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From creams and serums to laser treatments and rolling pins, there always seems to be a new “wonder product” promising to get rid of cellulite. You may have even tried some of these products yourself! But if you’re reading this, we’re guessing they weren’t as effective as promised.
The core reason for this is that cellulite is not a skin problem, nor is it a “lifestyle” problem. Instead, cellulite is an anatomic problem. This means that all the topical products in the world won’t correct it. Furthermore, you can diet and exercise extensively, and you’ll still likely have cellulite.
Because cellulite is an anatomic issue (related to the inner structures of the body), it requires an anatomic solution.
The good news is, we believe we’ve found it. It’s called Avéli, and it’s been clinically proven to be an even better cellulite solution than our previously preferred treatment, QWO.
Below, we’ll show you how it works. First, though, let’s talk a bit more about what exactly causes cellulite, as this will help explain how and why Avéli is so effective.
What Causes Cellulite?
Cellulite affects over 90% of women and — other than being highly annoying — is completely natural and harmless. Cellulite is not caused by lax skin, nor is it an indicator of poor skin quality. As anyone in good shape with cellulite knows, it is also not an indicator of excess fat.
Instead, the appearance of cellulite dimples is caused by the presence of fibrous bands beneath the skin called septa. These bands tether your visible layers of skin to the structures beneath, creating an indentation or “dimple”.
Septa are not inherently bad. In fact, we need and want some of them! However, some bands may shrink and stiffen over time, and this can cause the telltale dimpling of cellulite. How septa are structured varies from woman to woman and is often greatly influenced by genetics.
What Is Avéli?
Avéli is a new, innovative device that corrects cellulite by physically releasing the septa bands causing cellulite dimples. With Avéli cellulite disappears because the septa bands are literally cut. This releases the top layers of your skin and immediately smooths it.
How Is Avéli Superior to QWO?
QWO was previously the first and only FDA-approved injectable for the treatment of cellulite. However, it came with significant side effects, including severe bruising and long-lasting darkening of the skin. As a result of these concerns, QWO has been pulled from the market.
Like Avéli, QWO also targeted the septa that cause cellulite. However, QWO was a liquid that dissolved septa bands, and Avéli snips specific bands physically. This means it does not cause as much injury and bruising to the surrounding tissue, and it has not been shown to result in the negative side effects that QWO caused.
Can You Pair Avéli With Other Procedures?
Avéli Cellulite Treatment Before and After Photos
Benefits of Avéli
This exciting new treatment provides a multitude of benefits:
- Safe and effective. It has been cleared by the FDA to provide safe and effective treatment for cellulite on the thighs and buttocks.
- Minimally invasive. When done by itself, this procedure can be performed under local anesthesia only.
- Only requires one session. No need to come back for multiple sessions. You’ll only require one treatment with this procedure.
- Long-lasting. The treatment physically corrects the cause of cellulite (releasing the dimple-causing bands beneath the skin). This provides patients with long-lasting results.
- Scars are barely visible. The treatment requires extremely small puncture incisions, which are hardly visible upon healing.
- No prolonged staining of the skin. Previously favored cellulite treatment options caused long-term darkening of the skin and other healing issues.
Meet Dr. Schulman – Avéli Cellulite Treatment Specialist
As an Avéli Cellulite Treatment Specialist, my expertise lies in helping individuals reduce the appearance of cellulite using the innovative Avéli procedure. With a deep understanding of the underlying causes of cellulite and the latest advances in cosmetic treatments, I work closely with my clients to develop a customized treatment plan that targets their specific concerns.
As an Avéli Cellulite Treatment Specialist, I am committed to helping my clients achieve their desired results while prioritizing their safety and well-being. I take a collaborative approach to treatment, working closely with each client to ensure that their unique concerns and goals are addressed throughout the process.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Avéli?
