What Is the Best Cellulite Treatment?

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Posted: October 24, 2022
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What is the best cellulite treatment

Cellulite is a stubborn skin condition that most women face — experts estimate that 90% of women suffer from cellulite. Many are looking for the best cellulite treatment to deal with this condition. But what is the best cellulite treatment available today?

If you're interested in reducing cellulite, you're not alone. This article will review the reasons cellulite occurs, the different cellulite treatment options and the best way to get rid of cellulite. We'll also explore why the Aveli cellulite procedure is among the top treatments for cellulite.

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Why Does Cellulite Occur?

Before discussing how to reduce cellulite, it's helpful to look at why it appears. Although the exact causes are unclear, experts agree that cellulite occurs when fibrous bands called septa form and pull the skin down, creating dimples. It appears on the thighs, buttocks and abdomen.

Excess fat can increase the appearance of cellulite, also known as orange peel skin. But losing weight doesn't guarantee the disappearance of cellulite, and even thin women can suffer from dimpled skin.

Risk factors for cellulite include:

  • Your metabolism rate
  • An unhealthy diet
  • Hormone changes
  • Lack of activity
  • Dehydration

Now that we've looked at why it forms, we can discuss how to treat cellulite.

Cellulite Treatment Options

Cellulite Treatment Options

Cellulite treatment methods run the gamut from topical ointments to minimally invasive procedures. Each has different pros, cons and success rates. Some of the more popular treatments for cellulite include:

Topical Treatments

There are numerous topical creams available to treat cellulite. None of them affect the septa that are the underlying cause of the problem. At best, topical ointments smooth and plump the skin, reducing the appearance of cellulite without eliminating the root cause.

Creams containing caffeine or retinol are deemed the most effective, but they need to be applied daily for any progress to show. Since they don't affect the septa, topical ointments aren't considered the best treatment for cellulite.

Injectable Treatments

Injections are another option for cellulite reduction treatment. These injections contain enzymes that break down the septa and possibly redistribute fat cells beneath the skin. It usually takes a number of treatments spaced several weeks apart to achieve results.

Laser Treatments

In this cellulite reduction treatment, a small laser is inserted under the skin to heat subcutaneous tissue and separate some of the septa. It also stimulates collagen production to smooth skin and improves the elasticity and texture of the skin. Cellulaze® is one example of laser treatment for cellulite reduction.

Non-Laser Energy Treatments

Non-laser treatments use ultrasound, radiofrequency, infrared light or radial pulses to promote collagen production and reduce cellulite by relaxing the septa. Since the rays are directed at the skin, this cellulite treatment is considered non-invasive. Several courses of treatment are usually necessary to see results, and the effect is only temporary.

Mechanical Treatments

In mechanical treatments, a tiny knife is inserted into small incisions to cut each of the connective tissue bands. This type of cellulite treatment is considered minimally invasive.

Of the Options Available, What Is the Best Treatment for Cellulite?

Aveli cellulite treatment is considered among the best treatments for cellulite. It's an FDA-approved, minimally invasive mechanical treatment with a small light that allows cosmetic surgeons to confirm that they've severed each septa. The process usually takes about an hour, and the effects are visible over the long term.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Cellulite Treatment?

A candidate for cellulite treatment should be in good health and have realistic expectations. To be a good candidate for Aveli cellulite treatment, you should not have had liposuction in the affected areas. Aveli patients are usually between 25 and 45.

Trust Your Aveli Cellulite Treatment to Dr. Adam Basner

Aveli cellulite treatment can effectively address your concerns about cellulite. If you want the best cellulite treatment, contact Dr. Adam Basner, one of the leading plastic surgeons in the Baltimore area. He is the board-certified Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Sinai Hospital and is recognized as a Top Doctor by Baltimore Magazine. Dr. Basner has had outstanding results using Aveli cellulite treatment. Contact him today for a consultation.

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