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Avéli is an FDA-approved device that eliminates cellulite from within. If you are bothered by the look of cellulite on your thighs and buttocks, topical treatments may not help. The root cause of the condition is just under the skin, where fibrous bands pull the skin down, and fat cells protrude. Cellulite affects around 85 to 90% of women, so you should know you’re not alone. (1) Not only that, but it develops in people of any body type and any weight, so it is not related to the amount of fat you have. With Avéli’s precise technology, you can say goodbye to unwanted bumps and dimples. 

At Skin Perfect Medical Aesthetics, we understand the importance of providing our patients with innovative and effective solutions for their skin concerns. Our team of experienced professionals, led by Dr. Gideon Kwok, is dedicated to staying ahead of the curve and offering the most effective and safe treatments available. Aveli is available at two of our Southern California locations: 

Please call to schedule your appointment with us. Alternatively, feel free to reach out to us with our online form, and a staff member will respond promptly. 

Looking for cellulite treatment in Glendora? See our Cellfina page for more information.

What is Cellulite? 

Cellulite is not related to body fat percentage, rather, it is related to connective tissues called fibrous septae under the skin. These strong bands pull the skin from within and allow fat cells to push through the skin more, creating an uneven, dimpled appearance. Exercise and dieting may not work for those who are predisposed to having a lot of cellulite.  Healthy individuals live with this purely cosmetic issue, and many feel self-conscious about it. 

Another factor has to do with the strength and quality of the skin; a weakened dermal layer– the second layer of skin beneath the epidermis- contributes to the development of cellulite. Finally, hormones seem to have one of the strongest effects on its prevalence. Research has found that women may be more affected by cellulite due to higher estrogen levels. There are studies to support this theory; men with androgen deficiency, a condition characterized by lower testosterone levels, are more likely to develop cellulite. The condition allows estrogen to rise over their testosterone levels. (2)  

Benefits of Avéli 

With Avéli, you can achieve the long-lasting results of smoother skin alongside a variety of procedural benefits:

  • Most patients only require 1 treatment session. 
  • Incisions are only 3 mm long, promoting a faster recovery. 
  • It does not damage the skin of the treatment area. 
  • It can be performed utilizing just local anesthesia.
  • Removal of the fibrous septae allows for smoother-looking skin.
  • The procedure can be completed in just 1 hour. 
  • Results can be further enhanced with other methods of skin rejuvenation like Sylfirm X RF microneedling– a treatment that can fade stretch marks and scars. 
  • Avéli is considered a subcision technique of cellulite removal, the most comprehensive and effective method of eliminating cellulite. (3)

Personal Consultation

During your consultation at one of our Skin Perfect locations, your skincare specialist will examine the quality, texture, and tone of your skin and provide you with viable treatment options to address your specific aesthetic concerns. They will be able to answer your questions concerning Avéli and how it compares to other cellulite treatments available. 

If you’re ready to take the first step today, book a consultation online or call our Brea office at (714) 278-3501 or our Rancho Cucamonga location at (909) 281-9020.


Patients should stop taking medication and dietary supplements that may prolong bleeding 2 weeks prior to their Avéli treatment to ensure there are no complications during the procedure. Your doctor will order and evaluate your blood tests to identify any underlying conditions that could interfere with your results or recovery; for example, blood clotting disorders may disqualify you from the treatment. 

Procedure Steps 

Prior to any incision, one of our medical professionals will have you lie down on your belly so that they may use a marker to distinguish the cellulite dimples from the surrounding skin. Next, they will administer injections of local anesthesia around the area to ensure that you’re completely comfortable. 

The device itself is made of 3 main parts: the distal end, the handle, and the blade; both the distal end and blade will enter just under the skin in order to release the fibrous septae- roughly 10 to 20 mm beneath the surface. (4) The distal end, the long, thin end of the device, will then be able to move around freely just under the skin. Your medical professional will be able to identify the tip of the distal end- where the blade is- through a light that shines through. They will release the blade and tug at the fibrous septae to locate them and release them, effectively smoothing out the surface of the skin immediately. With every cut, an indentation disappears. After enough cellulite has been targeted, your specialist will withdraw the distal end of Avéli and patch the tiny incision with gauze and surgical tape- this type of incision doesn’t require sutures. All Avéli incisions are strategically placed within discreet curves of the body.

