Since what seems like the existence of time, women (predominantly) have battled the war against cellulite. Unfortunately, nearly 90% of American women have stubborn and hard-to-get-rid-of cellulite dimples, and those bothered by it will stop at nothing to smooth out the skin. But treating cellulite is a complex process since the cause of the harmless condition is not one-fold.
The cause of cellulite isn’t exactly known, and there’s still a lot to learn about the subject. However, experts know that a combination of swelling fat cells, lax skin, and fibrous bands push down on the fat cells, which together causes a dimpling effect on the skin. Of course, a loss of skin thickness and integrity also plays a pertinent role in cellulite formation.
In years past, the options to smooth the skin were few and far between, and those that existed only treated the uppermost layers of the skin, not the other components that contribute to cellulite.
However, with today’s advancements in body aesthetics, new and innovative treatments are available, such as CelluTone, to help smooth and tighten the skin so that you can kiss your cellulite goodbye once and for all.
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is a cluster of small dimples, usually on the thighs and buttocks, that cause the appearance of the skin to be bumpy and lack definition.
While cellulite may go by a handful of different names—orange peel or cottage cheese skin, the mattress phenomenon, or even lumpy legs—the cause of it is the same from one person to the next.
You don’t have to be overweight to experience cellulite. Plenty of thin women suffer from cellulite, especially as they begin to creep closer to pre-menopause and menopause, which causes a decrease in the female hormone estrogen. And you don’t have to be in your mid50s to bear the brunt of dimpled legs—the first effects of cellulite can crop up as young as your early 20s or even before that, which many experts attribute to an increase in estrogen, which causes the production of fat.
Estrogen plays a significant role in cellulite since it affects the blood vessels. As estrogen levels wane, they cause a loss of receptors in the blood vessels, leading to decreased circulation. With less oxygen and nutrients flowing through the lower body, there’s less of a supply of the elements needed to create and maintain healthy collagen. And on top of it, the fat cells in the areas can begin to swell. Once they push up through the bands of connective tissue, the skin looks lumpy and bumpy.
Men are less likely to bear the brunt of dimpled thighs because they don’t have as much estrogen in their bodies as women. Only 10 percent of men display symptoms of cellulite. Plus, the structure of connective tissue in women versus men is said to be more picketed (in men, it’s more like a chain-link fence), so the fat isn’t held in place as well.
Of course, diet, exercise, and possibly genetics also play a role in the formation of cellulite, as does the thickness of the skin.
How Do I Get Rid of Cellulite?
Getting rid of cellulite is hard, but it isn’t impossible, thanks to treatments like Emtone.
The non-invasive cellulite reduction treatment can help improve the appearance of the skin and its functionality to improve the look of cellulite.
For a treatment to be effective, a multi-prong approach must be taken to improve the look of cellulite. That means the skin needs to be thickened by creating new collagen, and the underlying layers of fat need to be addressed.
What is CelluTone?
CelluTone is the first and only cellulite-improving device that delivers thermal and mechanical energy to treat all the factors that contribute to cellulite.
The treatment is quick and effective and does not require painful subcision techniques, which were once considered the go-to for treating cellulite.
CelluTone helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite by employing targeted pressure energy. So if you’re tired of dealing with cellulite dimples and puckers on your legs, thighs, buttocks, arms, or elsewhere, CelluTone may be right for you.
Unlike other invasive anti-cellulite treatments that require surgical incisions to treat cellulite, CelluTone improves the look of cellulite externally and with no downtime. It also helps prompt the production of new and healthy collagen and elastin, enhances blood circulation, and decreases the look of bulging fat tissues for smooth skin.
How Does CelluTone Work?
Cellulite is not a single-factor problem but instead a multifactorial one.
Yes, the fibrous bands that connect the skin to muscle through fat are responsible for pulling down on the skin and pushing the fat up and out, causing dimpling of the skin. But there’s also a decrease in skin collagen and elastin and poor blood circulation that is responsible for cellulite too.
CelluTone tackles cellulite and smoothes the skin with a synergistic approach. By delivering a dose of targeted pressure energy, the treatment can improve cellulite-ridden areas.
CelluTone safely heats the skin to between 108 and 111 degrees Fahrenheit, which is considered the ideal temperature to stimulate new collagen production. Heating the skin causes the existing collagen to rebuild and creates new collagen and elastin. By improving the quality of the collagen, the skin can take on a tighter and firmer appearance.
