Patients wonder, “Can you get rid of cellulite with cellulite reduction treatment in Portland?”
Located in Portland, OR, the professional team at Thrive offer cellulite reduction treatment for patients searching for ways to smooth unwanted dimples on the skin. Cellulite plagues nearly 90% of women and 10% of men at some point in their lives. As common as it is, there are many misconceptions about what it is, what causes it, and how to get rid of cellulite.
Cellulite symptoms and causes
Cellulite has become a normal part of aging or hormonal changes. The surface of the skin may appear lumpy or dimpled. This happens when the fat beneath the skin pushes against the connective tissue creating the appearance of orange peel skin or a dimpled, cottage cheese look.
For women, the chances of cellulite appearing increases with age and may peak near menopause. The changes in hormones including declining estrogen levels contribute to the changes in circulation and reduced collagen production. The fat cells becoming larger or increase in number, the collagen layer is thinner, and the blood supply changes. The combination of these changes leads to cellulite.
Although cellulite is not dangerous and does not pose a threat to your health, it can be unappealing aesthetically. The cosmetic industry has made hundreds of products that claim to cure or 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.
Treatment for cellulite reduction
Cellulite reduction therapies are available as at-home remedies, commercial products, or as professional products or procedures. Treatments range from body scrubs, creams or lotions, massages, balancing hormones, and even lifestyle changes such as altering your diet or not smoking.
At Thrive, we utilize Cellutone, a non-invasive procedure that improves the appearance and texture of dimpled skin. This procedure is safely used on all skin types. It can be used as a stand alone procedure or in combination with body contouring procedures.
Cellutone is an FDA approved non-surgical procedure that metabolizes and eliminates fat. Using targeted vibrations, cellulite formation is broken down to improve the skin’s texture and appearance. The vibrations are strong enough to reach deep into the skin to improve blood circulation and oxygen flow. This allows the body to eliminate the buildup of fluid and waste. Through a series of treatments, cellulite improves over time as excess waste is expelled from the body. The skin’s appearance is improved.
When used in conjunction with body sculpting procedures, the Cellutone results are even more dramatic. The underlying fat cells are eliminated permanently which enables Cellutone to more effectively smooth the skin reducing the appearance of cellulite.
With any treatment or therapy, it is important to have realistic expectations. As of right now, there is no cure or way to permanently reverse the effects of cellulite production. However, there are ways to minimize the dimpled appearance. Each therapy has differing levels of effectiveness.
Cellutone is a non-invasive treatment performed without the need for surgery, needles, or general anesthesia. Since it is non-surgical, it comes without the risks and downtime of surgery. The procedure itself is painless and does not require downtime. Patients can return to work or their daily activities following the appointment.
Although each patient is different, noticeable improvement in your skin’s texture may be found following a single treatment. However, a series of treatments is necessary to achieve optimal results. Because of the strength of the mechanical vibrations, Cellutone requires fewer treatment sessions than most cellulite therapies. Following the recommended series of treatments, patients find significant change in the tone and texture of their skin.
Improve your results
At Thrive, we will work with you to customize the most appropriate treatment plan to improve your skin’s appearance. Although there is no cure for cellulite, combining a healthy lifestyle with your Cellutone treatments can enhance and prolong your results. Remember that cellulite results from an increase in the size and number of fat cells. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help prolong your Cellutone results. Eating a healthy diet, staying hydrated, exercising, moisturizing and exfoliating your skin can keep your skin looking naturally healthy and smooth.
If you want to reshape your body and get rid of orange peel skin, consider cellulite reduction treatment. Contact Thrive today to schedule your consultation. (503) 928-6505