Cellulite affects 85-98% of women over the age of 20, regardless of skin type or tone. It occurs when areas of fat push through the connective tissue in the skin, leading to bulging and a dimpled appearance. It is a significant cosmetic concern for many women, costing more than $1 billion worldwide each year and women seek ways to eliminate it.
Factors that contribute to the formation of cellulite include age, genetics, hormonal fluctuations, and weight. However, while weight gain might exacerbate cellulite, this condition also occurs in women who are not overweight. Some men also develop cellulite, although in much smaller numbers than women.
CLDerm offers an FDA-approved device at our practice that is considered the gold standard in cellulite treatment today. Cellfina is the first long-term cellulite solution, offering significant improvement with minimal discomfort and downtime. Our doctors perform the treatment themselves, which allows patients to obtain optimal results from the most skilled practitioners.
Cellfina goes further than superficial smoothing of the skin by targeting the underlying causes of cellulite. Through an automated subcision process, Cellfina releases the septae (fibrous bands) that constrict and lead to the dimpled appearance of cellulite. As the bands are released, the skin springs back to a smoother, less dimpled appearance. Cellfina has been shown in clinical trials to last for up to a year and even beyond.
What to Expect
The Cellfina treatment is comfortable due to the use of a topical numbing agent before treatment. It takes around an hour for one of our board-certified dermatologists to treat 25 dimples. You will be able to return to your activities once the treatment is completed.
There are no severe adverse effects associated with Cellfina. The most common side effects include some bruising or general tenderness, which will subside within a few days.
While there are other cellulite treatments available, Cellfina is the most advanced and longest-lasting, with results proven to last for up to a year or more. In addition, the lack of downtime after the procedure makes this a good cellulite treatment for people with busy schedules.
Don’t let cellulite prevent you from feeling confident in your shorts or swimsuit! Try Cellfina and feel comfortable in your own skin once again. With long-lasting results, a quick, comfortable procedure, and proven results, it’s no wonder Cellfina is considered the gold standard in cellulite treatment today. Take back your hemlines with Cellfina!
In addition to Cellfina, there are great alternatives for the treatment of cellulite in San Diego, such as Ionithermie, Tri-Active, or Exilis which can help smooth your skin. Other alternatives include the following:
The first and only FDA-approved injectable for moderate to severe cellulite in the buttocks of adult women. It is made from enzymes called collagenase, which release the fibrous bands connecting skin to muscle and redistribute fat cells, allowing the skin to smooth out.
A new dual-platform device called RESONIC aims to revolutionize cellulite reduction with the science of sound. By utilizing high-power sound waves, RESONIC provides patients with a completely non-invasive treatment that effectively reduces cellulite in just one session. The RESONIC device’s high-pressure shockwaves can also break up body ink to help remove unwanted tattoos in as few as 3 sessions. We believe that this technology may enhance existing technologies to help treat BOTH cellulite and tattoos.
Sculptra is an injectable filler that improve skin laxity and add volume to the skin. This minimally invasive treatment is great for the reduction of cellulite in various areas of the body, including the buttocks.
Painless and non-invasive, Z Wave is a great option for cellulite reduction. This treatment uses acoustic wave therapy to harmlessly send sound waves into the skin, reducing skin laxity and smoothing the lumpy, dimpled appearance so commonly associated with cellulite. Learn more about Z Wave below:
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