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Eliminate Unsightly Cellulite With Profound

Cellulite is a common condition that causes lumpy, dimpled looking flesh primarily visible on the thighs, buttocks, hips, abdomen, and sometimes on the breasts and upper arms. Thanks to your DNA, even if you are a well-toned athlete, you may still have cellulite. Women can be especially upset by cellulite and many seek cellulite treatments (including Cellfina) from a dermatologist to improve their beauty and present their best 'self'.

If you’re like many people who suffer with cellulite, you’ve probably tried a variety of cellulite treatment solutions such as topical creams, diets, massage, medical intervention like lymphatic drainage and specialized exercises to get rid of or reduce cellulite, only to find out that nothing works in the long term. That is, nothing until now. VIVAA offers an effective non-surgical treatment called Profound RF that can reduce the appearance of cellulite and dimpled skin.

What is Cellulite?

cellulite on buttocks, pre and post treatment
cellulite on buttock, pre and post treatment

There are many factors that can account for the appearance of cellulite: from genetics and hormones, to diet and exercise. No matter what the cause, here’s what’s happening in your body:

• FAT CELLS accumulate under the skin. This is called subcutaneous fat, and it is resistant to diet and exercise.

• FIBROUS CORDS are elastin that attach the skin to the muscle underneath. When the fat cells enlarge, the fibrous cords are weakened

• DIMPLING occurs when the fibrous cords are stretched and weakened. This allows the fat cells to gather closer to the skin and lead to bumpy effect we associate with cellulite.

As we age, the appearance of cellulite increases as skin becomes thinner, weaker, and less elastic. Degradation of collagen and elastin reduces skin firmness and cause cellulite to become more visible. In fact, almost 90% of women have cellulite and there is no escaping it.

Grades of Cellulite

Cellulite has three grades based on severity:

• Grade 1, mild: Dimpling when pressure is applied

• Grade 2, moderate: Dimpling is visible when standing, but not when lying down

• Grade 3, severe: Dimpling while both when standing and lying down

How Does Profound Treat Cellulite?

Ultherapy VS Profound

VIVAA is discontinuing its Ultherapy treatments as we have found the Profound is more successful and rewarding. While Ultherapy shows an approximate 75% success rate for skin tightening, Profound has a 100% success rate. In addition, the profound results are longer lasting.

The Profound treatment offers you a nonsurgical alternative for improving the appearance of cellulite. Profound is an FDA-approved device that combines radiofrequency and microneedling that have been clinically proven to deliver energy directly to the subcutaneous layers. This thermal activity stimulates dissolution of adipose fat tissue while revitalizing the septae, the fibrous bands that cause cellulite’s lumpy appearance. RF energy triggers the body’s natural healing process to produce new elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid, which further help skin to look smoother. In the cellulite study design, 94% of patients showed an improvement in cellulite appearance at 3 months post-treatment.

pre-trtmt and 1 year post-trtmt with Profound

What to Expect During Treatment

Before treatment, we will apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area along with numbing injections. Once this takes effect, your VIVAA professional will use Profound to treat a defined area. The combination of microneedle and RF energy deep heats the fat cells, the fibrous cords, and the dermal collagen fibers underneath. The result is reduced appearance of cellulite and overall improvement in skin texture and tone! The procedure will last approximately two hours depending on the areas of treatment

Recovery and Results

You can return to normal activity following this minimally invasive procedure. You can expect some mild bruising, redness, swelling, and tenderness in the treatment area, which can last up to 10 - 14 days. Within several months results will begin to emerge with full improvement of the cellulite approximately six to nine months after the procedure. A healthy diet and lifestyle (including weight loss) are also effective in making cellulite less noticeable.

Am I a Good Candidate for Profound Treatment?

You should be in good health with realistic expectations about your results. Anyone who wants to improve the tone and texture of their skin is a good candidate. Your board certified VIVAA professional will review your area of concern at the consultation and ensure that you’re a good candidate to proceed with this recommended treatment. Depending on your needs, we may recommend other treatments and products to improve the look and care of your body and skin.


Will Profound make my thighs slimmer?

No. Profound does not contour your body. Those who want slim thighs should consider CoolSculpting.

Will Profound help with skin laxity?

Yes. Profound treatment is the only RF injectable energy treatment that stimulates and triggers the creation of new elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid – the 3 skin fundamentals for smooth, youthful looking skin.


Dr. Sidhu
Dr. Ramandeep Sidhu

Author - Dr. Ramandeep Sidhu

SPECIALTIES: Percutaneous aneurysm repair, endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial disease, treatment for varicose veins, open vascular surgical procedures, deep vein thrombosis/pulmonary embolism treatment and aesthetic services.


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