What is Cellulite?

Cellulite is a cosmetic skin condition involving the accumulation of fatty deposits under the skin. It presents as areas of dimpled or puckered skin, most often appearing on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen. This condition affects nearly 8 out of 10 women over the age of 20, as well as some men. Women more commonly develop cellulite because of the way fat is distributed in the lower half of the female body. Cellulite appears to have a genetic component since individuals who have family members with cellulite are more prone to develop the problem. There are fibrous bands within this superficial layer of fat and some people are genetically programmed to have these bands shorten and therefore forms a dimpling effect between these superficial fat deposits.

Dr. Shondra Smith treats cellulite with the Profound System in Lake Charles, LA and surrounding areas.

Causes Of Cellulite

Cellulite is predominately due to the shortening of fibrous bands between superficial fat, but other things can make it more prominent including such factors as:

  • Loss of skin elasticity due to aging
  • Weight gain, as during pregnancy
  • Poor diet
  • Fad dieting
  • Slow metabolism
  • Lack of physical activity
  • Hormonal changes
  • Dehydration
  • Excessive body fat
  • Type and tone an individual’s skin

Treatment Of Cellulite

While not of medical concern, cellulite is bothersome to many people who may feel self-conscious about wearing shorts or a bathing suit. Fortunately, there are treatments available to reduce the appearance of cellulite and to help patients restore their skin to its original smooth texture.

Dr. Shondra Smith offers treatment with the Profound System, which uses patented technology that induces the body’s natural healing process to regenerate collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid and destroy superficial fat found in subcutaneous tissue. This system creates younger and smoother looking skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite after just one treatment.

How Is The Profound System Treatment Performed?

Before we begin your Profound System treatment, we will use a local anesthetic and possibly injectable lidocaine to numb the treatment area, ensuring you are comfortable throughout your procedure. We will then guide the Profound handpiece across your skin. The microneedles will penetrate down into the lower layers of your skin, where they emit radiofrequency energy directly into the dermis. After your procedure, we will provide you with detailed instructions to help ensure your recovery is as speedy and comfortable as possible.

How Long Does A Profound System Cellulite Treatment Take?

The length of your Profound System cellulite treatment will depend on the size and location of your desired treatment areas. Typically, a Profound System cellulite treatment session takes approximately one to two hours. After your consultation, we will be able to estimate how long your treatment might take so that you know what to expect on the day of your procedure.

How Long Does It Take To See Results From The Profound System?

The Profound System is designed to deliver results in just one treatment. In clinical studies, patients who have undergone Profound treatments have seen a 94% improvement in cellulite. Although the Profound System delivers noticeable results, it will take time for them to develop after your procedure. Over time, you will start to notice improvements in your skin as your body continually increases your supplies of elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. Most patients begin seeing changes two to three weeks after their initial session, but your optimal results can take anywhere from three to nine months to fully develop.

How Long Will The Cellulite Treatment Results Last?

Each patient’s skin, body, and treatment area is unique, so results will vary from patient to patient. However, the improvement is generally long-lasting. To help maintain their results, many patients schedule periodic follow-up treatments after their initial Profound appointment to help maintain their results.

What Are The Risks Associated With The Profound System?

In general, the Profound System carries less risk than surgical cellulite reduction by combining two safe, minimally invasive technologies: microneedling and radiofrequency treatments. During your consultation, we can address any questions or concerns you may have about the Profound System to help you decide whether it is right for you.

Dr. Shondra Smith offers treatment with the Profound System, which uses patented technology that induces the body’s natural healing process to regenerate collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid and destroy superficial fat found in subcutaneous tissue. This system creates younger and smoother looking skin and reduces the appearance of cellulite after just one treatment.

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