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Things to Consider When Choosing a Cellulite Specialist

The Top 5 Things to Ask When Choosing a Cellulite Specialist

Taking care of your skin is no laughing matter.  You want to make sure you choose the right skincare technician when deciding who is going to be doing your cellulite treatment.

Here are the top 5 things you should ask any skincare technician before starting cellulite treatment.

1.  How long have you been providing cellulite treatment? 

It’s important to ask this question because you want to make sure the person you are trusting with your cellulite removal is experienced.  Ask them how long they have been in practice and if they have any references you can speak to.

2.  For Endermologie treatment, are they certified and trained by LPG?

Endermologie was developed by Louis-Paul Guitay (LPG) in the early 1980s.  LPG is the creator of Endermologie and is considered the best form of Endermologie training you can receive.  Where else better to learn than with the creators themselves?  Ask your cellulite technician if they are certified and trained by LPG.

Marie Lopiano of Cellulite Solutions was one of the first to introduce Endermologie to Northern VA and obtained both levels I and II in certification to include facial techniques and liposuction protocols.

Marie was then hand selected by Tierry Phillipe, CEO of LPG, the inventors of Endermologie, to perform treatments on Denise Austin, former national spokesperson for LPG.

3.  Do you have pictures of before and after cellulite treatment?

This one speaks for itself.  You wouldn’t buy a new car without seeing what it can do first.  The same goes for choosing your cellulite specialist.  Before diving in and deciding who to work with, look at their portfolio.  Do they have many clients that have seen great results from cellulite treatment or are they using stock photos?  You can see some of our before and after photos here.

4.  Before selecting a technician to perform Endermologie, ask them what kind of equipment they use and is it maintained by LPG

At Cellulite Solutions Marie uses the only patented equipment for Endermologie® made by LPG. Cellulite Solutions has two Cellu M6 Endermologie® machines.

5.  Do they offer a free cellulite consult?

Be weary of technicians that are trying to charge you a lot of money up front.  You want to make sure you choose a cellulite specialist that you feel comfortable with.  When vetting out a skincare specialist, ask them if they provide a free consultation.  Cellulite Solutions offers a free body composition analysis so you can understand what’s going on in your body that is causing cellulite in the first place.

Northern Virginia’s Best Cellulite Treatment

If you’re looking for cellulite removal in Northern Virginia contact us at 703.408-8099.  We offer a variety of services to get your skin looking it’s best.  From Microdermabrasion to Endermologie and VelaShape 3, we have something for everyone.

Healthy Alternatives to Halloween Candy

Healthy Halloween Alternatives You AND Your Kids Will LOVE

It’s that time of year again.  You know what I’m talking about.  Halloween candy overload.  And in two days it will all be half priced.  Making smart Halloween choices is important for adults as well as kids, because let’s face it, we all end up eating some of the candy when the kids aren’t looking.

Healthy Halloween Treats:  Ants Spiders on a Log


This cute treat puts a twist on the traditional ‘ants on a log.’  All this recipe takes is celery, peanut butter, and chocolate chips.  You can even take it a step further and use SunButter and dark chocolate chips if you want a healthier twist.

Recipe credit:  https://www.chelseasmessyapron.com/healthy-halloween-bat-energy-bites-spiders-on-a-log/

Halloween Yogurt Bark


This Halloween Bark looks absolutely delicious.  It uses non-dairy yogurt, blueberries, kiwi, and nectarines.  You an also add in candy eyes to make it extra spooky.

Recipe credit:  http://www.forkandbeans.com/2015/09/30/halloween-yogurt-bark/

Maintaining Your Results After Cellulite Treatment

As I mentioned in our last blog post maintaining a healthy lifestyle is essential to maximizing the results you achieve after your cellulite treatment.  Looking for ways to enhance your healthy lifestyle, such as finding healthy Halloween alternatives, will help you stay on track.

