If you're like most women, you have a few old bottles of anti-cellulite cream collecting dust in the medicine cabinet or under the bathroom sink. The promises just don't pan out, and meanwhile your only real option is to hide the areas of your body where cellulite forms, such as hips, thighs, and buttocks. Aren't you tired of being self conscious about these areas in intimate settings? A new laser device called TriActive is now available to restore your skin's balance and provide a healthier appearance.
TriActive reduces the appearance of cellulite by combining mechanical massage to increase circulation, localized cooling to reduce inflammation and low energy laser to promote lymphatic drainage. Several clinical tests have shown that TriActive is effective: one study reported that individuals treated with TriActive lost 40% of their cellulite after only eight treatment sessions, while another reported that 83% of treated individuals saw improved cellulite appearance. Originally developed in Italy, TriActive received FDA approval for cellulite reduction in April 2005, though it has been used worldwide since 2002.
Now is the time to learn more about this affordable laser-based treatment for non-invasive body-sculpting. Call (888) 360-6688 or request a consultation online to schedule your personal consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Wang at any of our two plastic surgery offices: the Upland office near Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga in the Inland Empire or our new Pasadena office.
What are the common benefits of TriActive cellulite reduction?
TriActive is an effective cellulite treatment for smoothing of many areas of the body, such as thighs, buttocks, love handles, stomach and upper arms, as well as areas of the face where cellulite may form, such as on the neck or under the chin. Also, TriActive can be combined with many other surgical treatments, including tummy tuck, breast reduction, or liposuction, where TriActive can help reduce fluid retention and slackening of the skin.
How is TriActive cellulite treatment performed?
Unlike treatments and creams applied to the skin surface, TriActive targets cellulite from the inside, changing the structure of fat cells. It works by employing three distinct treatments:
- Mechanical Massage-Enhances blood flow and softens connective tissues to encourage dispersal of existing cellulite
- Localized Cooling-Shrinks fat cells and prepares the skin at the treatment site so the laser can penetrate deeply without harming the top layer of skin
- Deep Laser Stimulation and Suction-Melts cellulite while encouraging drainage of lymph vessels and reducing the appearance of dimpling
How long does TriActive cellulite reduction take?
Each treatment lasts about 20 minutes, and patients generally need six to 16 treatments over a one to three month period to achieve their desired results. Once you've attained the skin appearance you want, only one treatment a month is needed to maintain your new look.
What can I expect after TriActive cellulite treatment?
Your results will depend on several factors, including the severity of skin dimpling, the amount of skin being treated, whether TriActive is combined with another procedure, diet and exercise, your age and general health, and the number of treatments you choose to have performed. In general, you should expect markedly improved skin appearance.
What is the recovery period like?
The procedure is not painful and is as strenuous as a traditional massage. Most women actually feel more relaxed after the treatment than they did when entering the office.
How long before I can return to normal activity?
Patients can continue on with their normal daily activities immediately after leaving the office.