Cellulite does not cause serious health concerns, yet many women want to reduce its appearance. Dermatologists offer several solutions that may help with this.

Cosmetic procedures like subcision involve having a surgeon cut tight cords of connective tissue that form dimples in the skin, while Cellfina, an FDA-cleared automated mechanical treatment can improve cellulite for up to two years.

Laser Treatment

Laser treatments can effectively diminish cellulite by heating deeper layers of tissue. Bi-polar radio frequency (RF) energy heats fat cells to break them down and thus diminishing the appearance of cellulite while improving skin texture and stimulating collagen production to tighten and firm the skin. We combine laser treatments with lymphatic massage therapy for even greater results.

There are various surgical treatments to reduce cellulite’s appearance, but they often involve significant downtime. Liposuction may remove fat deposits while ultrasound or laser treatments smooth over skin texture – this method may reduce cellulite symptoms for some, though its efficacy varies between individuals.

Subcision surgery, another strategy used to diminish cellulite’s appearance, involves cutting away fibrous bands that cause skin dimpling. This procedure typically occurs in a doctor’s office under local anesthesia and may be painful as it causes extensive bruising and swelling; however, its results have proven themselves lasting two or three years.

Non-invasive cellulite treatments include vigorous massages that can increase circulation and decrease fluid retention in areas prone to cellulite. Some of these therapies also use special ingredients like caffeine, hormones, herbs and enzymes for increased effectiveness and long-term effects. While these techniques can reduce cellulite dimples for some individuals, their efficacy varies between individuals and is only temporary in nature.

Attaining a healthy weight and regularly exercising can help decrease cellulite’s appearance when combined with other treatments. Building muscle can also make the cellulite less noticeable.

New treatments have shown promise in reducing cellulite’s appearance, such as using ultrasound waves to destroy fat and lasers to tighten skin. While further research needs to be conducted before conclusively stating these methods work, early indications indicate they might help. There are also medical devices such as Exilis Ultra and Cellutone devices available at Aesthetic & Vein Center MD that use radiofrequency and ultrasound technologies in tandem to treat cellulite; we offer them here with stringent safety regulations met.


Cellulite affects people of all sizes, ages and ethnicities – though it tends to impact those with excess body fat more heavily, thin and fit individuals may still develop dimpled skin due to stress, genetics, diet or fluid retention that slows collagen production. Although there is no one-size-fits-all cure for cellulite yet available to us all – several potential solutions exist that could potentially alleviate its presence altogether.

Liposuction and laser treatments are two effective means of combatting cellulite. Liposuction removes excess fat cells, while laser therapies like Cellulaze or CelluSmooth break down fibrous bands causing skin dimpling. Both procedures may lead to significant bruising and swelling, necessitating additional treatments at regular intervals for best results.

Subcision is another treatment option available to treat cellulite. This procedure uses a needle-sized device to pierce the skin and break apart fibrous septa, helping your body flush away excess fat cells that were contributing to its dimpled appearance. You may visit your physician’s office and undergo this process with expected results lasting 2 years or longer.

Other non-invasive solutions for cellulite treatment include acoustic wave therapy, which utilizes sound waves to encourage collagen formation and lessen its appearance. Other energy treatments include endermologie, which involves massaging the skin using an electrical stimulation device; radiofrequency (RF) treatment utilizes heat from a handheld wand in order to tighten and firm skin tissue;

There are also injectable treatments that may help lessen the appearance of cellulite. While not a permanent solution, they may produce quick results that could last six months or more – these injections may contain caffeine, hormones, enzymes or herbal extracts for example.

Manual subcision, another noninvasive way of treating cellulite, involves inserting a hypodermic needle beneath the skin to cut fibers that pull down on it. While this procedure can be painful and uncomfortable, it has proven its efficacy over time and should only be performed by trained professionals to minimize complications and risks.


HydraFacial treatments, unlike laser procedures, are non-invasive and do not require any downtime, making it particularly suitable for people with sensitive skin. HydraFacial works especially well when combined with other facial treatments like Botox to maintain youthful and relaxed looking facial lines over time. Botox acts like wrinkle filler that keeps facial lines from creasing overtime to give an appearance of younger and fresher looking skin.

Beginning with a deep cleansing to remove makeup, dirt, oil and other debris. Next, the treatment uses an effective wand with vacuum suction that unclogs pores while simultaneously clearing away blackheads and impurities from pores – something other pore cleansing procedures simply cannot achieve. Herein lies its true value as an effective pore cleansing treatment option.

Next comes exfoliation – using a device with a specially-crafted tip designed to gently exfoliate without pain or discomfort, then sucking dead skin away while sucking up all impurities from your pores, leaving behind clean and fresh-feeling skin.

Final step in this procedure involves infusing serums. Depending on your specific needs, boosters may be added for more targeted results. For instance, those looking to address fine lines and wrinkles could try ReGen GF, an anti-age serum formulated with growth factor-mimicking peptides to restore skin elasticity, reduce inflammation, and stimulate collagen production for greater youthful looks.

HydraFacial treatments can be conducted by licensed estheticians or registered nurses; however, for an optimal experience and peace of mind it is best done under medical supervision. An MD’s oversight provides more tailored advice while giving more assurance of expert guidance during this treatment process.

HydraFacial is an ideal treatment for all skin types, including dry ones, as it won’t irritate its surface. It is particularly useful in managing rosacea and other conditions of the skin. Treatment typically only takes 30 minutes and you can repeat as often as desired; results typically last up to one month! For optimal results it should be performed once every week but quarterly sessions may also help refresh and revive skin between seasons.

Body Contouring

Body contouring treatments can be effective at reducing cellulite and fat while tightening skin, improving the look of stomach, thighs, buttocks, love handles as well as stubborn pockets of fat in abdomen or love handles. Unfortunately these procedures aren’t as successful in treating cellulite as other methods would be.

Body contouring treatments often utilize powerful lights such as lasers or intense pulsed light (IPL). These devices use light energy to heat tissue, melting away fat deposits while breaking down collagen fibers; your body then releases any remaining fatty tissue through lymphatic system for elimination, leaving behind smooth and soft skin. In addition, massage or vibration may be used to reduce cellulite appearance.

Injectables such as QWO can help to diminish cellulite’s appearance. QWO was the first injectable approved by the Food and Drug Administration for cellulite reduction; however, due to potential bruising side effects it is no longer manufactured or sold.

Cellfina is an innovative device that uses needle-sized technology to address fibrous bands beneath the skin that cause cellulite on buttocks and thighs. After numbing the area, a needle-sized device is inserted to slice through these bands to release tension on skin tissues resulting in smoother surfaces for patients undergoing treatment with Cellfina; 85 percent were satisfied three months post treatment and 96% after one year of therapy with Cellfina treatments.

Other noninvasive devices may help reduce the appearance of cellulite, including radiofrequency therapy and carboxytherapy. Radiofrequency therapy uses heating to temporarily improve cellulite bumps while carboxytherapy breaks down fat to lessen its dimpled appearance on skin surfaces – both methods produce results in smoother, younger-looking skin surfaces.

Cellulite formation can be caused by many factors, including genetics, age and hormones. Even at your ideal weight, cellulite may still be visible on your stomach, thighs and buttocks. A healthy diet, regular physical activity and moves that target lumpy areas such as massage can all help to diminish its appearance; an expert plastic surgeon can suggest noninvasive solutions tailored specifically for your situation.

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