What Is Sculpturing & Reduction?

At DermaHealth, our sculpturing and reduction treatment program is a noninvasive, alternative approach to reducing fat minimizing the appearance of cellulite.

What Is Cellulite?

Cellulite is the term given to lumpy, dimpled flesh, most commonly appearing on the thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen. It is most common in adolescent and adult women. Although cellulite is not a serious medical condition, its appearance can be embarrassing. Cellulite is a structure in the skin and can not be eliminated.

What Causes Cellulite?

Cellulite is estrogen-driven (aren’t females lucky). According to mayoclinic.org, it involves fibrous connective cords that tether the skin to the underlying muscle, with the fat lying between. As fat cells accumulate, they push up against the skin, while the long, tough cords pull down. This creates an uneven surface or dimpling.

Cellulite Risk Factors

Cellulite is much more common in women than men. In fact, most women develop some form of cellulite after puberty. This is due to women’s bodies typically distributing fat in the thighs, buttocks, and hips – common cellulite areas.

Although weight gain or obesity can make cellulite more or less noticeable, some lean people develop cellulite as well. Cellulite tends to occur with aging (when skin loses its elasticity). It also tends to run in families, so genetics may play a role.

Liposuction vs. Sculpturing & Reduction


Contrary to popular belief, liposuction is not an effective treatment for cellulite. Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits. Since it targets fat that resides underneath the skin, it does not target or affect cellulite, which resides on the skin’s surface. At DermaHealth, we opt to address cellulite with a noninvasive, safe approach that directly targets the surface of the dimpled skin.

DermaHealth Sculpturing & Reduction

Our program is designed to reduce the physical appearance of the dimpled skin we associate with cellulite for a short time. Although our treatment will not permanently remove cellulite, it will give your skin a smoother surface, with minimal maintenance. There is no downtime.

Our sculpturing and reduction treatment requires no downtime, and you can exercise any time before and after treatment without any complications.

For more information and to see if you’re a candidate for our sculpturing and reduction treatment, schedule a complimentary consultation with DermaHealth today.