Thermage for Cellulite Featured on ABC 25

The Body by Thermage system is designed to target cellulite and assist with the body recontouring and reshaping process after weight loss or liposuction.

The non-invasive procedure works by increasing collagen production deep under the skin’s surface, and this causes a tighter, toned and more youthful appearance. Body by Thermage was recently featured as a cellulite procedure on Columbia ABC 25. The Preva Laser Skin Center in Columbia, South Carolina demonstrated the Thermage Cellulite tip, and explained how this procedure helps to shrink the body’s tissues and improves the appearance of cellulite.

The Body by Thermage procedure requires only a single treatment that lasts between 30 minutes to 90 minutes depending on the area being treated. There are no injections, drugs or surgery involved and patients can return to regular activities immediately after the procedure. The procedure uses powerful radiofrequency (RF) technology to heat the deeper layers of the skin, reaching deep into the subcutaneous tissue behind the dermis while keeping the surface of the skin intact. The heating process stimulates collagen production, and also causes a contraction that tightens existing collagen. Thermage, and the Body by Thermage procedure can be performed on all skin types.

Results are not noticeable immediately, but when the skin begins to heal and the tissues begin generating more collagen, the skin appears tighter, firmer and more toned. Unsightly cellulite is less noticeable, and may even disappear. Other effects of the procedure include an overall improved skin texture, reduction of sagging skin or extra bulges after weight loss or pregnancy, and an overall softening and toning of the skin.

Patients can also expect more natural-looking results than extensive surgical procedures such as a tummy tuck or liposuction, that often require additional body reshaping treatments in order to achieve the desired shape.

Body by Thermage can be performed anywhere on the body, including the knees, shoulders, back, glutes and backs of the legs.

Further Reading

  • Sound Surgical Technologies, the company behind Vaser Liposelection the Vaser ultrasound device, has developed the VaserShape system, a non-surgical device that helps reduce cellulite and inches in certain areas of the body. The VaserShape device is a non-invasive body contouring system powered by ultrasonic laser. The device is designed to disrupt fat cells beneath the skin by delivering ultrasound energy deep into the skin’s tissues.

  • If you’re still worried about that post-pregnancy pouch around your midsection or want to get rid of love handles in the upcoming year, you might not need to have liposuction to get rid of those extra inches. Zeltiq CoolSculpting, an innovative non-surgical procedure that freezes fat cells until they die off, is expected to be among the most popular plastic surgery procedures in 2012. This procedure slowly gained momentum in 2010 and 2011 and is now available at dozens of cosmetic surgery centers around the United States.

  • If you’re self-conscious about those dimples and stubborn body fat on your thighs, hips and stomach, you’ll need more than just diet and exercise to get rid of it. The Cellulaze cellulite treatment laser is the first of its kind to produce lasting results, and has recently received the CE mark in Europe.