• Dr. Naureen Akhtar General Practitioner MBBS,MRCGP,DRCOG
dermal filler for cellulites

Feeling frustrated with dimpled thighs? Can’t wear short skirts or two-piece swimwear due to cellulites? You are not alone because more than 90 percent of women have cellulite.

The challenge to eliminate cellulite has become a billion dollar industry. In fact, the market for products that claim to get rid of cellulite has skyrocketed by over 100 percent worldwide and there’s no sign of dipping.

Majority of cellulite products are ‘somehow’ ineffective. Recent studies on the skin structure confirms that cellulite isn’t a result of inflammation or toxic buildup, which is often claimed by markets. Cellulite, rather, is due to genes, hormones and body anatomy. It is the result of natural fat deposit pushed against connective tissue, causing a noticeable bumpy appearance. Although it is due to various factors, only fat reduction and dermal fillers for cellulites can lessen its appearance. Radiesse and Sculptra are the safe and effective fillers for moderate to severe cellulites on the thighs and butt.

Radiesse Dermal Filler for Cellulites

Radiesse is an injectable treatment that provides better benefits over other dermal fillers. It is clinically proven to offer longer-lasting results. It works by stimulating the skin’s natural collagen production, so the skin repairs itself on its own. This results in a gradual improvement of the appearance.

Radiesse is formulated from calcium hydroxylapatite, which is a natural substance present in healthy skin. Further, there is no required recovery period or downtime and the risk of allergic reaction is very low.

This dermal filler for cellulites is injected into the cellulite dimples, which causes the skin to look smoother and fuller. Results can be noticed immediately and may last up to two years. While Radiesse treatments cannot make the cellulite permanently disappear, it can significantly lessen its appearance with result that last far longer than the facial treatment. This makes dermal filler for cellulite treatment ideal during summer season, when people tend to wear short shorts and bikinis.

Sculptra Dermal Filler for Cellulites

For bigger cellulite dents, experts prefer to inject a person’s own fat. However, the problem with this technique is that you get 50-50 survival. Another option is to use Sculptra. Sculptra is a type of dermal filler that is more predictable compared to fat, although this product hasn’t been studied yet for lifting cellulite dents. However, many doctors still use this product for cellulite treatment.

The risk with using Sculptra is that it can cause lumpiness when overinjected. If the patient tries to lose weight, the cellulites will still be visible and be left with lumps where Sculptra was injected. To prevent this from happening, it is of utmost importance to seek a doctor with significant skills and experience in administering dermal fillers and other cosmetic injectables.