Non-Invasive Cellulite Reduction Treatment Options: What Works Best?
Cellulite is a common condition that causes dimpled skin, especially around the thighs and buttocks. While it is not dangerous, it can impact your self-confidence and cause you to feel embarrassed about the way you look. Fortunately, there are a variety of non-invasive cellulite reduction treatments available to help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
This article explores some of the most effective treatments and how they work.
Radiofrequency (RF) is a non-invasive cellulite reduction treatment that uses electromagnetic waves to heat the skin tissue and stimulate collagen production. This treatment is performed using a handheld device that emits an RF current into the skin.
The energy waves penetrate the skin to a depth of several millimeters, causing the tissue to heat up. This heat triggers a natural response from the body to produce new collagen, which can help reduce cellulite's appearance over time.
During a radiofrequency treatment, the therapist will move the handheld device over the area being treated in a series of repetitive, circular motions. Patients may feel a warm, tingling sensation during the treatment, but this is usually described as comfortable.
Radiofrequency treatment can be used on various body areas, including the thighs, buttocks, and stomach, making it a popular option for those trying to smooth out problem areas.
Vacuum therapy is a non-invasive cellulite reduction treatment that uses a handheld device to massage the skin and underlying tissues. The device creates suction, pulling the skin and underlying tissues upwards and stimulating blood flow to the area. This increased blood flow can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite, as well as improve skin tone and texture.
For vacuum treatment, your therapist uses a special device that relies on suction to target the affected area, using a series of coordinated movements. The suction created by the device can be adjusted to the level of intensity appropriate for the individual patient. Most patients describe the sensation as comfortable, with some noting a slight tickling or vibrating feeling.
One of the benefits of vacuum therapy as a cellulite reduction treatment is that it is non-invasive and requires no downtime. You can resume your regular activities immediately after the treatment.
Results may vary depending on the patient's unique body type, skin tone, and other factors, but many patients report seeing improvement in the appearance of cellulite after a series of vacuum therapy treatments. The treatment is often recommended in combination with other non-invasive cellulite reduction treatments, such as radiofrequency or mechanical massage, for maximum results.