Approximately 45 million women in America between the ages of 20 and 50 have cellulite, and most women cannot reduce its appearance with diet and exercise alone. Once cellulite has formed, it remains on top of the muscles until that fat cells are stimulated with deep massage or some type of laser. The TriActive laser system is designed to target cellulite using three separate mechanisms including suction massage and a low energy laser. Here’s a close look at how the TriActive laser works to combat cellulite, and if you may be a good candidate for this innovative treatment:
How TriActive for Cellulite Works
The TriActive Laser is designed to break down the fatty deposits that are causing cellulite using a three-pronged approach. The treatment can be administered to the buttocks, hips, thighs and stomach in one session, and results are obtained after a series of treatments spread out over the course of a week and a few weeks.
TriActive works by emitting low energy laser heat deep into the dermal tissues to cause a contraction, and localized cooling to reduce inflammation in the treatment area. A suction massage device helps to stimulate collagen, increase circulation and promotes lymphatic drainage which helps reduce swelling and slowly eliminates excess water weight. All of these effects combined can help reduce the appearance of cellulite by strengthening the skin tissues and creating a more toned appearance.
TriActive can be used as a followup procedure for patients who have undergone liposuction or lost a significant amount of weight, as it has the ability to tightens and tone loose skin.
Key Benefits of the TriActive Laser
Most people need to undergo between 10 to 15 treatments to achieve significant results, and the total cost for the TriActive treatment plan averages about $1,500. Results do vary depending on the type of diet the patient is following, the number of treatments they have completed, and the type of exercise undertaken during and after the treatment session. However, results can last as long as the patient is maintaining a healthy weight.
Key benefits of the TriActive laser include:
Performed on an outpatient basis
Can relieve minor pain and muscle spasms
May improve circulation
Can be administered to several areas at once
TriActive treatments have been available in the United States since April 2005, and have been available in Europe for several years. Currently, the laser system is available at select medical spas and cosmetic surgery centers around the country, and is a non-invasive, painless treatment option for those who do not want to have injections to break down fat cells, or undergo a surgical body contouring procedure.
While there is no cure for cellulite, body contouring treatments such as the TriActive laser can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite and leave the body looking more toned.
Learn more about cellulite treatments in our information guide, or consult with a cosmetic surgeon in your area to find out if you may be a good candidate for the TriActive laser treatment.