A staggering 85% of adult women between the ages of 24 and 54 experience cellulite. Simply put, cellulite is caused by the herniation of fat within the network of fibrous connective tissues beneath the skin’s surface. This creates an uneven texture of the skin, usually leaving it with a dimpled or lumpy look. The appearance of cellulite is also more prevalent in those with naturally thinner skin.
Cellulite is most common in women, although men can experience it as well. Cellulite is usually seen in the thighs, hips, abdomen, and buttocks. This can affect people of all ages, regardless of body-type or fitness level, as it is a structural problem beneath the skin’s surface.
Cellulite has always been a very difficult problem to deal with, and can leave you feeling less confident and discouraged. With the help of cellulite laser treatment, you can regain your self esteem and take your body back!
How does cellulite laser treatment work?
The laser is a minimally invasive medical device used to treat cellulite. Unlike standard liposuction and fat grafting, cellulite lasers take a multi-dimensional approach, targeting the causes of cellulite beneath the skin.
First, the laser heats and disrupts the pockets of uneven fat under the skin. Next, the laser releases the fibrous bands that pull down on the skin and cause dimpling and unevenness. The laser fully releases these tethered bands (similar to a rubber band under tension), allowing the skin to bounce back and become smoother. Finally, the laser energy stimulates collagen production, which increases skin thickness and elasticity in the months following treatment.
By addressing all causes of cellulite, a laser treatment approach reduces the appearance of skin dimpling while creating healthier looking, thicker skin with long-lasting results.
What should I expect during treatment?
Laser cellulite treatment is performed on an outpatient basis in our office. A local anesthetic is used to ensure patient comfort. During the procedure, the laser will be introduced by a few tiny incisions.
Most patients are back to work and normal activities in a day or two.
You may have mild bruising and swelling for a week after your procedure, and a compression garment may be recommended during the healing process.
What kind of results should I expect?
You will be able to see results immediately after just one treatment, along with continual improvements for up to a year. Patients should maintain a healthy diet and exercise habits to maximize results.
Need more information?
We remain at the forefront of cellulite technology. We will be happy to speak with you and schedule a consultation for cellulite treatment. Don’t hesitate to call us at (310) 673-5307 today!