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Cellulite Treatment Brisbane | Cellulite Injections, Subcision & Lipodissolve

Cellulite treatment has seen advances in recent times, with novel approaches providing promising outcomes for those desiring to lessen the look of cellulite with longer-lasting results.

Dr Aj is interested in treating cellulite and other non-surgical body sculpting and skin tightening techniques. He has developed unique non-surgical procedures for cellulite, targeting mild, moderate-to-severe cellulite. The treatments have long-lasting effects, unlike endomologie or RF and ultrasound, which last weeks to months; subcision with cellulite injections or lipodissolve has a longevity of up to 2 years.

Body consultations cost $100, redeemable with any injectable treatment with Dr Aj. We can also organise an initial virtual call if you are time-poor.

Cellulite Treatment Cost: per A4 area – $1499 for subcision +/- lipodissolve.

Please book online or call 07 3350 5447 for a body consultation with Dr Aj.

Dr AJ specialises in non-surgical body sculpting treatments, including biostimulator injections for skin tightening, cellulite treatment, fat dissolving injections with lipodissolve for body and chin, subcision, body threads and body slimming injections for calf slimming, trapezius and masseters. The cost for body sculpting consultations is $100 – redeemable on any treatment with him. Call 0733505447 or book online for a body sculpting consultation with Dr AJ.

Before and after cellulite treatment with Dr AJ

Before and after one cellulite treatment with Dr AJ * results are individual.

Cellulite Treatment Overview

Cellulite treatments include subcision, an effective technique that releases fibrous septae responsible for creating the dimples of cellulite, lipodissolve a minimally invasive fat reduction method that works by dissolving fat pockets and the use of biostimulating fillers as cellulite injections that work to improve skin texture by stimulating collagen production.

Biostimulating fillers also have a skin-tightening effect and help treat stretch marks. Finally, PDO threads or lifting body threads provide an alternative to assist with body contouring and collagen remodelling benefits.

In addition to treatment, adopting a healthy diet and lifestyle choices aid in maintaining the longevity of results. Weight gain or loss, as well as diets or lifestyles that promote oxidative stress, are detrimental to the longevity of your results.

How much improvement to expect with Cellulite Injections?

With subcision and cellulite injections, there will be a one to two-grade improvement in cellulite. This can be further improved with additional treatment and maintained with suitable lifestyle modification. Generally, one treatment of subcision is required per area. However, this is variable.

Cellulite Treatment Costs

The cost of cellulite treatment varies depending on the size of the area. On average the thigh, buttocks or stomach area, you expect base treatment to be around $1299. If biostimulating fillers are required, there is an additional cost depending on the amount required. This can only be determined after consultation with Dr AJ

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Cellulite is a widespread problem among women, and various non-surgical treatments are available to improve its aesthetic. Biostimulating injections, subcision, lipodissolve, and PDO threads are practical options that stimulate collagen production or dissolve fat in the affected area.

While these treatments have their benefits, it’s essential to be aware of side effects and have a consultation with our Doctor so you can decide if this treatment is proper for you. If you’re interested in cellulite treatment, contact Pearl Medispa for body sculpting services in Brisbane and book an appointment with Dr Aj. The consultation cost is $100, fully redeemable on all body sculpting or injectable treatments with him within four weeks of consultation.

Please book online or call 07 3350 5447 for a body consultation with Dr Aj.

Further Info on Cellulite Treatment

  • Cellulite Injections
    • a. What are Biostimulating Injections?
    • b. Benefits of Biostimulating Injections
  • Subcision
    • a. What is Subcision?
    • b. Benefits of Subcision
    • c. Combining Subcision with Biostimulator Injections
  • Lipodissolve
    • a. What is Lipodissolve?
    • b. Benefits of Lipodissolve
    • c. How it Works to Dissolve Fat and Improve cellulite
  • PDO Threads
    • a. What are PDO Threads?
    • b. Benefits of PDO Threads
    • c. How They Stimulate Collagen in the Area Affected by Cellulite
  • Risks and Side Effects of Cellulite Treatments
    • a. Potential Risks and Side Effects of Cellulite Treatments
    • b. How to Minimise Risk and Side Effects
  • FAQs about Cellulite Treatment
    • What is the most effective treatment for cellulite?
    • How did the Kardashians get rid of cellulite?
    • Can you scientifically get rid of cellulite?
    • What is the new cellulite injection for 2023?

1. Biostimulating Injections for Cellulite Treatment

Biostimulating fillers are a non-surgical body sculpting treatment used to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Injections containing hyaluronic acid, poly-L-lactic acid or calcium hydroxylapatite fill deficit areas and generate collagen production to enhance the skin’s texture. The benefits include improved skin tone, reduced cellulite, and improved skin texture in areas with cellulite.

a. What are Biostimulating Injections?

Biostimulating injections introduce specific substances into the affected area, promoting collagen production within the skin’s deeper layers. Collagen is an essential protein that maintains skin elasticity and firmness; stimulating growth helps restore a smoother surface appearance while reducing visible signs of cellulite.

b. Benefits of Biostimulating Injections

  • Improved Skin Tone: By promoting collagen growth, biostimulating injections help enhance overall skin quality resulting in a more even-toned complexion.
  • Reduced Cellulite: As these treatments target underlying causes of cellulite formation, like weakened connective tissues or poor circulation, they can effectively minimise its visibility on your body.
  • Increase Volume: The added boost in collagen levels improves texture and provides some volumising effects to treated areas, creating a fuller appearance where needed.

c. Biostimulating Filler as Cellulite Injection

Due to TGA regulations, three biostimulating injections are available on the Australian market; we cannot name these on the website. So it is best to contact our doctors for a consultation.

2. Subcision

Subcision is a minimally invasive procedure used for cellulite treatment. It works by breaking up fibrous bands beneath the skin that cause dimpling. This innovative treatment offers numerous benefits, including improved skin texture, reduced dimpling, and increased circulation in the treated area. Furthermore, subcision can be combined with biostimulator injections, lipodissolve, and fat-dissolving injections for maximum results.

a. What is Subcision?

Subcision involves inserting a needle into the affected area and cutting through the fibrous bands using a cannula or needle. These fibrous bands pull down on your skin’s surface and create that characteristic “cottage cheese” appearance of cellulite. By severing these connections, subcision allows your skin to return to its natural position, resulting in smoother-looking skin.

b. Benefits of Subcision

  • Improved Skin Texture: By releasing tension from fibrous bands beneath the skin’s surface, subcision helps create a more even texture across treated areas.
  • Reduced Dimpling: As mentioned earlier, this treatment targets one of the primary causes of cellulite – those pesky fibrous bands – leading to less visible dimpling on your thighs or buttocks.
  • Increase Circulation: Breaking up these tight connections can also improve blood flow within affected regions, which may help further reduce cellulite over time and promote overall healthier-looking skin.

c. Combining Subcision with Biostimulator Injections

To achieve optimal results when treating stubborn cellulite cases or larger areas requiring treatment, subcision can be combined with biostimulator or fat-dissolving injections. Dr Aj will assess your particular cellulite and be able to advise the best treatment combinations for you.

Subcision is an effective cellulite treatment, as it helps to break up the bands of fibrous tissue that cause the dimpling. Lipodissolve is another non-surgical body sculpting option that injects a solution into targeted areas to dissolve fat and improve cellulite appearance.

3. Lipodissolve

Lipodissolve is a fat-dissolving cellulite injection that targets stubborn fat deposits beneath the skin, contributing to cellulite formation. This injectable solution offers a minimally invasive alternative for women in Brisbane looking to improve their skin texture and reduce cellulite’s appearance without surgery.

a. What is Lipodissolve?

Lipodissolve injects a specially formulated solution containing phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholic acid into the affected area. These active ingredients work together to break down fat cells, which are then naturally eliminated by your body’s lymphatic system over time.

b. Benefits of Lipodissolve

  • Improved Skin Texture: By targeting and dissolving unwanted fat deposits, Lipodissolve helps smoothen out your skin’s surface, reducing the dimpled appearance caused by cellulite.
  • Reduced Fat Deposits: The lipolytic action of phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate effectively breaks down localised pockets of excess fat, allowing you to achieve a more contoured silhouette.
  • Improved Circulation: As your body works to eliminate dissolved fat cells through natural waste removal processes, circulation in treated areas may also be enhanced.
  • No Surgery Required: This minimally invasive procedure does not require any incisions or anesthesia like traditional surgical methods do; it can be completed within one hour with minimal downtime required afterwards.

c. How it Works to Dissolve Fat and Improve cellulite

During a Lipodissolve treatment, the solution is injected directly into targeted areas of fat deposits using a fine needle. The phosphatidylcholine and deoxycholate combination disrupts the adipocytes’ cell membrane, allowing their contents to be processed by your body’s lymphatic system. Your body then naturally processes and eliminates these waste products.

It’s important to note that while Lipodissolve can effectively reduce localised pockets of excess fat, it should not be considered a weight loss solution or an alternative to a healthy diet and exercise habits. Depending on individual needs and desired outcomes, multiple sessions may be required to achieve optimal results from this cellulite treatment.

If you’re interested in exploring Lipodissolve as part of your non-surgical body sculpting journey at Pearl with Dr Aj, our body sculpting expert.

Lipodissolve is a safe and effective way to reduce the appearance of cellulite without surgery, providing long-lasting results with minimal downtime. Moving on from Lipodissolve, PDO Threads are another non-invasive treatment option that can help improve the look of cellulite.

4. PDO Threads

PDO threads are collagen-stimulating threads used to improve the appearance of cellulite by tightening and stimulating collagen production in the affected area. These innovative, non-surgical treatments provide immediate results with minimal downtime or discomfort compared to traditional surgery methods. In this section, we will discuss what PDO threads are, their benefits, and how they work to stimulate collagen in areas affected by cellulite.

a. What are PDO Threads?

PDO (Polydioxanone) threads are absorbable surgical sutures repurposed for aesthetic use because they lift and tighten sagging skin while promoting new collagen growth. Depending on the treatment area and desired effect, they come in various lengths and thicknesses. The procedure involves inserting these fine threads into the skin using a needle or cannula device, which is then removed, leaving only the thread behind.

b. Benefits of PDO Threads

  • Improved Skin Tone: As new collagen forms around the inserted thread, it helps restore elasticity and firmness, improving skin tone.
  • Reduced Dimpling: Lifting sagging skin tissue caused by cellulite formation makes dimpling less noticeable, giving a smoother appearance.
  • Increased Volume: Collagen stimulation can help add volume to areas where fat deposits have created depressions within your skin’s surface, leading to improved contouring effects.
  • No Surgery Required: The minimally invasive nature of this treatment means no incisions or general anesthesia is required, making it an attractive option for those seeking a non-surgical solution to cellulite.
  • Minimal Downtime: Most patients can return to their daily activities immediately after the procedure with only mild swelling or bruising as potential side effects.

c. How They Stimulate Collagen in the Area Affected by Cellulite

The PDO threads create a controlled injury within the skin’s dermis layer, which triggers your body’s natural healing response. This process involves increased blood flow and nutrients to the area, stimulating fibroblast cells responsible for producing collagen and elastin fibres. As these new fibres form around the thread, they help tighten and lift sagging skin tissue while improving overall skin texture.

In addition to promoting collagen production, PDO threads may have an additional role in helping reduce localised fat deposits.

5. Risks and Side Effects of Cellulite Treatments

While non-surgical cellulite treatments offer a range of benefits, it’s essential to be aware of the potential risks and side effects associated with these procedures. Comprehending the implications of these components can assist you in determining which method is most suitable for your needs.

a. Potential Risks and Side Effects of Cellulite Treatments

  • Biostimulating Injections: Possible side effects include redness, swelling, bruising, pain at the injection site, nodules or lumps under the skin, and allergic reactions to ingredients in the filler.
  • Subcision: Some risks involved are infection, bleeding or hematoma formation (blood pooling beneath the skin), scarring, or changes in pigmentation in treated areas.
  • Lipodissolve: Common side effects may consist of temporary swelling, bruising, discomfort at injection sites and damage to surrounding tissue due to improper injections.
  • PDO Threads: Risks involve infection if improperly sterilised equipment is used during insertion; other possible issues comprise thread migration from the original placement area leading to uneven results.

Please book online or call 07 3350 5447 for a body consultation with Dr Aj.

FAQs about Cellulite Treatment

The most effective cellulite treatment varies depending on the grade of cellulite, but combining treatments like biostimulating injections, subcision, lipodissolve, and PDO threads can yield optimal results. Consulting with an experienced cosmetic doctor will help determine the best approach to your needs. Research suggests that combining multiple methods may enhance outcomes.


The Kardashians have not publicly disclosed their exact cellulite treatments; however, they are known to invest in various non-surgical body sculpting procedures. These may include radiofrequency devices like VelaShape, laser therapies such as Cellulaze, and other advanced aesthetic treatments mentioned earlier.


While no permanent cure for cellulite exists, scientific advancements have led to several non-surgical treatments that effectively reduce its appearance. Techniques such as biostimulating injections and subcision target underlying causes like collagen degradation and fibrous bands, while others like lipodissolve focus on fat reduction. A personalised plan created by an experienced doctor can lead to significant improvements.


In recent years, Qwo has emerged as a promising injectable treatment approved by the FDA in the United States, specifically for moderate-to-severe buttock cellulite in adult women. It works by breaking down fibrous septae responsible for dimpling using enzymes called collagenases. However, it was withdrawn from the market shortly afterwards because of the high incidence of haemosiderosis (discolouration of the skin), which is very difficult to treat.


Please book online or call 07 3350 5447 for a body consultation with Dr Aj.