When you look in the mirror, are you happy with your appearance and body contours? If not, rest assured that you are not alone. In fact, 80 to 90% of individuals suffer from unwanted cellulite. It often collects around the hips, thighs, buttocks, and abdomen, making individuals feel self-conscious about themselves. The good news? You don’t have to live with it, and Xanadu Med Spa is here to help. We offer a variety of cellulite treatments that can help you achieve the body contours you want all without the downtime of invasive plastic surgery. In today’s post, we’ll cover what causes cellulite, the different types of it, and the types of cellulite treatments our Fort Collins med spa offers. Let’s get started!
Cellulite Reduction 101
What Exactly Is Cellulite?
Cellulite is a type of persistent subcutaneous fat that causes the skin to take on a dimpled or rippled appearance. What causes this? It is the outcome of a band (called fibrous septae) that connects the skin to underlying tissue at select points. These bands actually pull down on the outer layer of skin, causing dimples and ripples.
What Causes Cellulite?
While the specific cause of cellulite has yet to be determined, we do know that there are several factors that influence the amount of cellulite you have and where it is positioned on your body. These factors include:
- Weight gain or loss
While cellulite affects more women than men, it does not have the same characteristics in all individuals, which can make it tricky to treat. Creams and over-the-counter remedies that promise results often leave individuals disappointed, and making an appointment with a qualified, experienced provider can make all the difference in the quality of results you receive.
Types of Cellulite
While you might think that cellulite is cellulite, the medical community has categorized it into three levels of severity: mild, moderate, and severe.
- Mild cellulite is defined by an “orange-peel” appearance, with between one and four superficial depressions. The skin may appear to drape or sag slightly.
- Moderate cellulite causes between five and nine medium-depth depressions. This type of cellulite has more of a “cottage cheese” appearance and the skin has a more pronounced drape to it.
- Severe cellulite showcases the deepest dimples, with 10 or more deep depressions. Skin affected by this type of cellulite has a severe drape to it.
These three types of cellulite are not mutually exclusive. That means that you could have more than one type at the same time. Distinguishing the types of cellulite that you have is crucial to the effectiveness of the treatment you choose. Let’s take a look at a couple of the cellulite treatments that we offer here at Xanadu.
For many years, the only alternatives to cosmetic surgery were creams and other superficial treatments that offered short-term results. Thanks to advances in medical technology, individuals no longer have to choose between such drastic options — there are many non-surgical cellulite treatments that make it possible to achieve long-lasting results without the expense or downtime of surgery. Here at Xanadu Med Spa, we are happy to provide two affordable and fairly non-invasive, FDA-cleared treatment options that target the various grades of cellulite.
This treatment is designed to address mild to moderate cellulite. BodyFX uses a combination of vacuum and radiofrequency energy to gently tighten skin and the fibrous attachments that result in cellulite. It is delivered through a series of treatments over six to eight weeks and it works great to reduce the appearance of cellulite on the abdomen, flanks, thighs, and buttocks. The best part? BodyFX will reshape and rejuvenate your most troubling areas, all without anesthesia, incisions, or surgery. This cutting-edge, non-invasive treatment ensures that you receive the best possible outcome with minimal inconvenience and downtime.
For moderate to severe cases of cellulite, we offer Cellfina. This treatment is administered using a small handheld device that is about as big as a smartphone. The procedure is minimally invasive, but you can rest assured that we use a localized numbing agent to ensure you are completely comfortable from start to finish. Cellfina works by targeting the primary structural cause of cellulite — the fibrous bands beneath the skin — to remove the attachment that pulls at your skin, causing dimples. This treatment is FDA-approved and completely safe when administered by trained professionals, and it offers fast, long-lasting results
Ready to Learn More About Cellulite Reduction?
Xanadu Med Spa is your source for affordable cellulite reduction in Fort Collins. Our team is happy to talk with you to understand your aesthetic goals so that we can help develop a customized treatment plan to give you the body contours you’ve always wanted. Are you ready to look and feel your best every day? Discover how we’ve reinvented natural beauty — contact Xanadu today for a consultation!