Does Zeltique work for mild cellulite reduction? I work out daily, am 5'4" and 110 lbs but still have some cellulite on back of thighs.
CoolSculpting (Zeltiq) for Cellulite Reduction
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Cellfina produces reduction in cellulite that lasts
CoolSculpting is a great, FDA-approved treatment for fat reduction of the abdomen and flanks. It can be used safely for off-label treatment of the neck, upper arms, inner/outer thighs, bra-strap area and above the knees. The advance cooling technology selectively targets and eliminates fat cells gently and gradually without affecting the surrounding tissue.Patients in our office have seen an average fat reduction of 20-25% with each treatment. Depending on the patient's body composition and outcome goals, it may take more than one treatment to achieve optimal results. It takes about 2-3 months to get a general idea of the final results. The results are long-lasting as long as you maintain a stable healthy lifestyle. I have seen modest reduction in cellulite only for patients who developed cellulite after a significant weight gain, in areas previously without cellulite.
Cellfina is the latest break though for the treatment of cellulite. The treatment targets the fibrous bands which are the source of the dimpling in cellulite. It is most effective for the treatment of deep dimples and depressions of the buttocks and back of the thighs. it is less effective in the treatment of generalized waviness. Cellfina is a minimally invasive treatment performed in the office. We are seeing an extremely high level of satisfaction for our patients treated with Cellfina. The investigational studies for Cellfina have just been released and have shown an impressive patient satisfaction rate of 85% at 3 months, 94% at one year and 96% at 2 years. This is a very exciting solution for the many women who suffer from the embarrassment of cellulite. I recommend scheduling a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon experienced in body contouring to determine if your an ideal candidate for CoolSculpting or Cellfina.
Andrew Lyos MD, FACS
Zeltiq is not designed for cellulite
Zeltiq is designed for discrete areas of fat. It works very well for the areas that it was intended, primarily the abdomen and flanks. There is no reliable treatment yet for cellulite reduction except for Thermage. Thermage is highly effective for treating cellulite. I often combine treatments with coolsculpting - such as cool fit or cool smooth for the legs, followed by Thermage for skin tightening and cellulite a week later. By doing both procedures close together, within a few months you will see excellent results.
Zeltiq not effecive for cellulite
Even patients who are thin may have cellulite. Cellulite is caused by fibrous septa between fat lobules. Zeltiq is not effective for cellulite
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LPG For Cellulite
Zeltiq does not work for cellulite. There are other non-surgical options that work quite well for cellulite though. We use LPG or Endermologie, a non-surgical cellulite reduction method that uses suction and traction to help smooth the skin. The session lasts 35 minutes and the entire body is treated. It feels like a deep massage, a mechanical head with 2 rollers is attached to a powerful suction device and a trained technician glides the head over the area to be treated. Most people need from 5-15 treatments. Each session costs $90 or package deals can be obtained.
CoolSculpting by Zeltiq and Cellulite
CoolSculpting is not a treatment for cellulite. It is best to use one of the cellulite specific devices, like SmoothShapes, which offers two specific laser wavelengths, suction and massage to provide an improvement in the appearance of cellulite. Cellulite does not have a cure, and no device is 100% effective. Devices like the SmoothShapes may offer a nice improvement, but we always advise patients that due to the ongoing hormonal and biologic mechanism for cellulite, future treatments will always be recommended a few times per year in order to maintain the results.
Zeltiq is not a cure for Cellulite
Coolsculpting by Zeltiq is not a cure for Cellulite - there is no definitive procedure out there that permanently gets rid of Cellulite. Coolsculpting is to reduce stubborn bulges of fat. Theoretically, if fat is reduced in a particular area - cellulite might be improved. We have been able to get the small and medium handpieces onto the inner, outer and posterior thighs on many patients who have had great results in regards to volume reduction.
Dr. Grant Stevens
CoolSculpting not recommended for cellulite
Zeltiq is not indicated for cellulite reduction, but for fat removal. By "lysing," or destroying fat cells, it can contour areas of the body and reduce areas of stubborn fat. Devices like Thermage [Solta] and VelaShape [Syneron] are more highly recommended in treating cellulite. Your habits make you an excellent candidate, so far, though a detailed consultation and history is always needed if you elect to pursue any of these procedures.
Can CoolSculpting be used for Cellulite reduction?
Although, Coolsculpting isn’t use to treat cellulite. It can however help the appearance of cellulite because cellulite is fat and cool sculpting treats fat.
CoolSculpting is Not for Cellulite
Thanks for your question. CoolSculpting is not appropriate to treat cellulite. There are a couple of minimally invasive treatments that do work for cellulite: Cellulaze and Cellfina. Both of these treatments release the fibrous bands under the skin that cause the cellulite dimples to appear.
CoolSculpting is non-invasive body contouring treatment to get rid of unwanted bulges. It does not eliminate cellulite. The good news is that FDA cleared Cellfina, a minimally invasive procedure clinically proven to treat the primary structural cause of cellulite for results that last at least two years. A Cellfina treatment targets the primary structural septae under the dimpled area. One single treatment can significantly reduce the appearance of cellulite.
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