What is cellulite reduction
Cellulite is more common than women would like to believe. Well over 80% of all women will experience this condition at one point or another. These lumps and bumps are caused by genetics, diet, lifestyle factors, and hormonal changes. As much as cellulite is a common problem, you don’t need to live with it indefinitely.
Your treatment journey will start with a consultation at Skin Confidence Clinic. During this time, we can assess your problem areas and discuss your options with you. We will assist you with a tailored treatment plan to suit your needs. This could include a series of Venus Legacy or Fotona treatments or a combination of treatments designed to help you reach your goals.
Venus Legacy treatment for cellulite
During the treatment, one of four Venus Legacy applicators will be used. The heat from the applicator causes the fat cells to excrete unnecessary oils. It’s this process that reduces the appearance of lumps and bumps in the area. This also firms the skin by boosting the production of collagen.
The applicator maintains a constant temperature throughout your treatment. If at any stage it becomes uncomfortable, the heat can be reduced. The device also has a VariPulse feature. This technology provides adjustable pulsed suction as the applicator passes over the skin. This means that the suction can be reduced to a more comfortable level.
The Venus Legacy system is safe for all skin tones, and treatments are comfortable too. Patients are free to resume their usual activities directly after their session. In fact, exercising after the treatment can help increase fat burning.
Cellulite Reduction with Fotona TightSculpting
At Skin Confidence, we have recently invested in the Fotona SP Dynamis Pro, an innovative laser system capable of treating a wide range of skin and body concerns. Using the TightSculpting treatment modality, we can effectively tighten skin and improve the appearance of cellulite.
Fotona TightSculpting treatments combine Nd:YAG and Er:YAG wavelengths in an innovative two-step laser system. The first step aims to break down and remove stubborn fat cells, while the second step focuses on improving skin firmness. This combination of fat removal and skin tightening works to effectively improve the quality of the skin, in turn reducing cellulite.
During your 20 to 60 minute treatment, you may feel a slight warming sensation as the laser passes over the skin, however, Fotona TightSculpting is usually regarded as quite comfortable. No downtime is required, meaning that you can return to your daily activities right away. For best results, three to five treatments are usually recommended.
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Your cellulite treatment journey
starts with a consultation
at Skin Confidence Clinic
To see results, at least six cellulite reduction treatments are recommended for six weeks.
After your treatment, it’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This helps increase the longevity of your results. Also, a proper diet and regular exercise will prevent unwanted pockets of fat and skin dimpling from returning in the future.
Who are the ideal candidates for cellulite treatment?
During your consultation at our Brisbane clinic, we will assess your general health. This helps create a treatment plan specific to your needs. The treatment is right for you if:
- You have good physical and mental health.
- You have pockets of fat and skin dimpling that do not respond well to diet and exercise.
- You have realistic expectations.
- You have skin sagging and early signs of ageing.
- You prefer a non-surgical solution to your skin condition.
Who are not suitable candidates for cellulite treatment?
To prevent complications, the treatment is not recommended if you have:
- A heart pacemaker
- A serious skin condition
- History of cancer
- Metal implants in the target area
- Skin inflammation or infection
- Swollen, twisted veins
- Thyroid problems
What body areas can be treated?
The treatment can be used on the following body areas:
What do I need to do before cellulite treatment?
To ensure optimal results, we recommend the following:
- Avoid prolonged sun exposure.
- Do not apply lotions or creams to the treatment area.
- Do not wear makeup.
- Remove all jewellery around the treatment area.
- Stay hydrated as much as possible.
How long does the treatment take?
Depending on the technique used and body area treated, a single session could take anywhere between 15 and 60 minutes to complete.
What does cellulite treatment feel like?
You may feel a warming sensation as the applicator passes over your skin. If undergoing Venus Legacy, a gentle suction can also be felt when the VariPulse feature is used. To ensure patient comfort, the level of heat and suction can be adjusted as necessary. After the treatment, you may feel a warm sensation in the area.
Will cellulite treatment damage fat cells?
The treatment burns pockets of fat by using the heat from the applicator. This heat stimulates the fat cells to excrete unnecessary oils without damaging them.
Why do I need to stay hydrated before the treatment?
Before your treatment, it is best to drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. This allows the radiofrequency energy to interact with the water molecules in your skin. The result is deeper energy penetration and effective fat breakdown.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments you will need will depend on the body area. In general, the face and neck area need six treatments. Other body areas need about eight treatments spaced one week apart.