Radiofrequency for Cellulite Treatment

Radiofrequency for cellulite treatment is a cosmetic procedure to reduce the appearance of cellulite with RF energy

Radiofrequency for Cellulite Treatment Overview - 780

The Skinny


Average Recovery

0 days

Permanence

Temporary

Application

Thermal Treatment

Surgical

No

Cost

$200 - $700

The Specifics


What is a radiofrequency for cellulite treatment?

Radiofrequency for cellulite treatment is a cosmetic procedure to reduce the appearance of cellulite, and provide skin tightening and improved body contours. Radiofrequency (RF) energy delivered deep into tissue layers destroys fat cells for removal from the body, and releases connective tissue that causes dimples, while also stimulating the body’s natural healing cascade and collagen production.

The Anatomy of Cellulite

Cellulite Anatomy Illustration

What cosmetic concerns does a radiofrequency for cellulite treatment address?

  1. Cellulite: Radiofrequency for cellulite treatment uses RF energy to destroy fat cells which are then recycled through the lymphatic system, and stimulate collagen production for improved skin appearance.

Who is the ideal candidate for a radiofrequency for cellulite treatment?

The ideal candidate for a radiofrequency for cellulite treatment is in generally good health, at an appropriate weight, and would like to reduce areas of moderate cellulite in the buttocks, hips, and thighs. Radiofrequency for Cellulite Treatments are not recommended for those with pacemakers, metal implants, or those at an unstable or unhealthy weight.

What is the average recovery associated with a radiofrequency for cellulite treatment?

Most patients experience little to no downtime following a radiofrequency for cellulite treatment. Work and exercise may be resumed immediately as tolerated.

What are the potential side effects of a radiofrequency for cellulite treatment?

Possible side effects following a radiofrequency for cellulite treatment include pain, redness, infection, bruising, swelling. soreness, thermal burns, and dry skin.

What can someone expect from the results of a radiofrequency for cellulite treatment?

The results of a radiofrequency for cellulite treatment will develop over four to 10 initial treatments. Monthly maintenance treatments will then be needed to maintain the results.

What is the average cost of a radiofrequency for cellulite treatment?

Radiofrequency for cellulite treatment can cost anywhere from $200 to $700. The actual cost of radiofrequency for cellulite treatment is dependent upon location, board certified plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the plastic surgery.

thumbs-upPros

  • Reduced Cellulite Appearance
  • Firmer Skin
  • Tighter Skin
  • Lifted Skin
  • Noninvasive
  • Minimal Downtime
  • Minimal Discomfort

thumbs-downCons

  • Multiple Treatments
  • Inconsistent Results

Invasiveness Score

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Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect


Radiofrequency energy treatments can be used to effectively contour the body and reduce the appearance of cellulite and fat. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after RF treatment for cellulite.

The Takeaway


Radiofrequency is a noninvasive treatment for cellulite reduction that uses RF energy to destroy fat cells, release connective tissue that causes dimpling, and encourage improved skin texture.

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  1. GB Forbes Body Fat Content Influences the Body Composition Response to Nutrition and Exercise PubMed.gov; 2000-05-01
  2. Paul Cohen, Bruce M Spiegelman Cell Biology of Fat Storage PubMed.gov; 2016-08-15
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