You can also use other resources to help you stay the course after cellulite treatment.  You can utilize our last blog post that features many different apps that allow you to track your food intake, progress and more.

Cellulite Treatment in Northern Virginia

Cellulite Solutions is the top cellulite removal company in Northern Virginia.  Owner and Cellulite Specialist, Marie Lopiano was hand selected by Tierry Phillipe, CEO of LPG, the inventors of Endermologie, to perform treatments on Denise Austin, former national spokesperson for LPG.  

She has since been the first to introduce the newest cellulite technology, VelaShape, into Northern Virginia, fulfilling her desire to always be on the cutting edge for her clients.

With her extensive experience in the field of Endermologie and cellulite treatment, Marie was once again called upon by LPG to become an exclusive distributor of the Wellbox, a home Endermologie system.

Contact us to receive a free body composition analysis.  We look forward to helping you achieve the look you’ve been dreaming of!  703-408-8099 | www.cellulitesolutions.com

The Best Treatment for Cellulite in Northern VA: Maximizing Your Results

Delicious Paleo Recipe to Support Your Healthy Lifestyle After Cellulite Treatment

It’s true that diet and exercise alone will not totally get rid of  your cellulite.  But, when you pair it with a cellulite treatment like Endermologie or Velashape 3; your cellulite will virtually disappear.  Living a healthy lifestyle is essential to maintaining the results you see from your cellulite treatment.

Changing your diet may seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be.  Just being more aware of what you eat and keeping track of it through an app like the one I mentioned in our last blog post, will make things a lot easier for you.

The Paleo Diet

I’m sure many of you have heard the word Paleo.  Many people who eat ‘paleo’ don’t refer to it as a diet, but a lifestyle.  It’s essentially eating non-processed foods. Commonly referred to as the caveman diet, it includes staples like meats, vegetables, and fruits- things that were hunted and gathered many years ago.  You can learn more about the Paleo approach here.

While there are pro’s and con’s to every diet I like to pick and choose the best recipes from many (Paleo, Whole 30, etc.) and have found many of the Paleo recipes to not only be healthy, but also bursting with flavor. Remember, eating healthier doesn’t have to be boring. Salads every single day? Not for this girl.

Paleo Buffalo Chicken Soup

buffalo chicken soup

If you like spicy, this soup is for you! Packed with chicken, cauliflower, onions, celery, buffalo sauce and cilantro this recipe as-is, is not for those with a sensitive palate. However, you can limit the amount of buffalo sauce and cilantro that you use to customize it to your taste. This paleo recipe is perfect for the upcoming fall weather in Northern Virginia. It also makes plenty of soup for everyone so you’ll have plenty of leftovers.

Give it a try and let me know what you think! See the whole recipe here: http://paleoaholic.com/paleo/paleo-buffalo-chicken-soup/

Cellulite Removal Northern VA

We hope to be a resource for you to use to maintain your results as you go through your cellulite treatments. If you’d like to learn more about the cellulite treatments we offer in Northern Virginia, call us at 703.408.8099.  Also, remember to consult with a doctor or nutritionist before you start any diet or exercise plan.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle after cellulite treatment

Tips from Northern Virginia’s best cellulite specialist

We want you to love the skin you’re in.  After you commit to combating cellulite you’ll need to also pay attention to any lifestyle adjustments that can help you maximize the results you see from your cellulite treatment.

Today we’re sharing some helpful apps that make achieving your goals a little easier.

