Beyond skin tightening: Is ThermiTight RF technology good for cellulite?

Doctor administering treatment for cellulite

If you are troubled by cellulite, you are not alone. It is one of the most common concerns for men and women patients in Glen Ridge, NJ and elsewhere around the world. Although this is a notoriously challenging problem, it is treatable with today’s advanced technology such as ThermiTight.

Understanding cellulite

Cellulite is most common among adult women, but it can affect anyone of any age. Many people think that it is a different, and particularly stubborn type of fat. In reality, it is no different from the fat on the rest of your body. Fibrous connective tissues, called septae, lose flexibility and harden. This prevents the skin from stretching smoothly as fat cells expand, resulting in a puckered, lumpy appearance.

Gaining weight often makes cellulite more predominant, because there is a greater amount of fat pushing against the connective tissue. For the same reason, weight loss may reduce the appearance of cellulite. However, dieting is not a solution. Even very thin people frequently have cellulite.

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Treatment options

Technically, cellulite cannot be removed, since it is the result of normal body tissues. However, it can be smoothed out, which greatly reduces or eliminates the unsightly bumps and dimples. ThermiTight is one of the most effective treatments currently available. It is minimally invasive, comfortable, and involves little to no downtime. The treatment fights cellulite two ways:

  1. Softening of septae – ThermiTight delivers radiofrequency energy directly to the targeted area, softening hardened fibers and stimulating healthy collagen production. Radiofrequency energy effectively breaks up the fibrous bands that are responsible for cellulite’s dimpled appearance.
  2. Localized fat reduction – The procedure also creates a thermal reaction, heating and shrinking fat cells in the treatment area.

If you are ready to say so-long to cellulite, call image Dermatology® at (973) 509-6900 today and schedule a consultation to find out if ThermiTight is a good option to help you achieve your goals.

Dr. Jeanine Downie is an experienced and popular dermatologist in Montclair. She possesses extensive experience and training in all aspects of dermatology, including cosmetic dermatology and laser surgery. Dr. Downie provides modern and cutting-edge dermatology treatments to everyone in your family in a professional, competent and compassionate manner while ensuring that your individual and unique needs are met. Having received rigorous academic training, she completed her residency in Dermatology at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and also served as Chief Resident. She continues to upgrade her skills set and share her knowledge through professional affiliations and lecturing assignments on behalf of several renowned medical societies such as The Skin Cancer Foundation and The American Academy of Dermatology, among others. She also frequently interacts with the public through popular television shows such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, and The Dr. Oz Show, to name a few.

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