Cellulite Treatment & Everything You Need to Know

by | Mar 8, 2021 | body sculpting orlando

If you’ve been curious about the world of cellulite treatment, now is the time to take advantage of all the great benefits. Body sculpting in Orlando, as well as many other cosmetic surgeries, is becoming more minimally-invasive, making it easier for you to return to your regular activities. Wymore Laser & Anti-Aging Medicine in Orlando, Florida, has the tools and expertise you need to create the look you want for 2021. 


Causes Of Cellulite

Cellulite forms as fibrous bands called “septae” start to tighten irregularly, pulling down on the skin and may start to break down. The normal layer of fat beneath the septae pushes upward, causing the “cottage cheese” appearance of the skin as it puckers. Cellulite is often found in women, occurring 85-90% of the time in women’s thighs, buttocks and abdomen. And as you age, the cellulite will only worsen in appearance as your skin will lose elasticity and be unable to resist the irregular tension caused by the fibrous bands. Although more pronounced in overweight individuals, cellulite can occur on any one of any shape or size. 


Cellulite Treatment

There are varying treatments you can seek for your cellulite, depending on how in-depth you want to go. Most treatments will last at least a year, sometimes more, so results are always going to give you the results you want. A laser treatment, called Cellulaze, is FDA approved and utilizes a tiny laser probe, which is inserted just beneath the skin through a small incision. The laser then heats the skin beneath the surface to release the septae, along with reducing thickness of the subcutaneous fat, stimulating collagen production, and improving skin’s overall elasticity and texture. This treatment is successful for one year, and typically only involves one session. It does involve tiny incisions, and requires about one to two days of downtime before you can resume your regular activities. 


Another type of treatment involves the use of non-laser energy, including radiofrequency (RF), ultrasound, infrared light, or radial pulses. These treatments work the same way as the lasers, heating the skin, stimulating collagen and reducing cellulite. It is also possible to achieve some fat reduction and better relax the fibrous septae to produce smoother, more even skin texture with the energy-based treatments. Current FDA approved treatments include the Zimmer Z Wave, VelaShape, Venus Freeze and the ThermiSmooth Body. Zimmer Z Wave utilities radial pulse therapy, while VelaShape uses infrared light and radiofrequency; Venus Freeze uses radiofrequency along with pulsed eletro-magnetic fields, and ThermiSmooth Body only utilizes radiofrequency. There are no incisions with this energy-based cellulite reduction, as it is delivered through the skin, thus it is a non-invasive treatment option. It typically requires multiple sessions to achieve results, and will most likely need repeat treatments as results are temporary, lasting a few months on average. 


Body Sculpting In Orlando

With cosmetic surgeries gaining in popularity over the last two years, it’s no wonder that the treatments will become more varied and offer better results. Be sure to seek only qualified, licensed physicians to perform either your laser or energy-based cellulite reduction. Although these procedures are minimally-invasive at most, they still require advanced medical training and knowledge. 


Contact Us

Ready to take the plunge into cellulite treatment? Now is the time to take advantage of all the treatment options that can help you significantly reduce your cellulite and feel more like yourself. Wymore Laser & Anti-Aging Medicine provides body sculpting in Orlando, as well as laser hair removal, microneedling, fat reduction and more. Call us today!


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