AvéliTM Long-Term Cellulite Reduction Procedure

Up to 90% of women have bothersome cellulite3 and we at Maine Direct Dermatology are excited to be one of the first in Maine to offer Avéli™ for a meaningful and lasting reduction in cellulite dimples1
Consultation is required to assess if Avéli™ is the right procedure for you and to provide a personalized estimate.

What is cellulite and why do I have it?

Cellulite is a depression of any shape or size with visible, defined edges seen on the surface of the skin, typically on the buttocks or thighs. A major underlying cause of cellulite are the fibrous bands that tether your skin to the structures below. These bands are called septa.2 Some septa are good (and you want them as connective tethers), but others stiffen or shrink over time and lead to the dimples we see on the surface and call cellulite.2
It’s important to distinguish cellulite from other concerns like laxity or localized fat, which we can talk you through during a consultation in our office. You should also know that cellulite is not your fault (genetics and hormones play a role), and you are not alone!

What is an AvéliTM cellulite reduction treatment?

Avéli™ is a no-nonsense approach to treating cellulite based on a deep understanding of women’s anatomy. While many treatments approach cellulite blindly from the outside-in, Avéli™ identifies and releases the primary structural cause of cellulite from the inside-out in a single minimally-invasive procedure with little downtime.2
Avéli™ addresses the primary structural cause of cellulite in 4 steps:
You’ll receive a local anesthetic to ensure a pain-free experience.
Dr. Goddard guides the Avéli™ device under the skin directly to the targeted dimples.2
After she identifies the culprit septa bands causing a dimple, those septa are precisely released.2
Dr. Goddard will then confirm their release in real-time, delivering visibly smoother skin quickly after the procedure.2,4
How does it work?

Avéli™ is an option for a range of women across the cellulite severity spectrum. The procedure is performed by Dr. Goddard and uses a handheld device to manually target and release the complicated web of septa bands causing cellulite dimples.2

Common Questions

How do I know if Avéli™ is right for me?

If you are a woman looking for long-term reduction in cellulite dimples from a single, minimally invasive in-office procedure, Avéli™ could be for you!1 Schedule a consultation with us to determine if you are a candidate.

Does Avéli™ only treat cellulite dimples?

Avéli™ treats the septa bands causing cellulite dimples.2 It is not a procedure that addresses other concerns often seen alongside cellulite, such as laxity (loose skin) or localized pockets of fat.

Is it painful?

You’ll receive a local anesthetic prior to the procedure. While you may feel some movement or pressure, this is a pain-free procedure.

Will I need multiple sessions?

Nope! During a single cellulite procedure, Dr. Goddard will fully treat the targeted cellulite dimples on both your buttocks and thighs.4

How long does the procedure take?

A typical procedure will take around an hour, including local anesthesia and the procedure itself. Exact timing will vary depending on your personalized procedure plan from Dr. Goddard.

Is there any downtime after the procedure?

Little to none. In the clinical study, most patients returned to normal activities within 24-48 hours.4

Are there any side effects?

 In the clinical study, the most common side effects reported were mild pain within the first 24 hours with bruising and tenderness to the touch that typically resolved within 30 days. Small areas of firmness, usually not visible or painful, typically resolve in a couple of months.4

How quickly will I see improvement in my cellulite?

Avéli™ cellulite reduction results should be visible once swelling and bruising subsides. By one-month post-procedure you should start to see the effects!4

 Can I work out or exercise after the procedure?

Some patients returned to normal activities within one day of the procedure and most within a week. We recommend avoiding any strenuous activities or workouts in the first few days/weeks to allow the area to heal.5 We will provide you with complete post-procedure expectations and recommendations based on your individual treatment.

How long will the results last?

Clinical data shows that Avéli™ demonstrates long term efficacy for the reduction in the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks and thigh areas. Photos take at 1 year show sustained resolution of treated dimples.

As with any medical procedure, there are risks associated with the procedure. Consult with your physician for full safety information.

  1. Stevens WG et al. Aesthet Surg J. 2022 Nov 10. sjac291. doi10.1093/asj/sjac010. Online ahead of print.
  2. Stevens WG, et al. Aesthet Surg J. 2022;42(8):937-945.
  3. Emanuele E. Cellulite: advances in treatment: facts and controversies. Clin Dermatol. 2013;31(6):725-30. 
  4. Stevens WG, et al. Aesthet Surg J. 2022 Jul 5;sjac179. doi:10.1093/asj/sjac179.
  5. Avéli Precision Cellulite Device. Instructions for Use. Mountain View, CA: Revelle Aesthetics, Inc; 2022. https://myaveli.com/ifu