Targeting Core Structural Defects Beneath the Skin’s Surface
Cellulite is a multi-faceted condition and is caused by various physiological and hormonal factors. Depending upon the procedure and specific technique used, the primary goal of the treatment is to target the core structural defects of cellulite underneath the skin to cause structural changes below the skin’s surface. Core structural defects include:
- Herniated pockets of fat
- Fibrous septae
- Thinning dermis
Cellulite Treatment Options
Minimally Invasive: Unlike other treatments that treat cellulite from the outside-in, minimally invasive procedures treat the structural defects that cause the appearance of cellulite. Examples include: mesotherapy, subcision, and the unique laser platform, Cellulaze. Cellulaze is the only one-time, minimally invasive laser treatment with proven clinical data showing long lasting results up to 3 years.1 Its side-firing fiber treats the leading structural causes of the appearance of cellulite.(see Figure1). Noninvasive: These include creams, massage, RF energy, laser energy, or a combination of an energy delivery system and some form of massage or tissue manipulation. Treatment regimens vary based on the treatment modality, but many of the noninvasive treatments require 4–8 treatments over a period of time and additional maintenance treatments.