What is the most effective treatment for cellulite?

Developing cellulite on your buttocks, thighs, or other parts of your body is usually a very unpleasant experience. This frustrating skin condition will damage your skin’s texture and cause you to feel unhappy about how you look. At Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Avon, OH, we can smooth your skin and minimize your cellulite with an innovative aesthetic treatment called Cellfina.

What Is the Most Effective Treatment for Cellulite?

Cellfina is the most effective way to reduce your cellulite and achieve smoother, more attractive skin. The FDA has approved this minimally-invasive, efficient technique for the purpose of addressing this skin condition. Further, scientific studies have shown that this treatment may improve your skin for three years.

Minimizing Your Cellulite

Cellulite develops when fibrous bands put too much pressure on your skin. This pressure creates dimples and puckering. Our cellulite reduction treatment improves your appearance by using a special device to break up the fibrous bands that are causing your skin to look dimpled and uneven. This technique, which is known as subcision, has been used to improve the appearance of scars and wrinkles.

During your cellulite reduction session, we will mark the dimples that you would like to remove. Next, we will insert our special device under the surface of your skin. This small device will break up the fibers in your target area. Once these fibers are broken up, the skin in your treated area will become smoother and your dimples will be diminished.

Why Have I Developed Cellulite on My Body?

Some people believe that only overweight or inactive women develop dimpled skin as they get older. However, this belief is not accurate, and many thin, fit women will develop cellulite on their buttocks and thighs. In fact, studies show that the majority of women will develop cellulite at some point in their lives.

Cellulite is not caused by toxins or other foreign substances. Instead, cellulite forms when the connective tissues in your body become weaker. As these tissues weaken, the texture of your skin will become dimpled and uneven.

What Factors Increase My Risk of Developing Cellulite?

Although anyone can develop cellulite, there are some risk factors that will increase your chances of experiencing this annoying skin condition.

Your Gender

Women experience cellulite at higher rates than men do. Women may be more likely to develop dimples on their thighs and buttocks because they usually have higher amounts of fat in these areas of their bodies.

Your Family History

Cellulite tends to run in families. If your siblings, parents, or other close relatives have cellulite, you are more likely to develop dimpled skin over time.

Your Lifestyle Decisions

Although you can have cellulite if you are thin and active, living a sedentary lifestyle will enhance your chances of suffering from this skin condition. You are also more likely to experience this issue if you are overweight.

Your Age

Over time, the connective tissues in your body will become less elastic. As these connective tissues weaken, your skin will become less firm, and your dimples will become more visible.

Are Topical Creams a Good Way to Fix My Cellulite?

Many beauty companies sell topical creams that promise to create dramatic improvements in your cellulite. Although these creams are often very expensive, they are unlikely to produce lasting, visible improvements in the texture of your skin.

A Temporary Change

Cellulite is caused by the effects of fibrous bands and fat cells beneath the surface of your skin. Since topical creams may not reach your deeper tissues, they are unlikely to alter the behavior of your fat cells or fibrous bands. Instead, these creams may use ingredients like caffeine to create minor, temporary improvements in your cellulite.

There Is a Better Option

Instead of spending your money on these creams, you should receive our innovative cellulite treatment. Since this treatment alters the structure of your deeper tissues, it will create more noticeable and lasting improvements in the texture of your skin.

How Should I Get Ready for My Cellulite Treatment?

Preparing for this cellulite reduction treatment is very simple. You should not shave the hair in your treatment area before you come in for your appointment. In addition, please don’t wear creams or lotions in this area of your body.

To help you feel comfortable during your session, you should wear loose clothing to our office. Further, if you take ibuprofen, aspirin, or other blood-thinning medications or supplements, you might need to stop using these substances before your appointment.

What Should I Expect During My Cellfina Treatment?

We will administer your cellulite reduction treatment at our office in Avon. We will begin by making marks on the dimples that you would like to minimize during this treatment. These marks will allow us to accurately target the specific areas that you want to improve.

Numbing Your Skin

After we have marked your skin, we will use local anesthesia to numb the skin and other tissues in your target area. After your anesthesia has had time to work, we will make a tiny incision in your skin.

Treating Your Tissues

We will use this incision to gently place our Cellfina device into your body. Next, we will use the device to break the fibers that are located under the surface of your skin. Although the length of your treatment will depend on the amount of cellulite that you want to improve, it will probably take us about forty-five minutes to treat your cellulite.