Avéli v.s. Cellfina 

Cellfina is a similar device to Avéli, but there are distinct differences that make the latter more advanced. Avéli is equipped with a light at the blade end, allowing trained professionals precise control over the treatment area. The blade design is also curved, allowing it to tug on the fibrous septae prior to excision, allowing more feedback on which bands to target. Cellfina, however, has been FDA-approved since 2015, so more long-term studies have been conducted. This research shows that patients can maintain results for more than 3 years. (3) We offer both treatments at Skin Perfect, so your skincare specialist can discuss the pros and cons of each and how they relate to your expectations. 

Recovery and Results 

Swelling, discomfort, and sensitivity are common side effects you may experience during the first few days. Luckily, prescription medications are not necessary; many patients find relief with over-the-counter remedies. You may benefit from icing the area or wearing a compression garment to reduce these symptoms. In the first 2 weeks post-procedure, you should avoid strenuous activities and working out so that you don’t further irritate your incisions or increase your risk of infection. You should keep in mind that it’s normal to have residual sensitivity for up to 1 month. Finally, small areas of firmness and softness on your treatment area are perfectly normal; the texture and feel of the treatment area will correct itself with time. If you find that these areas persist, you can apply a gentle massage for a few minutes every day until it resolves. After 3 months, your final results will settle in and you will be able to flaunt your smoother skin with confidence. 

Corresponding & Complementary Procedures 

Sylfirm X RF Microneedling 

Sylfirm X is an advanced cosmetic device used to reduce skin irregularities such as fine lines and wrinkles, scars, and unwanted pigmentations. Sylfirm X’s needles penetrate superficially into the dermis, stimulating increased production of collagen and elastin fibers, connective proteins that contribute to the skin’s youthfulness and overall vitality. The needles also rearrange existing fibers, promoting the perpendicular formation of collagen fibers rather than the parallel formations found in scar tissue and stretch marks. Radiofrequency (RF) energy is a type of thermal energy that serves to contract connective proteins in the dermis, providing a tightening effect. Sylfirm X can be used in various areas of the body and in conjunction with Avéli to further enhance your results. 


Emsculpt is a 100% non-invasive device that emits electromagnetic energy to amplify the definition of the abdominal muscles. As it stimulates muscle contractions, it also burns and melts fat away without the effort or soreness associated with going to the gym. Patients often describe tingling with this 30-minute procedure, but there are no lasting side effects- only a sculpted, toned abdomen. While this treatment is unrelated to Avéli, the results can pair well with your newly contoured thighs, hips, or buttocks. 

Cost of Avéli in Brea 

We understand that affordability plays a crucial role in your decision-making process. Rest assured, our team is committed to transparency and will provide you with a clear breakdown of all expenses associated with your Avéli treatment during your personal consultation. This ensures that you have a complete understanding of the financial investment required. If interested, please consider applying for CareCredit which will allow you to make affordable payments for your treatment. Call one of the locations below to book Avéli treatment at Skin Perfect.

If you’d like to consider all the options available to you at Skin Perfect, feel free to browse through our blog. We will guide and inform you every step of the way.


Can Aveli tighten lax skin?

Aveli only allows fat to spread evenly throughout the treatment area through the removal of fibrous bands that create cellulite, but it doesn’t have any skin-tightening capabilities. 

How many incisions will I need for Aveli? 

Aveli typically only requires one incision per leg/buttock since the distal end of the device is long and can treat a large treatment area. 

Is Aveli more effective than topical creams for cellulite reduction? 

Aveli is more effective because it eliminates the root cause of cellulite, whereas topical treatment may only temporarily reduce the appearance by increasing collagen and elastin production in the skin. 


  1. Young VL, DiBernardo BE. Comparison of Cellulite Severity Scales and Imaging Methods. Aesthetic Surgery Journal. 2020;41(6). doi:https://doi.org/10.1093/asj/sjaa226 
  2. Bass LS, Kaminer MS. Insights Into the Pathophysiology of Cellulite: A Review. Dermatologic Surgery. 2020;46(1):S77-S85. doi:https://doi.org/10.1097/DSS.0000000000002388 
  3. Sadick N. Treatment for cellulite. International Journal of Women’s Dermatology. 2019;5(1):68-72. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijwd.2018.09.002 
  4. Friedmann D, Vick G, Mishra V. Cellulite: a review with a focus on subcision. Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology. 2017;Volume 10:17-23. doi:https://doi.org/10.2147/ccid.s95830