Thermage for Cellulite
It’s beach season all year in San Diego with our warm weather and miles of coastline. And with summer around the corner, bikini season is almost in full swing. Skin is in more than ever with itsy bitsy Brazilian-cut bikini bottoms and crop tops on-trend, and it’s hard not to worry about cellulite putting a damper on your summer strutting. The non-invasive, FDA approved cellulite procedure by Thermage can help you feel confident and beautiful by reducing the appearance of cellulite on your stomach, buttocks, and thighs. Read on to find out how.
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is a condition that manifests as fat deposits under your skin. These fat deposits are contained in fat cells that bulge into the layers of your skin, giving an outward “cottage cheese” appearance.
Causes of cellulite include:
- Age, with the condition being common as you become older.
- Your genetics. This condition is more common if your parents have suffered from it.
- Lack of exercise, which leads to an accumulation of fat.
- A poor diet.
These causes can lead to the formation of cellulite in various areas of your body, including your thighs, underarms, back and abdomen – all areas which are exposed when you wear a bikini. Whatever the causes and whichever body part is affected, Thermage can help get reduce the appearance of cellulite in a very short time.
What is Thermage?
On the market since 2002, Thermage is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that uses radiofrequency energy to kick start the body’s own natural renewal process. As the name implies, Thermage works by heating fat cells and breaking them down into particles small enough to be removed naturally by your own body.
After a successful process, your body rebuilds new collagen around the treated area, healing your tissue and giving your skin a more smooth and natural look.
For hard-to-reach areas, the Thermage treatment employs ThermaTip CL, a cellulite tip to reach the deepest layers of the skin, making sure to treat all cellulite within the target area.
A typical Thermage procedure requires one treatment lasting up to 2 hours. However, you might require 2-3 treatments, depending on the size of the area being treated and the extent of cellulite present.
Dr. Parvin Mani, the head surgeon of the San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic, performs this procedure within the facility. The doctor herself handles all aspects of the treatment- from consultation to the actual procedure. Downtime is minimal, so it’s easy to fit into your schedule.
Why Consider Thermage for Cellulite?
Thermage is a painless, non-invasive procedure requiring no incisions, stitches or hospital stays. Patients experience an intermittent cooling and heating sensation. During the procedure, Dr. Mani monitors the intensity of the sensations to ensure your comfort.
Your body reacts to the radiofrequency energy naturally, which prevents any side effects. After successful Thermage treatment, your skin will naturally tighten, contour and smooth itself.
Depending on the initial condition of your skin before treatment, the benefits of Thermage can last for years.
One of the hallmarks of a younger-looking skin is its tight, smooth surface. Thermage builds collagen gradually over time which means people close to you won’t likely notice that you have had some work done.
There is no recovery period with Thermage and you can immediately return to your normal activities after treatment.
What Guarantees Best Results with Thermage?
The FDA has approved this procedure for treatment of cellulite in humans.
This procedure is not only meant for patients over 40 years of age; it also works for younger patients, too. The procedure is risk-free and will give you similar or better results than cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Mani has performed the treatment for many years and works with a team of qualified assistants who understand the procedure. Post-treatment, the doctor will advise you on skin care to prevent complications and ensure best results.