Dr. A Explains It All: Avéli Cellulite Treatment
Episode: January 21, 2024
Dr. Arash Akhavan discusses Avéli Cellulite Treatment in our NYC office. A transcript from the YouTube video is below.
Hi! I’m Arash Akhavan- Board Certified Dermatologist and owner of The Dermatology and Laser Group in New York City.
As we look ahead to spring and summer, many of you have been planning ahead and asking how you can improve the appearance of cellulite.So today we are going to be talking about cellulite removal and more specifically an exciting new treatment for cellulite called Aveli.
But, first, let’s get into some facts about cellulite:
Cellulite is a condition where the skin usually on the buttock or thigh area of women, becomes lumpy or bumpy, or develops dimples.
Cellulite can affect women of all shapes, sizes, ages, and fitness levels . It's estimated that between 80% to 90% of women will experience cellulite at some point in their lives.
So cellulite is normal and that is important to know that it does not need to be treated.
But studies have shown that most women with cellulite would like treatment, as long as it is effective. And therefore, the cellulite industry is massive.Unfortunately the most diets, pills, exercises, and treatments that have traditionally been used for cellulite are a complete waste of time.Only in recent years, have devices such as Cellfina, Emtone, and now Aveli come out that are FDA cleared and proven effective.
I’m excited to tell you guys about Aveli! But first lets dig a little deeper into what cellulite is.
Here is a diagram showing some differences between male and female skin that can contribute to the increased occurrence of cellulite in women. In women the collagen septa are arranged parallel to the skin and when some of these collagen septa become diseased and constricted, they pull down on the skin causing dimples. If they become weakened that can cause surface irregularities such as rippled skin.
Aveli is a brilliant new device for cellulite. The simplicity of its design is the key to its brilliance. Aveli is basically a very thin probe that is advanced to the septa that are causing cellulite.
Here we see the Aveli device being advanced under the skin to the point of the collagen septa causing cellulite.
A small hook on the end of the device then confirms that the correct septa that is causing the cellulite has been located.
The cellulite causing septa are then released. Finally, the physician is able to confirm that the septa are released by checking again with the hook.
Aveli is done under local anesthesia with lidocaine. The procedure is quick and easy.
Bruising and swelling is typical after Aveli and can last for 1-2 weeks- although this could be more or less.
Patients can resume normal activity as soon as they are comfortable and the swelling has improved.
Results are seen quickly- we have had many patients already showing great results at their two week follow up - making Aveli a great procedure year round.
This is a sampling of some amazing Before and After images of cellulite treatment with Aveli in our office.
Let us know if you have any questions you would like answered about Aveli, cellulite treatment or any other topics!
Hope to see you soon!
Arash Akhavan, MD is founder and owner of The Dermatology and Laser Group, one of the top centers for cosmetic procedures in New York City for over a decade. Arash Akhavan, MD, FAAD is a Board Certified Dermatologist and an Associate Professor at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Akhavan is a Castle Connolly Top Doc, New York Magazine Best Doctor, and Super Doctor featured in The New York Times. Dr. Akhavan is a key opinion leader that has been featured on hundreds of media publications including The New York Times, Allure, Marie Claire, Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan, ABC News, Fox News, Fox 5, NY1, WPIX, and more. He has been featured on nationally syndicated television programs such as The Doctors.
Dr. Akhavan serves as an educator and lecturer for multiple aesthetic device and injectable companies. This allows his office access to newer technologies at an earlier date than other offices, as well as a higher level of expertise in the use of these devices. This, in turn, translates to more effective and safer treatments for our patients.