Cellulite is one of the most common problems that we hear about. Just in the last few years, a variety of potential solutions have emerged. Cellulite is tricky and vastly misunderstood. It's viewed as a "fat" problem that might be solved with liposuction. It's viewed as a "weight" problem that must be addressed with a strict diet and exercise regimen. In reality, cellulite is its own condition that has more to do with the fibrous bands that hold the skin than how much fat you have on your body. This understanding of the true cause of cellulite has led to some exciting developments in the beauty world! We're pleased to offer Avéli cellulite treatment in our comfortable Dallas office.
If you're ready to put your cellulite problem behind you, give us a call at (972) 661-5077 today!
What is the Cellulite Procedure?
Avéli is a mechanical cellulite treatment that is performed using a sophisticated handheld device. This device features a light, a hook, and a blade. To sever the septae that are pulling on the skin, your provider inserts the small device through tiny incisions. The light illuminates the skin from underneath and shows the provider the proper depth in which the fibrous bands are found. The hook on the device catches on one band at a time. When hooked, the band can then be severed quickly with a blade that protracts with the push of a button. Once the band is severed, the blade retracts back into the device, and the hook is moved across the area to confirm that the skin has been released from the septae. The entire procedure is performed using a local anesthetic, so you don't have to worry about pain!
What Conditions can the Cellulite Procedure Treat?
The Avéli procedure performed very well in clinical trials to treat cellulite dimples on the buttocks, hips, and thighs. It is performed to smooth dimples away. It does not treat excess fat or skin laxity, two conditions that often occur alongside cellulite.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Treatment?
It is important to be in good health to achieve the best results from this cellulite treatment. When you consult with us, we'll spend time listening to your goals and concerns, and will also perform an examination of your skin and tissue around the cellulite dimples. If you have good skin elasticity and minimal laxity, you may be an excellent candidate for this convenient office procedure.
What is the Recovery and Aftercare for the Procedure?
The treatment is performed using a local anesthetic. There is no need for sedation, so you can drive yourself home after your appointment. You can perform most of your normal activities but should refrain from strenuous lower body exercise for two weeks. Examples include biking and running. Expect mild to moderate bruising to develop after your treatment. The area that has been treated may also feel tender to the touch for a few days. Don't be alarmed if you notice seepage from your insertion points. This is a normal side effect that may occur for one to two days. In addition to gently cleansing the skin each day, you should also apply SPF 30 sunscreen to the area if it will be exposed to the sun.
How Long will the Results of my Procedure Last?
The results of Avéli cellulite treatment are not immediately noticeable. This is due to the swelling and bruising that can occur after the procedure. During week two, after the swelling and bruising start to go down, you can start to see less of the bumpiness that had been present before. According to clinical data, the full results of this cellulite treatment usually occur about 90 days after the procedure is done. At that point, most patients report their appearance as "much improved" or "very much improved". To date, clinical study participants have been followed for several months. At the three-month mark, participants continued to report satisfying improvements. Because the fibrous septae are severed, the results of treatment are expected to last two or more years, similar to other treatments that are performed using the same mechanics.
Avéli™ Cellulite Reduction Procedure
Plastic Surgery Center of Dallas is excited to be one of the first to offer Avéli™ for a meaningful reduction in cellulite dimples.
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is a depression of any shape or size with defined edges seen on the surface of the skin, typically on the buttocks or thighs. A major underlying cause of cellulite are the fibrous bands that tether your skin to the
structures below. These bands are called septa.1 Some septa are good (and you want them as connective tethers), but others stiffen or shrink over time and lead to the dimples we see on the surface and call cellulite.
It’s important to distinguish cellulite from other concerns like laxity or localized fat, which we can talk you through during a consultation in our office. You should also know that cellulite is not your fault (genetics and hormones play a role), and you are not alone – up to 90% of women have it!
What is Avéli™? Born in Silicon Valley, Avéli™ is a no-nonsense approach to treating cellulite dimples based on a deep understanding of women’s anatomy. While many treatments approach cellulite blindly from the outside-in, Avéli™ identifies and releases the primary structural cause of cellulite from the inside-out in a single minimally-invasive procedure.
How does Avéli™ work? Avéli™ works for a range of women across the cellulite severity spectrum. The procedure is performed by one of our trained providers using a handheld device to manually target and release the complicated web of septa bands causing cellulite dimples.
Avéli™ addresses the primary structural cause of cellulite in 3 steps:
- Your provider guides the Avéli™ device under the skin directly to the targeted dimples.
- After your provider identifies the culprit septa bands causing a dimple, those septa are precisely released.
- Your provider can confirm their release in real-time delivering visibly smoother skin.
More Common Questions
How do I know if Avéli™ is right for me?
If you are a woman in Dallas looking for a visible reduction in cellulite dimples from a single, minimally invasive in-office procedure, Avéli™ could be for you! Schedule a consultation with us to determine if you are a candidate.
Does Avéli™ only treat cellulite dimples?
Avéli™ treats the septa bands causing cellulite dimples.1 It is not a procedure that addresses other concerns often seen alongside cellulite, such as laxity (loose skin) or localized pockets of fat.
Will I need multiple sessions?
Nope! During a single procedure, the provider can fully treat the targeted cellulite dimples on both your buttocks and thighs.
How long does the procedure take?
A typical procedure will take around an hour, including local anesthesia and the procedure itself. Exact timing will vary depending on the personalized procedure plan from your provider.
Is there any downtime after the procedure?
Little to none. In the clinical study, most patients returned to normal activities within 24-48 hours.
Are there any side effects?
In the clinical study, the most common side effects reported were mild pain within the first 24 hours and bruising and tenderness to the touch which typically resolved within 30 days. Small areas of firmness, usually not visible or painful, typically resolved in a couple of months.
How quickly will I see improvement in my cellulite?
Avéli™ results should be visible once swelling and bruising subsides. By one-month post-procedure you should start to see the effects of the procedure.
Can I work out or exercise after the procedure?
It is recommended to avoid any strenuous activities or workouts in the first few days/weeks after the procedure to allow the area to heal.4 We will provide you with complete post-procedure expectations and recommendations.
How long will the results last?
Patients in the clinical study demonstrated a reduction in the appearance of their cellulite when assessed at three months after the procedure.,3,5 Patients in the study will continue to be followed through 12 months post-procedure.
Avéli™ is indicated for the temporary reduction in the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks and thigh areas of adult females as supported by clinical data demonstrating benefits through three months of observation. The most common side effects reported were mild pain within the first 24 hours and bruising and tenderness to the touch which typically resolved within 30 days. Most patients returned to normal activities within one day of the procedure. As with any medical procedure, there are risks associated with the procedure. Consult with your physician for full safety information.
- Stevens WG, et al. Aesthet Surg J. 2022:sjac010.
- Emanuele E. Cellulite: advances in treatment: facts and controversies. Clin Dermatol. 2013;31(6):725-30.
- Data on file. Revelle Aesthetics, Inc. 2021. 3 Month CSR-10629, Rev A.
- Avéli Instructions for Use. https://myaveli.com/ifu
- Layt, C. (2022, April). A Multicenter, Open-label, Study to Assess the CONtrolled Focus Fibrous Band Release Method (CONFFIRM) for Safety and Efficacy. Presented at the meeting of The Aesthetic Society, San Diego, CA.
Schedule Your Cellulite Treatment Consultation Today!
We love helping our patients feel their best. To learn more about Avéli cellulite treatment, contact our Dallas office at (972) 661-5077.