Cellulite is a cosmetic skin condition involving the accumulation of fatty deposits under the skin. It presents as areas of dimpled or puckered skin, most often appearing on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen. This condition affects nearly 8 out of 10 women over the age of 20, as well as some men. Women more commonly develop cellulite because of the way fat is distributed in the lower half of the female body. Cellulite appears to have a genetic component since individuals who have family members with cellulite are more prone to develop the problem.
Causes of Cellulite
Cellulite, may develop for several reasons, including such factors as:
- Loss of skin elasticity due to aging
- Weight gain, as during pregnancy
- Poor diet
- Fad dieting
- Slow metabolism
- Lack of physical activity
- Hormonal changes
- Excessive body fat
- Type and tone an individual‘s skin
Treatment of Cellulite
Although not medically concerning, cellulite is bothersome to many people who may feel self-conscious about wearing shorts or a bathing suit. Unfortunately, there have been very few treatments available to reduce the appearance of cellulite and to help patients restore their skin to its original smooth texture. From magic creams advertised on late night infomercials to non-specific injections, a reproducible, effective treatment for cellulite has been lacking. However, due to thorough anatomic research to truly understand the nature of the bands that cause the dimpling, there is now an innovative treatment that can effectively treat cellulite once and for all that we are excited to be now offering to our patients.
Born in Silicon Valley, AvéliTM is a no nonsense approach to treating cellulite dimples based on a deep understanding of women’s anatomy, delivering lasting results. While many treatments approach cellulite blindly from the outside-in, AvéliTM is the only minimally invasive procedure that uses a hand held device guided by an expertly trained provider—to manually target and release the septa bands causing cellulite from the inside-out. AvéliTM is the first and only cellulite procedure that identifies and releases the septa that cause cellulite dimples on the buttocks and thighs with a real-time confirmation of release – all in a single in-office visit. It is also possible to combine this treatment as a surgical add-on to enhance results. Downtime is minimal and results are dramatic. Call the office today to see if you are a candidate for treatment.