Cellulite Reduction and Body Shaping
Finally, a Non-Invasive Solution to Unsightly Cellulite
Dimples are cute if they are in your facial cheeks. But when they start appearing in your buttocks, thighs, abdomen or other unwanted areas of your body, they are definitely not attractive nor desirable. There are now very effective methods for reducing the appearance of cellulite that don’t require surgery or downtime.
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is not a disease, but a cosmetic skin condition that is quite common, especially among women. Cellulite is a puckering or dimpling of the skin’s surface. Its bumpy texture is often described as that of an “orange peel” or “cottage cheese”.
Cellulite develops when fat cells beneath the skin expand and create bulges that build up and appear on the skin’s surface. The bumps and dimples may appear as small and scattered or larger indentations with peaks and valleys. The lumps are from the fat cells pushing against the connective tissue beneath the skin. Cellulite does not discriminate--you can have it whether you’re overweight, average or underweight.
What Causes Cellulite
Although not much is known on specific causes of cellulite, there are conditions and events that can possibly affect and create its appearance. Heredity, skin thickness and pigmentation, the amount of body fat and age are some of the factors that can affect the existence and extent of cellulite.
There are other things that can trigger the appearance of cellulite.
- Poor diet
- Fad dieting
- Slow metabolism
- Lack of physical activity
- Hormone changes
But, even if these conditions exist, they may contribute to cellulite in some individuals, but not others. Regardless, cellulite is a very common issue, especially for women. It is estimated that 80-90% of post-pubescent women will get cellulite, with the likelihood increasing with age. That’s because the skin gets thinner and looser, so cellulite will be more visible.
The good news is that the existence of cellulite does not affect your overall health. It can, however, be an embarrassment, especially during the warmer months, when swimsuits, shorts and crop tops can expose those areas. More good news: you can get rid of that cellulite before you start wearing your summer clothes!
Treatments for Cellulite Reduction
There are several treatments that can be used for reducing the appearance of cellulite. Some are more effective than others, but none will get rid of it entirely. Beware of any claims saying they “cure” or “permanently remove” your cellulite.
One of the most effective solutions to reduce the appearance of cellulite is to treat it with radiofrequency energy. This procedure is a relatively new and promising technology for non-surgical body contouring, fat and cellulite reduction.
Radiofrequency is widely accepted as being the most effective cellulite reduction and skin tightening technology available today, for both face and body. It is far superior to lasers, which do not penetrate anywhere near as deep as radiofrequency does. By applying intensive heat on collagen and fat cells, radiofrequency helps increase skin tightness and reduce fat, thereby improving the contour and texture of body and face.
There are several manufacturers of radiofrequency equipment technology. Some are more effective than others.
BodyFX by Inmode is a premier procedure that is FDA approved for treating cellulite and improving your skin’s elasticity. BodyFX was one of the initial pioneers to use the radiofrequency technology to destroy fat cells causing the appearance of cellulite. It also tightens the skin in the process, making it smoother looking.
BodyFX is an alternative to the more invasive liposuction procedure sometimes used for cellulite reduction and body shaping. It is a completely non-invasive process that produces long-lasting results. It uses radiofrequency energy, deep tissue heating and suctioning, coupled with negative pressure to improve the look and feel of your skin.
During the procedure, thermal monitoring measures your body temperature i to indicate the treatment’s effectiveness. You will experience warming and gentle pulsing sensations during the process, caused by the radiofrequency and vacuuming removes the pockets of fat. Most people experience no pain and find the treatment very comfortable.
It is recommended to have one session per week for 8 weeks. You will see a gradual improvement during the treatment period. No downtime is needed; in fact, the procedure can be accomplished during your lunch period and you can return to work immediately afterwards. You may feel a warm sensation similar to that felt after a deep tissue massage. The treated area may be red, but not painful. You may resume normal activities immediately.
MiniFX uses the same radiofrequency energy as BodyFX to treat cellulite and tighten the skin, except for smaller areas of the body. MiniFX is ideal for the neck, arms and knees. Just as with BodyFX, it is non-invasive, safe and comfortable. Eight weekly sessions are recommended and can be done over a lunch hour. You will have no residual discomfort or require any downtime after treatments.
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Find a Better You offers BodyFX and MiniFX for cellulite reduction and body shaping, as well as a myriad of other skin treatments. Contact us today to learn how you can get the beautiful skin you want and deserve!