Cellulite gives skin a lumpy, bumpy appearance, and it makes many people unhappy with how it looks. If you’re one of those people, there’s hope.
Susan J. Seman, DO, FACOS, offers the cellulite reduction technologies EMTONE™ and Thermi250™ at her office to address cellulite and enhance the look and texture of skin. In this blog, Dr. Seman explains what cellulite is and how these breakthrough technologies can banish it without invasive surgery.
The causes of cellulite
Cellulite describes the dimpled sections of skin that can appear anywhere on the body. It’s especially common on the buttocks and thighs. This condition develops when fat cells that sit just below your skin’s surface begin pushing upward into the outermost layer of your skin.
While there’s no clear understanding of why some people have cellulite and others don’t, there are some risk factors that might make you more susceptible to developing dimpled areas of skin, including:
- Sedentary lifestyle
- High-fat, high-sodium diet
- Extended periods of sitting or standing
You’re also at an increased risk for developing cellulite if you’re over age 25 and female. It’s estimated that between 80-90% of women develop cellulite within their lifetime.
While these factors may increase your chances of developing cellulite, you can develop it without having any risk factors.
How EMTONE and Thermi250 tackle cellulite
EMTONE is a cellulite reduction technology that delivers radiofrequency energy and targeted pressure energy into the fat cells involved in cellulite. This energy triggers the production of collagen to rebuild skin strength and health.
Thermi250 uses radiofrequency energy to rejuvenate your skin by rebuilding collagen and tightening skin tissue.
Both technologies deliver energy safely through your skin without the need for incisions. Plans are customized to meet your needs, treatment times are fast, and all procedures are performed in a comfortable office environment.
You can expect to receive a series of 4-6 treatments several weeks apart to achieve optimal results. Throughout your treatment, you can expect to relax, and you won’t need anesthesia to remain comfortable.
Side effects of cellulite reduction are minimal, with many people experiencing only some redness in the treatment area for a few hours following treatment.
When to consider cellulite reduction
Since cellulite isn’t a harmful medical condition, the decision to get rid of it is up to you. You can schedule a skin evaluation with Dr. Seman if the cellulite you have makes you unhappy with your appearance.
You can also consider treatment with EMTONE and Thermi250 if you’re looking to address unsightly cellulite and also wish to tighten areas of your skin, such as your abs, arms, and thighs, without cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Seman will discuss your aesthetic goals and determine if EMTONE and Thermi250 are right for you. She also offers a variety of high-quality skin care products from ZO Skin Health and Jan Marini Skin Research®, which can revitalize your skin and protect it’s long-term health.
Schedule your consultation and learn more about cellulite reduction by booking an appointment online or over the phone with Susan J. Seman, DO, FACOS, today.