Your Ultimate Guide to Cellulite Removal & Skin Tightening with Venus Legacy™
If you are battling “Swiss cheese” thighs riddled with pockets of cellulite or arms that jiggle and ripple when you wave, we offer a pain-free solution that will have you baring your arms and ditching your granny-style bathing suit skirt: Venus Legacy™.
What is Venus Legacy™? Venus is a non-invasive, pain-pain free technology that produces smoother, tauter skin in the area being treated, typically within five to eight visits. Trust us when we say that everything else in life should go this smoothly!
What Is Cellulite? The Spongy Facts Revealed
You aren’t alone if you are frustrated by the “cottage cheese” like texture on your thighs that throws water on your best-laid bikini plans, or that causes an unexpected puckering effect under your leggings. This spongy skin – the bane of the lives of many women – is known as cellulite.
The formation of cellulite is attributed to age, hormones, and genetics – so you can stop feeling guilty that you have not done enough to prevent it from forming. Even the most svelte celebs have been caught by the paparazzi with their cellulite exposed! No wonder given that 80-90% percent of women will develop cellulite over their lifetime – far more women than men – ranging in severity from mild to extreme. Mild cellulite has a slightly pocked appearance similar to an orange peel. Severe cellulite features deep depressions in the skin.
While cellulite is multifactorial, circulation issues are often at the root of the problem, says SkinSpirit Body Services Manager, Mercedes Tracy. “So the best non-invasive treatments involve mechanical manipulation – massage – with heat to knead the tissue and boost circulation.” Like Venus Legacy™.
By producing collagen and breaking down fat cells (more detail on that below), Venus improves the appearance of cellulite by remodeling the connective tissue: tightening the stretched out, floppy fibers, softening the brittle, short ones, and growing brand new, springy fibers. It also shrinks the enlarged fat cells, which push up on the skin. The skin will then lay flat again – revealing a silky smooth appearance.
What About Skin Laxity?
According to Mercedes, Venus Legacy™ not only helps reduce cellulite, but also tackles loose skin – which is how we treat sagging in the buttocks, thighs, arms and abdomen. With laxity, most of the fibers have lost their shape. We can rejuvenate the skin by applying enough heat to restore integrity and give a lift.
What Is Venus Legacy™?
Venus Legacy™ is essentially a collagen treatment, delivered through radio frequency that uses heat to slip down beneath the layers of the skin to stimulate collagen and break down fat cells.
Collagen is a protein found in the body that is responsible for giving the skin its plump, youthful appearance. We stop producing collagen in abundance in our mid-twenties and the youthful contours of our face and body begin to recede.
Venus Legacy™ offers a non-invasive and pain-free solution, effective on any skin tone and type. With no discomfort or downtime, you’re in and out of the clinic in 30 minutes and ready to resume your normal routine right away. Several areas of the body can also be treated at once.
Optimal results are visible within three months. We know you are going to love your new toned and tightened look, so you will want to book touch-ups with us three to four times a year, in addition to maintaining your weight and a healthy lifestyle, to maintain them.
What to Expect the Day of Your Appointment
Before beginning Venus Legacy cellulite treatment at your nearest Bay Area clinic, we ask that you come in for a complimentary consultation to make sure you’re a great candidate. During your consult, one of our body experts will advise you on how to get the best results from Venus, and the role diet, exercise, and hydration play in maintaining those results and ensuring the treatment is its most effective.
On the day of your appointment, plan to remove any jewelry from the areas being treated, do not apply lotion, and wear comfortable clothes. During your treatment, you can expect to lay back on a treatment bed, while a cooling numbing gel is applied to ensure your comfort. Your practitioner will then use the hand-piece of the Venus Legacy to massage the area being treated. You will begin to feel a warming and gentle suction sensation as the hand-piece heats up to tone and tighten the skin.
Following treatment, the area may be slightly red in appearance but that will soon disappear.
Many clients start to see results by the third treatment but you may notice a difference even sooner. Mercedes then recommends touch-up treatments every three months to maintain the best results.
Are You a Candidate for Venus Legacy™? Come In And Find Out!
Our in-house Venus Legacy guru, Mercedes, tells us that the treatment is ideal for patients experiencing stubborn cellulite or who feel their skin is beginning to lose its elasticity. It treats both, with no surgery or downtime, typically over 5-8 treatments.
But, she says, everyone can benefit from boosting collagen production in their body. It’s anti-aging therapy. Venus Legacy can help prevent cellulite even in those who don’t have it yet, as well as help to reverse all stages of it for others.
Venus Legacy cellulite and skin tightening treatment is available in the following Bay Area SkinSpirit locations:
Disclaimer: Results are temporary and may result back without maintenance. Blog content is for informational purposes only and does not replace in-person advice from a professional.