Cellulite is a common challenge faced mostly by women. In fact, cellulite affects an estimated 90% of women, and only about 5% of men!
Cellulite, or the appearance of dimpled skin usually around the buttocks, thighs and hips, is caused by fat being ‘trapped’ between taut connective tissue bands.
There are many myths surrounding cellulite, such as it only affects overweight individuals or it can be eliminated by eating pineapple. However, the truth is that even celebrities who have personal trainers and chefs like the Kardashians have used treatments to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Let’s dive into the best cellulite treatments in NYC!
Treatments for Cellulite at JL Body Sculpting Suite
Dr. Jennifer Levine, a double board-certified plastic surgeon, currently offers two treatments for cellulite at the JL Body Sculpting Suite on the Upper East Side of NYC. Each treatment addresses cellulite in a unique way and is selected based on the patient’s individual needs and goals.
Aveli One-Time Cellulite Treatment
That’s right! Aveli is a minimally-invasive, FDA-cleared, one-time treatment for cellulite on the buttocks and thighs.
During the procedure that is completed under local anesthesia, Dr. Levine slides a handheld device beneath the skin to mechanically cut the septa, or connective-tissue bands, that pull down on the skin’s surface, contributing to dimples.View Dr. Levine’s tips on cellulite reduction with the Today Show.
Emtone Cellulite Treatment
From the creators of Emsculpt NEO, Emtone is a revolutionary non-invasive treatment for cellulite that uses radiofrequency (RF) and acoustic waves to address all 5 causes of cellulite.
The radiofrequency energy heats the tissues around 108 to 111ºF to increase collagen production in the underlying tissue, which ultimately smoothes and tightens skin. The acoustic waves allow the connective-tissue bands to relax and also improve blood circulation which reduces the fluid build up in the area, reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Emtone is a painless treatment that requires no downtime. Most patients require four to six treatments, spaced one to two weeks apart, to achieve optimal results.
PRO TIP: Dr. Levine is world-renowned for her combination treatments! We find that many patients benefit from the combination of Emtone with Emsculpt NEO – and not just on the buttocks! The patient below was treated with Emtone and Emsculpt NEO on her abdominal area to improve skin texture, skin laxity, muscle definition and fat reduction.
Which Cellulite Treatment is Right for You?
Both Aveli and Emtone are effective treatments for cellulite, but which one is right for you will depend on your individual needs.
During your consultation, Dr. Levine will collaborate with you on the best treatment plan to reach your aesthetic and functional goals.
Are the Results Permanent?
The results of both Aveli and Emtone can be long-lasting, but they are not necessarily permanent. How long the results last depends on a variety of factors that include your lifestyle and diet, and your genetic makeup.
Where necessary, Dr. Levine will recommend a maintenance plan that matches your goals!