Ninety (90%) percent of adult women have cellulite! Cellulite can also have a variety of presentations that include dimpling, waviness, uneven areas of fat, and texture changes to the skin that can lead to a "cottage cheese," or "orange peel," appearance. These changes are caused by various factors that include changes in the fat fibroseptal network, fat cell size and shape, and loss of collagen in our skin. At SKINAESTHETICA, we offer a variety of non-invasive procedures (i.e., MORPHEUS8 BODY, QWO and SCULPTRA) to help improve the appearance of your cellulite!
WHAT IS QWO?
A primary contributing factor in the formation of cellulite is fibrous septae. The septae make up the fibrous connective tissue that connects the skin to the underlying muscle fascia, and when it tightens irregularly, it draws the skin downward, causing the normal layer of fat beneath to push the skin up. This results in the “dimpling” of the skin. QWO targets types 1 and 3 collagen, releasing the fibrous septae enzymatically, which is what can smooth the skin and diminish the appearance of cellulite. The treatment involves a combination of two natural-occurring enzymes, AUX-I and AUX-II, which is injected into the skin under the dimple and breaks down the collagen build-up that causes cellulite. As it releases the fibrous bands, the tension that pushes the surrounding fat upward is reduced, effectively diminishing the appearance of cellulite.
WHAT IS MOPRHEUS8 BODY?
The microneedles of MORPHEUS8 BODY have the unique ability to penetrate deep into the skin (i.e. 7-8 mm) to heat up fat and break them down causing subdermal adipose (fat) remodeling (SARD). It also helps remodel the fibroseptal network to tightening collagen and generating new collagen and elastin. The benefits of radio-frequency (RF) micro-needling with MORPHEUS8 include improvement in the appearance of cellulite and skin texture, skin tightening and reduction in sagging. For patients who cannot or do not wish to undergo surgical body contouring, MORPHEUS8 BODY is a great alternative and can be used on all skin tones or types with minimal risk and downtime.
WHAT IS SCULPTRA?
Sculptra is an advanced, anti-aging injection product that stimulates your body's own natural collagen to restore volume loss and the quality of your skin. This unique treatment works gradually over time for extremely long-lasting results. Sculptra is made of poly-L-lactic acid, a that gets broken down into natural by-products (carbon dioxide and water) and stimulates your body's fibroblasts to make new collagen where it is injected. When Sculptra is diluted with saline and lidocaine and then injected at superficial depths into the skin, amazing things happen to quality of the of your skin.
WHAT TREATMENT IS BEST FOR MY CELLULITE?
Because cellulite is multifactorial, an evaluation with a medical professional is needed. Depending on the cause of your cellulite, it is not uncommon to need multiple combinations of these treatments to get the best results. If you are interested in finding out what options are best for you, please reach out and contact us below!