Cellulite is an unsightly condition that can develop regardless of body type and age. Dimpled, bumpy skin on your thighs and buttocks can make it difficult to wear shorts, skirts, and swimwear with confidence. Many patients want to reduce cellulite, but until now, treating cellulite has always been a challenge.
Dr. Ran Stark of Stark MD Plastic Surgery is pleased to offer our Philadelphia Avéli Cellulite Treatment. Utilizing the latest minimally invasive technology, Avéli effectively reduces cellulite on thighs and buttocks without going under the knife.
Cellulite is caused by a thickening of collagen bands within the subcutaneous fat layer. As the fibrous septa bands stiffen, they pull down on the overlying skin. This gives the skin an irregular, dimpled appearance.
Cellulite tends to occur on body parts that store large amounts of fat — namely the thighs and buttocks. These areas have a significant number of collagen bands that may become deformed.
While cellulite is medically harmless, it can erode your self-esteem and be a source of embarrassment. Like any skin imperfection, cellulite may also limit your clothing choices. Patients with cellulite often shy away from wearing clothes such as yoga pants, swimwear, skirts, and certain styles of shorts in an effort to hide their cellulite.
Many people try to get rid of cellulite through diet, exercise, and cellulite creams, only to be disappointed with the results. Cellulite has always been notoriously difficult to treat—until now.
Avéli is the world's first and only cellulite treatment to use smart technology. Manufactured by Ravelle Aesthetics, the FDA-cleared Avéli handpiece features an intelligent light-guided system that identifies and releases the septa bands that cause cellulite dimpling on the thighs and buttocks.
Avéli is a one-time treatment that works beneath the skin surface to release cellulite-causing septa bands. It targets only the thick bands that cause cellulite, leaving the healthy septa bands intact.
Avéli features advanced light navigation technology that guides your provider to the cellulite-causing septa bands. They will see a small, bright area directly below each dimple as they pass the handpiece under your skin. Once they locate the affected septa bands, they will use the tool to hook the band and break it apart. Releasing the septa bands frees the overlying skin so that it is no longer pulled downward. The result is smoother skin on your buttocks and thighs.
Treating cellulite has never been easier. Avéli is an outpatient procedure that takes place from the comfort of a treatment chair in Dr. Stark's office. Here is a quick summary of reasons why it is his preferred cellulite treatment:
Anyone who wants to reduce buttock and thigh cellulite may be considered for Avéli. However, it's important to have realistic expectations. Not all septa bands will respond to the treatment, although a single treatment can significantly reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Individuals with serious medical conditions should discuss this with their treatment provider to ensure there are no contraindications. Active sores, bruising, or skin infections may delay the start of treatment.
Women who are pregnant or nursing should refrain from elective cosmetic procedures such as Avéli. While there is no evidence to suggest Avéli could harm the baby's development, there has not been enough research to determine whether it is safe during gestation or breastfeeding.
Avéli is specifically designed for cellulite reduction on the thighs and buttocks. Depending on the severity of your cellulite, the process takes about an hour. Board-certified Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. Stark or a member of his clinical team will first apply local anesthetic to the treatment site. This will ensure a painless and comfortable procedure. Next, they will pass the Avéli handpiece through a small insertion point in your skin. The handpiece lights up to indicate the septa band. Your provider will press a button to hook and release the damaged septa bands that tug on the overlying skin. Releasing these bands relieves tension on the skin, smoothing out the appearance of cellulite, one dimple at a time.
There is little-to-no downtime. Most of Dr. Stark's patients feel comfortable enough to resume their daily activities within a day or two of their treatment. Strenuous activities and exercise are best avoided for several days or weeks to facilitate healing. Mild bruising, swelling, and tenderness should resolve within a few days to weeks.
Much of the cellulite improves immediately after releasing the septa bands. However, it takes time to appreciate the full results. Once the initial swelling and bruising subside, most patients see significant cellulite reduction.
Everyone deserves smooth thighs and buttocks, free of cellulite and dimpling. To find out if you are a candidate for this novel cellulite treatment Philadelphia aesthetic experts at Stark MD can answer your questions and address concerns during a consultation. Call us at (484) 482-8809 today.
Avéli treats cellulite only; It will not tighten lax skin, nor will it reduce fat deposits.
Yes, the manufacturer's unretouched before-and-after photos show a remarkable cellulite reduction. While the treatment may not clear 100 percent of cellulite, most patients find their skin remains notably smoother and dimple-free for three months or longer.
Dr. Stark or his medical staff will use a local anesthetic injection to ensure a painless treatment. The injection itself may cause momentary discomfort that lasts a few seconds. The anesthetic acts as a pain blocker, so you will not feel the device breaking apart the septa bands.
The most common reported side effects include tenderness and swelling that typically resolve in 24 hours. Bruising may also occur, but should fade within 30 days.
Most patients return to their normal activities within 24 to 48 hours of their Avéli Cellulite Treatment.
Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. Ran Stark brings decades of experience and training to each consultation. When you meet with Dr. Stark, he takes the time to give you information and options, so you can have confidence in your decision to move forward with the best procedure for you. Confidence. Personalized care. Impeccable results. That’s the Stark Difference. Discover that difference yourself by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Stark today.
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