When it comes to cellulite reduction for your thighs and buttocks, there are many non-invasive solutions. While some treatments have been around for some time now, others are only just emerging now; many recent breakthroughs claim revolutionary status by providing more precise treatments than traditional liposuction or laser assisted liposuction procedures.
Liposuction is an invasive medical procedure that works effectively at removing unwanted fat, but doesn’t address its causes or offer much reduction. Liposuction should also not be seen as a solution for cellulite reduction as it can make dimples from excess fat appear more apparent. A more suitable way of improving cellulite appearance would be combining liposuction with radiofrequency treatments like Thermage CPT which heats layers of skin tightening them together tightening and contouring the area and tightening all over.
Acoustic Wave Therapy may also be effective at combatting cellulite non-invasively; this in-office procedure uses sound wave vibration to stimulate connective tissues around the treatment area and may ultimately improve circulation and encourage collagen buildup, leading to reduced cellulite appearance. Unfortunately, however, acoustic wave therapy isn’t as powerful as other cellulite reduction strategies like Enermologie or VelaShape but nonetheless may still prove useful for some individuals.
Cellulite is a common skin concern affecting women of all backgrounds and sizes across the lifespan. Cellulite occurs naturally due to hormone fluctuations, genetic influences and laxity of skin tissue – regardless of diet or exercise routine. While its appearance does not pose any immediate threats, some may feel self-conscious.
Numerous treatments exist for diminishing cellulite’s appearance, such as radiofrequency, laser and mechanical massage. Certain of these can even provide “cinching” treatments which promise to liquefy fat deposits under the skin’s surface while simultaneously smoothing its surface – but these types of remedies only offer temporary results and can be costly.
Cellfina, an FDA-approved handheld device equipped with a needle-sized blade used for physically cutting cellulite dimples from the skin’s surface, may help with this goal, producing long-term results despite possible future cellulite formation. The treatment has proven itself effective and typically produces permanent results; though new cellulite dimples may still appear.
If you’re seeking non-invasive cellulite reduction, make an appointment with board-certified dermatologist Dr. Michele Green in her boutique Manhattan office. She will create a treatment plan designed to give you tighter, firmer, smoother skin. Get in touch now to make an appointment!