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How Quickly Does Cellfina Work?

Have you gotten into the habit of hiding your cellulite with shapewear, loose clothing, and tanning creams? Would you like to get rid of those dimples and feel good in your own skin again? A single Cellfina treatment at DFW Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery in Southlake, TX, can give you smooth skin with very little downtime. Best of all, you’ll see results quickly.

How Quickly Does Cellfina Work?

The onset of your results will depend on the severity of your cellulite, but patients often see improvement within a week of their treatment. Your full results should be evident within four to eight weeks.

How Long Will My Results Last?

A single treatment offers results that can last up to three years. You’ll be able to schedule a follow-up treatment at that time if you like.

What Is Cellfina?

This treatment tackles the root cause of cellulite, which forms as fat develops around the connective tissue that runs between the skin and underlying muscle. As fat builds up and the bands of tissue come under pressure, they start to tug at the skin from below, which is what causes the skin to develop an uneven, dimpled surface.

We’ll begin your treatment by marking every dimple. We’ll then use a small device equipped with a needle to penetrate each dimple and sever the connective band that lies beneath. The entire treatment can usually be performed in less than two hours, depending on the scope of your cellulite.

What Kind of Cellulite Can This Treatment Be Used On?

This treatment is best used on cellulite that presents itself as dimples. Cellfina received FDA approval in 2015 for treating cellulite on the thighs and buttocks.

What Will I Feel During Treatment?

You won’t feel much of anything! We’ll numb the area we’re targeting before we begin. Your skin may experience some suctioning as we work, but it won’t be uncomfortable.

Will I Have To Set Aside Much Time for Recovery?

One of the many benefits of this treatment is that the recovery period is minimal. Cellfina doesn’t involve the use of anesthesia, which helps patients get back on their feet quickly. You’ll want to rest for a day or two immediately following your appointment, but after that, you should be able to get back to your regular schedule. Patients often wear a compression garment post-treatment to facilitate their recovery.

Can I Use This Treatment for Skin Tightening?

No. This treatment will smooth over the rumpled surface of cellulite-ridden skin, but it won’t tighten up that skin.

Is This Similar to Cellulaze?

Cellulaze also treats cellulite, but it works differently. Cellulaze incorporates laser energy, which breaks down the connective tissues tugging at the skin from beneath. Cellulaze results are not as long-lasting.

Why Should I Consider This Treatment?

The Downtime Is Minimal

If you’re looking for a no-hassle and time-efficient way of improving your body, this cellulite treatment may be just what you’ve been looking for. You’ll only need to take a couple of days off of work, which is much less than some other treatments.

The Gratification Is Almost Instant

Patients love the fact that they don’t have to wait long to see their results with this treatment. Within a matter of days, you’ll notice the surface of your skin starting to smooth out. And within weeks, your results will be fully developed.

The Treatment Plan Will Be Designed Just for You

Each treatment we perform is customized for the individual we’re working with. We’ll identify each one of the cellulite dimples you want to address in advance so we can be sure your cosmetic concerns are fully addressed.

There Won’t Be Any Scars

Although the device we work with during treatment will pierce your skin, we won’t have to make any incisions. That means scars are not a concern with this treatment.

The Results Will Be Long-Lasting

Because the results of a single treatment will last for years, you won’t have the hassle of keeping up with regular maintenance sessions. This treatment is a convenient way of smoothing away cellulite long-term.

It Will Help You Appear Younger, and Slimmer

Cellulite tends to make patients look a little heavier and older than they really are. Patients who undergo this treatment can put that cellulite in the rearview mirror. They look trimmer, younger, and healthier. And because your results will fully develop over a period of weeks, you’ll never suddenly look as though you went and had a cosmetic treatment done. You’ll simply look like you’ve been dieting, exercising, and living a healthy lifestyle.

It Will Help You Regain Your Self-Confidence

Cellulite can take a toll on your self-confidence. Maybe you’ve found yourself resisting time in a bathing suit or shorts and hiding your body behind loose clothing. This treatment can help you feel great about your body again, and you’ll experience a boost in your self-confidence.

Who Is This Right For?

You’re Self-Conscious About Cellulite

Great candidates for this treatment are bothered by the appearance of cellulite on their thighs or buttocks and are eager to reduce the appearance of it. Patients usually have unsuccessfully tried other methods of cellulite reduction, including creams, wraps, and massages.

