Cellulite reduction treatment helps smooth unwanted dimples on the skin. Cellulite affects nearly 90% of women and 10% of men at some point in their lives. Although it is common, there are misconceptions about what cellulite is, what causes it, and how to get rid of cellulite. EsthetixMD Spa & Laser Center in Bend offers ZWave cellulite reduction treatment.
Cellulite is an unfortunate effect of aging or hormonal changes. With cellulite, patients begin to notice a lumpy or dimpled appearance on the surface of the skin. When the fat under the skin pushes against the connective tissue, the skin takes on an orange peel or cottage cheese look.
Cellulite does not discriminate. It is not caused by just having excess fat. Skin laxity is part of the problem. Even individuals who are well within their ideal weight range have cellulite or uneven skin. Cellulite may appear on the breasts, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. Men and women are both susceptible to getting cellulite.
For women, the likelihood of getting cellulite increases with age and often peaks near menopause. Hormonal changes contribute to changes in circulation and reduced collagen production. Fat cells increase in size or number. The collagen layer is thinner. Blood supply changes. These changes in the body lead to the appearance of cellulite.
Cellulite is not dangerous and does not pose a threat to a patient’s health, but it does create an unappealing aesthetic. The cosmetic industry promotes smooth skin through creams, lotions, and massages designed to improve the appearance of cellulite. Many of the treatments do not erase the fat cell growth, but each has a level of effectiveness in improving the skin’s appearance.
The aim of professional cellulite reduction treatment is to break down the connective tissue bands to smooth out the skin. ZWave uses radial pulse therapy to reduce the appearance of mild to moderate cellulite. The treatment can be used on many areas of the body, including the thighs, buttocks, hips, abdomen, and upper arms. ZWave makes the skin in the treated areas look healthier, firmer, and more youthful.
During the treatment, the radial pulses of energy go through the skin to the collagen structure and connective tissue. The energy breaks up the fat and gas bubbles between the cellulite. The treatment results in the following:
ZWave cellulite treatment precisely targets problem areas and disrupts the fatty tissue. Since the procedure is noninvasive, downtime is not required. A series of treatments is necessary to achieve the desired results. Treatments take about 20-30 minutes each; however, the time may vary depending on the number of treatment areas and the size of each.
When paired with a healthy lifestyle, ZWave treatments can produce long-lasting results. Patients may begin to see results after two to three treatments. With each treatment, the skin becomes tighter, smoother, and firmer.
For more information on ZWave cellulite treatment, contact EsthetixMD Spa & Laser Center in Bend. Call (541) 303-9155.