Cellulite treatment available in Cleveland
Dimples may be charming and endearing, but not when they are located on your thighs or arms. Cellulite is a common and harmless condition that can affect even the healthiest and most well-toned person. Cellulite is caused by normal fat that exists beneath the skin. As fat crowds against fibrous cords that connect the skin to muscles an uneven surface appears in the form of lumps or bumps.
Women are more prone to the condition than men. It is estimated that 85% of all women are affected. Cellulite can most often be seen around the buttocks and thighs as well as on the lower abdomen, upper arms, and around the breasts. It is most noticeable on fairer-skinned patients. Many people compare the appearance to orange peel or cottage cheese texture.
Several factors may influence cellulite, such as:
- Family history
- Weight fluctuations or “seesaw dieting”
- Lack of exercise or activity
- Body fat
- Unhealthy diet
- Color and thickness of the skin
At Seriously Skin Cosmetic and Laser Medicine, serving the Greater Cleveland area, we know how important it is for you to look and feel your very best. Our physicians specialize in treatment of all skin disorders and conditions. With the latest technology and advances in skin treatment, help is now available for cellulite.
You may be inundated with the number of over-the-counter treatments that claim to eliminate cellulite. The reality is that cellulite can only be effectively treated by addressing the underlying fat cells. Our practice offers two options for patients who desire to reduce or remove cellulite. These treatments have been cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration for fat reduction.
Using radio frequency (RF) energy, Exilis can precisely and uniformly target heat energy below the skin and into the deep layers of stubborn fat. As the heat interacts with fat cells, their metabolic activity increases and results in the generation of collagen. Collagen can smooth out the appearance of cellulite.
A minimally invasive laser treatment, CelluSmooth by Sciton uses 1319 nm wavelength that is controlled in three modes: burst, melt, and tighten. It treats the source of cellulite, including the fibrous connective tissue, fat deposits, and uneven skin. This new, advanced technology provides long-lasting results with little to no downtime.