Cellulite is a very common problem that affects 90% of all women and can be cosmetically distressing. Causes of cellulite include gender, heredity, advancing age, and individual variations in skin thickness and tissue architecture.
Various traditional treatments for cellulite from dietary modifications for losing weight, to retinol and caffeine based creams, to lymphatic drainage massages provide marginal benefits. At The Skin Clinic, we offer the most effective and safe treatments for addressing cellulite: Subcision and Accent® radiofrequecy.
Subcision is a simple surgical technique in which the septa that retain the skin are cut and the subcutaneous fat is redistributed more evenly under the skin’s surface flattening out the dimpled skin. It is a very safe, in-office procedure done under local anesthesia and can provide up to 80% satisfaction rate after just one session, with long lasting results and no scarring. Swelling and bruising might follow therefore subscision is best done before the summer.
Accent® uses radiofrequency energy to heat the dermis, your skin’s inner layer. This gentle treatment smoothens and contours the dimpled skin on your body by enhancing drainage and producing new collagen. The treatment is entirely comfortable, quick and virtually pain-free. There are no incisions, nor stitches, and you can go straight back to work. 3-5 sessions one week apart are recommended.
Combination is best with both subcision and Accent to address specific deeper dimples and firm the buttocks and outer thighs as a whole.