Pixel 8 Cellulite Reduction
Pixel 8 Cellulite Reduction
Cellulite forms when fibrous bands called septae, which connect the skin to the underlying muscle fascia, tighten irregularly, pulling down on the skin, and/or begin to break down, allowing the normal layer of fat beneath the skin to push upward. This results in the puckering or “cottage cheese” appearance. An estimated 85 to 90% of adult women have cellulite, typically on the abdomen, Buttocks, and thighs.
The aging process can worsen the appearance of cellulite, as skin loses elasticity and is less able to resist irregular tension created by the fibrous bands. In comparison, overweight individuals tend to have more pronounced cellulite. Some lifestyle alterations and home remedies will help the patients:
- Physical Activity
- Weight Loss
- Eating more raw food
- Kick the habits like smoking.
- Detoxification diets
- Anti-cellulite creams. Like Retinol Cream
There are several treatments to assist the patients:
- Acoustic Wave Therapy: With this technique, a technician applies gel to the affected skin and runs a small, hand-held device (transducer) over the area. The transducer sends sound waves into your body, breaking up cellulite.
- Cryolipolysis: With cryo-lipolysis (CoolSculpting), fat below the skin is reduced with a vacuum suction device to raise tissue into contact with cooling plates. You’ll need multiple treatments. Results appear gradually over two to three months.
- Laser Treatment: There are different types. But during one minimally invasive laser treatment called Cellulaze™, a tiny laser fiber is inserted beneath your skin. When the laser is fired, the laser energy breaks up the rugged bands beneath the skin that cause us to see cellulite. This treatment can also thicken your skin, which is essential. The skin often thins where cellulite forms. Thickening the skin can help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
- Mechanical Treatments: Celfina is an FDA-cleared automated mechanical cellulite reduction treatment. It works by releasing tightened septae using a very thin blade inserted through a tiny incision. The skin is gently suctioned into the Cellfina device, allowing the cosmetic surgeon to insert the knife only a few millimeters beneath the skin, minimizing the impact on surrounding tissues. Local anesthesia is used. To date, Cellfina is indicated as the longest-lasting cellulite treatment, with results lasting up to 3 years.
- Massage the affected zone: Specialized massage techniques have been used for years to address cellulite. These typically use vacuum suction or a roller to “knead” the skin and subcutaneous fat. While some patients report positive effects, improvements are temporary, and any smoothing effect likely results from mild inflammation in the treatment area.
- Vacuum-Assisted Precise Tissue Release: This also breaks up the tough bands that cause us to see cellulite. During this procedure, your doctor will use a device that contains small blades to cut the tough bands. After the bands are cut, the tissue moves upward to fill out and eliminate the dimpled skin. This may be an effective treatment for reducing cellulite. A small study shows that many patients who received this treatment had less cellulite for up to 3 years.
- Non-Laser Energy Treatments: Many treatments use energy from radiofrequency (RF), ultrasound, infrared light, or radial pulses to heat skin, stimulate collagen production, and reduce cellulite. Depending on the specific treatment, energy-based cellulite reduction may also help achieve mild fat reduction and/or relax the fibrous septae to achieve a smoother, more even skin texture. Energy-based cellulite treatments are delivered through the skin, so they are considered non-invasive and usually require no downtime. However, a series of treatments may be recommended for optimal results, like Pixel 8 radiofrequency, VelaShape, Venus Freeze, TheriSmooth & Zimmer Z Wave. Additionally, results are temporary, so you must repeat treatment every few months to maintain results.
- Surgery: Your doctor may offer one of the various procedures that use needles, blades, or other special tools to separate the fibrous bands under the skin (Subcision) to smooth the skin. One method also uses fat grafting to improve skin appearance. Results from these techniques may last two to three years.