What Are Your Options to Combat Cellulite?

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Warm weather is on its way and so is the pressure to look ones best in a bathing suit this summer, which is why we are getting a lot of inquiries about cellulite treatment options. The two non-surgical options to consider are SmoothShapes or Endermologie which both combat cellulite issues– but what is the difference and which treatment is right for you?

Endermologie uses two adjustable rollers to symmetrically fold the skin while providing controlled suction. Think of it more like a “medical massage” of the whole-body not simply on “problem areas” alone. The subcutaneous fat is what is being targeted during treatment because it is resistant to diet and exercise and even liposuction. A minimum of 10 treatments are recommended, with full results showing after 20 treatments. Maintenance sessions should be scheduled once every four weeks.

The newest member to the cellulite scene is SmoothShapes. Like Endermologie, SmoothShapes utilizes massage from the rollers along with controlled suction; however, what sets it apart is its use of two different lasers during treatment. The first laser delivers energy to the subcutaneous fat cells to increase their permeability, while the other affects the lipids inside the fat cells. A minimum of 8 sessions is the recommended protocol. But unlike Endermologie, maintenance sessions are not required until 4-6 months after the completion of your initial treatment cycle, with one follow-up treatment every 3 months.

Both are excellent treatment options but how do you determine which option is more suited for you? Simple answer – after a thorough evaluation and private consultation with one of our trained professionals.  

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Troy Plastic Surgeon