Innovative Cellulite Treatments for Smooth Skin at Cerulean Medical Institute in Kelowna BC

Cellulite is a common skin condition that affects 80-90% of women, and it can be a source of much frustration and self-consciousness. Cellulite causes decreased self-esteem and confidence, affecting dressing and cover up. Fortunately, at Cerulean Medical Institute, we offer several effective cellulite treatments to target the root causes of cellulite and help restore smoother softer, silkier skin.

What is Cellulite?

Cellulite is a skin condition defined by lumpy or irregularly textured skin on the buttocks, thighs, and abdomen. It is sometimes mistakenly thought that cellulite develops because of excess fat. While fat cells do play a role in cellulite development, fibrous tissues beneath the skin are one of the root causes.

There are three grades of cellulite:

  • Grade 1: mild dimpling that is most noticeable when you sit
  • Grade 2: moderate or medium-depth dimpling creating a “cottage cheese” appearance and mild skin laxity
  • Grade 3: severe dimpling with peaks and valleys and crepey skin texture

Dr. Chetty will recommend different cellulite treatment options depending on the type and severity of your cellulite.

Cellulite Causes

The direct cause of cellulite is unknown but it commonly occurs when the fibrous bands connecting your skin to the underlying muscle are irregularly tightened. As connective tissues tighten and pull down the skin, fat cells are simultaneously pushed upward (herniated) between the atrophic or thinner tissues, creating the look of dimpled skin or an “orange peel” texture. Some people are more likely to develop cellulite because of genetics but hormonal changes, weight gain, and a diet high in fats and carbohydrates have all been linked to an increased risk of cellulite.

Cellulite Treatments at Cerulean Medical Institute in Kelowna BC

Cellulite Treatments

At Cerulean Medical Institute, we offer several effective non-invasive and minimally invasive cellulite treatment options in Kelowna to reduce cellulite and help you feel more confident with smoother, tighter skin. Treatments can be combined to address various concerns and different cellulite symptoms. Each of these options will be discussed in detail at your consultation to determine the best treatment for your personal needs and goals.

Radiesse as a Cellulite Treatment

Radiesse is an elastin and collagen-stimulating injectable made from calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA). Collagen is a protein in the skin that gives it structure and volume with elastin providing elasticity. When Radiesse is injected into depressed areas (indentations in the skin), the skin is gently lifted to create an even surface of smooth, un-dimpled skin. Mild skin laxity or loose skin can also be treated with Radiesse to give the thighs and buttocks a more toned appearance. Patients can immediately return to almost all daily activities and results will develop gradually as new collagen develops. Therapeutic results will be seen after 3-6 months and often last 1-2 years.

Body Contouring & Skin Tightening Cellulite Treatments

We offer advanced body contouring and skin tightening using a combination of radiofrequency and ultrasound energy devices. These cellulite treatment devices use different forms of energy to generate heat and stimulate collagen production in the deep layers of the skin. This allows for skin tightening and thickening of the dermis to plump the skin, preventing the fat to herniating through. This contouring treatment helps “cover up” cellulite dimples or uneven skin texture.

Ultrasound technology is especially effective for cellulite because it heats and decreases fat cells, targeting one of the important causes of cellulite. A series of 3-4 treatments may be needed for the best results. Patients can enjoy smoother, tighter skin for years after their body contouring treatment.


Subcision is a minimally invasive procedure that targets the fibrous bands responsible for cellulite dimples. During the procedure, a specialized hypodermic needle is inserted beneath the skin to release these bands and relieve tension between the muscles and the overlying skin. This allows the skin to relax and regain a smooth texture. This minor procedure is performed under local anesthesia and only requires a couple of days of downtime to limit swelling and bruising. Multiple treatments may be necessary for larger areas or significant amounts of cellulite dimpling.

Maintaining Results from Cellulite Treatments

Although it is difficult to prevent cellulite, a healthy diet and exercise routine can help you maintain smooth, unblemished skin for many years to come. Hydration and exercise increase blood flow to the area, which speeds up fat metabolism and maintains healthy cells. Exercise will also tone and firm the skin to combat the appearance of loose, dimpled skin. A healthy diet low in fats and sugars can also prevent excess fat cells from developing, which will preserve the look of smooth, toned skin.

Cellulite Treatments in Kelowna, BC

If you are bothered by cellulite dimpling or even skin texture on your buttocks, thighs and abdomen, call our Kelowna skin care clinic on (778) 760-5050 to book your cellulite treatment today. Our goal is to help patients feel more confident in their skin with evidence-based cellulite treatment options focused on improving health and well-being.

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Dr. Praven Chetty is a multi-award winning aesthetic physician specializing in natural looking, long lasting results. Dr. Praven Chetty combines his vast knowledge of anatomy and ageing with evidenced based cutting-edge techniques for truly customized outcomes.