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Cellulite Treatments - Be Smooth From Head To Toe

Cellulite is the term for the lumpy, dimpled flesh found mostly on the thighs and buttocks, but also can be present over any area of fat. Roughly 90% of women and 10% of men have cellulite and despite the miraculous results hyped by cream and device manufacturers, there is no permanent cure. Thankfully, there are treatments that can provide temporary improvement, and without needles, pain or downtime.

What is cellulite?

To understand how cellulite treatments provide results, it helps to know the architecture of the skin and fat.

Cellulite diagram

Illustrations of the differences between cellulite and normal skin

Fibrous septae (the red vertical lines in the diagrams) are tough membranes connecting the skin to deeper tissues, compartmentalizing the fat cells contained between them.

Due to multiple factors including hormone effects, increasing fat cell size, decreased circulation, and decreasing skin thickness and elasticity, the fat in areas of cellulite bulges outwards, with dimpling resulting where the septae are attached.  When standing, the septae pull the attached skin inwards, producing valleys between the areas of bulging fat. 

Cellulite treatments available at Skinspirations

The most effective treatments for cellulite involve releasing the fibrous septae that cause the dimpling in cellulite. 

A soon-to-be-released medication that dissolves the septae, named Qwo™, will be a game-changer in the treatment of cellulite. Studies show long-lasting results after a series of injections.

The septae can also be cut with a needle in a technique known as subcision. 

For diffuse cellulite with shallow dimpling, Skinspirations offers a combination treatment for cellulite consisting of radiofrequency skin tightening and ultrasonic cavitation fat reduction. It can provide modest results with a series of treatments, without needles, scars, pain, or downtime.

The best candidates for this treatment are those with normal body weight and mild cellulite. When there's excess fat present, CoolSculpting or Injection Lipolysis may be better initial treatment choices.

Let our body contouring experts at Skinspirations help you decide what the best treatment option is for you by calling 727.571.1923, or emailing us at info@skinspirations.com for your complimentary consultation.