Hand-Held Cellulite Reduction Machines

The massage effects caused by hand-held cellulite reduction devices help reduce the skin's pitted appearance.
The massage effects caused by hand-held cellulite reduction devices help reduce the skin's pitted appearance. (Image: Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

Reducing the appearance of cellulite on the body is possible through government-approved treatments that use laser, suction and roller devices. The hand-held machines used in these treatments temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. It is a non-invasive alternative to liposuction, but the treatments must be administered by trained professionals. Besides the machines used by professionals, numerous hand-held cellulite massage devices are safe for home use.

Suction and Roller Machines

One FDA-approved device for the temporary reduction of cellulite involves the use of a massaging technique. The machine consists of two massage rollers and light suction which is moved over the affected skin areas. The procedure is non-invasive and is performed by certified spa professionals. Unlike surgery, several weekly treatments are necessary to see improvement. In addition to removing the appearance of cellulite, the hand-held device improves circulation, results in improved body measurements and relieves tired and strained muscles.

Laser Toning

Laser toning machines are approved for the treatment of unwanted cellulite. They work by using radio waves and laser light to increase collagen production beneath the skin. The skin is stimulated to produce collagen in response to the aggravation it feels from light and radio waves. This type of hand-held device is also effective in treating wrinkles as it causes the skin to tighten. The best results are seen in patients whose cellulite consists of a wrinkle-like texture.

Vela Smooth

The Vela Smooth is a hand-held device that uses a combination of suction, infrared light and radio waves. The device works to reduce cellulite by weakening the fat that exists underneath the skin. While light and radio waves weaken the fat, the suction feature stretches out the strands causing the skin's pitted appearance. The device stimulates cell metabolism and usually needs to be applied to the affected area multiple times before there is visible improvement.

Tri-Active Laser

A Tri-Active laser treatment involves the use of lasers, cooling and massage. Hand-held laser devices are used to weaken and break down excess fat and increase circulation. A device that contains a cooling head is then applied to reduce the burning, swelling and inflammation caused by the lasers. Then a massage device is applied. The massage effect helps the body naturally drain excess fluids through its lymphatic system.

Home Devices

Several hand-held massage devices are available for those who wish to remove the appearance of cellulite in private. Both manual and electronic devices use massaging effects to stimulate the skin into a tighter and more toned appearance. Regular use is recommended in addition to a balanced diet and regular physical exercise.

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