Cellulite is caused by normal fat beneath the skin. The fat appears bumpy because excessive or swollen fat pushes against contracted connective tissue underneath the skin and/or thinning surface skin, causing the skin above it to pucker.
Young and old, thin and fat can exhibit the appearance of cellulite. However, as we age, our fat cells tend to swell due to toxin introduction, and the connective tissue bands contract due to reduction in collagen production. The thinning of the skin also allows for the “pushing up” of fat underneath the skin. Together, these factors contribute to a waffling, pitting, and dimpling on the skin’s surface.
There have been few purported remedies that have actually been effective in reducing cellulite. For the most part, over-the-counter topical creams and laser treatments that work above the skin have been largely ineffective in obtaining desired results.
Rose Dermatology is pleased to offer two technologies that have been proven to noticeably reduce cellulite.
Body FX is an advanced new radiofrequency technology that results in permanent fat cell destruction, skin tightening, and significant cellulite reduction. Body FX provides a triple action treatment consisting of (i) radiofrequency energy for the killing of fat cells, (ii) deep tissue heating for the enhanced production of collagen, and (iii) suction for the remodeling of tissue structure. The result is a noticeable, and often profound, reduction in cellulite, fat removal, and skin tightening.
[Rachel Ray video – InMode Body FX Cellulite Jan 16, 2014]
Zerona is an older, more established technology that reduces inches by stressing fat cell membranes. This allows the fat inside the fat cells to be pushed out of the cell into the body’s interstitial tissue, where it is eliminated from the body. The effect is diminished size of fat cells, which results in loss of inches and improved appearance. In general, Zerona is used for a more systemic effect, including the abdomen, hips, and thighs.
These two modalities can be combined to target specific areas and improve overall shape and figure
Click on the name of each treatment to learn more how they work, and to view before and after photos of patients who have received these treatments.
Let Dr. Rose and her staff give you a free consultation to review the treatment options that would provide you the best results for your needs and budget.