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Cellulite Treatment

Cellulite Treatment in Edmonton

Cellulite is a condition that affects many women, causing dimpling and an uneven appearance of the skin. While there is no cure for cellulite, there are treatments available that can improve the appearance of the skin. At Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center, we offer a variety of cellulite treatments that can help to improve the appearance of the skin. Lipo massage and subcision are two of the most popular treatments we offer. Lipo massage uses focused pressure to break up the fat cells that cause cellulite. Subcision involves breaking up the fibrous bands that pull down on the skin, causing dimpling. These treatments can provide significant results, though multiple sessions may be necessary to achieve desired results. Other cellulite treatments we offer include non-surgical lipo laser and radiofrequency skin tightening. These treatments work by heating the tissue and breaking down the fat cells. Overall, cellulite treatment can provide significant results, though it is important to consult with a doctor to determine which treatment is right. Treatment costs will vary depending on the treatment you choose, but most insurance plans will cover at least part of the cost. Side effects are typically minimal, though some patients may experience temporary bruising or swelling. If you are interested in learning more about our

 

What is Cellulite?

Cellulite refers to a condition in which the skin appears to be dimpled or lumpy, sometimes giving it a cottage cheese-like texture. This condition generally affects the hips, buttocks, and thighs and is thought to be caused by an accumulation of fat underneath the skin.

Cellulite’s etiology is unknown. It comprises fibrous connective cords that link the skin to the deeper tissues, with adipose tissues filling in the gaps. They push up on the skin as fat cells grow, pulling the long, stiff cords downward. This results in an uneven or dimpling surface.

Additionally, hormonal factors contribute significantly to the development of cellulite, and heredity dictates skin structure, texture, and body type. Other variables, like weight and muscle tone, contribute to the development of cellulite; however, even the fittest individuals can get it. Our cellulite treatments have the following benefits.

Price of the cellulite treatment in Edmonton

Each treatment has its own advantages, disadvantages, and price as shown in the following table

Treatment Type Service Price
Lip message $600
Fotona Lipo laser $600
Subcision $1,200
Ashley Tegart
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Absolutely love the instant results of my PDO thread lift. The second time I’ve done this treatment here and I’m forever hooked! So so happy with the results
Gretel Pineda
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I had Amazing results with the hair removal. Now I am thinking about other treatments with them. I strongly recommend them.
Megan Hunter
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Got lip fillers, Amazing experience. Highly recommend ❤️💋
Cecilia Blank
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I received some botox and the nurse who did it was great. Very friendly and made me feel relaxed. I would recommend Albany for cosmetic changes.
Sharie Valentine
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Use a laser that actually works. Don't waste your money on Groupons or places with lasers that won't give you results. Highly recommend.
Rajbir Shergill
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Excellent service, one of the best doctor I have ever seen and very very friendly staff.
Brenda Franczek
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Such a great experience. They listened to what I wanted. Didn't try to upsell. Gave me insight into other procedures that I asked about. All around great experience.
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Staff is amazing so kind and helpful! I did my laser hair removal here and she dose an amazing job very efficient and easy to talk too. I also do my fillers and Botox here and have never had a bad experience the DR dose not push unnecessary procedures. Overall one of the top medical spas I have visited in Canada
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Albany Cosmetic is absolutely amazing! The staff are so professional and caring. Dr. Kamal is truly an artist. Will definitely come back for more services. Highly recommended!
Phil Azer
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Excellent service - highly recommended.
Hannah Pazderka
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Had ulthera and fotonic laser, and it went great. I put it off all through Covid; so glad I finally went for it. Dariane was lovely to work with, and everything went smoothly. Can’t wait to see the final result!
Lilly Naboulsi
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I visited Albany cosmetic and laser centre recently for a service I was receiving for the very first time. The staff was extremely helpful, kind, prompt and detailed. Dr. kamal was also very professional as well as quick and talented. I am extremely satirized with my experience and highly recommend them to anyone looking to receive cosmetic service!!
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I love coming here! Dr Kamal and his team are always welcoming and friendly! You feel very comfortable in this bright cheery clinic!! Dr Kamal is a master at his craft. I get filler and botox around my lips and have always been extremely happy!!
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Very professional. Honestly ,"impressive". Very clean office. Answered all my questions patiently. Dr. Kamal's approach was so friendly. He is not pushy. I feel like i am talking to a friend.
Crystal Haley
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I would recommend albany cosmetics to all my friends and family the doctor and staff aesthetician are all so polite and professional with amazing suggestions
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Adorable little clinic! Staff was all very pleasant and happy to help and answer my questions. Good price for products as well, will definitely be coming back!
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Cellulite Risk Factors

Women are significantly more likely than males to have cellulite. Cellulite appears in the majority of women after puberty. This is due to the fact that women’s fat is often piled in the thighs, hips, and buttocks, all of which are frequent cellulite-prone locations. Cellulite becomes more frequent as people age, and their skin loses suppleness.

