Anyone who has stuggled with cellulite reduction knows it's nearly impossible to eliminate with diet and exercise alone. Fortunately, there are new FDA approved treatments available for those seeking help.
Dr. Michael Gold, a dermatologist and owner of Gold Skin Care Center in Nashville, says genetics and hormones primarily cause cellulite. There are about 5 different options at his center for getting rid of cellulite, which include Venus Legacy, Apollo and Vela Shape 3.
All these devices work on the same premise that you can make cellulite better over a period of time by heating the skin,� said Dr. Gold.�They are not permanent fixes but they surely make cellulite go away and they all have FDA clearances for the improvement of cellulite.�
The cost is about $200 to $400 per area and most people require at least four sessions and some maintenance for the best results. The treatments are quick, painless, and feel like a warm massage.
Another option is Cellulaze, which is usually performed under local anesthesia. The patient is awake during the procedure, and once numb, a laser is inserted to target cellulite from under the skin. This treatment was FDA approved 3 years ago
�This one is a onetime treatment and by breaking up those connective tissue elements it supposedly is permanent,� said Dr. Mike Burgdorf, a plastic surgeon with Music City Plastic Surgery.