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Blog How Do I Treat My Cellulite?

How Do I Treat My Cellulite?

Cellulite can be unsightly, contribute to an uneven silhouette, and make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Cellulite can be difficult to reduce or eliminate regardless of how much effort and time you may invest in staying active, eating healthful foods, and drinking plenty of water. Vaser lipo and ThermiSmooth 250 are two safe and effective cellulite treatment options that can help you smooth dimpled skin and reduce the appearance of your cellulite.

What is Cellulite?

Cellulite is the uneven, lumpy, and dimpled skin that commonly resides on the thighs, hips, and buttocks, and sometimes also on the breasts and abdomen. Medical studies say that cellulite affects more women than men, and many who have cellulite consider it a major cosmetic concern. Women of all ages can be affected by cellulite, though it often becomes more visible with age as the skin becomes thinner and loses its elasticity.

What Causes Cellulite and Dimpled Skin?

Cellulite can be caused by a wide range of factors, and it isn’t just limited to genetics as some may think. Cellulite can often be prevented by living a healthy lifestyle and staying physically active, though once it shows up, cellulite can be difficult to eliminate without professional treatment.

Common causes of cellulite include:

  • Lack of exercise/sedentary lifestyle
  • Hormone changes or imbalances
  • Slow metabolism
  • Unhealthy diet
  • Dehydration/lack of water intake
  • Skin color and thickness
  • Toxins in the cells and bloodstream
  • Excess weight/weight gain
  • Pregnancy

What is Vaser Lipo, and How Does it Treat Cellulite?

Vaser lipo is a cellulite and fat reduction treatment that can remove pockets of excess fat, including larger volumes of dense fat. This cellulite treatment involves the use of an ultrasound energy probe that separates and removes the fat tissue that makes up cellulite. During the procedure, a cosmetic surgeon or doctor inserts the probe under the skin and into the fat layer to reduce both cellulite and fat. Compared with traditional liposuction techniques, vaser lipo is more gentle and effective at fat removal and fat reduction.

What is ThermiSmooth 250, and How Does it Treat Cellulite?

ThermiSmooth 250 is a non-surgical treatment that sends radiofrequency energy to areas of the body with cellulite to eliminate the cellulite and firm and tighten the skin. The device is placed directly against the skin. Energy passes through the skin and into the cellulite and connective tissues in the deeper layers of skin without disturbing or harming surrounding tissues. ThermiSmooth 250 stimulates collagen production to shrink, tighten, and smooth cellulite and fat deposits. 

Do Vaser Lipo and ThermiSmooth 250 Cause Pain?

Vaser lipo is a surgical cellulite procedure that may cause discomfort, pain, swelling, bruising, or numbness within the days and weeks following treatment. Your cosmetic surgeon or doctor can discuss what you can expect from vaser lipo treatment, and whether you may need over-the-counter medicines or prescription painkillers to relieve any related pain.

ThermiSmooth 250 is a non-surgical cellulite procedure; therefore, treatments are relatively painless and usually last about 15 to 30 minutes. Many patients who receive ThermiSmooth 250 treatment report that the procedure feels similar to a warm, comfortable massage.

How Effective are Other Cellulite Treatments?

Some health and weight-loss specialty stores sell topical creams and lotions that claim to reduce cellulite; however, many of these products contain ingredients that moisturize, tighten, or thicken the skin to reduce the appearance of cellulite without actually eliminating fat cells. Topical cellulite treatments usually only produce temporary or less noticeable results, and may be costly in the long run compared with vaser lipo and ThermiSmooth 250.

Other medical procedures for cellulite and fat reduction often require patients to have several treatment sessions before seeing noticeable results. For instance, procedures that freeze fat cells under the skin require several treatments to dissolve one inch of fat, while treatments that use carbon dioxide to increase blood flow to areas with cellulite may not produce results until after about 10 treatment sessions.

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