Capital Laser & Skin Care Expands Cellulite Treatment Options with Two Breakthrough Technologies


Chevy Chase, Maryland – April 6, 2021 – Capital Laser & Skin Care’s commitment to advancing the science of aesthetic treatments once again puts them at the forefront of the cosmetic rejuvenation industry. They’ve added two new treatments for one of the most difficult to treat cosmetic conditions: cellulite.

Because the type of fat that makes up cellulite cannot be burned by the body as fuel, this particular patient complaint is common, but very stubborn. Many factors contribute to the appearance of cellulite, such as skin thickness, genetics, or hormone changes. It is estimated that as many as 80-90% of all adult women have some degree of cellulite on the thighs and buttocks.

Cellulite is defined by its signature “orange peel” texture. Fibrous septae are bands made up of collagen that attach the skin to the underlying muscle layer.  The adipose cushion of the thighs and buttocks weaves through these fibers. When the septae are too short, and/or the fatty layer is thicker, the skin is pulled down and into the cushion, causing dimpling. Skin laxity contributes to the severity of cellulite.

Capital Laser & Skin Care medical director Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi and the team of doctors in ChevyChase, MD now have two treatments that focus specifically on reducing cellulite and creating a smoother, more uniform body contour.

The first is Qwo®, a minimally-invasive injectable, the only one approved by the FDA for cellulite treatment. Its active ingredient, an enzyme called collagenase, dissolves the septae, releasing their hold on the skin and therefore smoothing away the dimples of cellulite and preserving the cushion of the adipose layer so no volume is lost. Qwo® is a treatment suitable for patients of all skin types, ethnicities, and body types, including those with more severe cases of cellulite. Results are visible quickly, as soon as 3 weeks after the first treatment. Capital Laser & Skin Care recommends a series of 3 treatments for patients to achieve their best outcome. There is no need for surgery, and downtime is manageable with bruising as the most common side effect after treatment.

The second treatment, RESONIC™ cellulite treatments by Soliton, utilizes RAP (which stands for Rapid Acoustic Pulse) technology.  These shockwaves pass harmlessly through the epidermis to the septae and adipose tissue, where the energy breaks the hold the septae have on the skin. The dimples are smoothed away by the release of the septae fibers and the acoustic energy stimulates collagen production to tighten and firm up skin. The end result is smooth, youthful looking thighs and buttocks without invasive surgery or  injury to surrounding tissues. A single treatment can reduce cellulite by up to 32.5% according to clinical studies. With no bruising, bleeding, or cutting, there’s no recovery required, and the treatment is virtually pain-free.

With state-of-the-art treatments like Qwo® and RESONIC™ RAP, Capital Laser & Skin Care is committed to bringing the women of the greater Washington D.C. area the most advanced cellulite treatments. They are the premiere cellulite center in the metro Washington DC area.

Dr. Tanzi has a passion for giving patients the best possible treatment in aesthetic dermatology, and she has the awards to match: the Top Doctor Award in 2019 by Bethesda Magazine, and the President’s Award from the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery in both 2014 and 2015. It’s this talent and expertise that sets Capital Laser & Skin Care apart for men and women alike to receive world-class aesthetic treatment with beautiful, natural, successful results.

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Phone: (301) 945-8626
Address:5471 C2 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 200
City: Chevy Chase
State: Maryland
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