Cellulite, also known as adiposis edematosa, (dermatology), is a common skin condition experienced by most post-pubertal women, as a result of an imbalance between the formation and elimination of fat in the body. This imbalance most frequently appears in the thigh and buttock areas, but may also effect the stomach, hips and arms. Cellulite reduction is one of the most common procedures performed at Q Esthetics.
Characterized by the dimpled or lumpy appearance of skin, cellulite is often compared to the texture of an orange peel or cottage cheese. Under the skin, strands of fibrous tissue act as anchor points to the underlying layers. Fat typically rests in between layers, and when it collects or thickens, it can appear as indents. The thick, darker adipose fat most often found on female thighs, is very unresponsive to diet and exercise.
Unfortunately, it is estimated that between 80 and 90 percent of women will develop cellulite during their lifetime. The exact cause of cellulite is unknown, but may be caused by factors including heredity, physical activity, nutrition, stress, and lifestyle. The development of cellulite can be extremely discouraging, particularly since good diet and physical exercise cannot always prevent its appearance. Many fashion magazines and photos online have been airbrushed or altered so that women appear to always have smooth legs and thighs but the reality is even young, fit people, and even supermodels, have cellulite.
Many over-the-counter lotions claim to reduce the appearance of cellulite, however there is no scientific proof that these creams can do anything to eliminate or even diminish its appearance. If you feel like you’ve tried every product available to eliminate your cellulite, call one of Q Esthetics Laser Clinic’s three convenient locations today to discuss our effective treatment options.
Pellefirm Treatment for Cellulite Reduction
We understand how distressing cellulite can be, and would be happy to work with you to help you feel confident in a bathing suit again! Cellulite treatment is one of our most commonly performed procedures. In addition to using the Silhouet-Tone’s Lumicell Wave 6, designed for cellulite treatment and body contouring, we now offer the PelleFirm Body Treatment System, which is a pain-free option for cellulite reduction.
How does PelleFirm work to reduce cellulite?
The PelleFirm Body Treatment, powered by the Pellevé S5 RF Generator, works by heating and massaging tissue, in order to diminish the appearance of cellulite. It pairs monopolar radiofrequency (RF), with a special massage head feature, that invigorates the skin. This two-step process begins by warming the skin to 45 degrees Celsius (equivalent to 113 degrees Fahrenheit), in order to raise local blood circulation. This heats the deep layers of the skin, however does not pose any risks of skin damage. At the same time the motion of the massage head encourages excess fluids to move out of the pockets created by fibrous strands under the skin, allowing them to be safely eliminated by the body’s lymphatic vessels. As a result of this procedure, new collagen is produced as the old collagen, in the deepest layer of the skin, is reduced. New collagen produces a smoother, softer layer of skin, thereby reducing the appearance of cellulite.
PelleFirm is a cumulative procedure, so multiple treatments are necessary. Because several treatments are completed, it does not use a high energy level, which means that the treatment energy used is gentler, often comparable to the feeling of a warm massage. You will feel relaxed, refreshed, and confident – that your skin is being safely tightened.
Who is a good candidate for PelleFirm?
This FDA-cleared body treatment is non-invasive, and works on all skin types; developed by Ellman International, an expert in energy-based technologies. Whether you are preparing for an important, event such as a wedding, or simply want to look your best on the beach, PelleFirm can help you achieve these desired results. Loose, crepey, cottage cheese skin is soon tightened and firmed, leaving you feeling more confident. PelleFirm is also suitable for individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight due to dieting, pregnancy or liposuction. Excess skin can be quickly tightened, improving skin’s elasticity. In addition to treating cellulite, PelleFirm also effectively treats facial skin laxity, helping to tighten skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
What can I expect during and after the treatment?
The PelleFirm Body Treatment is a comfortable, pain-free procedure. In fact, many patients find it very relaxing, comparing it to a hot stone massage. This non-invasive treatment requires no anesthetic, and little time out of your busy schedule. The length of the treatment will depend on the area being treated. Most procedures last around 30 to 60 minutes, making it the perfect treatment to be completed on your lunch break. The area of treatment may appear slightly red following the procedure due to your skin’s raised temperature, which will diminish soon after the treatment is complete.
Immediately following the procedure your skin will appear smoother and healthier, and you will notice the treated area becoming firmer over time. Due to these instant results, PelleFirm is a great way to prepare for an important event or vacation. No downtime is required, so you can resume normal activities right away. While results will be evident after just one treatment, several biweekly treatments are recommended for optimal results. Although this cellulite removal procedure is extremely effective, it is important to note that the results of this procedure are temporary. Touchups are typically recommended every six months, in order to ensure that skin remains tight and firm.
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Esthetic Laser Clinic
Here at Q Esthetics Laser Clinic, we work with thousands of our patients each and every year, so we can understand how you feel and how to serve your needs better. You may already have problems to deal with, and you’ve likely tried many products to treat yourself at home, experiencing disappointment and frustration. Our experienced medical staff will thoroughly examine your complexion to ensure the right treatment options are offered to you for your specific needs*. There is not one solution that fits all, and your private one-on-one consultation will be the first step to regaining your beauty and health again. Rest assured we offer many different treatment modalities, and if you’ve given up, because of poor results from previous treatments, we will find effective alternatives so that you can begin to see yourself in great shape again.
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