If cellulite is bothering you, you’re not the only one. Between 80-90% of all women who’ve gone through puberty have some degree of cellulite, and it is seen in less than 10% of men. Cellulite occurs when the skin overlying specific areas of fat is pulled downward to the deeper tissues by connective tissue bands, creating an uneven surface.
There are four grades:
Grade 0: There is no dimpling when pressure is applied
Grade 1: Some dimpling when pressure is applied
Grade 2: Dimpling in the skin is visible when standing but not when lying down
Grade 3: Dimpling in the skin is visible standing up and lying down
While it’s not harmful, people desire cellulite reduction treatments to achieve smoother skin on the hips, thighs, abdomen, legs, and buttocks—the most common areas for cellulite. Beverly Hills Aesthetics offers safe and effective techniques to help you shrink and eliminate fat through non-surgical cellulite treatments.
It is important to keep in mind that cellulite differs from fat. Treatment that can effectively remove fat often does not affect cellulite, so it is essential to know what you want to choose the best non-surgical cosmetic procedures that are just right for you.
Leading Causes of Cellulite
Cellulite is caused by a buildup of fat underneath the skin, making the skin look lumpy and puckered or appear dimpled. The exact cause of cellulite is unknown, but the leading theory seems to result from an interaction between the connective tissue in the dermatological layer below the skin’s surface and the layer of fat just below it.
In women, this layer’s fat cells and connective tissue are arranged vertically. If the fat cells begin to protrude into the layer of skin, this gives the appearance of cellulite. In men, the tissue has a criss-cross structure, which may explain why they are less likely to have cellulite than women. Cellulite may be caused by:
- Poor diet
- An unhealthy lifestyle
- Accumulated toxins
Some women are more predisposed to it than others, but people of all body types and weights can get cellulite. Genetics, sex, age, the amount of fat on your body, and your skin’s thickness determine how much cellulite you have and how visible it is. As you age, your skin loses elasticity and can make the appearance of cellulite more evident. Gaining weight can also make the appearance of cellulite more prominent. It is also more likely to happen after the age of 25, but cellulite can affect younger people as well, including teenagers.
Beverly Hills Celluraze™ is a cellulite reduction treatment that can treat cellulite in most stages of development and gets rid of the “orange peel” texture of the skin. The areas of skin over cellulite can become thin and take on a sagging appearance over time, prompting noticeable dimpling. Celluraze™ helps improve skin elasticity and firmness and refine the body’s contour, drastically reducing cellulite and even softening the look of stretch marks. The results are inches lost, fat and lymphatic congestion reduction, and the elimination of body toxins.
With Celluraze™, there is typically some level of discomfort. Bruising is expected and may occur almost immediately, but the results will only be temporary. There is no recovery needed and no downtime from this office procedure. You may return to your regular activities immediately after treatment. However, if you are not comfortable with the sight of bruising, one or two days of rest is recommended until the bruising has disappeared.
To ensure you get the best results available, multiple aesthetic procedures for cellulite can be combined with the Beverly Hills Celluraze™ Treatment sessions.
Acoustic Wave Therapy
This is similar to the treatment skiers use for hamstring injuries. The procedure uses pressure waves that reduce cellulite by manipulating the connective tissue deep under the skin’s surface using acoustic pulses that pass through the skin and fat to release the cells causing cellulite. The pressure breaks down the fiber strands that cause skin dimpling, stimulates collagen production that tightens the skin, and encourages lymphatic channels to drain toxins and destroy fat.
Treatment sessions are done in-office and take less than one hour to complete without anesthesia. Six to eight treatments are necessary to achieve noticeable results. Some patients do experience slight discomfort, redness, or bruising in and around the treated areas, but no recovery or downtime is needed from the procedure. The results are gradual, with the final look appearing within 5-6 months.
Viora Reaction™ Cellulite Reduction
Viora Reaction™ tightens the skin, contours the body, and significantly reduces the appearance of cellulite through safe, effective, and non-surgical cellulite treatment. The Viora Reaction™ can target the treatment area with extreme precision by combining radiofrequency heat with vacuum therapy. The vacuum increases blood microcirculation to create a smooth, firm surface. After completing a personalized Viora cellulite treatment regimen, clients see a dramatic difference in their cellulite—some with no cellulite at all! Viora Reaction ™ contours, shapes, and slims the body with proven results.
Like Acoustic Wave Therapy, treatment sessions are done in-office and take less than one hour to complete, including a consultation. Multiple sessions are recommended to achieve optimal results.
This treatment is considered by many to be the best way to get rid of cellulite because it treats the primary structural cause of dimpling. After applying local anesthetics to the area, a special needle is inserted underneath the skin and used to break up the fibrin strands and redistribute the subcutaneous fat more evenly under the skin’s surface. Like a rubber band under tension, once released, the treated skin bounces back to smooth itself out in as little as three days. Occasionally, if the dimple is very deep, Subcision is performed along with fat injection to enhance the results.
There is a reason why we’re one of California’s leading cosmetic surgery centers for non-surgical aesthetic procedures. To learn more about which options are best for you, visit our website or schedule a free consultation with Dr. Sam Assassa.