Cellulite is a cosmetic condition that causes the skin to appear dimpled or lumpy. While there are no medical risks associated with it, many patients dislike its appearance and want to do something about it. 

Unfortunately, cellulite isn’t something that you can easily address through lifestyle modification. So even if you are slim, it can still show up.

The good news is that Capital Laser & Skin Care offers two powerful anti-cellulite treatments: Qwo® and RESONIC™ by Soliton®. 

What Causes Cellulite?

Superficially, cellulite looks like lumpy patches of skin. Usually, it appears on the buttocks, thighs, and hips. 

But what causes it? The answer lies in how the body stores and compartmentalizes fat. 

Fat doesn’t just lie passively under the skin is a single mass. Instead, the body packages it up into sections, using collagen-containing bands called septae, that stop it from sloshing around. 

In some people, these structures smoothly contain all the fat and aren’t visible through the skin. However, in cellulite-prone individuals, the bands constrict the fat, causing it to bulge outward. This action creates the characteristic “cottage cheese” effect you see in many patients and the skin appears lumpy. 

Cellulite Treatments

Getting rid of cellulite isn’t just a matter of losing weight or changing your lifestyle. Often, the only solution is to seek a cellulite treatment from Drs. Tanzi, Peters, and Shah. 

Qwo®

Qwo® is a powerful, FDA-approved cellulite treatment that uses the power of enzymes to break down the constrictive elements of the septae. The main ingredient is the collagenase enzyme, which breaks down type 1 and type 3 collagen in the fibrous bands. Over time, it reduces constrictive bands’ ability to compress fat and make it bulge, making the treated area appear smoother. 

RESONIC™ by Soliton

Cosmetics brand Soliton’s next-gen anti-cellulite treatment called RESONIC™ received FDA-clearance in February 2021. RESONIC™ uses rapid acoustic pulse (RAP) which is the power of sound to break apart fibrous septae under the skin. Treatments are non-invasive and take just 40 to 60 minutes to complete. 

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Benefits of Cellulite Treatments

Getting cellulite treatments at Capital Laser & Skin Care offers a host of benefits: 

  • Smoother skin: Cellulite treatments allow you to achieve smoother skin on your thighs, hips, and buttocks to a degree that simply isn’t possible through diet and exercise alone. 
  • Greater confidence: Worried about showing your body? Our innovative anti-cellulite treatments help you regain your confidence. 
  • Safe and effective: Both Soliton®’s new acoustic treatment and Qwo® are FDA-cleared, safe, and effective – and do not require prolonged recovery. 

Am I a Candidate for Cellulite Treatments?

If your skin has unwanted dimpling and lumpiness, you could be a great candidate for cellulite treatments at Capital Laser & Skin Care. Both Qwo® and RESONIC™ by Soliton®  are non-invasive and, therefore, suitable for the vast majority of patients. Please note that some patients may be allergic to Qwo®. 

Capital laser and skin care is the best dermatology practice I’ve ever been to. I’ve seen both Dr. Peters and Dr. Tanzi, who are both extremely intelligent, caring, highly skilled, practical – and gorgeous! The staff is excellent – very caring, skilled, excellent training, professional, and easy to talk to. I highly recommend Capital Laser to anyone seeking to take fabulous care of their skin. You will be in the best hands here.

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Interested in learning more about cellulite treatments? We would love to speak with you. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our Chevy Chase, MD office today at (301) 234-7669 to schedule your private consultation at our laser and cosmetic dermatology center, located just blocks away from Washington, D.C.