Melissa Grier, MD
OBGYN & Gynecologist located in Pasadena, CA
If the texture of your skin looks marred and bumpy, you can find help at Melissa Grier, MD Women’s Healthcare. At the practice in Pasadena, California, Dr. Grier offers innovative cellulite reduction treatment using state-of-the-art Venus Bliss™ aesthetic equipment. Get tight, toned, youthful skin by calling Melissa Grier, MD Women’s Healthcare or scheduling a consultation online today.
Cellulite Reduction Q & A
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is a common aesthetic concern — between 80-90% of women develop lumps and dimples in their skin at some point during their lives.
Women are more likely to develop cellulite than men because of their fat distribution and the structure of the connective tissue between their skin and fat. The connective tissue in men has a criss-cross structure, while women’s connective layer has a vertical arrangement.
Cellulite develops when the connective tissue between the skin and subdermal fat loosens. Your fat bulges through the mesh, creating the lumps and dimples that earn the condition nicknames like orange-peel skin.
What is a cellulite reduction treatment?
Dr. Grier offers innovative cellulite reduction treatments that use radiofrequency energy multipolar (MP)2 technology to tighten and tone your skin.
The energy heats the deepest layers of your skin and the connective tissue, stimulating your body’s ability to create new cells to repair itself. Your body makes new collagen and elastin, which tightens your skin and improves its elasticity.
As a result, your fat can’t push through the connective tissue as easily, and the lumps and dimples of cellulite disappear.
Dr. Grier uses Venus Bliss equipment, which has an added benefit of fat reduction. The heat damages your fat cells, which allows your body to flush them out with other waste products.
What happens during a cellulite reduction treatment?
Most people have a series of treatments to achieve their desired results. Dr. Grier begins with a consultation to ensure that cellulite reduction is right for you and to provide information about what you can expect.
In general, each cellulite reduction treatment takes 25 minutes. You wear goggles to protect your eyes and lie on a treatment table. Dr. Grier straps the Venus Bliss applicator to your body and turns on the machine.
The treatment begins with a blast of cooling air to prepare your skin for treatment. Then, the radiofrequency energy heats the deepest layers of your skin to trigger new cell growth. A cycle of hot and cold repeats to protect your skin while fighting cellulite.
Cellulite reduction treatments aren’t painful. You might find the hot and cold uncomfortable, but most people report that the procedure is painless.
You can return to your regular activities as soon as your treatment is complete. Your body needs time to create new cells, and everyone responds to treatment differently. You might see a difference in as little as two weeks, or you might need more time to get smoother, tighter skin.
Call Melissa Grier, MD Women’s Healthcare today or make an appointment online to learn more today.