Track all of your goals after cellulite treatment with MyFitnessPal

Cost: Free, but also offers a premium option

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Image credit:  MyFitnessPal.com

The MyFitnessPal app was is backed by the powerhouse, Under Armor.  This app makes achieving your goals a little easier.  MyFitnessPal has countless features to help hold you accountable, including: calorie and macro counter, bar code scanner for easier entry, exercise tracker and much more.   You can even track your water intake with MyFitnessPal.  Water intake is important and being hydrated can help reduce the appearance of cellulite.  Additionally, once you download the app, you are apart of a community and can add friends who can help keep you accountable as well. Track everything you need in one place with MyFitnessPal.*

FitBit makes being active after your cellulite treatment fun

Cost: $59.99+

While the FitBit app is free, the cost of a FitBit device starts at $59.99. FitBit really took off around 2015 and it is still a fun, easy way to track your progress. One of FitBit’s best features is the ability to challenge a group of your friends. Creating friendly competition is a great way to stay motivated. The FitBit app and device allows you to track your sleep pattern and heart rate in addition to the other features provided by MyFitnessPal. FitBit is a fun and interactive way to help you stay the course of your healthy lifestyle journey.*

7M Workout by Johnson & Johnson takes working out on the go, after cellulite treatment

Cost: Free

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Image credit: https://7minuteworkout.jnj.com

One of the biggest reasons why people don’t work out is because they claim they don’t have enough time. Can you take 7 minutes out of your day to get a quick work out in? Johnson & Johnson has developed the 7 Minute Workout app that allows you to taka a quick workout on the go. Paired with cellulite treatments such as Endermologie and Velashape 3, working out is a great way to help you treat stubborn cellulite.*

The Best Treatment for Cellulite in Northern Virginia

While diet and exercise alone won’t completely get rid of cellulite, our various skincare procedures can help achieve the look you want.  Maintaing a good diet and exercise regime is essential to maximzing your cellulite treatment.  People who sustain a healthy lifestyle will see better results.

Cellulite Solutions is the place to get cellulite removed in Northern VA.  We’re happy to meet with you and provide a free body composition analysis.  Marie is the best cellulite specialist in Northern Virginia.  From Velashape 3, to Endermologie and Microdermabrasion, she offers a technique that is right for you.

To learn more about cellulite removal or to schedule a consultation call us at 703.408.8099.  We look forward to helping you love the skin you’re in!

*Please note you should always consult with a doctor or nutritionist to help you establish your health and fitness goals.

The best place to receive treatment for cellulite in Northern VA

Cellulite Solutions in Vienna, VA offers the best cellulite removal in Northern Virginia


We’ve all been there. We take a quick glance in the mirror and see a skin imperfection. For many, cellulite on the legs, arms, tummy and glutes are among common skin imperfections.   While imperfections are beautiful and we all should embrace who we are there is nothing wrong with wanting to look and feel your best.

Today Northern Virginia’s best cellulite specialist is going to answer some common questions regarding cellulite and cellulite treatment.

Do I need to receive cellulite treatment or will exercise and diet remove my cellulite?

This is a very common question.  While you can never go wrong with diet and exercise, unfortunately that will not completely cure your cellulite. It will certainly help, but cellulite treatement techniques such as endermologie and velashape 3 will give you the best results when combined with a good diet and exercise.

What kind of cellulite treatment do I need?

The cellulite treatment you need really depends on your treatment preferences and the area on your skin that you want treated for cellulite.  You can schedule a free body composition analysis with Marie to learn more about what cellulite treatment plan is best for you.

What cellulite treatment does Cellulite Solutions offer?

We offer many different cellulite treatments to help you achieve your skincare goals. This includes Microdermabrasion, Endermologie, VelaShap 3 and more.

Achieving your best skincare results with Endermologie

Endermologie is a total body treatment that can be used anywhere on the body. Tummy, arms, glutes and more can be treated with Endermologie. The treatment lasts for about 45 minutes. Endermologie uses a massage and pinching technique to remove the cellulite.  Learn more about Endermologie here.  

Cellulite removal with VelaShape 3

VelaShape 3 is most effective as a spot treatment that removes cellulite. This cellulite treatment is longer than Endermologie because in addition to the massaging, intense heat is used to break down the cellulite. Warming the tissue allows us to get deeper into the area that we’re working on.  Learn more about VelaShape 3.

