Cellulite Treatment

GLO Laser & Med Spa

Yujing Li, MD

Medical Aesthetics located in Houston, TX

Whether you’re headed to the beach or you have a special occasion coming up, eliminating the appearance of cellulite on your hips and buttocks can boost your confidence and make you feel more comfortable in your skin. At Southwest Laser Skin Care in Sugar Land, Texas, Dr. Yujing Li works to smooth your hips and rear with the PellevéⓇ wrinkle reduction system, making you appear slimmer and firmer. To find out if this system is right for you, call or book your initial consultation online today.

Cellulite Treatment Q & A

What causes cellulite?

Cellulite is nothing more than fat beneath your skin. It often appears lumpy or pitted because the fat pushes against your connective tissues, which makes the skin pucker and look like cottage cheese.

Although cellulite can develop on anyone, it’s more common among women and those who:

  • Eat an unhealthy diet
  • Have a slow metabolism
  • Don’t exercise regularly
  • Experience hormonal changes

Cellulite also becomes more noticeable when you’re dehydrated. People with a higher percentage of total body fat tend to have more cellulite. The thickness and color of your skin can also impact how visible these fat pockets are.

What is the Pellevé wrinkle reduction system?

The Pellevé wrinkle reduction system features a radiofrequency energy and massage device that temporarily reduces the appearance of cellulite on your thighs and buttocks.

With radiofrequency energy, the Pellevé device safely heats your fat cells without damaging the surrounding tissue. The combination of heat and massage causes the liquid in your fat cells to move, which spurs your lymphatic system to remove it from the cells.

This dehydration of your fat cells results in a temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite, smoothing your skin and giving it a firmer appearance.

What happens during a cellulite reduction treatment?

To start your treatment, Dr. Li uses a specialized handheld device to administer the radiofrequency energy to your treatment area. The treatment causes no discomfort and many say it’s a relaxing experience.

Once Dr. Li completes the treatment session, you may experience a slight redness on the treated area. Because the treatment is noninvasive, there’s no downtime and you can get back to your normal activities right away.

To optimize your results, Dr. Li recommends a series of Pellevé wrinkle reduction procedures. She may suggest several bi-weekly sessions followed by routine six-month maintenance treatments.

If you think Pellevé wrinkle reduction can help you reach your body shaping and cellulite reduction goals, contact Southwest Laser Skin Care today to schedule your initial consultation or book online.