Patients in New Orleans ask, “Can Exilis be used for the reduction of cellulite?”

If exercising and dieting proves unsuccessful, we may still be wishing we could fit into our skinny jeans. A treatment to reduce stubborn fat pockets may be the solution we need to fit into our favorite clothes. Patients in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana can find the treatment, called Exilis, at the Lupo Center for Aesthetic and General Dermatology.

Internationally known dermatologist Dr. Mary Lupo understands patient concerns regarding stubborn fat. Over the years, she has seen her patients enjoy the benefits of these treatments. Dr. Lupo and the team are happy to answer patient questions regarding Exilis and other treatments. A commonly asked question is, “Do you use Exilis for cellulite reduction?” We will first explain how body fat develops.

Understanding body fat

Our genes determine the amount of fat cells we have and where they are located. There are two types of fat – subcutaneous and visceral. Subcutaneous fat contains blood vessels, hair follicles, and nerves. It lies in a layer just below the surface of the skin and serves as insulation for the body, helping to maintain its internal temperature. The fat is also a storage depot for energy. Cellulite is subcutaneous fat that can develop around the buttocks, thighs, and hips. It has a dimpled appearance. As people age and the skin becomes thinner, cellulite can become more noticeable. Visceral fat is located in the abdominal cavity and surrounds the organs. The fat lies under muscle tissue in the abdomen and the waistline. It produces a hormone that suppresses the appetite and a hormone that determines a cell’s response to insulin.

Understanding Exilis treatment

In response to the question, Exilis can reduce the appearance of cellulite. For treatment, we use a device that delivers thermal energy into the tissue beneath the skin. We use the device to melt fat cells and remodel collagen-supporting tissue, strengthening its network. As a result, skin texture and laxity can improve and a couple of inches can fade away from the waistline. After treatment, patients can bid farewell to love handles.

Exilis may be your ideal solution for combating stubborn fat and fitting into your favorite pair of jeans. To explore your candidacy for Exilis, schedule a consultation appointment by calling (504) 777-3047.

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