Cellulite — that lumpy, uneven layer of fat that sits just beneath the surface of the skin — affects women of all ages and body types. It’s responsible for the dimpled-looking flesh on the thighs, hips, or buttocks, where it’s commonly found. Although cellulite isn’t necessarily unhealthy, given a choice, most women would get rid of it in an instant. Randy N. Karu, MD offers noninvasive PelleFirm® cellulite treatments, which are designed to safely and effectively reduce the appearance of cellulite without surgery. From his renowned medical practice in Pomona, California, he serves patients from across the greater Los Angeles area.
Although cellulite looks distinct, it’s actually just normal fat that gets its bumpy appearance from the way it pushes against connective tissue, causing dimpling in your skin. Cellulite is most common around the thighs and buttocks, but can appear on the lower belly, upper arms, and breasts, as well.
Because women typically carry more fat through the areas affected by cellulite, they’re more likely to have cellulite than men are. Cellulite is also a more common issue for older women, because skin loses elasticity with age. Although being overweight can make cellulite more noticeable, plenty of average-sized and lean people have visible cellulite, too.
PelleFirm Body by CynoSure® is a cutting-edge treatment designed to substantially improve the appearance of cellulite without surgery. The technology uses a specialized handpiece fitted with massage heads to deliver advanced radiofrequency (RF) energy into the deepest layers of your skin. There, the RF energy increases blood circulation and aids the movement of excess fluid into spaces where it can be naturally removed by your lymphatic system.
PelleFirm can significantly reduce the appearance of cellulite, leaving you with smoother, firmer looking skin.
There’s no exercise in the world that allows you to specifically spot-reduce unwanted fat, including cellulite. Unfortunately, cellulite is often among the most stubborn pockets of fat, the kind that accumulates in areas that are more resistant to the effects of diet and exercise, including your buttocks, thighs, midsection, and arms. PelleFirm allows you to target and reduce the appearance of specific areas of cellulite with beautiful, natural results, without having to resort to more invasive methods, like liposuction.
PelleFirm is a noninvasive procedure, meaning it’s performed without incisions or anesthesia, and doesn’t require any recovery afterward. PelleFirm provides a safe, comfortable treatment that’s effective on all skin types. Many patients have reported that it feels a bit like having a relaxing, hot stone massage.
Although you may experience slight redness and an elevated skin temperature just after the procedure, these minor side effects usually subside quickly. There’s no downtime after a PelleFirm treatment, which means you can return to your normal activities as soon as you’re done.
Because noninvasive RF cellulite reduction is a process that takes time, you can expect to see optimal results after completing a series of bi-weekly treatments. Although an initial series of PelleFirm treatments can significantly reduce the appearance of cellulite, you’ll need touch-up treatments every six months or so to maintain your results.
*Individual results may vary.