Many men and women experience cellulite, although it is more common in women due to the unique distributions of fat, muscle and connective tissue. While an active lifestyle and low-fat diet can help reduce the possibility of cellulite, even the most toned physiques can experience it. So, regardless the amount of fat present, cellulite is just a result from the way a body holds certain fat deposits. Under the skin, fibrous cords of connective tissue secure skin to muscle. And in some areas, these cords align in a vertical pattern with uneven sections between them, creating small pockets where fatty tissue collects. As the fat pushes up toward the surface, it creates a lumpy, dimpled look associated with cellulite.
While massages and topical treatments can help reduce the appearance of cellulite, the results aren’t permanent. Targeting deep into the skin is the best way to permanently reduce or remove cellulite.
Wanting to reduce or remove your cellulite? Here’s what you need to know.
1) Collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid are fundamental to skin elasticity.
These three components make up your skin’s texture, so it’s smooth and firm. As we age though, elastin breaks down, leading to less tight skin. And while elastin is not typically built past puberty, there are clinically-proven ways to build elastin and stimulate collagen.
2) Profound RF by Syneron Candela works by treating cellulite at the source.
This non-surgical solution reduces and breaks down cellulite by recalibrating the fibrous cords that support skin and breaking down the fatty tissue deposits. Using a temperature controlled radio- frequency, Profound delivers energy deep into the dermis to dissolve fat and produce elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid.
3) Recovery can be up to 10 days.
This in-office procedure begins with a numbing solution to reduce discomfort from the microneedles, and ice is used on the area immediately afterwards, on and off, for 2-3 days. There will be some mild bruising, redness and swelling in the treatment area. Your downtime will depend on the complexity of your treatment, which is personalized to you.
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