Laser Therapy For Cellulite Reduction
Over 80% of the adult female population suffers from the appearance of cellulite in the skin. This dimpled, bumpy or pillowed appearance of the skin is due to an irregularity in the distribution of fat in the area and is commonly found on the thighs, buttocks and abdomen. Cellulite appears early in life and tends to increase through the years.The development of cellulite has little to do with lifestyle, including diet and exercise, though women will notice that cellulite appears more prominent when they gain weight. There is also a genetic predisposition for its development. In addition to cellulite, many women find they have trouble losing weight from localized areas of the hips, lower abdomen, love handles and bra strap area. The advances in treatment modalities today enable us to smooth the skin and remove inches from the body’s contour.
What Are The Causes
As skin ages, collagen and connective tissue lose their elasticity and the skin’s dermis is weakened. The aging process also affects the metabolic, endocrine and vascular systems, which may result in an inability to efficiently discharge waste products. Lymph drainage and microcirculation are particularly affected. The resulting accumulation of waste products causes alterations in
connective tissue and the fat cells which are held in a framework of collagen. Fat cells enlarge, impact blood vessels and cause edema or swelling. The fat cells are displaced upwards into the lower dermis and the fibrous bands that normally maintain skin tension become less elastic and trap the displaced cells. The cottage cheese appearance is caused by the restriction of fibrous strands as they pull down the skin at their attachment points.
Cellulite Treatment Options
Sadly, diet and exercise alone rarely clears the cellulite and whereas liposuction helps to reduce localized fat, it is not effective for cellulite. Numerous thigh creams, massages, vibrators, botanical wraps have been tried in the United States, all with virtually no long term results. It is only over the last few years that we have begun to effectively treat cellulite.There are four different non surgical options for the treatment of cellulite and fat that are FDA approved: Thermage, VelaShape systems, Mesotherapy treatment, and DermaWave. Thermage, is a safe and effective treatment for cellulite that uses deeply penetrating radiofrequency energy to improve the appearance of cellulite and contour of the region with one comfortable, no downtime procedure.Mesotherapy, developed in France over 50 years ago, involves the injection of very small amounts of naturally occurring substances, minerals and pharmaceutical agents into the top layers of the skin.DermaWave uses a process called Aquaphoresis whereby electrical energy is used to combat the factors that lead to cellulite and to drive topical Mesotherapy solutions through the skin. VelaShape (previous version was called Velasmooth) is the first and only non-surgical FDA cleared procedure that utilizes infrared energy and radiofrequency energy in combination with a mechanical roller and suction device to treat cellulite, for body reshaping, and circumferential reduction. These treatments can improve the texture of the skin as well as help you to lose inches from the problem area.During an initial consultation with the physician, the doctor will evaluate your skin, determine your stage of cellulite and discuss all treatment options. Call today for a FREE consultation. 480-788-5621