Chicago Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology is one of the first practices in the country to offer the Avéli cellulite treatment. The cause of cellulite involves many factors, including thinning skin, fatbulges, and the fibrous collagen septa bands, which pull the skin down. The septa bands are the main contributing factor to the dimples seen in cellulite. Avéli is a minimally invasive treatment to remove the bands causing these specific dimples.
We have effective devices and treatments to address cellulite, and the gold standard treatment of cellulite is physical subcision. Subcision involves the minimally invasive cutting of the septa bands.
What is Avéli?
Avéli is a brand new, one time in-office, minimally invasive, subcision procedure.
What makes Avéli different, is that it allows for the provider to target specific problem septa, then test and verify that the septa have been released, by pulling the tissue, before moving on, as these bands can often be stubborn.
The treatment area is marked out, local lidocaine anesthesia is instilled, then our Board-certified Dermatologist painlessly utilizes the Aveli hand-piece, a small wand with a retractable blade, inserting it beneath the skin and physically cutting the septa bands that pull down on the skin’s surface, which is the main contributing factor to cellulite.
What to Expect After
Post-procedure bruising is usually mild to moderate, and can last anywhere between one to four weeks. There may be tenderness to pressure when sitting down, easily treated with acetaminophen (Tylenol). Most patients return to normal daily activities within 48 to 72 hours. Light to moderate exercise is permitted after 48 hours. Full results can be seen approximately a month post treatment.