Cellulite is a form of fat that accumulates close to the skin's surface, creating a lumpy, dimpled appearance. Occurring most often in women, cellulite tends to form on the thighs, hips or buttocks and can result from factors such as genes or an unhealthy diet. Although cellulite won't pose a hazard to your health, treatments such as Dermosonic are available to help reduce its appearance.
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Dermosonic is an FDA-approved procedure for temporarily reducing the appearance of cellulite. It involves using ultrasonic waves and suction techniques to soften fat deposits, improve blood circulation and smooth the dispersal of fat beneath the skin. Because Dermosonic does not involve surgery or other invasive procedures, it doesn't require a recovery period, and those undergoing this treatment can resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure.
Dermosonic sessions last approximately 30 minutes per treated area. Although some people notice visible reduction in their cellulite after only one session, up to 16 weekly or twice-weekly treatments may be necessary to see the full extent of Dermosonic's effects, and follow-up treatments every six to eight weeks can help maintain the cellulite reduction, the Abergel Institute explains.
The cost of Dermosonic cellulite treatment varies based on the size of the area being treated, the number of sessions and the clinic administering the treatment. For one session treating a single area, such as a thigh, Dermosonic may cost approximately $125 as of 2011, according to Renewed Image Medical Spa. Discounts may be available if you purchase multiple sessions.
For individuals unhappy with the appearance of cellulite-riddled skin, Dermosonic treatments can offer temporary aesthetic improvements without the need for surgery or recovery time. Treatments are painless and may feel similar to a pleasant massage. Along with reducing the appearance of cellulite, the techniques used with Dermosonic treatments can boost lymph flow, relieve circulatory problems, relax muscles and reduce muscle soreness, according to Renewed Image Medical Spa.
Dermosonic treatments are only a temporary solution to cellulite, and require continued follow-up sessions to prevent cellulite from returning to its original state. Because sessions can be costly, Dermosonic may not always be financially feasible. Weight loss, increased exercise and other diet and lifestyle adjustments may be more affordable ways to help reduce cellulite.