Cellulite Solutions in Vienna, VA offers the best cellulite removal in Northern Virginia

We know it’s important to look and feel your best, and we want to help make you feel the most comfortable in your own skin. Whether you have questions about cellulite treatment or would like to schedule a complimentary body composition analysis, call us today at 703.408.8099.

The Best Velashape 3 Treatment And Cellulite Treatment In Northern VA

The Best Cellulite Treatment In Northern Virginia Is At Your Fingertips!


Summer is less than a month away.  Where did the time go?  No more hiding your cellulite under yoga pants and long skirts – shorts and bathing suits are about to make an appearance!

If this sends chills down your spin or if you are busy looking for longer shorts and cute bathing suit cover-ups, then do we have a treatment for you —  Velashape 3 !

What The Heck Is Cellulite?

So before we discuss the solutions, let’s look at the problem.  Where does cellulite come from and can it be avoided in the first place?

The good news is you don’t need to worry; cellulite is not necessarily indicative of poor health. Okay now with that out of the way, the people who have cellulite vary, although cellulite is commonly associated with larger people, skinnier people are just as likely to develop cellulite. Even celebrities get caught pictured wearing their bikinis with cellulite!

We don’t know exactly all the reasons why we develop cellulite, we do know that keeping your weight low, not smoking, eating right and exercises can help.  But sometimes, whether it’s because of your hormones or just a gift your genetics gave you, none of those things can help.

 Velashape 3 Cellulite Treatments In Northern VA

As we said, the solution to treating cellulite is at your fingertips, CelluliteSolutions.com!

Cellulite  Solutions in Northern Virginia is the place to go for help with cellulite and tightening your skin.

Established in 1999, Marie Lopiano , the owner of Cellulite Solutions in Vienna VA is licensed, certified and one of the leading experts in the treatment of cellulite using Velashape 3 and Endermologie. A native of Northern VA, Marie was born in Alexandria and raised in Falls Church, Virginia. Marie was one the first to introduce Velashape 3 in Northern VA!

And she doesn’t just stop at treating just cellulite on your thighs, Marie can help lessen the appearance of cellulite on your stomach, your bum and arms.

No One Client Is Alike!

Marie is proud of her 97% customer satisfaction rating and knows everyone’s body is different.  That is why it is important to get your free consultation and body composition report.  Marie uses this data to design a plan that will help you get your best results.

Marie has treated Beauty Queens and Soccer Moms  all who can’t wait to go shopping for new bathing suits after finishing their Velashape 3 treatments.

If Not Now, When?

So if you would like to save money on new shorts and bathing suit cover-ups, then don’t wait – set-up a free consultation with Marie today, so when it’s time to hit the beaches and pools in your new bikini you are ready, willing and able!

Cellulite Solutions Dispels the Myths and the Truths about Cellulite- Part Two


The Ugly Truth About Cellulite… But There Is Hope!

We have heard it all, the special and expensive remedies for removing cellulite. So, Cellulite Solution is sharing the second part of this two part series the facts and fiction of Cellulite; the good, the bad and the ugly.

Exercise can reduce the appearance of cellulite

Fact. But it won’t cure it.

Regular exercise can help reduce or prevent cellulite’s appearance in your skin. Exercising, especially yoga and other long stretches and strength building exercises help keep the connective fibers under your skin from getting weak, helping prevent the cellulite’s ability to form.

Cardio is best for reducing the jiggle

Myth, Time to pick things up and put them down.

Running and cardio are great for burning fat and keeping off weight, but to smooth out those dimples in your skin you need to strength train. South Shore YMCA researchers in Quincy, MA found that adults who did three 30 minute aerobic workouts a week for 8 weeks lost four pounds and gained no muscle. However, when that 30 minutes was split in half and the other 15 minutes were dedicated to strength training 3 times per week, adults lost 10 pounds of fat and gained 2 pounds of pure muscle! Plus their overall body composition was much improved.

Skin Fillers can even out dimply skin

Fact, …well, temporarily.

