Cellulite is a common aesthetic concern that affects as many as 80 to 90 percent of women, regardless of their age or body type. Contrary to popular belief, cellulite is not the result of being overweight or obese, but rather an issue with the connective tissues underneath the skin in which fat cells protrude from, creating that lumpy, textured appearance. Cellulite can occur virtually anywhere, but is most likely to show up on the thighs, buttocks, stomach or upper arms and can be a source of insecurity or embarrassment for those it affects.
Fortunately, the Anti-Aging Clinic of Northwest Florida offers several nonsurgical solutions for cellulite that don’t involve any discomfort or downtime. These treatments are designed to correct changes in the dermal structure and smooth skin from the inside out to reduce or eliminate the appearance of cellulite. If you are ready to banish your cellulite with long-lasting, immediate results, our cellulite treatments can deliver the youthful, flawless skin you desire.
BodyFX, by InMode Solutions, is the latest breakthrough in pain-free nonsurgical body contouring. Unlike liposuction or other body contouring procedures, BodyFX is entirely noninvasive and requires zero downtime for recovery. BodyFX is clinically proven to reduce body fat by up to 30 percent while also reducing the appearance of cellulite by stimulating new collagen production.
The BodyFX device uses gentle vacuum pressure to reach deep layers of tissue to minimize fat and tighten the skin. During treatment, radiofrequency (RF) energy pulses are delivered to these underlying tissues, gently heating the skin and fat cells. This thermal energy causes skin cells to contract and fat cells to rupture, resulting in a slimmer, sleeker figure and firmer, smoother skin.
After a recommended series of treatments, the results of BodyFX will continue to develop over time. As treated fat cells are naturally eliminated by your body and collagen production increases, your skin’s texture and appearance will gradually improve. The results of your treatment can last indefinitely so long as you maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.
Another nonsurgical treatment we offer patients struggling with cellulite involves a technique known as subcision, paired with dermal fillers. Subcision consists of the insertion of a small, hooked needle beneath the skin that is moved in a manual fanning motion to release the fibrous cords that contribute to the appearance of cellulite. Next, dermal fillers are used to plump up the skin from within and smooth out any dimples or irregularities in the skin’s texture.
Prior to your subcision procedure, a topical numbing cream will be applied to your treatment areas to ensure your comfort throughout the treatment. After the connective tissues in the skin have been broken apart, your provider will inject either diluted Radiesse or Sculptra fillers into any divets in the skin to provide smooth and uniform results. Radiesse, which contains calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) and Sculptra, which contains poly-l-lactic acid microspheres, each work to boost collagen production long-term for dramatic, lasting smoothness. Results can last up to three years or more before a repeat treatment may be needed.
If you are ready to say goodbye to stubborn cellulite once and for all, contact the Anti-Aging Clinic of Northwest Florida today.