Will I Have a Long Period of Downtime After I Get My Cellulite Treatment?

Since you will not receive general anesthesia during this minimally invasive treatment, your recovery period will be fairly short. It’s common to drive yourself home from our office after you get your cellulite reduction session. Since you might feel somewhat tired, you may want to rest for the remainder of the day at your home.

After that point, you will probably feel capable of returning to your usual routine. To protect your skin, you should wear a compression garment for a while and avoid exposing the skin in your treatment area to intense sunlight. For the next week, you also should not go swimming or spend time in a hot tub.

When Will I See Noticeable Changes in My Cellulite?

Breaking up the fibrous bands that create dimples in your skin will quickly improve the appearance of your cellulite. Your skin will usually look smoother within one to three days after your treatment session.

As your skin continues to react to this treatment, your improvements will become even more noticeable. It’s normal to see the full effect of your session within about two weeks.

How Many Cellilute Treatments Will I Need?

Although most people need one cellulite treatment, it will take us a longer amount of time to treat larger amounts of cellulite. If you are improving cellulite in several different locations, you might need to come in for more than one appointment.

The improvements in the cellulite in your treated areas will probably last for many years. In fact, during a clinical study, about 96% of people were happy with their results about two years after they received this cellulite reduction treatment. Further, about 93% of these people were satisfied with their results after three years. As a result, you won’t need to spend your time, money, and energy receiving regular follow-up treatments at our office.

Who Can Use This Cellulite Reduction Treatment?

If you are an adult who is in good health and you want to improve the appearance of your cellulite, you will probably be able to achieve favorable results with this treatment.

Good Candidates

In general, you are likely to see better results if you have realistic expectations about the likely effect of your treatment. You should also be close to your ideal weight. Further, this treatment is best at addressing cellulite that causes your skin to look dimpled. If you have waves or long streaks of cellulite, this treatment may be less effective.

Ineligible Candidates

If you have diabetes or are very overweight, this treatment might not be a good cellulite-reduction method for you. Varicose veins or other vein problems can also prevent you from using this treatment.

Further, if you have severe health issues or are allergic to local anesthesia, you might not be able to use this treatment. If you develop an infection in or around your target area, you will also need to delay your cellulite reduction session until this issue has healed.

Can I Receive This Cellulite Reduction Treatment if I Smoke?

In addition to causing you to develop wrinkles at an earlier stage in your life, smoking cigarettes makes it harder for your tissues to heal in a quick, efficient fashion. As a result, we will advise you to quit smoking before you receive this cellulite reduction treatment.

If you quit smoking at least two months before your appointment, your body will become stronger and you will be more likely to obtain favorable results from this treatment. Further, quitting smoking is likely to improve the condition of your skin and help you look younger and more attractive.

Should I Receive Other Aesthetic Techniques in Connection With This Cellulite Treatment?

Receiving other aesthetic techniques in connection with this cellulite treatment can be a good way to dramatically improve the texture and appearance of your skin.

Minimizing Wrinkles

At Radiant Divine Medical Spa, we can use many different minimally invasive techniques to smooth away your wrinkles and make you look young and attractive. For example, Botox is an injectable product that is used to treat wrinkles on your forehead, around your eyes, and in other areas of your face.

In addition, we can use a variety of different dermal fillers to fix wrinkles around your mouth and nose. Some of these fillers can also add volume to your hands. When you come in for a consultation about your cellulite treatment, we can discuss the benefits of getting an injectable treatment in connection with your Cellfina treatment.

Resurfacing Your Skin

It’s normal to have a variety of frustrating skin issues. In addition to having cellulite on your thighs or buttocks, you might have rosacea, stretch marks, and scars on your skin. If you are suffering from these issues, a Venus Viva resurfacing treatment can be a good way to treat your skin problems. This treatment uses a special device to send controlled heat energy into the tissues in your target area.

Control Your Cellulite

You shouldn’t waste your money on expensive cellulite creams that don’t actually decrease the visibility of your dimples. Instead, you should smooth your skin by getting a Cellfina treatment. This effective, minimally invasive method is likely to reduce your cellulite for at least three years. To schedule a consultation, contact us today at Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Avon, OH.