Cellulite is a form of fat that accumulates close to the skin's surface, creating a lumpy, dimpled appearance. Occurring most often in women, cellulite tends to form on the thighs, hips or buttocks and can result from factors such as genes or an unhealthy diet. Although cellulite won't pose a hazard to your health, treatments such as Dermosonic are available to help reduce its appearance.
Dermosonic is an FDA-approved procedure for temporarily reducing the appearance of cellulite. It involves using ultrasonic waves and suction techniques to soften fat deposits, improve blood circulation and smooth the dispersal of fat beneath the skin. Because Dermosonic does not involve surgery or other invasive procedures, it doesn't require a recovery period, and those undergoing this treatment can resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure.
Dermosonic sessions last approximately 30 minutes per treated area. Although some people notice visible reduction in their cellulite after only one session, up to 16 weekly or twice-weekly treatments may be necessary to see the full extent of Dermosonic's effects, and follow-up treatments every six to eight weeks can help maintain the cellulite reduction, the Abergel Institute explains.
The cost of Dermosonic cellulite treatment varies based on the size of the area being treated, the number of sessions and the clinic administering the treatment. For one session treating a single area, such as a thigh, Dermosonic may cost approximately $125 as of 2011, according to Renewed Image Medical Spa. Discounts may be available if you purchase multiple sessions.
For individuals unhappy with the appearance of cellulite-riddled skin, Dermosonic treatments can offer temporary aesthetic improvements without the need for surgery or recovery time. Treatments are painless and may feel similar to a pleasant massage. Along with reducing the appearance of cellulite, the techniques used with Dermosonic treatments can boost lymph flow, relieve circulatory problems, relax muscles and reduce muscle soreness, according to Renewed Image Medical Spa.
Dermosonic treatments are only a temporary solution to cellulite, and require continued follow-up sessions to prevent cellulite from returning to its original state. Because sessions can be costly, Dermosonic may not always be financially feasible. Weight loss, increased exercise and other diet and lifestyle adjustments may be more affordable ways to help reduce cellulite.
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Dermosonic® is the first system to incorporate two complementary modalities, Ultrasound and Non-Invasive Subdermal Therapy (N.I.S.T.) into painless and comfortable treatment sessions that act on the circulatory causes that lie behind cellulite.
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Almost all women have cellulite. In fact, cellulite plagues more than 80% of the adult female population.
There are many causes for cellulite including diet, exercise, genetic predisposition, and inevitable lifetime hormone changes. These factors cause the fat cells in the subcutaneous fat layer to enlarge and stick together inside the pockets in which they are enclosed. The pockets are stretched upward while the fibers between the pockets are strained. Circulation may be inhibited, and toxins and water can be trapped. The result is cellulite.
Cellulite may not respond well to weight loss, exercise, or creams. However, a new technology called Dermosonic® is delivering results. Many patients say they can see improvements after only one session.
“I could see a noticeable difference in the appearance of their cellulite within the first 6 sessions” – P. Craig Hobar, MD
“We have noticed good to excellent improvement in the majority of our patients when Dermosonic is used as a primary cellulite treatment.” – Alexander S. Gross, MD
Dermosonic is a patented technology to temporarily yet effectively reduce the appearance of cellulite, temporarily increase circulation and relieve minor muscle aches and pains while relaxing muscle spasms. The Dermosonic Method is a comprehensive, nonsurgical approach. Dermosonic embraces the physical and aesthetic needs of the whole body using a patented technique that has been proven safe and effective.
Other systems rely on vigorous suction and rolling which can be uncomfortable for some patients. Some systems require the patient to wear a body stocking to prevent potential pinching and bruising.
With Dermosonic, no body stocking is needed. Treatments are enjoyable and relaxing because the skin is warmed and soothed by ultrasound and gently massaged with NIST™.
Dermosonic SmartCellulite Technology is the combination of ultrasound and (NIST) vacuum pressure massage on the surface of the skin to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Step One: Apply Gel
Apply ultrasound gel to target area for treatment.
Step Two: Ultrasound
Ultrasound is applied to gently warm the underlying layers of the epidermis and dermis, preparing the tissue for the benefits of NIST. Ultrasound can be pulsed continuously or intermittently.
N.I.S.T. Non-Invasive Subdermal Therapy NIST or Vacuum Suction mobilizes the warmed connective tissue and temporarily improves blood circulation. Dermosonic closes the gap between the two forces that originally created the dimpled appearance, thus temporarily reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Dermosonic does not pinch, roll or bruise the skin so the processes are not only pain free, they feel good.
Depending on your needs, age and lifestyle, treatments are recommended one to two times per week for a total of 8-12 treatments. Follow-up treatments are recommended every 6 to 8 weeks.
Cellulite is a unique form of fat and connective tissue. While we all need a certain number of adipocytes (fat cells) to store fat for energy, cellulite is both an unnecessary and unattractive way to store body fat. Instead of fat cells collecting in smooth layers, cellulite collects in discrete pockets surrounded by tough, fibrous tissue.
These pockets of fat do not grow and shrink exactly like normal fat cells because of their structure and organization. The result is a lumpy, bumpy dimpling of the skin often occurring in women and usually occurring over the buttocks, hips and thighs.
Dermosonic was cleared by the FDA as a safe technology for the treatment of cellulite. Dermosonic combines two different technologies to remove cellulite: ultrasound and noninvasive subdermal therapy or NIST. The first energy, ultrasound, is ultra-high frequency sound wave energy. The frequency is so high that humans cannot hear it. It is also the same energy that is used to see fetuses during pregnancy, for example. The second energy, NIST, heats and stimulates the deep layers of skin and fat.
The ultrasound energy of Dermosonic is intended to shake apart the fibrous connections between pockets of cellulite. At the same time, fat cells inside of areas of cellulite are broken apart. While the ultrasound cannot be heard, it is still made up of sound waves. These sound waves penetrate the skin, and strike against fat cells and fibrous tissues like millions of tiny ocean waves. The tissue effectively shaken by these waves, several thousand times a minute, which heats and disrupts the cellulite.
The NIST phase of Dermosonic treatment comes second, mainly because its effect is greatly enhanced by the ultrasound treatment (pre-treatment). NIST employs gentle suction, gentle vibration and gentle rolling. These maneuvers work together to further disrupt these pockets of fat and cellulite. The suction stretches the pocket, elongating it. The suction also improves blood flow to and lymphatic drainage from the treated area. Any liquefied fat released from disrupted cellulite fat cells will be carried away.
The gentle vibration of NIST not only further weakens the fibrous bands between cellulite pockets, but it also makes the treatment feel like a massage. The rolling is also design to push and pull the protein bands between fat pockets.
The fact that these interventions are gentle is a fundamental difference from other, typical cellulite treatments. This means that Dermosonic causes far less discomfort and results less in bruising than other invasive and non-invasive cellulite treatments.
Treatment sessions with Dermosonic typically last about an hour. Although some patients report results after the first procedure, a series of treatments is usually required for optimal results. Approximately 8-12 treatments are recommended one to two times per week. Follow-up treatments may be recommended in 6-8 weeks after the initial treatment program. The number of total treatments depends on the amount of cellulite in the treated areas and patient preferences.
Dermosonic is not a weight-loss procedure; rather it is a non-invasive cellulite treatment. It is important to point out that in early 2010 the FDA halted production and sale of Dermosonic units in the United States. This ruling was not necessarily due to safety issues but was because the company that manufactures Dermosonic, Sybaritic, made some claims and provided services that exceeded its original FDA clearance. While these issues are being resolved, new Dermosonic machines are only available outside of the US.