Cellulite Treatment Specialist

Elias Dermatology® provides a wide range of treatments and cosmetic procedures to reduce cellulite. Patients looking for cellulite reduction services can visit their offices at Ft. Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines, Florida.

What is Cellulite?

Cellulite is a term used to describe fat beneath the skin that has a bumpy appearance. Not everyone who has cellulite is overweight; even thin people may have some amount of cellulite, although those who are overweight tend to experience it more often.

 Cellulite can be embarrassing and ruin your confidence. Having cellulite can make you feel less attractive and avoid wearing a swimsuit, shorts, or a form-fitting dress. Cellulite can form on healthy and fit bodies. The reality is, many adult women have cellulite and nearly all of them wish they didn’t.


What causes cellulite?

Cellulite is a normal accumulation of fat; however, certain factors put the patient more at risk. For instance, those who have a poor diet and don’t exercise are more at risk, and people with slow metabolisms incur greater risk. Skin color and thickness affect the amount of cellulite, and hormonal changes play a role as well. Other factors that influence how much cellulite you have and how visible it is can include:

  • Poor diet

  • Fad dieting

  • Slow metabolism

  • Lack of physical activity

  • Hormone changes

  • Dehydration

  • Total body fat

  • Thickness and color of your skin


How is cellulite treated?

Patients will have a thorough consultation to determine the best treatments and procedures to meet their objectives. The areas for treatment will be identified and examined and depend on the extent of the cellulite build up, a schedule of one or more treatments will be recommended. Creams may be used to reduce it somewhat, but laser therapy is a more advanced technology that provides better results. It is a very safe procedure that causes little to no discomfort. Laser light can be used to destroy fat cells, but its effect on the improvement of cellulite is still being uncovered. It can provide effective, shorter-term solutions to cellulite.


Treating Cellulite with Cellfina

Cellfina® is an FDA-approved minimally invasive procedure to reduce the appearance of cellulite dimples for at least two years. Cellfina® is a direct solution to cellulite and combines a proven approach with innovative, master technology to create precise and long-lasting results.

The Cellfina® system essentially treats the main cause of cellulite—the connective bands linked throughout fat in the thighs and buttocks. These bands pull down the skin, making the puckering effect visible on the surface of the skin.

The entire session takes about 45 minutes and only requires one treatment. Results minimizing cellulite dimples can be seen as quick as three days, which is great for individuals who like to see quick outcomes, and it can last for up to three years.


Treating Cellulite with ZWave

The ZWave is a treatment that uses acoustic wave technology to treat cellulite, dimpling, stretch marks, and scarring. The ZWave medical device improves skin’s elasticity and collagen production. Here’s how it works: the ZWave device sends energy through the skin breaking up fat and gas bubbles found between cellulite.

When your treatment is complete, the gas bubbles re-expand, but the fat capsules are eliminated, resulting in increased collagen production and blood flow. Non-invasive ZWave treatments typically take just a few minutes. Zwave is used on different areas of the body including abdomen, buttocks, hips, thighs, and upper arms.


Why choose Elias Dermatology® for cellulite treatment?

Dr. Matthew Elias and Dr. Merrick Elias give patients a world-class experience by providing thorough education and making them feel as comfortable and confident as possible with their treatment plan. They believe that helping people achieve a better physical appearance aids them in achieving a better quality of life overall. The providers and staff at Elias Dermatology® strive to provide patients with the most innovative and cutting edge cellulite treatments and technology.