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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.