Cellulite, also known as adiposisedematosa, is a unique condition where the skin appears to have areas of underlying fat deposits. These fat depositsgive the skin a dimpled, lumpy and unappealing appearance. Cellulite is typicallyfound on the buttocks and thighs.
Cellulite is often classified into three grades:
While the actual causes of cellulite are not completely understood, there are several theories about why it forms, including:
While cellulite can affect both men and women, it is more common among females. Dermatologists estimate that cellulite affects up to 90 percent of women at some point in their lives. Luckily, there are new medical advancements that can help diminish the appearance of cellulite. One such option is Acoustic Radial Wave Therapy (ARWT).
“Radial waves” are unfocused low pressure acoustic waves that are created by an electromagnetic ballistic mechanism. During the ARWT process, the radial wavesare transferred into the tissue using the ballistic mechanism. The waves impact a large treatment areaby:
ARWT has been shown to successfully diminish the appearance of cellulite by helping skin to become more elastic and firm. The results are visible after only a few treatments, with the initial indication of improvement being increased firmness and increased smoothness of the skin in the treated area.
Along with the reduction of the appearance of cellulite, ARWT can be used for:
Dr. Siamak Agha, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Newport Beach, Orange County, offers a wide range of cosmetic surgery and non-surgical options. He is considered an expert at Body Contouring, which has led to his own development of cutting-edge techniques such as Abdominoplasty, Spiral Thighplasty, and Buttock Reshaping.
Dr. Agha has extensive knowledge of human anatomy and thoroughly understands the changes that occur to the body due to ageing, weight loss, pregnancy, and life style. One such area of understanding is the development and treatment of cellulite. Using ARWT, Dr. Agha can reduce the appearance of cellulite in the thigh and buttocks areas, leaving behind a smooth and more youthful look. For more information, contact Dr. Agha’s Newport Beach office.