No one wants to look in the mirror and see cellulite. Those dimpled deposits of fat beneath the skin, particularly on the thighs and buttocks, can be embarrassing. The condition is especially common among adult women. It is estimated that about 85% of females over the age of 20 experience cellulite. It may be surprising to learn that men are not immune from its lumpy appearance, which is often referred to as orange-peel skin or cottage-cheese skin.
It is notoriously difficult to eliminate the appearance of cellulite. However, with Cellfina, long-lasting results are possible. Approved by the FDA, patients who undergo this innovative, minimally invasive procedure can enjoy noticeably smoother skin for up to three years following a single treatment. In fact, the results may actually continue to improve over time. The expert staffers at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX explain how Cellfina works to eliminate cellulite so that you can feel comfortable showing off your legs.
What is cellulite?
Although it is not considered a serious medical condition, the appearance of cellulite is dreaded by many. It results when fat deposits push through the layers of fibrous connective tissue below the skin. This tissue, which keeps the skin tethered to the muscle, can become weakened due to a lack of exercise or muscle tone, poor circulation, excess fat, or hormones. As the accumulated fat cells push up toward the skin, the connective tissue pulls down, resulting in a dimpled, bumpy appearance. Mild to severe cellulite may be visible on the thighs, buttocks, and stomach, as well as the upper arms and breasts.
Women experience cellulite more frequently than men. Typically, fat is distributed in women’s hips, buttocks, and thighs, where cellulite most commonly appears. The condition, which tends to run in families, also may be experienced as part of the natural aging process when skin elasticity decreases, or as a result of weight gain. Those who maintain a less-active lifestyle or who previously have been pregnant may be at an increased risk of developing cellulite.
What is Cellfina?
Over the years, countless creams, lotions, and gadgets have been developed and marketed as being able to reduce or eliminate the appearance of cellulite. However, few have been able to live up to those claims. Since receiving FDA approval in 2015, Cellfina has become the go-to treatment to get rid of those bothersome depressions or dimples that appear on the thighs and buttocks. This one-time treatment works by releasing the fibrous connective fatty tissue to make the skin appear smoother.
Are you a candidate for Cellfina?
Since there is little risk involved with Cellfina treatments, most men and women in Frisco, TX who are bothered by cellulite on their legs, abdomen, and buttocks may be ideal candidates for treatment. They should be nonsmokers, have good skin tone, be at a healthy weight, and enjoy an active lifestyle. It is important to remember that Cellfina is not intended to serve as a weight-loss treatment. Rather, it is designed to improve the texture of the skin. Patients who are obese, pregnant, have diabetes or varicose veins, are battling a skin infection or have open lesions, have undergone surgery within recent weeks, or who take blood-thinning medications may not be suited for treatment with Cellfina.
What does the procedure involve?
At Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX, Cellfina is performed in a two-step process that typically takes about 45 minutes to complete. First, patients are asked to stand so that the target areas can be identified and marked for treatment. A local anesthetic is administered beneath the skin to numb the treatment areas. A special handheld device that employs vacuum pressure is used to create gentle suction that helps to keep the treatment area stable and tight. A microblade is then inserted below the skin. Vibrating rapidly, it quickly and effectively separates the connective tissue bands that cause cellulite. Similar to releasing a rubber band, the area becomes relaxed, resulting in the appearance of smoother skin. This is repeated on each dimpled area that is targeted for treatment.
What results are expected?
Following a Cellfina treatment, little to no downtime is expected. Most Frisco, TX patients are able to return to work and resume most normal activities the following day. Men and women should avoid vigorous exercise for several days as the treatment area heals. It is not unusual to experience some mild bruising, swelling and tenderness. These symptoms should quickly resolve themselves. Patients should not expect to experience an increase in skin laxity following their Cellfina treatment, however, they may be required to wear a compression garment for two or more weeks following treatment.
It is possible to experience smoother results and the reduced appearance of cellulite within several days of a Cellfina treatment. In most cases, optimal results tend to evolve over a 4-6 week period. Many patients have noticed that their skin continues to improve in the years following treatment. The remarkable results of Cellfina have been clinically proven to last for at least three years.
Kick cellulite to the curb
If the lumpy, bumpy appearance of cellulite has you feeling self-conscious about the look of your legs, Cellfina may be able to help. This revolutionary treatment is the only minimally invasive cellulite procedure to receive long-term FDA clearance. Following a single treatment that takes less than an hour to complete, you can have visibly smoother, sexier legs. Schedule an appointment for Cellfina treatment at Novo Med Spa in Frisco, TX and get ready to feel confident showing off your gorgeous gams!