?

The cellulite reduction program can not only improve the appearance of your cellulite, it can also enhance the treatment results post surgically following liposuction.

SpaMedica is the first Canadian medical spa to offer combined technologies to target areas of unwanted fat and cellulite. Cellulite reduction, Zerona Laser Slimming and Ultra LipoLite Body contouring can be combined for localized areas of fat, overall slimming and cellulite reduction and maintenance, non surgically!

Dr. Stephen Mulholland, a well known and experienced cosmetic surgeon, and his SpaMedica treatment team are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest level of care, using the most up to date, advanced and effective body sculpting and cellulite reduction technologies. SpaMedica’s cellulite reduction treatment team will discuss your treatment options with you and will design the best possible cellulite reduction treatment program for you.

SpaMedica’s Toronto cellulite reduction treatment team is in a position to offer you many different and effective body treatment and cellulite reduction therapies to slim your silhouette, reduce focal fat and smoothen your cellulite. Dr. Stephen Mulholland is a board certified plastic surgeon and one of Canada’s most sought after cosmetic plastic surgeons. Dr. Mulholland has pioneered and developed all SpaMedica treatments and programs.

How can I show Dr. Mulholland my concerns and see if I am a candidate?

Toronto cellulite reduction patients should simply fill out the appointment request form or “ask a question” form and upload up to 3 photos for Dr. Mulholland to review.

How do I schedule a consultation for cellulite reduction?

If you are interested in seeking a consultation with SpaMedica, Dr. Mulholland and his team of experts, simply fill out our online consultation request form or call SpaMedica now at 877-712-8367 to schedule a consultation.

If you’re looking for more information about our cellulite reduction treatments or any other cosmetic or surgical procedure you can continue browsing our website to learn more. If you have any questions regarding your face and body treatment options, don’t hesitate to call us to schedule an appointment. Our SpaMedica Toronto office can be reached at 877-712-8367. Alternatively, you can book an appointment by filling out this online form

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SpaMedica® YORKVILLE
Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Skin Care Spa:
66 Avenue Road Suite 4
Toronto, Ontario M5R 3N8
Tel: 1-877-211-7505