Injectable dermal fillers like Radiuses and Restylane work great for plumping up sagging facial muscles, and for the most part they work on other cellulite plagued areas of the skin. The procedure can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars per leg, and the results only last for a few months.

Certain foods can help reduce cellulite

Fact, Stay hydrated!

Eating a well balanced diet is important for more than just your cellulite problems. Plant-heavy diets will help reduce inflammation throughout your body and help you maintain a healthy weight. Make sure to include plants with high water content and drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your connective tissue strong and supple. Cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, and bell peppers are all more than 90% water and taste wonderful as a side dish.

Non Invasive procedures work for cellulite

Fact, Lasers are a magical thing.

Radio-frequency, lasers and massaging techniques have been used for years to cut down the appearance of cellulite. But like skin fillers, the results aren’t permanent. VelaShape III treatments require 10 to 15 sessions to significantly improve appearance and is on the cheaper side of non-invasive procedures!

Only a dermatologist should perform cellulite treatments

Myth, Cellulite Solutions is here to help.

A dermatologist is a great place to start for getting a full assessment of your body and skin and the way it reacts to treatments. But, cellulite is not a medical condition and does not require a medical professional to be treated. Mede-Spas like Cellulite Solutions can perform Endermologie, VelaShape III and other non-invasive procedures to give you the skin you deserve.

Clothing can make an impact on your cellulite

Myth, It’s just a marketing gimmick!

Compression style clothing is great for reducing thigh jiggle while you exercise but it is only temporary. You are unlikely to see a real difference when you take the clothes off post work out. The opposite might actually be true, if you wear clothing that cuts off circulation it can contribute to the appearance of cellulite.

Smoking can affect cellulite

Fact, Cut out the stinkies.

Cigarettes and cigar smoke is shown to reduce blood flow and weaker the formation of collagen. Smoking is also terrible for your health and can cause premature wrinkles, aging and leave skin dry while contributing to stretch marks and discoloration. Not to mention it is linked to different cancers including lung and mouth.

No permanent solution for cellulite

Fact, Well, for now.

Scientists seem to be getting better and better at finding long lasting solutions to treating troubled skin. The most promising procedure so far is a surgery called Cellulaze, which was approved by the FDA in 2012 in which an optic laser melts fat, breaks up fibrous tissue and enhances the growth of new collagen all through a pin sized hole in the skin. You might be a little sore after the surgery but the recovery time is very fast. The treatment starts at $3,500 per leg but the results last for at least a year or two!

Cellulite Solutions Dispels The Myths And The Truths About Cellulite? Part One


The Ugly Truth About Cellulite… But There Is Hope!


We have heard it all, the special and expensive remedies for removing cellulite. So, Cellulite Solution is sharing in this two part series the fact and fiction of Cellulite; the good, the bad and the ugly.


Skin-firming creams can cure cellulite

Myth. Sorry, no magic bullets.

Despite what you might read on their labels, no topical creams—prescription or over-the-counter—have been shown to permanently reduce the appearance of cellulite. Studies have found, however, that products containing retinoids (labeled as retinol over-the-counter) may provide some temporary effects by creating a thicker skin cover that can help camouflage.  There is limited evidence that creams or scrubs with stimulant ingredients, like caffeine , ginger and even green or black tea, may also help by improving circulation and breaking down fat-cell stores, but they are less proven.

However Velashape lll is proven by the FDA to diminish the appearance of cellulite and tighten the skin.  That’s a fact!


Liposuction will make your legs (or arms, or tummy) look better

Myth, That is why Velashape lll is a great companion procedure for Liposuction, including creating tighter skin.

If cellulite is your problem, liposuction should not be your solution. In fact, the cosmetic procedure could even make fat distribution more uneven, making its outward appearance even worse.  Another vacuum-like (but non-surgical) procedure, however, known as Endermologie,has been shown to help: During Endermologie, a technician runs a suctioning device surrounded by rollers over a patient’s skin, pulling and squeezing trouble spots for about 30 minutes. Results are visible after about 10 visits (two per week),which can cost between $80 and $150 each.


