There’s nothing more frustrating than stubborn cellulite. Wouldn’t it be great if you could smooth over those patches of dimpled, lumpy skin and achieve a sleeker, slimmer look? Celfina treatments at R. Shaheen Vascular in Mountain View, CA can do just that. This treatment visibly improves the appearance of the skin after just one treatment, and the results are long-lasting. Could this amazing treatment be for you?
Who Is a Good Candidate for Celfina?
You’re Self-Conscious About Cellulite
Did you know that between 80 and 90 percent of women experience cellulite? This is an extremely common skin condition that, fortunately, poses no medical risk. But if you’re self-conscious about the impact cellulite is having on your appearance, it may be time to consider this treatment. There are many cellulite creams and scrubs on the market, but Celfina delivers visible results by tackling the root causes of this skin condition.
You Have Dimpled Cellulite
This treatment is particularly effective on cellulite that appears in the form of dimples on the surface of the skin. Patients with cellulite that appears as waved streaks also benefit from this treatment, but the results are particularly dramatic for those with dimpled skin.
You’re in Good General Health
Most healthy adults with fairly elastic skin can receive this treatment. Women who are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or who are nursing are not suitable candidates. This treatment is also not recommended for individuals with blood-clotting issues or infections in the area of the body being treated.
You’re at a Stable Weight
Because large fluctuations in weight can influence cellulite and the tightness of the skin, the ideal candidate is at a stable weight before beginning treatment.
You’re Not Interested in Surgery
Cosmetic surgery is also an option for patients looking to eliminate cellulite, but patients like the convenience of resolving this stubborn skin condition with a simple, in-office treatment. Most patients who undergo this treatment can resume their normal schedule within 24 to 48 hours. Celfina makes it possible to achieve smooth, youthful skin without the downtime and expense associated with cosmetic surgery.
You Want to See Improvement Quickly
Patients are generally eager to see their results, and this treatment doesn’t require you to wait long to see improvement. Individual results vary, but patients often see an improvement in as little as three days. Your full results will develop over the four to eight weeks after your treatment.
You Want Long-Lasting Results
A single treatment offers improvement that can last as long as three years, and sometimes the results last even longer. That makes Celfina the longest-lasting cellulite treatment available. Maintaining your current fitness level and weight helps extend your results, so it will be important to take care of your body after this treatment.
You’re Ready to Feel Self Confident Again
Cellulite has a way of gradually encroaching on life. Maybe you’ve been avoiding wearing a bathing suit or your favorite short skirt because you’re unhappy with the way your skin looks. Wouldn’t it be great to regain your self-confidence? Once you’ve undergone this treatment, you’ll feel great about the way you look again. You’ll appear more youthful and fit, and you can get back to living your best life.
How Does Celfina Work?
Cellulite is caused by the bands of connective tissue that run between the skin and underlying muscle. As fat forms around those connective bands, they begin to tug at the skin from below, resulting in a dimpled, rumpled appearance. This treatment releases those bands of connective tissue, smoothing the surface of the skin. During your treatment, we’ll use a device with a small needle to snip those bands individually.
At the start of your appointment, we’ll mark each of the dimples we want to treat while you are standing. We’ll then numb the skin and use the device to sever the cord beneath each dimple. This minimally invasive treatment does not involve anesthesia, although patients should plan on taking it easy the rest of the day. We recommend that patients arrange to have someone drive them home after their appointment.
Will I Feel Any Discomfort?
This treatment involves no discomfort or pain. Patients sometimes say they experience a mild scratching sensation, and others say the sensation is similar to the feeling of getting a tattoo, but there will be no significant discomfort.
How Long Does This Treatment Take?
This treatment usually takes no more than an hour to perform. We’ll give you a few guidelines to follow, including refraining from smoking and alcohol and avoiding blood-thinning medications during the days immediately before your appointment. It’s also important that you avoid shaving on the day of your treatment.
What Should I Do After Treatment?
During the days following your treatment, we may recommend that you wear a compression garment, such as yoga pants or bike shorts. These garments will speed your recovery and help you feel more comfortable. We’ll also ask you to limit some behaviors, including consuming alcohol and soaking in tubs or pools, for a few days. Certain topical products should also be avoided during the 24 hours after your appointment.
Drinking plenty of water and eating well will also support your body during the days after treatment.
Is This Treatment Safe?
Yes. This treatment has been approved by the FDA and is a safe and widely used way of saying goodbye to troublesome cellulite.
Does It Work?
This treatment works. Studies have shown that this treatment visibly improves cellulite, and most patients are extremely satisfied with their results.
What Causes Cellulite?
Several factors can influence the development of cellulite, which is much more common in women than in men. Our weight, hormones, skin type, and genetics can all play a role in the development of cellulite. This condition also frequently develops as part of the natural aging process. Although it most often develops on the thighs, hips, or buttocks, cellulite can also form on the breasts, abdomen, or other parts of the body.
Cellulite varies in firmness and severity, and the Numberger-Muller Scale is used to classify the severity of the cellulite a patient is experiencing. One of the reasons why Cellfina is so effective is that by severing the cords of tissue that pull at the skin from below, it tackles the structural cause of this skin condition.
Is There Anything I Can Do to Treat Cellulite on My Own?
There are numerous cellulite creams and home remedies on the market, but it is difficult to completely ward off this skin condition on your own. The best line of defense is to keep your body and your skin healthy and in good shape through regular exercise, a nutritious diet, and drinking plenty of water. Refraining from smoking is another healthy step you can take.
Which Parts of the Body Can This Be Performed On?
This treatment has been approved by the FDA for use on the thighs and buttocks.
Will My Health Insurance Cover This?
Health insurance plans generally don’t cover this treatment because it is performed for cosmetic purposes. However, our practice offers financing.
Do Men Ever Have This Treatment?
Although men don’t experience cellulite as frequently as women do, they do struggle with the condition at times. This treatment is an effective option for patients of both genders.
What Is the Best Age for This Treatment?
Most of the patients who undergo this treatment are between the ages of 20 and 60, but there is no magic age at which to seek treatment. The right time to book a Celfina treatment is whenever you’re tired of putting up with persistent cellulite and are ready to take action to get rid of it.
How Can I Get Started With Treatments?
If you’d like to get started with Celfina, contact our office to schedule an initial consultation. We’ll review your medical history and determine if you are a suitable candidate for this treatment. Your initial consultation is also a great time to get all of your questions about this treatment answered. After your consultation, it’s just a matter of scheduling your treatment!
It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Stubborn Cellulite
Are you ready to get rid of stubborn cellulite and enjoy smooth, youthful skin? Celfina is an amazing treatment that is safe and effective for most healthy adults. Don’t wait any longer! Call R Shaheen Vascular in Mountain View, CA, and schedule your initial consultation today!