Age can take a toll on both the skin and the contours of the body. Two areas that are particularly impacted are the thigh and the butt. The desirable firmness of the upper leg and the roundness of the buttocks both disappear as the skin becomes less firm and less toned over time. To make matters worse, cellulite also often develops in these areas, as well, affecting people of all ages, even young people or those who are in otherwise excellent physical health in San Diego.
Surgery to lift the butt, reduce cellulite, and rejuvenate the backside and upper legs is effective, but for patients who aren’t keen on surgery, what can be done? At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, we offer various non-surgical standalone butt lift and enhancement treatments.
Ulthera for a Non-Surgical Buttocks Lift
Dr. Fabi helped pioneer this non-invasive procedure, which is an effective non-surgical butt lift alternative. It uses focused ultrasound energy to tighten and lift the skin on the butt and upper leg. It penetrates deep into the skin’s foundational layer, which triggers increased collagen growth.
There are no incisions and no resulting scars. Most patients report little or no discomfort from the procedure and virtually no downtime afterward. The result is gradual, natural-looking improvement and skin rejuvenation. This procedure is often combined with injections of very dilute Sculptra® to enhance the roundness of the buttock and provide additional lift.
Cellfina for Cellulite
A common misconception about cellulite is that it forms due to weight or fat gain. However, it is actually a skin condition that occurs when firm, fibrous material forms just below the skin, latches on to it and begins to pull it down. This is what gives the skin the unsightly dimpled look.
Diet and exercise are of little help, unfortunately. Cellulite can affect you even if you eat well, exercise regularly, and have an otherwise healthy lifestyle.
Cellfina is unique in that it causes the fibrous bands pulling down on the skin’s surface to release their grip. The result is a restoration of shape as the skin springs back to its natural position. Once the dimpling disappears, the skin is restored to healthy, natural-looking smoothness for a year or more.
A single session can painlessly improve the appearance of about 2 dozen dimples in under an hour. Patients may have mild bruising or soreness for a few days afterward, but the recovery is otherwise tolerable.
Correct Loose Skin with ThermiLift
Our board-certified dermatologists in San Diego have extensive experience with non-surgical skin tightening treatments using radiofrequency (RF) energy, which has added a revolutionary element to the treatment of sagging skin. One therapy that addresses loose, sagging skin on the butt and upper leg with cutting-edge RF energy is ThermiLift.
A unique yet effective non-surgical butt lift treatment, To eliminate bulges, ThermiLift heats up fat cells until they’re destroyed, yet no surrounding tissue is harmed. Another benefit is that the RF energy goes deep enough to stimulate the production of collagen. This has the effect of lifting the skin for more firmness and smoothness.
The ThermiLift non-surgical butt lift results in very little downtime and is usually tolerated well with a local anesthetic. The end result is that it improves loose, sagging skin on the butt and helps lift and tighten the skin on the upper back leg. The skin looks brighter and helps patients appear younger.
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Sculptra to Reverse Volume Loss
Another collagen stimulator is Sculptra, which is an injectable filler that restores the volume loss that happens due to aging. By jump-starting the body’s collagen production, Sculptra adds gradual improvement to areas of the butt or upper leg that have lost volume.
The key component is poly-L-lactic acid, which is crucial in strengthening the skin’s support structure. It reinforces this underlying foundation, resulting in a fuller, more lifted appearance.
Sculptra treatments are well tolerated because the injections administered with ultra-fine needles containing local anesthesia.
Each of our board-certified dermatologists is a medical consultant and/or a national trainer for Galderma, the manufacturer of Sculptra, and have extensive experience and training with the collagen stimulating injectable. The rejuvenating impact that Sculptra can have on your buttocks and upper legs is gradual and natural-looking and can last for over 2 years.
At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, in addition to performing liposculpture to enhance your figure, the physicians also use the fat they take out from unwanted areas to enhance areas that need more volume like the buttock. Liposculpture and fat transfer is performed under local anesthesia with near permanent results and very little down-time.
Learn about liposuction for stubborn fat at WebMD.com.
Collagenase Injection for Cellulite
At Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, Dr. Mitchel Goldman is the principle Investigator for a new treatment where the enzyme collagenase is injected into areas of cellulite to smooth the skin. We have been conducting FDA-approved clinical studies with this new product since 2014 and expect FDA approval and availability of this revolutionary, nearly painless procedure in 2018. Dr. Goldman has recently presented the results from the National multicenter study he headed to the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
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Contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology to Learn More
For patients who are unhappy with cellulite and volume loss in their backsides, a non-surgical butt lift or a buttocks enhancement treatment might be the answer. To learn more, contact Cosmetic Laser Dermatology in San Diego and schedule a consultation. Contact us online or call (858) 943-2113.
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