AVELI Cellulite Treatment
Dr. Laurie A. Casas Introduces AVELI A New Treatment for Cellulite Dimples in Chicago and the Northshore of Chicago
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What is AVELI?
AVELI is the latest FDA- approved, minimally invasive procedure to get rid of cellulite on butt and thighs in less than an hour! Unlike other treatments for cellulite currently on the market, AVELI allows for precision and verification that the fibrous bands have completely been released.
How does AVELI precisely remove cellulite on the butt, cellulite on thighs, and cellulite on legs?
AVELI is the first and only cellulite device that allows Dr. Laurie A. Casas to identify each septa in a cellulite dimple, then release each septa in the butt or thigh dimple and verify that the septa in the dimple is completely released allowing the skin surface to be smooth. Dr. Laurie Casas will help you in getting rid of cellulite on your thighs and butt caused by cellulite dimples in a single procedure with real-time confirmation. If you also have skin laxity or focal deposits of fat, Dr. Laurie Casas will review the options to treat these. To date, AVELI is the best treatment for cellulite dimples because Dr. Casas can identify, then release septa within the cellulite dimple of the butt or thigh and verify that the dimple is completely released. This results in smoother skin in the butt and thighs. A typical appointment will take around an hour and a half depending on the treatment plan.
What is cellulite and what causes cellulite?
Cellulite is a very common condition, with over 90 percent of all women affected. There are 3 components that lead to the appearance of dimpled skin called cellulite. As we age, our fat cells get larger, skin gets thinner, and the fibrous bands under the skin tighten irregularly. These fibrous bands called septa stiffen or shrink over time causing cellulite butt dimples and leg dimples. Unfortunately, weight loss, massage, and topical creams do not always address the problem of a true cellulite dimple. An individual dimple can have 7-10 individual septa that create the one dimple! There are no exercises to get rid of cellulite either. AVELI, a unique device, allows Dr. Laurie Casas to precisely identify, release each septa and then verify the dimple on the butt or thigh is completely released and the skin is smooth. There are various treatments on how to remove cellulite, although no other procedure allows for this kind of precision and verification.
Reasons to have AVELI
- To get rid of cellulite and to have smoother skin of your butt or thighs
- Visible reduction in cellulite dimples of your butt and thighs
- Little downtime
- A single office visit for the procedure that allows for verification that the cellulite dimple is released, and the skin is smooth
Best candidate for AVELI
Women with discrete cellulite butt and thigh dimples with minimal skin laxity and minimal to no localized fat.
What to expect
After a thorough consultation with our nationally recognized female board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Laurie Casas will first determine the best comprehensive treatment on how to get rid of cellulite on butt or thighs. She will then differentiate and educate you on whether the areas have skin laxity, focal fat deposits, or cellulite dimples. Dr. Casas can provide and perform treatment options for all three separate issues that create cellulite looking skin. If you have and you want help in getting rid of cellulite dimples of the butt and thighs, she will offer AVELI. For severe skin laxity, she will review the treatment protocols to improve thigh and butt skin appearance and skin laxity. If you also have focal fat deposits, Dr. Casas will review timing and treatment options to treat the fat.
AVELI treatment protocol
To reduce bruising and to accelerate the healing process, Dr. Casas will instruct you on dietary restrictions and start you on topical treatment with Alastin Reform and Repair. Patients typically drive to and from their AVELI treatment. Before the procedure is started, a local anesthetic is injected into the area being treated. Dr. Casas then uses the AVELI device which she passes under the anesthetized skin to identify each septa within each dimple. Dr Casas has found as many as 20 septa in each dimple. Once every septa is released, she will verify that the dimple is completely released. Following the release of every dimple, Dr. Casas will cover the area with an absorbent dressing and cushioned pads, along with a tight workout legging to minimize bruising and swelling post procedure. Patients may return to normal activities immediately after the treatment. Dr. Casas asks that you avoid vigorous lower body exercise, like running for 10-14 days. Patients describe moderate discomfort when sitting on the treated areas for 2-3 days then minimal discomfort for up to 1-2 weeks.
Aveli Clinical Results
AVELI was studied on 74 patients across 9 clinical sites. A total of 95.6% of patients were responders on the Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale. 80% of the patients were either much improved or very much improved. No unanticipated, serious, or severe adverse events occurred in the study.
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What to expect post-procedure
Within 1-2 days, minimal downtime is to be expected, you may experience mild discomfort or pain. Clear or pink fluid may leak from the insertion points for 24-48 hours and resolve within a week, typically.
Within 14 days, wear compression clothing as much as possible to help reduce swelling and bruising. You may engage in light physical activity. Strenuous activity may increase side effects. As swelling and bruising subsides, you should start seeing smoother skin.
Within 30 days, avoid extended sun exposure and use sunscreen over the insertion points. Most bruising is fully resolved within 30 days of the procedure. By one month you should see a reduction in the appearance of cellulite.
Within 90 days, after photos will be taken. Areas of firmness are expected, and you may perform firm massage until resolved. A minority of patients will experience area of numbness that typically resolves within the first 60 days. Results should be visible by 90 days.
- Aveli Precision Cellulite Device. Mountain View, CA: Revelle Aesthetics, Inc:2021.
- Casas, L., et al. (2021). An Analysis of Patient-Reported Outcomes of Topical Tripeptide/Hexapeptide Formulations Utilized in a Prospective Randomized Double-Blind Split Neck and Body Study. Aesthetic Surgery Journal Open Forum 3(1): 1-9.
- Smith, J., Sheehan, M., Casas, L. (2019). “Using the BODY-Q to Evaluate Appearance and Quality of Life Following Treatment of Skin Laxity of the Outer Thigh with Microfocused Ultrasound and Calcium Hydroxylapatite”. Aesthetic Surgery Journal 40(11): 1219-1231.