Non-Invasive Cellulite Reduction

Cellulite is a skin condition affecting many women that causes dimpled appearances on thighs, abdomen and buttocks. Affecting over 85% of adult females worldwide, cellulite results from an accumulation of fat cells under the surface of skin that collect underneath. Due to an overload of these fat cells resulting in uneven skin texture resulting from cellulite accumulation. Due to these unwanted cellulite bumps many seek non-invasive ways of diminishing cellulite appearances.

As patients strive for smooth and toned appearances, there are various treatments available to them to achieve them. These can range from caffeine-containing creams and lotions – which may dehydrate fat cells to make them less visible – laser treatments like Radiofrequency or Liposuction to other advanced techniques like Cryolipolysis (fat freezing), HiFU or Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT). All can reduce cellulite appearance but may differ in terms of effectiveness and side effects.

Cellfina is an effective minimally invasive procedure that uses a thin blade to open tightened septae in the dermis, under local anesthesia, reducing cellulite’s appearance for up to three years with minimal downtime. Cellfina may be best for those suffering from pockets of unwanted fat that do not respond to regular exercise and diet alone.

Studies have demonstrated that Radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis (RF-AL) treatments can effectively diminish cellulite for both men and women, although some patients may experience temporary bruising after treatment. If you suffer from the most severe forms of cellulite, you may not see any improvement; to be safe, consult a qualified physician first before considering this type of therapy as an option for yourself.

Carboxytherapy, in which medical-grade carbon dioxide gas is injected directly into fat tissue to dissolve deposits and lessen cellulite appearance. The procedure is relatively inexpensive and painless, though no scientific research has been done into whether or not this approach works. Unfortunately, no definitive answers exist about its efficacy at present.

Some laser treatments may help reduce the appearance of cellulite by breaking up tough bands beneath the skin that cause its dimpled look. Devices like the Cellulaze laser also thicken areas where cellulite forms, an important step as skin often thins in these locations due to cellulite formation. Although researchers have reported success from using laser treatment on cellulite, more research needs to be conducted before this option can be recommended for patients and results may only last a short period of time before some dimpling usually returns after several months.