Cellulite – ugh! You knew you hated it, but here are a few things you may not have known:
Unfortunately, cellulite is rarely responsive to changes in diet and exercise, especially among women who are genetically predisposed to developing cellulite. Many people mistakenly believe that cellulite is caused by the accumulation of “lumpy” fat; however, fibrous connective tissue that runs between the superficial layer of skin and deeper tissue is the true origin of cellulite’s appearance.
Non-surgical methods of heating or stretching the fibrous bands can give short-term results, but over time the fibrous bands return to their normal tone, pulling the upper skin layer downward and causing dimples to re-appear. Previous surgical treatments have also been largely unsuccessful due to inconsistencies in older technologies. Only recently have new developments in technology allowed for truly amazing treatment of cellulite. At Pinsky Plastic Surgery our plastic surgeons offer the newest technology – Cellfina™. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has given Cellfina™ a 2-year clearance for its results (the FDA’s longest cellulite treatment clearance) and is preparing to extend that clearance to 3 years. Additionally, physicians at Cellfina™ study-sites are seeing patients with no recurrence of cellulite after four years – and weight loss or weight gain makes no difference in the quality of results.
FDA-cleared Cellfina™ is proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite along the surface of the skin by effectively treating the structural cause of this common skin distortion. Cellfina™ is non-surgical and targets the fibrous bands of connective tissue that cause dimpling of the skin. By releasing the tension of these bands, the skin is able to lay more evenly, creating a smoother look.
You should start seeing results within a few days of your treatment. Compared with other cellulite reduction treatments, Cellfina™ has emerged as having the highest rates of overall patient satisfaction – 96%!