Best Cellulite Removal Treatments at Med Spa’s
Updated: Nov 29, 2021
Most people understand cellulite as the frustrating lumps and bumps that form beneath your skin around your thighs, buttocks, hips, stomach, and sometimes, your arms.
You may hear people refer to it as “cottage cheese” or orange peel. Either way, it's unpleasant to have, and people who have it strive to find effective ways to get rid of it.
What is Cellulite?
Despite the visual displeasure and sheer frustration it causes, cellulite is a harmless skin condition predominantly seen in women.
There are many ways to get rid of cellulite, both natural, chemical, and cosmetic (surgical or non-invasive procedures).
Depending on the method you choose, you will experience varying degrees of success in reducing the appearance of cellulite.
What Causes Cellulite?
Science is yet to uncover a specific cause of cellulite. The appearance of cellulite involves fat build-up under the connective tissues that connect your skin to the muscle beneath. These little dimples form when fibrous bands, called septae tighten and pull down the skin.
As fat cells accumulate (more fat is deposited in that area), they push against the skin. To keep your skin connected to the muscles below, the cords are stretched and "pull-down" on the skin they are connected to.
This creates the rippling effect or dimpling most people recognize as cellulite.
In addition to excess fat, hormones, skin texture, body type, and excessive weight gain or loss can all play a role in developing cellulite. It is important to note that cellulite is not indicative of someone being fat or overweight. Even those who are healthy or "fit" can have cellulite on their bodies.
What are the best Treatments for Cellulite Removal?
A visit to the pharmacy or beauty section of your local store will offer many topical creams and products designed to help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Whether they work or not is open for debate.
However, at Medspa, we offer a wide range of cosmetic, medically proven remedies that can help reduce the appearance, Even the presence of unsightly cellulite.
The best treatment for you will depend on a range of factors, so it's best to contact your provider at Medspa to discuss your appearance goals before having a treatment.
Generally having a healthy production of collagen is key to preventing cellulite. And collagen production is maintained through healthy blood flow among other things.
QWO Injectable Treatment
QWO or collagenase clostridium histolyticum-aaes injections are newly FDA-approved injectable treatments for cellulite, specifically in women's buttocks.
How long does it take for QWO to work?
QWO injections begin to work soon after the treatment. With the full effects of the first treatment appearing after 10 weeks. However the second treatment can be administered 21 days after the first.
Radio Frequency Treatments
RadioFrequency treatments heat the fat cells in the treatment area. This is somewhat similar to a laser treatment, however these have not gone through any rigorous testing so laser cellulite treatments are not recommended.
Treatments using RadioFrequency energy like the trusculpt iD can improve the appearance of cellulite with a very low chance of side effects, while also reducing body fat. In this body sculpting treatment option fat cells are eliminated and dissolved and the body removes them through natural processes.
Subcision Cellulite Treatments
Other non-invasive treatments for cellulite include acoustic wave therapy and vacuum-assisted precise tissue release.
Acoustic Wave Therapy
Acoustic wave therapy or AWT is a non-invasive cellulite reduction treatment that uses radial acoustic waves to break down fat and trigger processes that flush fat cells from the body.
It is also popular for stimulating collagen production and improving the strength of your skin. AWT is a safe and effective treatment for cellulite on the thighs, love handles, buttocks, and abdomen.
Most patients require three to four treatments before seeing visible results. The Cost of AWT is similar to that of truSculpt and QWO injections, although it will vary based on the number of treatments and size of the area treated.
Vacuum-Assisted Precise Tissue Release
This procedure uses a small device to cut through the bands of tissue that cause dimpling and the appearance of cellulite.
Once the tissue bands are cut, suction pulls the skin into the dimpled areas reducing the bumpy appearance.
While a minimally invasive and highly effective procedure, vacuum Assisted precise tissue release may be one of the more costly cellulite reduction procedures and the recovery time is often longer than other treatment options.
At Home Remedies & More
For very light cases of cellulite a Med Spa treatment may not be necessary just yet. There are many cellulite creams that can help reduce their appearance.
Furthermore there are specific skin rollers that can help treat cellulite dimples. However it is important to use this regularly and consistently for 3-6 months to see results.
Which cellulite treatment is the most effective?
As with any skin-enhancing procedure, the best way to learn about these treatments and which one is best for you is to contact a cellulite removal specialist near you for a consultation.
At Clique Med Spa, our team of caring, compassionate treatment providers is here to answer your questions about QWO injections, truSculpt iD, or other cellulite removal procedures that can help you get rid of frustrating cellulite.
Contact us today to learn more or to schedule a consultation with one of our treatment professionals.