The most common misconception about body contouring procedures is that they are all designed to get rid of fat and cellulite. Truth is, fat and cellulite are two entirely different animals. We all know excess fat (i.e.- inflated fat cells that sit beneath the skin) can create a disproportionate silhouette. What isn’t as widely understood is that cellulite is not caused by excess fat. In fact, there are many thin patients who have cellulite. This condition is caused by deviations in skin thickness and fat deposit concentration. In patients who exhibit cellulite, the connective collagen fibers just underneath the skin are pushed and pulled by fat (even a very small amount) creating an uneven skin surface texture.
Laser Lights Cosmetic Laser Center offers its Duluth and Atlanta area body smoothing patients Viora Reaction™ to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Using the power of radiofrequency (RF) and controlled suction, application of the Reaction™ hand piece helps to increase circulation and decrease the appearance of cellulite in the treatment area(s). Because this minimally invasive procedure does not physically alter the substructure of the dermis, follow up sessions (typically six to eight) are needed to produce maximum cellulite reduction results.