Cellulite

Cellulite is a common skin condition that affects predominantly women, though men can also develop it over time. While not detrimental to your health in any way, cellulite is often viewed as unflattering, and can negatively impact your confidence and body image. There have been many cellulite treatments in Toronto advertised over the years given its prevalence, but few offer long term, noticeable solutions.

Fairview Laser Clinic, as one of the leading GTA cosmetic dermatology centres, offers non-laser cellulite treatments in Toronto that have been proven to have both immediate and lasting results, without pain.

What is Cellulite?

To put it simply, cellulite is a skin condition that causes the skin to appear dimpled or bumpy in texture, and ranges in severity. It is sometimes referred to as having a ‘cottage cheese’ or ‘orange peel’ texture to your skin. Cellulite is most commonly found on the hips, buttocks, and thighs, but can also be found on the breasts, arms, and belly.

As mentioned, cellulite is a very common condition, especially in women- it affects up to 90%, regardless of their body shape or size. This is due to the difference in the distribution of fat and muscle cells, as well as connective tissues in women’s bodies, compared to men’s. There are a variety of possible causes or contributing factors that will increase the likelihood of developing cellulite, or how severe it will be.

What Causes Cellulite?

While there are no definitive causes for cellulite, there are some factors that can increase your chances of developing it aside from gender. Certain contributing factors can include genetics, lifestyle choices, and pregnancy. Smoking is one such lifestyle choice that can contribute to the development of cellulite through the reduction of blood flow and the production of collagen.

Additionally, the thickness of your skin, age, and distribution of body fat can all increase your chances of developing cellulite, though nothing is guaranteed.

There are also many myths surrounding what causes cellulite, which we’ll debunk here. A buildup of toxins in your body is not a deciding factor for cellulite. Though lifestyle and body fat distribution can play a factor in development, cellulite is not exclusive to those who are ‘overweight’. It’s important to remember that cellulite is completely natural and happens to most women. While it can’t be prevented, there are ways to help reduce its appearance so you can feel confident in your skin.

How to Treat Cellulite

While there is no definitive way to permanently remove or ‘cure’ cellulite, there are various treatments that can be done both at home/over the counter and at our clinic that will reduce the appearance of your cellulite with varying results. We’ll explore these options and their efficacy below.

Home and Over-the-Counter Cellulite Reduction

There are many advertised cellulite solutions, such as creams and massages, that may temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite, though with minimal results. There is yet to be any over the counter solution for cellulite that has proven to be effective, and so typically isn’t worth the investment.

Exercise and a proper diet can help mitigate the appearance of cellulite to some degree, especially through reduced inflammation. Staying hydrated is key, and firming and toning problem areas through physical activity can help tighten the skin, thus making it appear smoother and more even. Again, this has been met with varying success and requires a commitment to lifestyle changes that may not be practical or effective for some.

Skin Fillers For Cellulite

There is some discussion around the efficacy of skin fillers for conditions like cellulite. Fillers like Radiesse have shown to be somewhat effective in milder cases, where it can plump the skin’s appearance and smooth the surface, creating the appearance of cellulite-free skin. However, fillers are often costly treatments that only offer a temporary fix for some clients. There is yet to be a one-size-fits-all option for those who wish to reduce the appearance of their cellulite with fillers, either in the short or long term.

Non-laser Alternatives

At Fairview Laser Clinic, we recommend using our Tripollar RF cellulite treatment in Toronto in order to smooth and tighten your skin. It is a completely non-invasive procedure, with no recovery time, and can provide long-lasting results! Best of all, it is completely pain-free.

Simply put, Tripollar RF is a type of deep massage therapy using radio-frequency technology to improve collagen production. It works by heating fat cells, thereby contracting them and subsequently pulling collagen strands closer together to tighten skin’s appearance. Along with cellulite, Tripollar RF can also be used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, contour facial skin, and offer overall rejuvenation to your skin. In your session(s), we will apply direct and controlled energy to your skin through a series of electrodes, that will focus on a specific target area.

What Areas Can Be Treated?

As it is non-invasive, and not laser-based, Tripollar RF is suitable for most areas, including the eyes and lips, without pain. Tripollar RF is also recommended for use on key cellulite locations such as the hips, buttocks, and thighs.

What Areas Can Be Treated?

While you will see immediate results, we recommend a series of 5-10 treatments to ensure optimal and long-lasting effects. Our resident expert, Dr. Jain, will provide a personalized consultation to help determine the ideal number of treatments given your skin type and areas of concern. Through the course of your sessions, your skin’s collagen production will improve, leading to tighter, smoother skin overall. If maintained, results can last for months or years, though this depends on your age and lifestyle. Of all the discussed cellulite treatments in Toronto, this is the only alternative that can offer you immediate, visible results that will be more than temporary.

If you are interested in cellulite reduction through our proven Tripollar RF method, contact us today to book a free consultation. With over 25 years of cosmetic dermatology experience, Dr. Jain will be able to help you find a solution that works for you.

Read what clients have to say about Toronto’s best cosmetic dermatology clinic

“I had such a wonderful experience at Fairview Laser Clinic. Dr. Jain is really experienced and I saw the results I was looking for right away.”

Reviewer: Samantha Langley

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“I had a great experience at Fairview Laser. I was interested in a few laser treatments to treat surface discolouration on my skin and she took the time to explain each option and recommend ones that would best suit my needs.”

Reviewer: Nancy Chu

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“Great service and experience. I went in for a microdermabrasion treatment and they did a wonderful job! I would recommend Fairview to anyone!”

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