Today’s non-surgical body contouring can be done by wide variety of devices that produce their effects through different energies. From mechanical to ultrasonic to radio frequency, externally applied energy-based treatments have proven effects on fat reduction and skin tightening. Unlike surgery, these body contouring treatments take time to work and patients will go through a series of treatments spread out over weeks to months for their full effects to be seen.
One of the newer energy-based body contouring treatments is that of Cellutone. This is a device that uses therapeutic mechanical vibrations. This oscillating massage therapy improves the circulation, enhances lymphatic drainage and remodels collagen fibers, all effects that help improve the lumps and bumps associated with cellulite and improves skin texture. It can be used in a variety of body areas including the stomach, buttocks, thighs and flanks to name the most common treatment areas that are associated with the occurrence of cellulite.
What makes Cellutone unique from other cellulite treatments is that it uses targeted mechanical vibrations which are stronger and go deeper into the tissue. This translate into fewer treatment sessions and earlier visible results.
The application of Cellutone through a special handpiece is pain-free and has no downtime. There is no need to take off work and stop any form of physical activity after a treatment. It is applied by gentle pressure and is done in a square-shaped grid motion across the skin of the treated area. The vibrations cause no pain but mild and very temporary side effects after is common and can include redness, itching and some very minor swelling. The most common treatment plan is a series of 4 to 6 sessions over a few weeks.
Cellutone can done alone or used with other body contouring treatments for an enhanced effect of their treatments. When combined with Vanquish or Exilis better fat reduction and skin tightening can be seen. It is also a useful postoperative treatment after liposuction to improve the resolution of swelling and shaping of the skin back down after the fat reduced treatment areas.
Dr. Barry Eppley