Cellulite is one of the most common cosmetic concerns in the US, affecting almost 90% of women and up to 10% of men. It is also one of the hardest to treat, though not from lack of trying. There are literally hundreds of cellulite treatments available, including massages, creams, magnetic tools, and mechanical devices.
Few cellulite treatments get any results at all, and those that do generally work inconsistently. This does not, however, stop doctors from offering them, at great profit to themselves. So when you're selecting a doctor for cellulite treatment, you have to be a little choosy to make sure you're getting real treatment that will give real benefits.
Is your doctor qualified to treat cellulite? Because cellulite treatment is lucrative, many doctors (and even non-doctors) will offer it. Ask your doctor about his or her board certification. Cellulite is a condition of the skin and should be treated by a doctor qualified in this area, such as a dermatologist.
Does your doctor offer proven treatments? As mentioned above, most cellulite treatments don't work. Talk to your doctor about clinical trials supporting the results of the offered treatment. Don't let them get away with saying, "Yeah, it's clinically proven." Ask for a citation in a reputable journal. This may cause a kerfuffle in the office, but if they can't send you a citation in a day or two, then it's not really clinically proven.
Is your doctor experienced with the treatment? Cellulite removal is technology and technique, science and skill. If your doctor isn't experienced in using the treatment, you may not get optimal results.
If you are looking for a cellulite doctor in New York City, there are many options to choose from, but at the JUVA Skin & Laser Center, we offer clinically-proven cellulite treatments. Our doctors have extensive experience in performing cellulite treatment--we even performed clinical trials to help the most recent advance in cellulite treatment, Cellulaze, get clinical approval.
To learn more about cellulite treatment options, please contact JUVA Skin & Laser Center in New York City, for a consultation.