in Salt Lake City, UT
Cellulite can be particularly difficult to eliminate with diet and exercise, because it isn’t actually a direct effect of having body fat. Fortunately, cellulite reduction treatments are highly effective and can help you achieve a smooth, toned figure. Envision Cosmetic Surgery offers this treatment to the residents of Salt Lake City and the surrounding areas of Utah.
What is Cellulite Reduction?
Cellulite reduction employs various techniques to target the causes of cellulite and restore a smooth evenness to the skin. Contrary to popular belief, cellulite is not a result of fat accumulation. Instead, cellulite develops when connective tissue pinches around fat in the body, causing the dimpled appearance. So while fat loss alone won’t remove cellulite, cellulite reduction treatments can produce impressive results by targeting this connective tissue and its underlying causes. Envision Cosmetic Surgery offers two effective solutions for cellulite reduction:
- Cellfina is a surgical approach, during which your surgeon will go beneath the skin and release the connective tissue that binds to the skin and causes the appearance of cellulite. Once released, the skin smooths out. Cellfina is done with a very small needle-like device, so scarring is minimal and virtually invisible.
- UniBody Radiofrequency Device
- The UniBody device combines radiofrequency energy with mechanical massage. The massage element helps to break up connective tissue and support the lymphatic system, while the radiofrequency energy will target fat cells and help to smooth the skin. This treatment requires no incisions or anesthetics.
What are the Benefits of Cellulite Reduction?
Cellulite reduction treatments can provide long-lasting cellulite reduction, allowing patients to enjoy smooth, toned skin for years to come. Plus, the treatment options available offer patients more flexibility in their treatment experience. Patients can choose a surgical approach for more immediate results, or a non-surgical alternative if they would prefer a less-invasive option. Both treatments are safe and effective for all skin types.
How Much Does Cellulite Reduction Cost?
The cost of your cellulite reduction treatment will depend on the number of treatments necessary to produce your desired results. While Cellfina often produces results in a single treatment, the UniBody radiofrequency treatment will require multiple treatment sessions that cost about $275 each. We will discuss the exact cost of your treatment during your initial consultation. In an effort to make our treatments more affordable, we are proud to offer a variety of financing options.
What Can I Expect During My Cellulite Reduction Treatment?
The Cellfina treatment will begin with injections to numb the treatment area. Once numbed, a needle-sized instrument will be inserted into the skin in order to manually release the connective tissue responsible for creating cellulite. This process may take up to an hour.
With the UniBody radiofrequency treatment, no numbing is required. As treatment begins, the handpiece will be placed on the targeted treatment area, where it will begin emitting radiofrequency energy and applying massaging motions to the skin. This treatment typically takes about 45 minutes to complete.
What Can I Expect After My Cellulite Treatment?
Cellfina will cause some swelling and bruising, but you can expect to see results from treatment within days. The full results will be visible within just a week or two, and they can be expected to last for years. With the UniBody radiofrequency treatment, there are no serious side effects and no downtime is needed. It can take a few weeks for the results to become visible, as the connective tissue will gradually break down and fade over several weeks. Keep in mind that as many as six treatments may be needed for optimal results with this treatment approach.
If you are struggling with cellulite, contact us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Dunkley at Envision Cosmetic Surgery and determine if cellulite reduction is right for you. We are proud to offer this and other body contouring solutions to the men and women living in Salt Lake City and the nearby regions of Utah, Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado.