For many women, cellulite is one of the most frustrating cosmetic issues they deal with. It’s a stubborn condition that affects just about every adult female in some way, including slender, athletic women. Fortunately, a new FDA-approved treatment called Cellfina can minimize the appearance of cellulite on your thighs and buttocks. These treatments, offered by Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Avon, OH, are minimally invasive and involve no downtime. Best of all, the results are long-lasting.
What Is Cellulite?
Cellulite is a condition in which the skin appears dimpled and uneven, sometimes to the point that it takes on a cottage cheese or orange peel-like texture. In its mildest form, cellulite can be seen when the skin is pinched between two fingers. But more severe cases leave the skin with a rumpled, bumpy surface even when it is at rest.
Cellulite is common around the buttocks and thighs, but it can also be found on the upper arms, lower abdomen, and the breasts. Cellulite is harmless, and it is not a sign of any underlying medical condition, but many patients find the condition frustrating from a cosmetic standpoint.
What Causes Cellulite?
Cellulite has to do with the fibrous connective cords that tie the skin to the muscles that lie beneath. Fat also lies beneath the skin, and as fat cells accumulate, they press up against the skin even as the fibrous cords pull it down. This situation creates tension and leads to the uneven skin surface associated with cellulite.
A variety of factors, including hormones, genetics, poor circulation, a sedentary lifestyle, weight, and muscle tone may impact whether patients experience cellulite. Although some associate cellulite with being overweight, even slender patients develop the condition. Cellulite is also linked to aging.
Why Are Women More Likely to Have Cellulite?
Cellulite is an extremely common condition in women. In fact, cellulite is much more likely to appear on female bodies than on male bodies. This is because men tend to gain less weight around their thighs and hips than women do. Men also store fat differently, making them less susceptible to cellulite.
How Can I Get Rid of Cellulite?
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle — including not smoking, healthy eating, regular exercise, and drinking plenty of water — is one way of guarding against cellulite, or at least minimizing it. There are topical creams and ointments available that work to reduce the condition, and certain massage techniques aim to minimize it.
Dermatologists also sometimes recommend laser treatments as a way of easing the appearance of cellulite. But quite honestly, cellulite can be pretty difficult to get rid of, and that’s one reason why Cellfina, which has been around since 2015, has become so popular.
What Is Cellfina?
Cellfina is an FDA-approved treatment that has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite. It works by targeting the structural cause of cellulite — the connective bands that are woven through the fat in the thighs and buttocks. These bands pull down the skin, resulting in a puckered look on the skin’s surface. But once these bands have been broken down, the skin in the treated area bounces back much like a rubber band that’s been released after being held taunt. The surface of the skin smooths itself out after treatment; often within as little as three days.
How Does It Differ From Other Cellulite Treatments?
By honing in on the root causes of cellulite — the connective bands in the thighs and buttocks — Cellfina takes a completely different approach in attacking cellulite. Essentially, this treatment takes aim at the way cellulite is created in the body.
Many of the cellulite creams on the market work instead, and in different ways, to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Many creams, for example, rely on caffeine to dehydrate the skin, essentially decreasing the water content in the skin and reducing the appearance of cellulite as a result. Body products that contain retinol are also commonly used to fight cellulite.
Retinoids work by making the skin thicker and making cellulite less noticeable. Finally, antioxidant creams are another commonly cited cellulite solution. Antioxidants work by boosting collagen production so that the skin looks firmer.
Advantages of Cellfina
Have you tried cellulite creams, exercises, and massage only to find that your cellulite remains stubbornly in place? If so, it may be time to give Cellfina a try. This treatment offers a number of benefits, including immediate results, no downtime, and renewed self-confidence.
Easy and Efficient
Many of our patients have spent years experimenting with cellulite creams and other over-the-counter remedies, many of which have made little or no difference. This treatment, by comparison, involves a single appointment with guaranteed results. This is an efficient treatment that makes the most of your time and money.
One of the great things about this treatment is that you’ll start seeing the results within 3 days of your appointment. If you’ve grappled with unsuccessful cellulite treatments, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the speediness of the results.
This minimally invasive treatment takes about 45 minutes. This treatment does not involve surgery or incisions, and it does not result in scarring. After your appointment, you’ll be able to get right back to your daily routine with very few restrictions.
This is a one-time treatment, but the results last for at least two years. Patients love the fact that a single in-office treatment yields noticeable, long-term results. You won’t have to come back for repeat treatments, and you won’t have to make any special effort or go out of your way to maintain your new look.
Renewed Self Confidence
Do you feel self-conscious in your gym clothes? Do you try to keep a beach cover-up on over your bathing suit? If you’ve been bothered and embarrassed by dimpled, bumpy skin, the results you see after this treatment will help you get your self-confidence back. You’ll be amazed at how liberating it is to feel good about your body again. Most of our patients are highly satisfied with their results and say they feel more confident wearing swimsuits, yoga pants, and white pants. FDA studies found that approximately 93 percent of patients were satisfied even 2 years after their treatment.
How Does the Treatment Work?
We’ll start by conducting a consultation in which we’ll review your medical history, medications, allergies, and overall health. During that consultation, we’ll work with you to determine whether or not this treatment will effectively address your cellulite. After that consultation, the next step is to schedule your treatment.
On the day of your treatment, each of the dimpled cellulite areas will be circled with a marker, and the surface of the skin will be cleansed and numbed. A handheld device will then be used to insert a microblade beneath the skin of each dimpled area, releasing the fibrous bands under the skin and allowing the cellulite dimples to start to bounce back.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
People between the ages of 20 and 60 who have a healthy lifestyle and maintain a stable weight, but who are eager to reduce the appearance of cellulite, are ideal candidates. Patients with firm skin and just a few cellulite-related dimples get especially good results from the treatment. This treatment was designed to tackle cellulite in the buttocks and thighs of adult females, so individuals seeking treatment should have cellulite in those areas of the body.
Finally, good candidates should be realistic about what this treatment will do. It won’t completely resculpt your thighs and buttocks, but it will resolve unsightly dimples.
Is a Second Treatment Ever Necessary?
Most patients don’t require a second treatment. However, in the unlikely scenario that you do develop additional cellulite down the road, it would be possible to have another treatment.
If My Weight Fluctuates, Will That Influence My Results?
Because this treatment addresses the root causes of cellulite, fluctuations in your weight should not impact your results. However, because being overweight has been linked to cellulite development, it might be wise to avoid excessive weight gain.
How Does This Treatment Compare With Cellulaze?
Cellulaze, which received FDA approval in 2012, is a laser device that uses heat energy to snip the fibrous connective bands under the skin, while Cellfina, the more recent of the two procedures, uses a microblade for that process. Experts say that of the two treatments, Cellfina is less expensive and offers longer-lasting results.
Why Choose Our Practice
If you’re ready to smooth away cellulite and regain confidence in your appearance, call Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Avon, OH, today. We offer complimentary consultations, affordable pricing, and convenient scheduling. In addition to Cellfina, we provide a complete line of aesthetic services, including Botox injections, laser skin resurfacing, facials, facelifts, and microblading. We’re eager to help you put your best self forward.