Summer is fast approaching and it’s the time of year for swim suits and other short, sexy summer clothes, flaunting our smooth, flawless skin. Unfortunately, not all of us have the confidence of wearing these clothes and showing skin. Some have cellulite in their thighs, buttocks, abdomen, or arms.
To help these people be cellulite-free in time for summer, Dr. Bill Johnson shares his knowledge and expertise in cellulite and the available treatment there is for cellulite reduction.
Cellulite, the condition that gives an orange peel appearance in the surface of the skin, appears as it is because of the subcutaneous fat erupting up into the dermal layer of the skin. In addition, the dimpling of the skin is brought about by the contraction of the connective tissue pillars that tie down the fat to the underlying muscle.
Different types of cellulites are managed differently from each other. The two types of cellulite are the classic and linear cellulite. Classic cellulite appears as bulges and dimples. Linear cellulite, on the other hand, appears as ripples or waves and is associated with loose skin.
Keep in mind that there is no one cellulite treatment that universally works on everybody. Each person is a different case and, therefore, treatment should be individualized. Moreover, there are instances where cellulite persists despite undergoing a number of treatments already. The physician, in this case, will recommend additional appropriate procedures needed by the patient. It is also very important that the patient will remain persistent and continue to carry on in his or her treatment. With those things being said, a consultation prior to any kind of treatment is a must.
The preferred first line of treatment for classic cellulite is the SmoothShapes. Collagen is re-grown into the area where the bulging fat is, and this collagen is used to push the fat back down to the subcutaneous layer. The connective tissue pillars are also being weakened and released. For most people with this type of cellulite, this is the only treatment they’ll ever need.
On the other hand, for people with linear type of cellulite, Thermage is the initial treatment of choice. It addresses the looseness of the skin by using radio frequency energy that will stimulate the production of new collagen in the site being treated.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions that you may have or if you want to know what special offers that Innovations Medical may have regarding fat transfer, liposuction and their other cosmetic procedures. Contact our Dallas branch at 214-420-7970.