Cellulite. The mere glimpse of that horrendous site will have most women running in terror to the local drugstore or spa hoping beyond all hope there is some magical elixir. The fear of cellulite is so real and engrained in our society that treatments for the “cottage cheese” which appears on most women’s hips, thighs, belly and buttocks have become a haven for modern day snake oil salesmen.
Nearly 100% of the female population is affected by cellulite and only 10% of men. Rather than being an issue of fat or thin, fit or flabby, it is a genetic condition in which the connective tissue under the skin creates the dimpled effect.
Billions of dollars are spent every year in an attempt to treat this condition. At-home remedies, including lotions, potions and even special diets and supplements are generally pointless. Physician and medispa treatments such as light therapies and specialized wraps and massages create limited, temporary results.
However, there is hope on the horizon. Dr. Lancer is pioneering a new technique using injectibles to effectively eliminate cellulite. Yes, the same products used to plump the lips, or rid the face of lines and wrinkles are now being employed to smooth the skin in other areas.
The multi-step solution involves first pre-treating the skin with a broad-spectrum light to heat the skin and make it moldable. Then Dr. Lancer injects micro-droplets of a hyaluronic-acid based filling agent into each cellulite dimple, quite literally filling them up. The process is truly a work of art, as Dr. Lancer must assess the skin from different angles to ensure the correction is noticeable from all angles.
This is a completely new treatment modality for this condition, offering a proactive stance with instant, noticeable results,
The new treatment is done in Dr. Lancer’s office. Patients have their first procedure and then a follow-up the next week. After that, the patient will come in for touch-ups in 6-8 month intervals.
For patients living with the embarrassment cellulite can cause, this can truly be a life-altering procedure,
-says Dr. Lancer.