Cottage cheese, orange peel, hail damage — whatever nickname you use, it all means one thing: Lumpy, bump cellulite is destroying the look of your smooth, young-looking skin.

Because of where and how it forms, cellulite can be a lot harder to get rid of than other types of fat deposits that tend to diminish with diet and exercise. Even your most dedicated and valiant weight-loss efforts can still leave you with cellulite on your arms, neck, knees, and other areas.

Fortunately, at Baheri Wellness Center in Beverly Hills, California, Mehran Baheri, MD, offers the MiniFX® system by Contoura® that destroys superficial fatty deposits and smooths out unattractive cellulite. Here’s how it works.

Cellulite: why we have it

Cellulite is really common, affecting up to 90 percent of women. Its lumpy, bumpy texture happens when fat pushes upward against the skin’s natural network of fibrous connective tissue.

Individual bands of tissue “compartmentalize” tiny areas of fat, making your skin look bumpy and uneven. While anyone can develop cellulite, it’s a lot more common among women, and it tends to be more visible in people with thin skin. Genetics and hormones may also play a role in cellulite formation.

Contoura: the solution for cellulite

The Contoura system uses an innovative radiofrequency (RF) delivery system developed by InMode®, a leader in RF body-sculpting technology. RF energy delivers heat energy below the skin surface, where cellulite deposits are found. The heat gently breaks down fat cell walls, essentially liquefying fat, so it can be removed by the body naturally over time.

MiniFX is the more targeted version of Contoura’s BodyFX® system, designed to target fat deposits in larger parts of the body. MiniFX uses a smaller handpiece and more focused energy, making it ideal for smaller areas like the neck, knees, chin, and upper arms (one of the most difficult areas to slim down).

MiniFX treatment: what to expect

MiniFX treatment begins with an evaluation of your “trouble spots,” so your treatment can be customized from the start. During treatment, Dr. Baheri passes the MiniFX device across your skin.

The device uses suction to pull up small areas of your skin, enabling the RF energy to be delivered more deeply and effectively. Heat delivery is automatically controlled to achieve the best temperatures for maximum results while still protecting your skin and keeping you comfortable.

As the device gently heats your fat cells, the RF energy also tones and tightens the overlying skin. Deep heating ramps up your skin’s production of collagen and elastin, so skin looks and feels smoother and firmer over time.

Most patients benefit from a series of about 6-8 treatments spaced out over time. Like BodyFX, MiniFX delivers results without surgery, incisions, anesthesia, or downtime, making it a convenient and effective option for getting rid of lumpy, bumpy cellulite.

Learn more about MiniFX

Are you ready to say goodbye to your cellulite? MiniFX and BodyFX could be the solution you’re looking for. To learn more about Contoura treatments at Baheri Wellness Center, call our office or book a consultation online today.

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