Although it is often associated with being overweight, cellulite can affect people of all sizes. Women are more likely to develop cellulite, but men can also be affected. Other risk factors include age, genetics, and lifestyle choices. For example, people who smoke or don’t exercise regularly are more likely to develop cellulite. Although there is no cure for cellulite, there are treatments that can help to improve the appearance of the skin. We can design cellulite treatment based on the client’s response thanks to our extensive array of laser devices and competent medical experts. Treatments include radiofrequency, fractional microneedling, fraction laser, and meso injection of firming peptides.

Cellulite Treatment Summary

Session Duration

each session take between 45 to 90 min depending on the area size

Treatment Downtime

Depends on the treatment, subcision has the longest downtime

Session Numbers

Our patient should planned for eight sessions to get satisfactory results

Side effects

Redness, Edema, Swelling and bruising

Session Frequency

Sessions should be repeated every four to six weeks
Level of Discomfort
Moderate to High

Cellulite Treatment FAQs

TightLase uses a dual-wavelength laser system. It penetrates the skin TightLase is an outpatient procedure that takes between 30 and 60 minutes to conduct. TightLase will be performed in one of our private treatment rooms on the day of your consultation at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Center and Medispa. To make you more comfortable, the target region will be washed, and a topical anesthetic will be given. The portable TightLase device will next be used to provide laser energy to the treatment spot. The mild heat will help to decrease fatty tissue while also encouraging collagen formation. Not only will this procedure minimize cellulite, but it will also tighten the skin. The end effect will be a smoother, more defined shape.
To achieve the best outcomes, most patients will require numerous TightLase treatments. Four to eight sessions spaced two to four weeks apart are normally recommended. Dr. Alhallak can give you an estimate of how many sessions you’ll need to reach your aesthetic objectives at your initial appointment.
This varies according to the cellulite severity, but most can see improvements straight away, with obvious results developing progressively over the next few weeks. Based on your initial amount of cellulite, our staff at Wellness Diagnostics and Medispa can give you a clearer estimate of when you may expect results during your initial session.
You don’t have to have surgery if you pick this type of laser lipo to treat your cellulite. You won’t have to wait long to get back on your feet. In the comfort of our Edmonton med spa, you’ll have a quick operation. It aids your body in naturally correcting the cellulite condition. The final outcome of increased collagen formation and reduced-fat cells is a tighter and firmer physique. When it comes to eliminating or reducing cellulite on your body, Fotona TightLase® can help you appear better than you have in years.
It’s a very frequent problem that affects up to 90% of women and up to 20% of men at some point in their lives. This is due to the fact that men and women have fundamentally different physical systems when it comes to fat storage. The fat in men’s body is organized in a lattice grid, whereas women’s is more open. Cellulite is caused by fibrous bands called septa that run between the skin and the underlying tissue. Fat bulges when it is stored between these anchors, resulting in the dimples observed on the skin’s surface.
Cellulite usually affects areas that are more prone to fat development, with the thighs and buttocks being the most prevalent fat storage areas in women, who account for 90 percent of all cellulite sufferers.

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Why do we get cellulite?

The exact cause of cellulite formation is unknown, but it is thought to be caused by abnormalities in the connective layers, fat cell distribution, and metabolism. The fat layers on the hypodermis begin to thicken, causing the connective tissues to bulge. Women approaching menopause are at a high risk of developing cellulite due to hormonal changes. Cellulite can also occur as a result of drastic cyclic weight changes during pregnancy and after delivery. Other causes include genetics, a lack of exercise, a poor diet, a lack of water, the birth control pill, smoking, and stress. Cellulite formation is influenced by one’s way of life. A sedentary lifestyle, for example, such as prolonged sitting and a lack of exercise, reduces blood flow to areas such as the abdomen and thighs, increasing the risk of cellulite. Hormonal changes during menopause and after pregnancy is also common triggers.

