Cellulite is dimpled, irregular skin that can appear on the legs, abdomen, thighs and buttocks. Contrary to popular belief, cellulite can even happen to people who exercise regularly to achieve a slim body.
Inside the body, connective tissue (septae) surrounds fat deposits. As people grow older, these septaes become rigid, which squeezes the fat deposits and pushes them upward. These herniated fat deposits create the dimpled effect, also known as the “cottage cheese” appearance. Cellulite can get worse with age as the skin becomes thinner and less elastic.
Cellulite has been notoriously difficult to treat because losing weight and exercising doesn’t solve the problem.
However, now minimally invasive laser treatments can provide long-term reductions. Laser cellulite reduction can change what diet and exercise can’t.
FDA-Approved Treatment Cellulite Reduction Procedure
FDA-approved laser cellulite reduction involves inserting a tiny laser just beneath the skin. The laser breaks up the fibrous bands (septaes), liquefies fat (gently suctioned out) and stimulates the body’s natural collagen production. This naturally improves skin texture and elasticity, and helps give the skin a smoother appearance.
This state-of-the-art technology is minimally invasive and relatively painless. The laser treatment feels like a warm massage, and produces noticeable reduction after the first session. Some patients might need only one session.
Laser cellulite reduction is so minimally invasive that it is performed with local painkiller inside a doctor’s office. There are no needles, incisions or stitches. Patients don’t have to worry about the risks associated with going under general anesthesia. After their treatment, most people return to normal activities in a day or two.
If you’re tired of annoying cellulite that won’t go away, and want smoother, younger looking skin, then please call the Luxe Aesthetic Surgery & Medical Spa at (805) 500-6589.
We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and schedule a consultation where you’ll be given a customized cellulite reduction treatment plan to address your needs.