You’re in Good Health

Ideally, Cellfina patients are in good overall health and are nonsmokers. If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding, or have certain underlying health conditions, that may prevent you from undergoing this treatment. Ideal patients have a body mass index of 35 or less.

You’re Not Interested in Cosmetic Surgery

If you’d like to noticeably improve the appearance of cellulite on your body, but you’re not interested in cosmetic surgery, this treatment is ideal for you. It’s also a great option for those who are not candidates for surgery for a range of reasons.

Your Skin Is Healthy

The skin where the cellulite is should be healthy and free of infection. It also helps if your skin is not loose.

Is There Anything I Can Do To Prevent Cellulite?

Some of the factors that lead to cellulite are beyond our control. Genetics and skin type both help determine whether you will develop cellulite and how severe it is. Your age also plays a role, because as the body ages collagen levels begin to decline.

While you may not be able to completely ward off cellulite, there are some steps you can take to keep your skin in good shape. Maintaining a healthy weight and following a conscientious skincare regimen are both good steps to take. Keeping your body toned through regular exercise and drinking plenty of water can also help.

Do Body Contouring Treatments Address Cellulite?

Body contouring treatments have become popular in recent years because they offer patients a way to non-invasively slim down and get rid of fat.  These treatments can improve your silhouette, but they don’t address cellulite. Cellfina does, however, pair nicely with a body contouring treatment. Our practice offers EmSculpt, a body contouring treatment that helps patients both lose fat and tone up muscles.

What About Home Remedies?

You’ve probably heard about cellulite creams, serums, and scrubs that are touted as cellulite solutions. Dry brushing your body is also commonly mentioned as a solution for cellulite. None of those remedies, however, address the root causes of cellulite like Cellfina does.

Is Cellulite Cause for Medical Concern?

Although it is frustrating from a cosmetic standpoint, cellulite is not a medical concern.

Why Is Cellulite More Common in Women?

Cellulite develops much more often in women because of where fat collects in their bodies. Women most often have fat in the mid-region of the body around the thighs, buttocks, and hips. Those also happen to be the areas where cellulite frequently develops, although it can also form in other parts of the body like the abdomen and breasts. Most women have at least some degree of cellulite, and often it develops as soon as their teens.

Is All Cellulite the Same?

All cellulite is due to the same underlying causes, but it varies in firmness. Cellulite that develops just below the skin tends to be softer and easier to address. Hard cellulite tends to be more deeply embedded around the muscles and develops most often in athletes. Hard cellulite is less visible, but it can be trickier to get rid of.

Cellulite also varies in severity, and the Numberger-Muller Scale is used to determine at what stage a patient is at. Patients with Stage 1 cellulite have cellulite that is noticeable only when the skin is pinched. Stage 2 involves cellulite that is apparent when the individual is standing and experiencing the tug of gravity. Stage 3 cellulite is apparent at all times, regardless of whether the patient is standing or lying down.

Treatment Q&A

Is There an Optimum Age for This Treatment?

Many of the patients who seek this treatment out are between the ages of 20 and 60, but there is no ideal age at which to seek this treatment. If cellulite is holding you back, the time is right to seek out treatment.

Will This Treatment Help Mild Cellulite?

Yes. This treatment can help with mild and more severe cases of cellulite.

Does This Work in Combination With Other Treatments?

Yes. Many of our Cellfina Dallas patients also take advantage of other treatments. Once we’ve had a chance to meet with you and talk about your cosmetic goals, we’ll be able to recommend complementary services for you.

Can I Use My Insurance?

Most insurers don’t cover cosmetic cellulite treatments.

Can Men Take Advantage of This Treatment?

Yes. This treatment can be performed on men and women, although women tend to struggle with cellulite more often.

Will This Treatment Help With Stretch Marks?

No. This is not a solution for stretch marks or loose skin.

How Can I Get Started With This Treatment?

If you’re interested in pursuing treatment, the first step is to schedule a consultation with the friendly professionals at our practice. During our time together, we’ll talk about your concerns, evaluate your dimpling, and determine whether or not cellulite is causing it. For some patients, what appears to be cellulite is actually sagging skin, for which other treatment systems are more effective.

It’s Time To Say Goodbye To Cellulite

There’s nothing more frustrating than stubborn cellulite. If you’ve tried creams and other potions and you’re still struggling with dimpled skin, it may be time to try this innovative treatment. Just a single appointment will start to smooth your skin, and you’ll see results quickly. What are you waiting for? Call DFW Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery in Southlake, TX, and schedule your consultation today!

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