i am overall slim and happy with my shape -47 years old 125 lb. however my thights are flubby and show cellulate and inner tights are hanging. Is there a non-sergical procedure -i have seen adds for lip slimming seccions - would that help at all? or a waste of $$ , what about special garments advertised?
Flabby Thighs and Cellulite - Best Treatment?
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Cellulite treatments don't work
To date there are no technologies I am aware of that will tighten flabby thighs and improve cellulite. These are a waste of hard earned money.
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The appearance of cellulite can improve in some patients with ongoing treatment with both endermologie or Velashape. There are a few patients, but not all, who have been treated by Thermage with improvement. For the most part, cellulite is a chronic condition and caffeine creams may temporarily make it less noticable as does weight loss, but nothing makes it go away.
Cellulite Treatment: A Better Minimally Invasive Alternative
Many treatment cause a localized swelling of the tissue which gives the skin a somewhat smoother appearance. However, when the swelling resolves the cellulite will return. More invasive techniques have evolved to treat cellulite at its source: the fat and skin interface. These treatments have demonstrated more lasting results and are therefore superior to the noninvasive alternatives.
Cellulaze (Cynosure) and CelluSmooth (Sciton) are two minimally invasive alternatives for direct treatment of cellulite. In a procedure somewhat similar to tumescent liposuction, laser energy is passed below the skin surface with the goal of (1) disrupting the attachment of the fat to the skin (dimple) and (2) carefully and precisely bulk heating the underside of the reticular dermis to tighten the skin through a process known as collagen remodeling. The combination of these two dynamics will give the skin a smoother appearance.
It is important to note that these treatment options are not immediate and the results will lag about 6 months after the treatment. Patients who will benefit should meet a rather strict criteria: younger skin which is characterized by its elasticity and thicker (nonatrophic) dermis. Older patients with inelastic skin, stretch marks, or atrophic skin are not good candidates for the procedure. However, in the right patient, good results can be expected after the collagen remodeling process is complete.
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Cellulaze shkin thightening
- I think the real benefit of the Cellulaze procedure is when the laser tightens the skin to reduce the cellulite. Most of the energy delivered during the procedure is from running the laser in very close proximity to the deep surface of the skin. This stimulates skin thickening and tightening which reduces the appearance of the cellulite. If you don't deliver enough energy to the skin or don't get the laser close enough the results are less predictable. Hope this helps.
Smartlipo & Cellulaze
You may be a candidate for both Cellulaze and Smartlipo. Smartlipo will remove the unwanted fat pockets while Cellulaze will smooth over the skin keeping it cellulite-free.
Best Treatment for Thighs and Cellulite
Thank you for your question. There are non-invasive procedures that can help with fat reduction and cellulite such as Coolscupting and Vaser shape. I would recommend consulting with a Board Certified Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon for safest and best treatment options. I hope this helps.
Cellulaze Best for Cellulite Reduction
Cellulaze for cellulite treatment
I would recommend Cellulaze for the treatment of your persistent cellulite. It is the only FDA-approved one time minimally invasive treatment for cellulite. It treats all anatomice causes of cellulite. Other modalities only treat one or two fo the problems, so the relust is only temporary or suboptimal. Talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon that has experience with the procedure to find out more information. Good luck!
Robert Kratschmer, MD
Consider cellulaze which utilizes a 1440 nm wavelength laser to accomplish 3 things: 1) melt away fat bulging out 2) break up fibrous septae (attachments) that create the indentations and 3) help thicken the dermis (skin) to prevent future recurrence. The procedure can take between 60-90 minutes and can be completed under local or just IV sedation (depending on the length of your procedure and number of areas being treated). To see your final results takes between 3-6 months. You can visit the cellulaze . com website to learn more about the procedure. Best of luck!
New Device for Cellulite treatment
Cellulite is a difficult problem to correct, but I have been using a new device call REACTIOn from Viora Medical. This system uses radiofrequency to help reduce cellulite, reduce fat, and tighten the skin. While no device is perfect, this system works better than the many other systems I have used in the past. To treat cellulite, you chould expect about 6 treatments done once per week. The cost depending on the area is between $2000-2500.
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