Endermologie Treatment

This treatment improves blood flow while decreasing fluid retention. Endermologie is a type of mechanical massage for cellulite treatment.  Deep massage, according to the theory, will loosen the connective scar tissue that is forms the dimples. Most studies showed that machine-assisted massage (еndеrmоlоgу), improve the appearance of your skin for a short period of time but have no long-term benefits. Some experts are concerned that the uсtоn will prematurely lасkеn your skin, making it appear wоrе. Thіѕ рrосеdurе breaks up thе tоugh bands undеr thе ѕkіn with a device соntаіnіng small blаdеѕ. Thе bands are cut, whісh allows thе tissue tо mоvе uрwаrd tо fіll іn dіmрlеd ѕkіn. Rеѕultѕ mау last uр tо three years.

What is Fotona Laser TightLase?

with two different wavelengths of light. Each wavelength has a particular effect on the skin, yet they all work together to provide a more holistic tightening therapy. The first wavelength is Nd:YAG, which penetrates the skin and treats the deep dermis layer, which is the same layer that is treated during cosmetic surgery. This wavelength reduces adipose tissue size, reduces cellulite appearance, and increases the formation of new collagen. The second wavelength is a mild fractionated Er:YAG that allows the skin to contract and tighten immediately, as well as give it a young shine. The combination of the Er:YAG wavelength’s quick effects and the Nd:YAG wavelength’s deep stimulation allows this technique to reach skin tightening outcomes that were previously only possible with surgery!

Subcision

This minimally nvаvе рrосеdurе саn improve сеllulitе and rеsult hаvе bееn hоwn tо lаt fоr аt lеаt twо уеаrs. The doctor will mark the area, apply a numbing solution, and use a thin blade to cut the connective tissue that holds fat cellulite dimples. Cellfina, a hand-held device, was approved in 2015 to make the procedure more precise. Approximately 20 tо 30 indvduаl cellulite dimрlе аrе trеаtеd during аn аvеrаgе of the one-hour session. The rеsult саn lаt uр tо twо уеаr. Ultrаsоund is a nеw procedure that uses sound waves to target and eliminate fat in the abdomen and thighs. The results will take two or three months. It is recommended that people combine ultrаround with another сеllultе treatment. Ultrаоund can also be used to assess the efficacy of other treatments.

Cellulite is a condition that affects many women, causing dimpling and bumpiness on the skin. There are several treatment options available, ranging from home remedies to surgery. However, three of the most effective treatments are laser therapy, subcision, and lipomassage.

Laser therapy involves using a handheld device to emit pulses of light energy onto the skin. This energy penetrates deep into the tissue, heating up the fat cells and breaking them down. Subcision is a surgical procedure that involves making small incisions in the skin and then inserting a needle underneath the dimpled area. This helps to release the fibrous bands that are pulling down on the skin, lifting it up and smoothing out the surface. Lipomassage is a type of massage that uses suction and rolling motions to break down fat cells and improve lymphatic drainage. It can be done with or without special equipment.

All three of these treatments can be effective at reducing cellulite. However, they should be used in conjunction with lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Combined, these measures can help to improve the appearance of cellulite and prevent it from returning in the future.

Our vast majority of laser machines, along with our expert medical staff, enable us to customize cellulite treatment based on the client’s response. Radiofrequency, fractional microneedling, fraction laser, and meso injection of firming peptides are among the treatments available. The effects of these treatments are most visible after three months and last for a long time. You will be able to target multiple areas of the body with our treatments and achieve both cellulite removal and body contouring.

What is the Cause of Cellulite?

Cellulite developed when fibrous bands called septae that link the skin to the underlying muscular fascia tighten unevenly, forcing the skin down and degrading, enabling the usual layer of fat beneath the skin to rise upward. This leads to the appearance of puckering or “cottage cheese.” Cellulite affects 85 to 90% of adult females, most commonly on the belly, buttocks, and thighs. Cellulite worsens by the aging process as skin loses suppleness and becomes less able to withstand the uneven stress caused by the fibrous bands. While overweight persons tend to have more noticeable cellulite, it is also frequent in very thin women, and reducing weight seldom eliminates cellulite.

Is Cellulite Reduction Right for Me?