Cellulite is caused by toxins in your body

Myth, Toxins, smoxins!

You may find or have cellulite products that claim to remove impurities and toxins from the body, but truth is there are no toxins causing your cellulite.  Rather, cellulite occurs when underlying fat deposits begin to push through layers of collagen fibers, or connective tissue, under the skin (often in the buttocks and thigh areas, but also on arms, stomachs, and other areas as well). Connective tissue can be weakened by hormones, lack of exercise and muscle tone, excess fat, and poor circulation, but the condition is not caused by “toxins.”


Women get more cellulite than men

Fact, Sorry, it’s true.

Women tend to carry more fat around their hips and thighs. We also have less supportive connective tissue to keep it all in place. “If you think of a scaffolding outside a building that has those X crosses on them, that is sort of what men’s fat chambers have,” It is estimated, however, that about 10% of men suffer from cellulite, as well.


Cellulite gets worse with age

Fact, Getting older not better?

Hormones also seem to play a role in the appearance of cellulite: as we get older our bodies produce less estrogen—a hormone that helps keep blood vessels flowing smoothly. Less estrogen can mean poorer circulation, which can also mean a decrease in new collagen production and the breakdown of older connective tissue.


Cellulite may be in your genes

Fact, A gift from your mother.

It’s true that cellulite runs in families; if your mother and grandmother had cellulite, you have a better chance of also developing it. But, consider that most women will develop cellulite in their lifetimes. If you’re not one of the lucky ones with smooth-skinned relatives, take heart: Genetics is only one small part of the cellulite puzzle; factors like diet, exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight also play a role.


Cellulite only happens to out-of-shape people

Myth, Skinny people beware!

Being overweight does make the appearance of cellulite more noticeable; the more fat you have underneath your skin, the more it’s likely to put stress on your connective tissue and bulge out of its weak spots. But cellulite also happens to women of all shapes and sizes. Even Victoria’s Secret models suffer from it sometimes. They’re very lean, they work out and eat well, they do everything right but they still have cellulite.

I Am Finally An Official Blogger!


Hello and Welcome from Marie!


I am very excited about my new blog and have totally impressed my family by being an official blogger.I am very proud to say I have worked in Northern Va. since 1999 when I opened Cellulite Solutions and I haven’t stopped working since.  Cellulite Solutions offers treatments to help with cellulite, tightening your body and your face and so much more.

About Northern Virginia’s Top Cellulite Specialist

  • I was one of the first to introduce Endermologie to the area and obtained both levels I, II
  • I am certified in facial techniques and liposuction protocols
  • I was first to introduce the newest cellulite technology, VelaShape, into Northern Virginia
  • And I constantly strive to not only create a customized treatment strategy for you, but also offer new cutting edge SAFE beauty treatments.

I love what I do and have seen wonderful results.  Because of that I want to share with you how to be a healthier, happier person and live an amazing life.

I am not just going to talk about cellulite and the treatments we offer, I will also post articles about the latest health trends and beauty tips; everything you need to feel good inside and out.

And feeling good is important to most of us, dare I say all of us!

I don’t have any magic formulas, but with healthy living and our effective body and face treatments, we can help you reach your goal of a healthy, beautiful you.

Firming, weight loss, getting your pre-mommy body back, diminishing cellulite… we are here to help.

And let’s not leave the men out, love handles, stomachs, etc, we have treatments for you too.

I am here to answer any and all questions.  My goal is to help you wake up in the morning and feel good about yourself… everyday.

Contact Northern VA’s Best Cellulite Specialist

Feel free to contact me at Cellulite Solutions with any questions or if there is anything specific you want me to talk about.

Check out our Twitter: @CelluliteSolVA and Facebook/CelluliteSolutions and our website at CelluliteSolutions.com

I look forward to getting to know you.