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How Radiofrequency Technology Works for Cellulite Treatment in Ottawa

With summer around the corner, the days of relaxing by the lake or pool are within reach. And if you’re like most women over the age of 20, you likely have some cellulite that can’t be hidden with bikini bottoms.

Cellulite is a nuisance and a source of embarrassment. You may have tried to reduce the appearance of your cellulite with creams, exercise, and weight loss, only to be disappointed in the results (or lack thereof).

Don’t lose hope! Technology can save the day – and the appearance of your bikini bottom all summer long.

Radiofrequency technology (RF) is a non-surgical, non-invasive, and safe and effective cellulite treatment available right here in Ottawa. RF devices help tighten skin, shrink fat cells, and reduce the appearance of those pesky dimples on your legs and backside.

RF treatments also help tighten and contour skin around your face (the jowls, cheeks, and neck) and body. And best of all, this is a zero-downtime procedure!

What is Cellulite?

There’s a network of connective tissues strands (septae) underneath our skin. These tissues hold fat in place around our muscles. When the septae weaken or the tight weave keeping them together loosens, fat can bulge out between them, creating the dimpled appearance that characterizes cellulite.

Of course, there are any number of causes for cellulite. Genetic factors may play a role in the strength of septae, and hormonal factors and age are also contributing factors. In addition, Women are also more likely than men to have larger fat cells and deposits and weaker septae, making cellulite more common for those with two X chromosomes.

What is Radiofrequency Treatment?

Radiofrequency is a type of energy on the electromagnetic spectrum. RF is measured in frequencies or wavelengths per second. The radiofrequency for skin tightening and cellulite treatments is on the slow end of the spectrum.

RF technology is FDA-approved for cellulite and body contouring treatments. These treatments are safe and effective when performed by knowledgeable and experienced professionals. They know how to successfully administer the treatment to suit your specific treatment needs.

RF devices that can reach deeper layers of skin are comfortable, safe, and effective. RF energy can reach the deeper layers of skin, down to the fat and muscle. The energy creates heat, generating collagen growth and reducing fat cells. Expect your skin to be cooled throughout the procedure for maximum comfort.


The fatty deposits under your skin will drain out through your lymphatic system. The septae will be altered, not pulling as hard on the skin and causing dimples. In turn, the increased collagen production will cause the skin to tighten and thicken, creating a smoother surface. The result is a noticeable reduction in cellulite.

After a course of treatments and depending on your individual needs, the results should last six months to two years. A touch-up treatment once a year is recommended to maintain results.

Radiofrequency cellulite treatment in Ottawa is a fast, easy, and effective way to smooth and tighten your skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite in time for bikini weather.