The cost of a cellulite reduction treatment depends on the number of zones being treated, as well as the overall size of the zones. Typically, the most common zones – the thighs and buttocks – cost between $2,000 and $3,000. However, should patients opt to undergo cellulite treatment on additional zones, then they will receive a discount on the cost of their program.
None of the external, non-invasive cellulite treatments at SpaMedica have any significant downtime or risk. In fact, it is not uncommon for patients who undergo cellulite reduction at SpaMedica to return to work immediately after the treatment. Cellfina, a specific cellulite reduction technique, is associated with bruising and swelling.
The length of a single treatment varies according to the severity of the patient’s cellulite. However, on average, every cellulite reduction treatment can be performed in approximately 1 hour. It is common for patients to undergo 4-8 weekly treatments. By the end of the sixth week, patients generally notice a 20-50% reduction in cellulite.
For women, there are few skin issues that are as common as cellulite. Indeed, studies show that cellulite impacts about 90% of women at some point in their lives, and it is estimated that 100 million women in the United States complain of dimpled skin.
Fortunately, SpaMedica offers a plethora of minimally invasive procedures designed to treat skin that appears lumpy, bumpy, or irregular. By utilizing state-of-the-art radiofrequency and ultrasound technology, the doctors at SpaMedica are able to make skin appear smoother and softer. In addition, as SpaMedica specializes in combining multiple treatments to create optimal results, you can rest assured that your procedure will be perfectly customized for your specific needs.
There is no particular age restriction for a cellulite reduction treatment, and there is no specific trait that defines a “good” candidate. Fundamentally, good candidates are patients who would like to remove lumpy and irregular skin through non-invasive, high-tech treatments. However, as is the case with most cosmetic procedures, good candidates should have realistic expectations concerning the risks and benefits of the procedure.
Please note that the treatment is not recommended for individuals who are pregnant or who have a pacemaker. In addition, the treatment should be avoided in areas where there are cancers, lesions, or infections.
With cellulite reduction treatments, patients significantly reduce cellulite without resorting to invasive surgery.
In most cases, a cellulite reduction treatment only takes 1 hour to perform.
No Recovery Period
Cellulite reduction treatments boast practically no downtime.
Due to its non-invasive approach, cellulite reduction treatments are completely painless.
Like all procedures, a cellulite reduction treatment comes with the risk of potential complications. Dr. Mulholland has been performing cellulite reduction treatments for over 20 years and, after this many procedures, the risk of a significant complication is extremely low. Although Dr. Mulholland has not seen most of the risks listed below, these cellulite reduction complications have been reported:
In rare cases, the procedure may result in bruising that can last several days.
The affected area may feel numb following the procedure, but this side effect is typically temporary.
In some cases, the procedure can result in swelling. However, this swelling should subside in the days following the procedure.
Like these other potential risks, any redness should diminish not long after the procedure.
Dr. Mulholland has been a leader in significant cellulite removal technology for over 15 years. At Toronto’s SpaMedica, patients will receive the most updated and revolutionary cellulite reduction technologies, thus providing them with the best possible results. Indeed, no other clinic in Canada offers such a wide array of cutting-edge cellulite treatment technologies. As such, by choosing SpaMedica, patients will receive access to a centre that continues to be at the forefront of non-invasive cellulite reduction technologies.
Cellfina is a revolutionary cellulite treatment device that significantly reduces cellulite and dimples in the buttocks and thighs. The procedure treats the deep dimples that characterize cellulite. In essence, a tiny micro-probe and blade are passed horizontally across the cellulite at 6 and 10 millimeters deep, dividing and releasing the vertical bands that cause the dimple. With the bands divided, the skin can be smoothened.
A CelluTite treatment emits radiofrequency energy designed to reduce cellulite nodules and smooth tough skin. Additionally, the radiofrequency probe heats the dermal skin tissue directly, thickening the actual cellulitic skin. This minimally invasive heating device is perfect for reducing cellulite in the thighs, buttocks, abdomen, and upper arms!
A CelluLase treatment is an ideal option for patients with significant dimples, nodules, and lax skin. Manufactured by Cynosure, the laser involved in a CelluLase treatment is inserted directly into the cellulite, reducing nodules and thickening skin in the process.
During your consultation, Dr. Mulholland will help you decide upon the best combination of technologies that will work for your particular cellulite situation. Following the consultation, you will receive all the details of your customized treatment, including whether you will be undergoing Cellfina, CelluTite, or CelluLase.
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Mulholland and his team will review your medications and medical history. Based on the scope of the treatment, SpaMedica doctors may recommend that you stop taking certain medications before the procedure. It is also recommended that you consume a healthy diet and drink plenty of liquids before your treatment.
While there is a moderate degree of swelling and bruising for the first couple of days following a cellulite reduction treatment, in general, patients opt to return to normal activities immediately. Please note that, after a CelluTite or CelluLase treatment, patients are required to wear a garment for 4 weeks. Finally, it is recommended that single maintenance treatment is performed every 3-4 months to maintain the results of the procedure.
BodyFX, Venus Legacy, Excilis, Cellutone, Velashape, Venus Freeze, VelaShape, and VelaSmooth are all SpaMedica technologies that can be paired with cellulite reduction treatments. During your consultation, the best combination of treatment technologies will be determined for your cellulite.
Due to its minimally invasive approach, SpaMedica’s cellulite reduction treatments are not considered to be painful at all. After the procedure, patients can expect a bit of discomfort, tenderness, and swelling in the targeted areas. However, these sensations should subside the following day.
Cellulite is believed to be an abnormality of the microcirculation of the skin. Indeed, chronically poor oxygenation in the fat and swelling from within fight fat compartments both lead to severe inflammation, which eventually results in the growth of fibrous bands. These bands pull the skin down, creating the deep pits seen in advanced cellulite. At the same time, the swollen fat trapped in the tight compartments begins to clump together, forming the nodules that are characteristic of cellulite.
The results of SpaMedica’s cellulite reduction treatments are intended to be long-term. Indeed, without any additional treatments, there is a 93% patient satisfaction following a single cellulite reduction treatment alone. However, to help maintain the results, SpaMedica offers a post-treatment maintenance program that utilizes radiofrequency, ultrasound, and shockwave devices to prolong and protect the results of the procedure. These single treatment sessions are recommended every 3-4 months.