What Is Cellulite Sculpturing & Reduction?
At DermaHealth, our sculpturing and reduction treatment program is a noninvasive, alternative approach to minimizing the appearance of cellulite. Our program features three lasers that safely and effectively reduce the appearance of cellulite: VelaShape III, BodyFx, and Forma. Our three-step program is ideal for those who don’t want to go under the knife for visible results.
What Is Cellulite?
Cellulite is the term given to lumpy, dimpled flesh, most commonly appearing on the thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen. It is most common in adolescent and adult women. Although cellulite is not a serious medical condition, its appearance can be embarrassing.
What Causes Cellulite?
Little is known about what causes cellulite. According to mayoclinic.org, it involves fibrous connective cords that tether the skin to the underlying muscle, with the fat lying between. As fat cells accumulate, they push up against the skin, while the long, tough cords pull down. This creates an uneven surface or dimpling.
Cellulite Risk Factors
Cellulite is much more common in women than men. In fact, most women develop some form of cellulite after puberty. This is due to women’s bodies typically distributing fat in the thighs, buttocks, and hips – common cellulite areas.
Although weight gain or obesity can make cellulite more noticeable, some lean people develop cellulite as well. Cellulite tends to occur with aging (when skin loses its elasticity). It also tends to run in families, so genetics may play a role.
Cellulite Treatment: Liposuction vs. Sculpturing & Reduction
Contrary to popular belief, liposuction is not an effective treatment for cellulite. Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits. Since it targets fat that resides underneath the skin, it does not target or affect cellulite, which resides on the skin’s surface. At DermaHealth, we opt to address cellulite with a noninvasive, safe approach that directly targets the surface of the dimpled skin.
DermaHealth Sculpturing & Reduction
Our VelaShape III, BodyFx, and Forma program is designed to reduce the physical appearance of the dimpled skin we associate with cellulite. Although our three-step laser treatment will not permanently remove cellulite, it will give your skin a smoother surface, with minimal maintenance. There is no downtime, and the loss of inches in the treated area allows clothes to fit more comfortably.
How Our Cellulite Sculpturing & Reduction Program Works
Our cellulite sculpturing and reduction program includes four treatment sessions, spaced one to two weeks apart. The treatment plan is a three-step process:
- Step One – VelaShape III: This laser introduces radio frequency pulses to the fat cells residing just below the skin’s surface, causing them to shrink and become volatile.
- Step Two – BodyFx: This laser delivers heat into the compromised fat cells to break up and destroy them. The BodyFx laser reduces the circumference of the treated area.
- Step Three – Forma: This laser tightens and smoothes the skin’s surface.
Our cellulite sculpturing and reduction treatment requires no downtime, and you can exercise any time before and after a treatment without any complications.
For more information and to see if you’re a candidate for our cellulite sculpturing and reduction treatment, schedule a complimentary consultation with DermaHealth today.