Sometimes special creams and gym workouts just aren’t enough to get rid of the dimpled skin associated with cellulite. But a simple, in-office treatment at Advanced BioSculpt in Mountain View, CA can give you the smooth skin you’re looking for with a minimum of downtime. Best of all, a single Cellfina treatment offers long-lasting results.
Is Cellfina Permanent?
This cellulite treatment isn’t permanent, but it offers results that last up to three years without the need to schedule maintenance sessions. You’ll notice the first signs of improvement in your cellulite within days, and your results will continue to improve over the next few weeks. Treatment results vary a little with each patient.
How Does This Cellulite Treatment Work?
The reason this treatment is so effective is that it addresses the structural cause of cellulite, which develops when fat builds up around the fibrous cords that latch the skin to the underlying muscle. As fat accumulates it puts pressure on the cords, which start to tug at the skin from beneath and create dimples.
This cellulite treatment involves the use of a small needle-like device that penetrates the skin at each dimple and severs the fibrous cord beneath. Once that cord has been released, the skin bounces back and is smooth again. Before we begin your treatment, we’ll mark each of your dimples so we can be sure to completely address your cellulite.
What Parts of the Body Does This Work On?
This treatment is primarily used on the dimple-type cellulite that can develop on the thighs and buttocks.
Is Treatment Painful?
Treatments are performed in our office, and your skin will be numbed before we begin. You might feel some suction as the device works, but you won’t feel any discomfort. Most appointments last no more than two hours.
What Is Recovery Like?
You may be asked to wear a compression garment immediately following treatment to speed your recovery. Most patients who undertake this cellulite treatment are back to their regular schedules within a couple of days.
Will This Cellulite Treatment Tighten My Skin?
No. Although this treatment effectively gets rid of cellulite, it won’t tighten the skin. But it also won’t leave you with sagging skin in the treatment area.
What if I Gain or Lose Weight After Treatment?
Because this treatment addresses the root causes of cellulite, your results won’t be harmed if you gain or lose weight.
Is It Safe?
Yes. This treatment was cleared by the FDA in 2015 and has been widely and safely used ever since.
How Does This Treatment Compare to Cellulaze?
You may have heard of Cellulaze, another cellulite-reduction treatment on the market. Cellulaze uses laser energy to release the fibrous cords that tug at the skin from beneath. Cellulaze is a slightly more invasive treatment and the results it offers don’t last quite as long.
Can Body Contouring Treatments Help?
Several non-invasive body contouring treatments help patients get rid of pockets of unwanted fat. But while treatments like Sculpsure, a body contouring system offered by our practice, can get rid of fat and slim down the body, they don’t specifically target cellulite. They can, however, be used in conjunction with Cellfina.
What Causes Cellulite?
You probably already know what cellulite looks like. Most patients describe it as skin that has a rumpled, orange peel-like texture. Your weight, hormones, genetics, and skin type all play a role when it comes to your likelihood of developing cellulite. So does your age. Cellulite often develops as collagen levels in your skin begin to decline with age.
Should I Be Worried About Cellulite?
From a medical standpoint, cellulite is nothing to worry about. It’s also not a sign that you have a more serious underlying medical condition. Cellulite is strictly a cosmetic concern.
Can I Do Anything to Avoid It?
If you are predisposed to cellulite, there may be little you can do to completely ward it off. But there are steps you can take to keep your skin and your body at their healthy best. Sticking to a good skincare regimen that involves regular cleansing, moisturizing, and exfoliating is one of the most important steps you can take. Exercising regularly so that your body stays fit and toned is another good anti-cellulite step.
If I Pinch My Skin, I Can See Dimples. Is That Cellulite?
We would need to see your skin to fully evaluate it. But if you see dimples when your skin is pinched, it’s probably cellulite. Cellulite has varying degrees of severity. In some cases, it’s not visible except when the skin is pinched. In other cases, cellulite is visible only when the patient is standing and gravity is tugging on the body. And some patients have cellulite that is visible all the time, even when they’re at rest.
If I Lose Weight, Will My Cellulite Go Away?
If you reduce the amount of fat on your body through weight loss, your cellulite may become less visible, but it won’t completely go away.
Do Any Home Remedies Work?
The internet is full of home remedies that promise to help with cellulite, and there is no shortage of cellulite creams available for sale. But those solutions don’t treat the structural cause of cellulite and aren’t able to offer the long-lasting results that Cellfina does.
What Advantages Are Associated With This Treatment?