Ideal candidates for this treatment are troubled by cellulite on the thighs and/or buttocks. Note that Avéli releases (treats) cellulite dimples. It does not treat laxity (lax skin caused by a loss of collagen) or pockets of localized fat. If excess fat in these areas is bothering you, liposuction may be a viable option.
Candidates for surgery should also not be pregnant, be in good overall health, and have a health body mass index. We often recommend Avéli as a supplemental surgery for tummy tucks, Brazilian butt lifts, and mommy makeovers.
Avéli Cellulite Treatment Video
Get Rid of Cellulite – with Aveli
Real Patient Testimonial
Real Avéli Cellulite Treatment
I’ve always had dimples on my butt and it seems like I have been waiting my whole life for something that works. Finally! I am beyond happy with my Aveli results so far.
What to Expect During the Procedure
Dr. Schulman will begin by marking the skin with a pen to pinpoint the most noticeable dimples. Once local anesthesia has been administered and the treatment area is completely numb, he will make several small incisions. He will then insert the Avéli™ Precision Cellulite Release Device through these incisions.
A light on the end of the device will be visible through the skin. Using this light as a guide, Dr. Schulman will isolate the specific band that is creating the corresponding visible dimple. A small hook at the end of the device will be deployed, which will then hook around the band. As Dr. Schulman slowly pulls back the device, a small blade will release and the band will be cut.
Success is immediately verified by the disappearance of the dimple. It is possible to treat as many dimples as you want in a single treatment.
Typically, this procedure will take about an hour to perform. This includes treatment prep, administering local anesthesia, and the procedure itself. When performed in conjunction with other procedures such as BBLs or tummy tucks, the procedure will naturally take longer.
What to Expect During Recovery
Because this treatment (when performed by itself) only requires local anesthesia, you should be cleared to drive yourself home afterward. Most patients are able to return to work and their normal daily activities the following day or within several days. You’ll also need to keep your bandages over the treatment area for several days or as directed by your surgeon.
Some bruising and swelling are to be expected near the treatment area during initial recovery. This should reduce significantly over the first week and will go away completely in the following weeks. After several months, patients should see their full results.
As you recover from this treatment, here are a few tips to ensure optimal results:
- Compression clothing (like yoga and stretch pants) can help reduce swelling and bruising and improve comfort.
- Staying out of the sun will ensure your incisions do not heal darker than necessary and cause noticeable scarring.
- Avoid exercise and other vigorous activities for around two weeks.
- Mild soreness is normal for a few days post-treatment.
- Bruising and swelling should resolve in two to three weeks.
- Have patience — you’ll see noticeable results at around the two-week mark, but full results won’t be visible for around three months.
- Attending followup appointments is essential for ensuring optimal results.
FAQs: Avéli Cellulite Treatment NYC
Can you get rid of cellulite?
Cellulite is perfectly natural, but there are certainly ways to diminish it, including our preferred treatment, Avéli. This treatment is FDA-cleared, minimally invasive, highly effective, and long-lasting.
What is the best treatment for severe cellulite?
While QWO was previously favored for the treatment of cellulite, we now recommend Avéli for cellulite on the thighs and buttocks. This treatment targets cellulite from the inside out. Check out our Avéli before and after photos to see the significant improvements you can expect with this procedure.
What is the difference between Avéli and QWO?
Unlike QWO, which releases septa bands (the bands causing cellulite) chemically, Avéli releases them physically with a specialized device. In turn, this new procedure requires only one session, whereas QWO required multiple sessions. Furthermore, it does not have the drawback of severe bruising and long-lasting darkening of the skin — typical of QWO.
How much does Avéli cost?
Overall, your Avéli cost will range from $3,000 to $5,000 or more. This will vary depending on your provider and the location of the procedure, however. For example, in NYC Avéli costs will be priced differently than it would be in Miami or Nashville.
How long does Avéli cellulite treatment last?
This treatment is intended for long-term reduction of cellulite. The best way to maintain your results ia to lead a healthy lifestyle and avoid extreme weight fluctuations.