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Cellulite Reduction

Get Smoother Skin on the Thighs and
Buttocks with Exilis and Other Effective
Treatments for ‘Orange Peel’ Skin in Portland​

Reduce Cellulite

Cellulite Reduction

Do you know how common cellulite is? An estimated 80 to 90 percent of all women deal with the cosmetic condition, which causes skin—primarily on the thighs and buttocks—to appear dimpled or lumpy. Men can get it, too! There are many myths about what causes cellulite, as well as products and devices claiming to treat it. When it comes to truly effective cellulite reduction, our Portland-based team at Aesthetic Medicine uses proven technology that helps make the skin look tighter and feel smoother!

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Ready to schedule a consultation for cellulite reduction at Portland’s Aesthetic Medicine? Call us at 503.907.9605 or send a message online.

What Is Cellulite?

Although cellulite is remarkably common, many people don’t know what causes the unwanted dimpling—and wrongly assume that excess fat or being overweight is to blame. While fat cells do play a role in the cosmetic condition, there are actually several contributing factors.

Tough bands of collagen known as septae tether the underside of the skin’s surface to the layers below. Fat cells surround and are “partitioned” by these septae, so when fat cells grow larger, they begin to crowd together and bulge out. This crowded fat pushes up against the surface of the skin—but every point where septae are connected remains fixed in place, creating a little dimple. The little dimples are even more obvious when the skin itself is thin.

Genetics also play a role, so if an immediate family member has cellulite, chances are good that you will develop it, too. Hormone fluctuations can further make the problem more visible since they cause changes in skin quality, fat storage, and more.

What Cellulite Reduction Treatments Are Available and How Do They Work?

Over-the-counter creams and similar products may claim to be effective cellulite reduction treatments, but they actually tend to very little—if anything—to help with the problem. Similarly, healthy lifestyle choices like a balanced diet and routine exercise may seem like they would be good cellulite reduction strategies, but reducing fat and building muscle can only do so much. Smaller fat cells means less crowding below the surface, but exercise and diet don’t physically remove fat cells and don’t meaningfully change skin texture.

Microneedling can be a helpful cellulite reduction option because the tiny needles used in the treatment trigger changes that directly improve the look of the skin’s surface. Each channel created by a fine needle prompts wound healing and collagen generation, thickening the skin and leading to an overall smoother look.

An especially effective cellulite reduction treatment is Exilis, which is an entirely non-invasive device that pairs ultrasound and radiofrequency energies for noticeable results. The dual energies generate heat below the surface, which raises fat cells’ temperature to a point they can’t survive. Natural processes then gradually clear out the dead cells, leading to a reduction in volume. Note that this cellulite reduction strategy is different from creating a calorie deficit through diet and exercise, since that lifestyle approach merely shrinks fat cells instead of removing them. Intact fat cells still take up space—and can grow larger again in the future.

Heat from an Exilis cellulite reduction treatment also stimulates cells to create new collagen, which accumulates, tightens the treatment area, and results in a thicker and smoother surface.

What Happens Before Cellulite Reduction in Portland?

You don’t have to know which treatment you’d like before you come to us for help with dimpled thighs! Our team at Aesthetic Medicine will assess your skin at a private consultation, discuss your goals and medical history with you, and then ultimately work with you to choose an appropriate cellulite reduction plan. Our conversation will also include information about your specific treatment strategy, cellulite treatment cost, potential side effects, and other details.

What Happens After a Cellulite Reduction Session?

Your results will depend on a variety of factors, including which cellulite treatment you get, your unique healing abilities, and more. That said, all patients can have some common expectations: Whether you go with microneedling, Exilis, or a combination of treatments paired with lifestyle changes, the results will take time to develop. Both the fat-reduction element and the collagen-creation process take time, so cellulite on the buttocks and thighs will become less noticeable over weeks and months. Multiple cellulite reduction treatment sessions may be necessary to achieve ideal results.

What Other Skin Rejuvenation Treatments Are Available?

Patients seeking cellulite reduction may also be interested in other collagen-inducing skin rejuvenation treatments, such as radiofrequency-based FaceTite, AccuTite, and BodyTite, as well as EmSculpt®. The Aesthetic Medicine team is especially known for helping patients deal with excess pockets of fat via our unique LipoLift™, which provides beautiful body contouring results.

Schedule your consultation for microneedling or Exilis today. Contact Aesthetic Medicine for cellulite reduction in Portland by calling 503.907.9605 or sending a message online.

What Causes Cellulite?

Cellulite has several causes. Excessive fat, hormone levels, and genetics all play a role. Muscle tone can also affect cellulite deposits, but even healthy people with excellent muscle tone can develop this embarrassing issue.

The Solution to Cellulite – Exilis

Cellulite is a common problem, but Portland residents who want a solution now have one. Aesthetics Medicine is pleased to offer Exilis treatment, a non-invasive cellulite treatment. Exilis combines the powers of radiofrequency and ultrasound to deliver controlled heating and cooling directly into the tissue, treating cellulite at its source while protecting the surface skin from burning. This controlled heating and cooling of the tissue destroy cellulite in two ways. First, it forces heat into the fat tissue, which causes fat cells to overheat and die. Second, the heat targeted to the body’s deep tissue layers stimulates collagen production. As the body naturally removes the dead fat cells, the increased collagen tightens the skin, adding volume to fill in the areas prone to cellulite.

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Discuss Cellulite Reduction with Exilis Today

Treating cellulite does not have to be difficult. You can get real, proven results with Exilis. Reach out to Dr. Darm and our Portland team today to plan your Exilis treatment.

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