If you’re like 85% of the women in the world, you have lumpy, dimpled, cottage cheese-ish skin on your thighs, buttocks, or stomach — much-hated cellulite! The Laser Center of Maryland puts laser energy to work solving cellulite with the CelluSmooth treatment. CelluSmooth is a long-lasting solution to cellulite that addresses the actual underlying factors that cause skin dimpling.
Why do I have dimpled, lumpy areas?
Cellulite has more to do with a woman’s anatomy than anything else. Whereas men have fibrous bands under their skin that run in a more horizontal pattern, women have bands that are vertical. These vertical bands trap areas of fat and pull the skin downward where they connect, creating a dimpled pattern on the skin above. If a woman has excess fat in an area such as the thighs, the vertical banding accentuates it, creating even more upward pressure and dimpling. Also, many women have a thin dermis layer (the second layer of the skin under the epidermis), so the fat layer’s (the third layer of the skin) lumpiness can show itself through the dermis onto the surface.
How does CelluSmooth stop the dimpling?
Sciton, manufacturer of high-quality medical lasers, introduced CelluSmooth in mid-2013. The system delivers 1319 nm laser wavelengths in three modes to address telltale dimpling and lumpy skin caused by underlying cellulite.
First mode — In this mode, the laser severs the fibrous bands that both pull downward on the skin and segment fat into pockets. This release lessens the appearance of dimples on the skin surface.
Melt mode — The laser is then used to melt underlying fat. This lessens the fat that is pushing upwards, creating dimpling on the skin surface.
Tighten mode — Finally, the laser heats the underside of the dermis layer. This heat causes the dermis to coagulate, triggering a wound response in the body that tightens and smoothes the dermis, again smoothing the skin on the surface.
How long does the procedure take?
Treatment time averages one to two hours, depending on the area(s) being treated. Only local numbing anesthesia is needed, so you’ll be comfortable. Just one treatment is needed, with results showing and improving after one month as the body removes melted fat and the healing response takes effect.
Interested in saying goodbye to cottage cheese thighs? Call the Laser Center of Maryland and let’s talk about CelluSmooth, 410-544-4600.