Recommended For Cellulite Treatment
Individuals who have applied all the treatments at home lost weight, regulated their lifestyle, and still cannot get rid of cellulite are the most suitable candidates for using medical solutions.
Not Recommended For Cellulite Treatment
If you are uncomfortable with the dimple appearance of your skin, and solutions such as creams, massages, exercises are not enough, you can choose one or more medical cellulite treatment options and consult a doctor to apply.
Cellulite is the lumpy appearance of skin fat commonly seen on the thighs, stomach, and butt. Cellulite which is often called as "cottage cheese" is very common condition and found more in women than men. It’s estimated that more than 85 percent of all women (21 years and older) have cellulite. Even very fit women, have cellulite — fat that causes the skin to dimple.
Because it is such a widespread problem among women, researchers are continually working on the most effective cellulite treatment. The most satisfactory types of cellulite treatments found in studies and results so far are:
- Acoustic wave therapy
- Laser treatment
- Vacuum-assisted precise tissue release
- Weight loss
- Creams and lotions
- Laser-assisted liposuction
- Ultrasonic liposculpting
Cellulite treatment generally does not require any preparation. Since they are minimally invasive techniques, they do not require any hospitalization and postoperative care as well. However, if your doctor informs you about any of the preparation and precaution before your cellulite treatment, you need to follow them carefully.
How It Is Performed
Laser-assisted liposuction is a minimally invasive and effective cellulite treatment require minimum postoperative care. During the procedure, a thin tube containing a fiber-optic of microns in diameter is inserted through a small incision in the skin. This delivers precise and direct energy laser into the tissue. The doctor identifies the targeted area by a light guided laser that can be seen through the skin. It allows us to break the fat cells and blend its content. The semi-liquid fat can be easily removed or in case of small quantities is metabolized and naturally eliminated by the body. The heat generated by laser energy also restructures collagen, improves skin elasticity, and promotes tissue contraction of the treated areas.
Laser cellulite treatment called Cellulaze involves tiny incisions, and it is considered a minimally invasive. Recovery time of this treatment is typically limited to 1 to 2 days, and patients typically achieve their desired result after one single treatment. Energy-based cellulite treatments are delivered through the skin, and since they are considered non-invasive, there is no downtime needed after performing them.
There are rare risks and complications associated with cellulite treatment such as:
- Temporary soreness
- Mild bruising
These are the common side effects of cellulite treatment:
- Temporary redness
- Skin sensitivity at the treatment site
According to cellulite treatment reviews, the success rate is about 90%.
Before And After
According to the American Society of Dermatological Surgery, unfortunately, there is no way to prevent cellulite. Risk of the cellulite increases with age and specific lifestyle choices. Although you can't control age, you can make some healthy changes in your lifestyle that can help reduce the amount of cellulite. A diet low in fat, avoiding smoking, and an active lifestyle may help reduce the incidence of cellulite. You may also choose any of the approved medical cellulite treatment to get rid of the dimple appearance of your thigh and buttock skin according to your expectation and also the costyou have allocated.
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite occurs when the fat deposits pass through the connective tissue beneath the skin of, especially thighs and buttocks.It is also known as orange-peel skin, due to its texture.
What causes cellulite?
These are some of the most common causes of cellulite:
- Poor diet
- Total body fat
- Slow metabolism
- Lack of physical activity
- Fad dieting
- Hormonal changes
- The hormone Estrogen
- Skin type and color
Is there any natural remedy against cellulite?
Replacing fat accumulated in the body with muscle will improve the appearance of cellulite. In order to achieve it, there are some natural remedies such as:
- Dry brushing
- Drinking water
- Work-outs and aerobic exercises
- Supplemental therapies include caffeine, grape seed extract, or Gingko Biloba.
This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in July, 2019.