TriActive is one of the leading treatments for cellulite reduction from the body. However, there are several similar treatments that serve the same purpose.
Cellulite appears as dimpled and loose skin, which is a result of fat between connective tissues underlying the top layer of skin. It mainly occurs in women in areas around the buttocks, thighs and abdomen. Here are some similar treatments and alternatives for TriActive:
VelaSmooth, developed by Syneron Medical Ltd, Israel, is a non-invasive treatment that uses a combination of infrared light and radio frequencies with vacuum suction and mechanical massage to reduce cellulite. This results in a smooth and dimple free skin, even on large surface areas like the thighs, abdomen or buttocks. The treatment includes 16 sessions over a range of 8 weeks, and each session lasts from 45 minutes to 1 hour. VelaSmooth is FDA approved and each session costs around $200.
Mesotherapy was originated in 1952 in France, and is used in the US for treating cellulite, along with a range of other common illnesses. It includes injecting a combined dose of vitamins, drugs and natural extracts in the middle layer of the skin. This directly affects the fat pockets, resulting in reduction of cellulite and breaking of damaged connective tissues. Mesotherapy is not yet approved by the FDA for removing cellulite. It costs around $2,000.
SmartLipo, developed by Cynosure Inc, is a laser body sculpting process that reduces fat cells with the help of a high intensity laser. The side effects as compared to other treatments are minimal. Anesthesia is required for a 45-minute session. The treatment is FDA approved and generally costs from $3,000 to $5,000.
Bodywraps are a simple technique which does not require any complex equipment to heal a wide range of problems. They work in two different stages, known as absorption and squeezing. Thin towels or sheets are wrapped around the affected area to absorb the waste fluids from the body pores. Empty cell pockets are then squeezed to get rid of cellulite. It is advisable to maintain adequate hydration during the process.
Endermologie is an FDA approved treatment for removal of cellulite. It includes massage and suction with the help of a machine with 2 rollers. The folding action by the machine results in stretching of the connective tissue, which results in cellulite reduction. Around 14 to 28 treatments are required to achieve optimal results.
Several other treatments or alternatives for TriActive are Acoustic Wave Therapy, herbal remedies, cellulite creams, lotions and gels. Patients can opt for a mix of treatments to get the best results.