Cellulite Treatments Eagan MN
Cellulite Treatments Eagan MN
Although cellulite is a widespread, harmless skin condition, it does not mean that those who suffer from it must be resigned to seeing that lumpy, dimpled flesh every day. At Skin Body Soul Spa in Eagan, MN, we offer cellulite treatments that will improve the appearance of your skin. Set up an appointment today to discuss the treatment options that will work best for you.
Causes of Cellulite
Even though little is known as to what causes cellulite, what is known is that it involves fibrous connective cords that tie the skin to the muscles that are underneath through a layer of fat that lies in between. When fat cells accumulate, they push up against the skin and pull down on the cords. The result is the well-known uneven surface of the skin.
Hormonal factors also play a role in its development as well as genetics, which are responsible for determining the structure and texture of the skin and the person’s body type. Although excess weight has been labeled a culprit, it a well-documented that even fit people can develop cellulite.
Here are some additional facts about cellulite:
- It is more common in women than in men.
- Most women develop some after puberty.
- It is generally distributed around the buttocks, hips, and thighs.
- It becomes more common as people age because the skin loses elasticity.
- Although weight gain may make it more noticeable, even very lean people can have it.
- Pregnancy is also a cause.
At Skin Body Soul SPA in Eagan, MN, we are committed to offering you the most appropriate cellulite treatment for your skin and have several options available. In some cases, a combination of one or more treatments will yield the best results. Our estheticians will analyze your skin during your initial appointment and provide a personalized treatment plan to tackle your cellulite issue.
Here are some of the cellulite treatments we offer at Skin Body Soul Spa in Eagan, MN:
Acoustic Wave Therapy
With acoustic wave therapy, an esthetician applies gel to the affected skin. Then, a small, hand-held device or transducer is run over the entire area. The device directs sound waves into your body, breaking up stubborn cellulite. Several sessions might be needed to achieve an improvement in the appearance of your skin.
Cryolipolysis or CoolSculpting
With CoolSculpting, the fat below your skin will be minimized through a device that uses vacuum suction to place the tissue in contact with cooling plates. Depending on the amount of cellulite present, multiple treatments may be called for. However, you will be able to observe the gradual results, which should appear over two to three months.
Laser and Radiofrequency Treatments
At Skin Body Soul Spa in Eagan, MN, we offer several ablative laser treatments that target cellulite. In one treatment, a thin fiber is slipped under the skin to carry laser heat whose aim is to destroy the fibrous bands that bind the fat.
In another method, a radiofrequency device is used for a nonablative treatment to improve the look of your skin. Several sessions may be required before you start noticing an improvement in the appearance of your skin. Nonablative treatments usually need to be repeated more often than ablative ones.
Your doctor may recommend one of several procedures that use needles, blades, or other special tools to separate the fibrous bands under the skin to smooth it. One method also uses fat grafting to improve skin appearance. Results from these techniques may last two to three years.
Preparing for Your Cellulite Treatments in Eagan MN
At Skin Body Soul Spa in Eagan, MN, we are committed to helping you get the skin you want. Yet, you should be aware that there are some steps you can take at home before your treatment that will have a positive impact on its results. Here are some ideas to get you started:
Engage in Physical Activity
All activities you do will positively affect your skin but more so those that tone muscles and increase muscle strength. Discover which activities you enjoy and aim to incorporate them into your daily life as often as possible. From dancing to yoga or Pilates to stair climbing or simply walking, let physical activity become your friend.
Follow a Detoxification Diet
By this, we mean consuming less alcohol and caffeine, not smoking, staying away from refined foods, carbohydrates, and saturated fats, avoiding sleeping pills, diuretics, or laxatives, and always going for a diet based on fruits and vegetables, water, and whole-grain foods.
When you are ready to tackle your cellulite, Skin Body Soul Spa has many treatments to serve your needs. So give us a call today to set up your initial consultation and get started.