While cellulite is more frequent in women than males, many women dislike the dimpled, uneven look. If you are dissatisfied with the sight of cellulite on your body, cellulite removal might help you regain confidence in your appearance. Cellulite therapy will generally be most successful if you are:

  • Worried about cellulite’s influence on your look and seek to minimize it.
  • Content with your present weight and are not severely obese.
  • Generally in good health.
  • You have reasonable expectations—cellulite removal therapies can significantly reduce dimpling, but they cannot completely eradicate it.

Which Treatment Choices are Available to me?

Cosmetic surgeons employ a range of techniques to assist patients in losing cellulite. While none are permanent, a few can provide outcomes that last a year or more. The most frequent cellulite treatment is listed below; however, the availability of these or any other therapy will vary according to the cosmetic surgeons in your region.

Treatments Using Lasers (Cellulaze®)

This Laser cellulite removal involves the insertion of a small laser probe just beneath the skin via a small incision. This laser burns the tissues beneath the skin’s surface, where it is effective in the following ways:

  • dispenses with a portion of the fibrous septae
  • thinning the subcutaneous fat layer
  • encourages the formation of collagen
  • enhance the texture and suppleness of the skin

Although it requires small incisions, laser cellulite treatment is still minimally invasive and may be safely performed in-office under local anesthetic by a competent practitioner. Typically, downtime is limited to one or two days. Cellulaze is suggested for a one-year duration, and patients often get their desired outcome with a single treatment. (We do not offer this treatment at Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre, but we offer the RF subincision)

Cellulite Treatments with Non-laser Energy

Numerous treatments heat the skin, stimulate collagen synthesis, and eliminate cellulite using energy from radiofrequency (RF), ultrasound, infrared light, or radial pulses. Depending on the exact therapy, energy-based cellulite removal may also assist in modest fat loss and the relaxation of the fibrous septae, resulting in a smoother, more even skin texture. Among the medicines now approved by the FDA are the following:

  • VelaShape® is a trademark of VelaShape® (RF and infrared light)
  • Freeze Venus® (RF and pulsed electromagnetic fields)
  • Body with ThermiSmooth® (RF)
  • Z Wave Zimmer (radial pulse therapy)

Energy-based cellulite treatments are non-invasive and typically need minimal downtime because they reach the cellulite through the skin. However, patients should plan for a series of treatments for maximum outcomes. Additionally, because the effects are transient, you must repeat therapy every few months to retain them.

Body Contouring infographic
Body Contouring infographic from the American board of cosmetic surgery

Treatments Administered Through Injection (QWO®)

QWO is the first injectable for the treatment of cellulite. It includes enzymes that break down the collagen bands that cause cellulite to seem dimpling, minimizing its appearance without surgery. Additionally, QWO works by increasing the flexibility of septae and shifting fat cells beneath the skin. The number of QWO treatments varies according to the size and location of the treatment region. Therefore consult with your cosmetic surgeon to develop a treatment plan.

Clinical studies with three treatments spaced three weeks apart produced the desired results. There is no downtime while bruising, or other minor side effects may occur in the treatment region. Clinical research demonstrates that QWO is both safe and effective when applied to the buttocks of females. QWO is the least intrusive approach for noticeably reducing cellulite compared to other well-known cellulite treatments. (We do not offer this treatment at our Edmonton location)

Cellfina Mechanical Subcision

Cellfina is an FDA-approved mechanical cellulite removal system. It works by loosening constricted septae using a very thin blade introduced through a very small incision. The skin is softly suctioned into the Cellfina device, allowing the cosmetic surgeon to enter the blade only a few millimeters into the skin with minimal damage to adjacent tissues. Cellfina is now the longest-lasting cellulite treatment available, with benefits lasting three years. There is little downtime required, and patients reported improvement seven days after the treatment. Temporary discomfort and light bruising are possible side effects, but significant complications are extremely rare when treated by a trained physician. (We do not offer this treatment at Albany Cosmetic and Laser center in Edmonton, but we offer the RF Subcision)

Lipomassage

This procedure includes vacuum suction or rolling the skin and subcutaneous fat. While some patients claim excellent outcomes, any smoothing effect is most likely the product of moderate irritation in the treatment region. Most people who suffer from cellulite have tried creams or lotions that claim to treat cellulite. While certain medical-grade treatments can progressively increase collagen synthesis for tighter skin, even high-quality products are rarely helpful on cellulite, which requires more extensive fat, connective tissue, and collagen remodeling than a cream can give. Cellulite creams are seldom an investment worth making.

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