Cellulite Reduction

Skin Tightening and Cellulite Reduction

Reducing the appearance of cellulite is one of the top aesthetic concerns for many for many women. Estimates are as high as 80% of women who want eliminate or reduce the amount of cellulite on their bodies, particularly for their thighs.

Non Surgical Cellulite Reduction Indianapolis

Cellulite is seen on the skin as dimpled or lumpy skin, often referred to as a “cottage cheese” appearance. Cellulite occurs when subcutaneous fat deposits push through layers of collagen fibers or connective tissues under the skin creating a dimpled or lumpy appearance on the stomach, thighs and buttock’s areas. Even if you lose weight or at your optimal weight, cellulite can still be a problem. For many people who lose weight, they see that looser skin can result in cellulite becoming even more noticeable.

Cellulite Reduction Treatment Options

Fortunately, Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery offers many non-surgical treatments to reduce the appearance of cellulite. These treatments are non-invasive body contouring procedures that reduce cellulite, fat, and improve the tone and quality of skin.

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Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery offers the latest and clinically proven non-surgical therapies to give his patients consistent rejuvenation results. Dr. Greg Chernoff performs research and provides alpha and beta testing for the major cosmetic laser, radio frequency, and ultrasound companies. This is the research and testing done prior to FDA-approval. This experience allows his expertise and Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery to offer cutting edge, effective therapies.

What Is Cellulite And What Causes Cellulite?

The skin’s connective tissue surrounds fat cells which are arranged in chambers. The margins of these chambers contain septae. Over time, the fat cells increase in size and number. This phenomenon together with accumulation of localized edema, push the skin’s surface between the septae in an upward direction. This is what creates the lumpy and dimpled skin appearance, also known as the ‘cottage cheese’ appearance, associated with cellulite.

While the exact cause of cellulite is not well understood, there are a number of contributing factors, such as:

  • Hormonal Factors: Hormones play a role in cellulite formation.
  • Genetics: Cellulite can be a condition that runs in the family.
  • Poor Diet: Diets high in fats, carbohydrates, salt and sugar cause you to gain weight, which makes the fat cells bigger.

How Does Rf Energy Reduce Cellulite?

Treatments that use a combination of Mono-polar Radiofrequency (RF), Bi-polar Radiofrequency (RF), and Infrared Light Energy deploy targeted heat to adipose tissue. The combination of these energies increases the metabolism of stored energy, increases lymphatic drainage and reduces or shrinks the size of the actual fat cells and fat chambers. The net result is gradual smoothening of the skin’s surface with a noticeable reduction in cellulite.

How Does Rf Energy Work?

RF energy uses laser diodes to heat the deeper layers of tissue breaking down the fat and cellulite. The bi-polar radio frequency (RF) accurately targets the fat and cellulite, transmitting energy pulses through the skin into the fat. In some treatment areas, our providers use lymphatic massage to improve lymphatic drainage and blood circulation. These three elements can dramatically improve the look and feel of both the deep and superficial skin layers by rejuvenating skin, reducing cellulite and contouring the body.

Each treatment is 15-45 minutes or more depending on the body area or size of the area treated. There is no downtime with this treatment. This therapy is non-invasive, there are few real risks associated with it. Occasionally, patients may experience some discomfort or swelling, which is easily managed. Dr. Chernoff advises that patients can return to work or other normal activities directly following their cellulite reduction procedure.

What Results Can You Expect After Your Velashape Treatment?

Patients can see results even after the first treatment. However, most patients produce the best results after a series of treatments. During your consultation, Dr. Chernoff or one of our experienced providers, will suggest the appropriate number of treatments you will need for optimal results.

The cost of the treatment depends on the size of the area or areas treated. Smaller areas requiring less time will cost less than larger areas. After your consultation with Dr. Chernoff, we will provide you with the estimated pricing information for your treatment. This treatment is comparable to other cellulite and skin toning treatments available.


Yes, Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery is among the first doctors’ offices in Santa Rosa, California to offer QWO, an injectable prescription medication to treat cellulite and reduce dimpling skin or “cottage cheese” appearance in the buttocks. Learn more about QWO.

Prior to any treatment or procedure, Dr. Chernoff or one of our trained and certified Health Care Providers determine if you are a candidate, review the risk and benefits, and provide all possible treatment alternatives.

Why Dr. Greg Chernoff For Your Laser/rf Energy For Face And Body Treatments?

When considering laser/RF energy sources for cosmetic enhancement face and body procedures, finding the right aesthetic doctor can mean the difference between great results and less than optimal results. Board certification, advanced training and skills, along with years of experience are important factors to consider when selecting your cosmetic physician.

At Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Rosa, CA, you can be reassured that Dr. Greg Chernoff has the appropriate surgical certifications, extensive knowledge, experience, surgical skill and aesthetic vision. Dr. Chernoff is a renowned aesthetic surgeon and educator.

Over the last 20-years, Dr. Chernoff has significantly contributed to the advancements in Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine. He was one of the pioneers of both surgical and non-surgical laser therapy. He wrote one of the very first papers on CO2 Laser Resurfacing. His laser research is extensive and has been instrumental in developing and refining accepted laser techniques utilized by physicians worldwide. Research is important to him since it allows him to stay on the cutting edge of new therapies and techniques.

You can trust your cosmetic laser/RF energy cosmetic face and body contouring treatments to Dr. Chernoff, a triple board certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon. Dr. Chernoff is certified by The American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The American Board of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Chernoff is an expert face and body cosmetic enhancement physician who has performed thousands of non-surgical aesthetic procedures for men and women in Santa Rosa, CA, and the surrounding communities for over 20 years.