What Are The Technological Advances In Cellulite Treatment?
Cellulite is a more common problem than you realize. Over 85% of women have it. What is common among all these women is that they all find it quite difficult to treat it. There have been many technological advances in cellulite treatment in recent years. So what are these treatments and how do they work? This guide introduces you to some of the more common and some upcoming developments in this field.
1. Injectable Cellulite Treatment
A recent injectable treatment for cellulite involves the use of an enzyme known as CCH. It works by breaking down the collagen fibers that result in the dimpling effect in the buttocks and thighs. CCH acts on specific types of collagen – type 1 and type 3. It will dissolve the band that forms the dimple in your skin, thus giving the skin a smoother appearance.
This is a minimally invasive procedure that involves providing facial injectables without the need for any topical numbing. This is one-of-a-kind treatments for cellulite, as nothing similar has been found in the past.
2. Laser Treatment
Laser cellulite reduction is an effective treatment that involves the application of a very small laser probe. The tiny probe enters the skin and applies heat to the underlying tissues. The treatment works in the following ways:
- Releasing some fibrous septae
- Stimulating collagen production
- Reducing the thickness of the under-skin fat layer
- Improving skin elasticity and texture
Even when tiny incisions are required for this treatment, it is a minimally invasive procedure. It requires nothing more than local anesthesia and you can get back to normal activities within 24 to 48 hours. The benefits tend to last for 12 months and you may not need more than a single treatment.
3. Rapid Acoustic Pulse Technology
The Rapid Acoustic Pulse (RAP) technology has recently been approved by the FDA as a short-term treatment for cellulite. It is considered an innovative treatment option that follows a non-invasive approach to improving the appearance of cellulite. This is a unique technology in that it uses acoustics for treating cellulite. It makes safe use of sound to break down the fibrous septa bands under the skin. You can expect to see the results after just a single session of treatment that lasts no more than 60 minutes. Besides, the procedure causes no discomfort.
The RAP equipment creates mechanical disruption in the fibrous tissue including the septae. The device delivers high-pressure and rapid acoustic shockwaves at 100 pulses per second. This causes the dimples to release, and the skin becomes smoother. It has also proven to be a more exciting treatment option for medical professionals who want to provide their patients with non-invasive procedures with no downtime. The treatment doesn’t produce heating or cavitation as the negative pressure is eased down.
4. Mechanical Treatment
This form of cellulite treatment uses an extremely thin blade to release the tightened septae. A tiny incision is made for the blade to enter. The blade is inserted only a few millimeters under the skin and makes almost no impact on the other tissues. This treatment option provides longer-lasting results. Some of the key features include:
- Treatment requires minimal downtime
- Results start showing within a few days
- Involves local anesthesia
- Side effects include mild bruising and short-term soreness
So, these are some of the noticeable technological advances in cellulite treatment in recent times. Some of these procedures have only recently been practiced after being approved.