One of the most common body-related cosmetic concerns, cellulite, is also one of the most difficult to eliminate. Women have tried for years to smooth cellulite by losing weight, toning muscles, rubbing on cellulite creams, even liposuction. Each of these strategies may make a dent in the severity of cellulite, but none have consistently achieved impressive results for every woman. Why are we leaving the guys out of this convo? Because the pattern of the fascia and connective bands beneath men’s skin typically prevents cellulite, lucky them! If you’ve got cellulite, do not fret. We’ve got a little something that can tone it down, EMTONE.
What is EMTONE?
EMTONE is an FDA-cleared device that targets cellulite with a combination of monopolar radiofrequency and targeted pressure energy. The system is made by BTL Aesthetics, a leader in the production of powerful radiofrequency technologies. Thorough clinical testing has revealed that the EMTONE device can be used to treat any grade of cellulite and is effective at reducing lumps and bumps on the buttocks, thighs, and other areas. EMTONE can also be used alongside other body sculpting treatments, such as CoolSculpting
EMTONE works by hitting the structures involved in cellulite from two technological angles. The mechanical aspect of treatment, the targeted pressure energy, increases local circulating, enhances collagen production, and relaxes the fibro-septal network of bands that pull down on the skin. This may be particularly effective at loosening stiff cellulite. The thermal aspect of the process enhances the effects of skin smoothing, firming, and tightening by affecting adipose fat beneath the skin and softening the fibrous bands for relaxation. The increase in collagen production caused by heat helps to firm the skin. The increase in elastin helps increase the elasticity of the fibrous septae so the skin is released from their pull.
Patients who are interested in reducing cellulite are usually great candidates for EMTONE. It takes less than 15 minutes to treat the front and back of a thigh. Depending on how many areas a patient wishes to address, they may spend about an hour in the office. To achieve the best results, a series of 4 to 6 sessions are needed. Unlike other body-sculpting treatments, EMTONE begins to deliver results right away. Patients often start to see an improvement after their very first session and, by their third, feel quite satisfied with their smoother appearance.
We may be spending a bit less time by the pool this year, but you still deserve to feel amazing. Contact our La Casita or Sonterra office in San Antonio to learn more about EMTONE and how it can help you say goodbye to cellulite.