Cellulite treatment and removal in NYC
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is a very common skin condition affecting over 85% of women over the age of 20 during their lifetime. Cellulite affects both men and women but appears to be much more common in women because of the fat distribution pattern and skin elasticity.
Cellulite skin has areas of irregular fat deposits giving it a “dimpled and lumpy” appearance that is often considered embarrassing. It is sometimes called “orange peel” or “cottage cheese” skin because of the appearance it exhibits.
It can affect various body parts, but the most common areas are buttock, inner and outer thighs, and upper arms.
What causes Cellulite?
There is no one factor known to be solely responsible for the formation of cellulite, but some of the key factors that are thought to be contributory are diet, genetics, hormones and inappropriate clothing.
The amount of fat people are born with is predetermined at birth and their diet and lifestyle shapes and changes the fact cells at they age.
Fat cells increase in size and push up against the skin and expand, distorting the connective tissue that keeps the skin intact. At the same time, skin loses its elasticity due to aging and genetics and this creates the “lumpy” appearance, which so many find unflattering and even embarrassing.
How bad is my cellulite?
There are 3 Grades of Cellulite, which determine the severity and guide the choice of treatment
Grade 1 Cellulite is when you cannot visually see the cellulite skin changes but they are there when the skin is examined under a microscope.
Grade 2 Cellulite is the most common and happens when the skin loses it’s elasticity and you start to visualize the early dimpling of the skin visible to the naked eye.
Grade 3 Cellulite is the most severe and most difficult to treat and might require a combination of treatments to reduce the size of fat cells and to tighten the skin
Does diet and exercise work for cellulite?
Many modalities have been tried to modify the factors contributing to the formation of cellulite, but the truth is, there is no one treatment that fits all.
One can modify the diet by removing processed foods and consume diet rich in Omega 3 fatty acids, green leafy vegetables rich in antioxidants, great tea, drinking a lot of water and exercising by focusing on fat burning cardio and muscle toning.
Do diet pills work for cellulite?
There are no scientific studies or FDA approved pills that target cellulite reduction. One must exercise extreme caution when deciding to consume a pill that is used off label as side effects may be devastating.
Do cellulite creams work?
Many over the counter creams aim to reduce cellulite. There is a variety of topical preparations available and they include : retinol, Vitamin A derivative, caffeine, amino acids, alpha and beta agonists, topical adrenaline, Trental (pentoxifylline), ginkgo biloba, and Indian chestnut. The truth is that none of these have been studied or evaluated properly in scientific or medical literature to show their benefit or even to warn against their potential side effects.
How can we help?
Dr. Anna Avaliani offers an expert consultation where she will determine the grade of the cellulite, evaluate the skin elasticity and explain the latest effective, FDA approved and non invasive modalities to effectively target the problem areas.
What Dr. Avaliani offers for cellulite treatments?
Only the latest, safest and FDA approved modalities. The potential treatments can include:
Each treatment is fully customized to meet the clients specific needs and expectations. Sometimes, more than one treatment may be necessary to achieve desired goal.
Call now for your expert consultation with Dr. Anna Avaliani.