Cellulite on an 18 year old body
I appreciate your concerns, but there are other factors you must consider. Your body is still changing and growing, one cause of stretch marks. It will probably continue to change for a couple of years, so you don't want to rush to treat something that may improve or even go away on its own! Start out with a good moisturizer daily, and a healthy diet and exercise regimen. Stop stressing about these perceived flaws and start embracing the wonderful physical and mental attributes that I am certain you possess. Hang in there!
Thank you for your question.
For treating #cellulite, my office typically recommends one of three treatment plans: #Cellfina, #VelaShape III, #ThremiSmooth.
#Cellfina is the newest technology and probably most effective. It is a minimally invasive one-time procedure under local anesthetic that removes the fibrous bands under the skin that cause fat to bulge through creating the appearance of cellulite. The results are fairly #permanent.
#VelaShape and #ThermiSmooth are #non-invasive #bodyshaping products that can help reduce the appearance of your cellulite over the course of multiple sessions.
Book an in-person consultation with a #BoardCertified #PlasticSurgeon to determine which treatment plan is right for you.
Best of luck.
Seeking cellulite treatment
It's hard to see based on your pictures submitted whether or not you have true cellulite. Obtain a consultation from a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist in your area experienced with Cellfina. They can examine you to see if you are a candidate for this treatment and discuss options with you in detail.
Is there any other approach than surgery that will leave lasting results?
There is only one truly effective and
proven lasting cellulite treatment out there, and that is CELLFINA. All of the
other lotions, potions, creams, treatments, radio frequency devices, including
Cellulaze, are at best, mediocre, and, in many cases, completely worthless.
Cellulaze is a laser-based procedure that has a much higher complication rate,
as well as a much lower patient satisfaction rate, so that answer is pretty
clear. CELLFINA is the only cellulite treatment that has a proven track record
of 96% patient satisfaction at 2 years post treatment. Nothing else is even
remotely as effective as Cellfina. I have attached a link to my website,
explaining how this remarkable system works. There are patient testimonials and
schematics reviewing the details of this remarkable breakthrough treatment.
Also, Cellfina is a single session procedure that is done under local
anesthesia with little to no pain! Thank you for your excellent question.
Cellulite is caused by
connective bands woven throughout the fat that pull down the skin,
creating dimpling seen on the skin’s surface. It is genetic in nature.
Some people can loosen the tension on these bands by decreasing the
amount of fat between the skin and the underlying fascial connection.
Others just have cellulite and are skinny.
The Cellfina procedure is a minimally invasive
one that numbs the area around the dimple on your buttocks or thighs, and then
treats the connective bands woven throughout the fat that pull down the skin,
creating dimpling seen on the skin’s surface. The Cellfina cellulite procedure
works by precisely treating these tethered bands, causing them to fully
release. Similar to a rubberband under tension, once released, the treated skin
bounces back to smooth itself out in as little as three days.
Weight gain or weight loss should not affect the
outcomes and the results have been seen for over 2 years (if not more). It is
truly a really exciting new technology that most women can benefit from.
For the transverse skin
wrinkles that often happen on the front of the thighs, I recommend Pellefirm
treatments. I would also do Pellefirm
treatments on the backs of the thighs and buttocks for improved skin over the
Lasting Results After Cellulite Treatment
Great question and until the FDA approved the Cellulaze, the answer was no. Cellulaze is a LASER device that is the only FDA approved device for the treatment of cellulite that goes beyond just the temporary improvement of cellulite. It can be done while your awake, very comfortably using local (Tumescent) anesthesia. Basically the device works in three ways: (1) It lasers down the small bulges, (2) It uses a side cutting laser action to cut the bands that cause the skin to indent, (3) It uses the laser to tighten the skin in this area. It typically can achieve somewhere between 50% to 70% improvement in your cellulite, though every person is a little different.