Want to get rid of those pesky cellulite dimples? Subcision is a procedure that severs the fibrous bands that create that “orange peel” appearance.
Smoother Skin is On the Way
Subcision for cellulite is important because it targets cellulite at its core: the bands of tissue and fiber that are pulling down on the skin and giving it an unattractive dimpled appearance.
What is Subcision?
In short, subcision is a treatment in which a flat-tipped cannula with a “razor” end is used to break apart the fibrous bands that are partly responsible for causing cellulite. It’s a minimally invasive procedure with no downtime, and the main side effect is bruising. Subcision can be combined with other treatments to enhance the results and prevent the fibrous bands from returning.
Where Does Cellulite Come From?
The fibrous bands mentioned above have a lot to do with creating cellulite. The condition develops when those bands become stiff and pull down on the skin while the surrounding fat cells become trapped between them. No matter your age, body type, weight, or lifestyle, cellulite can affect you because it’s mostly genetic. It does happen in women only, because there is a specific way that females store fat. Other factors that may cause cellulite include:
- Hormonal changes
- Not exercising
- Not eating well
- Accumulated toxins
- Up-and-down weight
There are many, many at-home cellulite treatments that promise amazing results. Perhaps you’ve even tried some of them. However, the truth is, to truly target cellulite and get effective results, you have to undergo an in-office treatment. Cellulite is incredibly difficult to improve with at-home products alone. A medical-grade cellulite procedure will target the underlying causes of the condition — not just put a Band-Aid on it.
What is the Procedure Like?
On the day of your subcision treatment, your skin will be marked, and a local anesthetic will be used to numb the area. You will be lying down on a medical table as a blunt-tipped cannula is inserted into the skin, where it moves back and forth to cut the bands of fiber and tissue underneath the skin. By cutting these bands, the tension that is causing the cellulite is released, which results in a smoother appearance to the skin. The subcision process also creates new collagen, which further smooths the skin.
Is There Any Downtime?
One of the best things about cellulite subcision is that there is very little downtime. Patients can return to their regular day immediately after their appointment, with only some mild soreness and bruising. Intense exercise should be avoided for one week.
Why Choose Grossman Dermatology?
Dr. Karyn Grossman is a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist who is known for helping her patients look their absolute best. She’s also known her years of experience, dedicated attention to each patient, and her education of patients on the best treatments. Furthermore, Dr. Grossman is a widely regarded instructor, author, presenter, and Key Opinion Leader within the aesthetic industry. She offers a high level of customer care and truly exceptional results. If you’re looking for an advanced cellulite treatment, we invite you to contact us to schedule a consultation.