You Won’t Have to Take a Lot of Time off Work
Because Cellfina is a minimally invasive treatment that doesn’t require anesthesia, your recovery will be swift. Unlike some other cosmetic treatments that require you to take a week or more off of work, Cellfina patients are back to their regular schedules in just a couple of days. This cellulite treatment is a great option for busy professionals with tight schedules.
You’ll See Results Quickly
One of the great things about this treatment is that you won’t have to wait long to see results. Your skin will look smoother in just a few days.
You’ll Get a Custom Treatment
This is not a one-size-fits-all treatment. This approach to cellulite reduction can be customized for each patient’s concerns and lifestyle. We’ll work with you to ensure that your cellulite is fully addressed.
You Won’t Have to Worry About Scars
This treatment won’t leave you with any scars. The handheld device we use to perform your treatment will pierce your skin, but no incisions will be made.
You’ll Feel Great About Yourself
Are you embarrassed by your cellulite? Do you hide behind coverups at the beach and avoid wearing short skirts and shorts that reveal your dimples? This treatment gives you sleek, smooth skin again. You’ll feel great about the way you look and you’ll get a boost in self-confidence.
You’ll Look Younger
Because cellulite is frequently associated with aging, women often feel that the development of dimples on their thighs and buttocks gives away their age. Cellfina helps reverse this sign of aging.
You’ll Look Slimmer
Cellulite also has a way of making us look heavier than we really are. Once you undergo this treatment, your physique will look sleeker, slimmer, and more youthful. You’ll look as though you’ve been working out and taking great care of your body.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
You Have Cellulite on the Buttocks or Thighs
Cellulite can develop in various places on the body, but this treatment is best used to target dimpling on the buttocks or thighs.
You’re Otherwise Healthy
The best candidates for this treatment are relatively healthy nonsmokers. Individuals who are pregnant or breastfeeding are not considered candidates for this cellulite treatment.
Your Weight Is Stable
It helps if your weight is stable and you’re not far overweight.
You Have Realistic Expectations
Patients should have a thorough understanding of how this treatment works and have realistic expectations about what the likely outcome will be.
You Have Healthy Skin
For us to perform this treatment, the skin in the area being targeted needs to be free of infections and wounds.
You’re Not Interested in Surgery
Many of the patients who seek out this cellulite treatment are not interested in surgery or are not candidates for an invasive procedure. If you’re interested in getting rid of unwanted cellulite without the hassle and downtime associated with surgery, this treatment may be just what you’re looking for.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is the Best Age to Have This Cellulite Treatment Done?
Patients who seek out this treatment are usually between the ages of 20 and 60, but there is no magic age at which you should have it done. The right time to pursue Cellfina is whenever you’re bothered by your cellulite enough that you’re ready to take action about it.
How Severe Should My Cellulite Be for Me to Seek Treatment?
If your cellulite is bothering you and affecting your self-confidence, then it’s reasonable to seek treatment. You don’t have to wait until your cellulite reaches a certain degree of severity. This treatment works well on mild cellulite as well as more severe cases.
Can I Combine This With Other Treatments?
Yes. Patients frequently opt to combine this cellulite treatment with other services. We’ll talk with you about your aesthetic goals and can design a comprehensive plan that addresses all of your concerns.
What Type of Cellulite Does This Treatment Work On?
This treatment can be used to tackle any type of cellulite on the thighs and buttocks, and it works especially well on cellulite dimples. It’s important to get a proper diagnosis before seeking treatment because occasionally patients who think they are struggling with cellulite actually have loose, sagging skin instead. If loose skin is the problem, another treatment will better address your concerns.
Will My Insurance Cover This Treatment?
Because this is a cosmetic treatment, health insurance plans generally do not cover it.
Can Men Have This Treatment Performed?
Cellulite is much more common in females, but men struggle with it as well, and this treatment is an effective option for patients of both genders.
How Can I Get Started as a Patient?
If you’re interested in pursuing this treatment, the best way to get started is to schedule an initial consultation with our practice. The consultation will give us a chance to evaluate your skin and determine if cellulite is the primary problem. We’ll also talk with you about your overall health and your cosmetic goals and concerns. We’ll work with you to determine if this treatment is the best approach for you.
Sleek, Smooth Skin Is Just a Phone Call Away
If you’re bothered by cellulite, you’re not alone. Many women struggle with this frustrating cosmetic concern. But Cellfina can help you take control of the problem and get the smooth skin you’ve long wanted. Don’t wait any longer. Call Advanced BioSculpt in Mountain View, CA, and schedule your consultation today!