Some 90% of women and 10% of men develop cellulite at some point. And while the lumps and bumps are harmless from a health standpoint, many people feel self-conscious about their appearance. Thankfully, you don’t have to live with them. If you’re bothered by your own cellulite, minimally invasive cellulite reduction treatment may be just what the doctor ordered.
At Melissa Grier, MD Women’s Healthcare in Pasadena, California, Dr. Grier, and her team are pleased to offer cellulite reduction treatment using state-of-the-art Venus Bliss™ aesthetic equipment. Read on to learn more about cellulite, including how this treatment might benefit you.
Cellulite forms when the connective tissue between your skin and the fat below the surface loosens. As a result, fat can bulge through the mesh, forming dimples and lumps. Cellulite affects more women than men because of the different ways fat is distributed in their bodies.
While there are many creams available that promise to do away with cellulite, only some products contain ingredients that may help to some degree, such as retinol or caffeine. Even when a cream does contain helpful ingredients, the results aren’t likely to be dramatic or long-lasting.
How cellulite reduction works
At Melissa Grier, MD Women’s Healthcare, Dr. Grier and her team use Venus Bliss aesthetic equipment to deliver radiofrequency energy to the deepest layers of your skin and connective tissue while stimulating your body’s natural healing processes.
This leads to increased production of collagen and elastin, both of which firm your skin and make it more elastic. Once that happens, fat can’t push through as easily and signs of cellulite can disappear. Venus Bliss equipment also heats fat cells in the treatment area, leading your body to flush them out.
What to expect during and after your treatment
During your cellulite reduction treatment, you’ll lie on a treatment table and wear protective goggles. Then, Dr. Grier will strap the Venus Bliss applicator to your body and start the machine. Once that happens, you’ll notice a blast of cool air, which preps your skin for the warm treatment. A hot and cold cycle will repeat as the applicator sends radiofrequency energy through your skin.
Each Venus Bliss session takes about 25 minutes. And while you may feel a bit uncomfortable from the cold and heat, most people find the process to be painless. Afterward, you can get right back to your usual daily activities. You should start noticing results in as little as two weeks.
Chances are, you’ll be quite happy with the outcome. Research has shown that 75% of people are pleased enough with their results that they would recommend Venus Bliss cellulite reduction to a friend.
To learn more about cellulite reduction or get started on the path to smoother skin, call our office or schedule an appointment with Dr. Grier through our online booking feature.