Over 80% of the adult female population suffers from the appearance of cellulite in the skin. This dimpled, bumpy or pillowed appearance of the skin is due to an irregularity in the distribution of fat in the area and is commonly found on the thighs, buttocks and abdomen. Cellulite appears early in life and tends to increase through the years.

The development of cellulite has little to do with lifestyle, including diet and exercise, though women will notice that cellulite appears more prominent when they gain weight. There is also a genetic predisposition for its development. In addition to cellulite, many women find they have trouble losing weight from localized areas of the hips, lower abdomen, love handles and bra strap area. The advances in treatment modalities today enable us to smooth the skin and remove inches from the body’s contour.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Thermage, is a safe and effective treatment for cellulite that uses deeply penetrating radiofrequency energy to improve the appearance of cellulite and contour of the region with one comfortable, no downtime procedure.

Mesotherapy, developed in France over 50 years ago, involves the injection of very small amounts of naturally occurring substances, minerals and pharmaceutical agents into the top layers of the skin.

DermaWave uses a process called Aquaphoresis whereby electrical energy is used to combat the factors that lead to cellulite and to drive topical Mesotherapy solutions through the skin.

VelaShape (previous version was called Velasmooth)  is the first and only non-surgical FDA cleared procedure that utilizes infrared energy and radiofrequency energy in combination with a mechanical roller and suction device to treat cellulite, for body reshaping, and circumferential reduction. These treatments can improve the texture of the skin as well as help you to lose inches from the problem area.

Medical Director at

Dr. Mitchell Chasin founded Reflections Center for skin & body as a place where physicians specializing in cosmetic medicine could focus on helping empower patients to feel their most beautiful. Dr. Chasin believes strongly that the best cosmetic physicians are those who are dedicated to mastering their craft through continuing education and collaboration with the industry’s top doctors.

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