Targeted pressure is used in the treatment, which helps stimulate skin cells, boost blood circulation, and expel built-up fluid accumulated in the cells.
How Long Does a CelluTone Treatment Last?
CelluTone treatments are quick—about 20 to 30 minutes each—but you’ll need to schedule at least four treatments once or twice a week to reap the full benefits.
Some areas may take a little longer to treat, depending on how extreme the cellulite is.
Like most non-invasive treatments, the results from CelluTone are long-lasting but not permanent. To keep the skin dimple-free and smooth, it may be recommended to maintain the results with yearly touch-ups.
What Does a CelluTone Treatment Feel Like?
Patients say that a CelluTone treatment is quite relaxing and enjoyable.
The pain-free treatment, which combines thermal and mechanical energy, is purportedly similar to the feeling of a hot stone massage, yet with added vibrations from the mechanical portion of the treatment.
There’s no pain or discomfort with CelluTone, and no anesthesia is required either.
During a CelluTone session, the area will first be prepped with a special conductive lotion, which helps the device move smoothly across the skin. Then, the handpiece will move over the skin and likely feel warm, signaling that the temperature of the inner tissue is rising. You will also feel some intense vibrations.
After the treatment, the skin may feel warm and be a little pink or red. It may also feel a little sore, like you finished an intense workout.
How Soon Will I See Results from CelluTone Treatments?
The results of a CelluTone treatment (a series) can vary from patient to patient.
Some say they can see a reduction in the appearance of their cellulite with a single session, while others need to complete the entire course of treatment to see the effects. Remember, the treated area and the degree of cellulite can impact the final results.
Typically, the results seen from CelluTone will continue to improve over the next few months as collagen and elastin are made deep within the skin.
Various body parts respond positively to CelluTone treatments.
The FDA-cleared device can improve the look of cellulite and the appearance of the skin in a localized area. CelluTone can be performed on a variety of different body parts, and some of the more commonly treated areas include:
- The abdomen
- Love handles
- The buttocks
- The lower buttocks
- The inner & outer thighs
- The front & back of the thighs
- The knees
- The arms
Typically, the results will surface after two treatments and will continue to improve after three to four months.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
The main benefit of a series of CelluTone treatments is improvement in cellulite dimples and annoying puckers.
By combining pressure wave therapy, the skin is heated to a safe temperature that stimulates collagen. Improved collagen leads to firmer skin and smoother skin.
In addition to improving the appearance of cellulite, CelluTone also helps with the following:
- Skin elasticity
- Decreasing fatty pockets
- Blood flow
- Poorly structured collagen
- Riding the body of metabolic waste living under the skin
Patients appreciate CelluTone’s benefits achieved without a single cut or stitch since the treatment is non-invasive. Plus, the treatment can be done anywhere where cellulite appears and on all skin types, tones, and ages. However, if there is extreme skin laxity, the treatment may not provide enough benefit, and other solutions may be more palatable.
Each session of CelluTone is painless and quick—about 20 minutes—and there’s no downtime. You can immediately return to your routine.
WHO IS THE IDEAL CANDIDATE?
Many patients can reap the benefits of CelluTone, especially those looking for a non-invasive way to improve the appearance of puckered or dimpled skin.
CelluTone works for various skin tones, body types, shapes, and ages. Schedule a consultation today to see if CelluTone is right for you!
WHAT IS THE COST OF CELLUTONE?
A CelluTone treatment varies in cost from provider to provider, and those in large cities often charge more.
In addition, the treatment area and the number of sessions needed to obtain your desired results will also influence the overall cost.
To determine the cost of your CelluTone treatment, call our office to schedule a consultation where we will put a custom program together to correct your current skin concerns.
Each patient is unique in the number of CelluTone treatments they need to reach their goals, which is why we always recommend a consultation first. On average, the typical treatment plan consists of four to six sessions. The final results are often seen three months after the last treatment.
Currently, there is no cure for cellulite. While CelluTone can improve the look of your cellulite, it’s not guaranteed that the wavy appearance associated with it won’t return at some point. To keep the treated areas smooth and looking their best, we recommend annual touch-ups to maintain your results.
CelluTone works for all skin tones, even darker skin.
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