Whether you’ve only just begun to notice the emergence of cellulite or you’ve seen clusters of lumpy, dimples on your thighs, buttocks, and stomach for some time, you’re not alone. Cellulite affects the majority of women at some point in their lives leaving many looking for solutions to the unsightly condition.
With the wide variety of treatment options available, it’s easy to get lost when it comes to figuring out what’s right for you. Today, we’ll go over the basics of a couple of our favorite cellulite treatments.
Both Cellfina and Cellulaze are minimally-invasive procedures designed to reduce and eliminate the appearance of cellulite. Each address the underlying cause of cellulite rather than solely treating the symptom.
Cellulaze has been around a little longer and was FDA-cleared in 2012 for the treatment of cellulite. During this procedure, a thin tube is placed under the skin allowing the Sidelaze Laser to melt bulging pockets of fat through laser and heat. The laser is then used to cut and release the connective bands that are holding skin down. The thermal heat is able to stimulate collagen and elastin production which thickens and tightens the skin over time. While the results are long-lasting, the procedure is not considered permanent. Cellulaze may be a better fit for you if you have large areas of ‘cottage cheese’ cellulite.
Since it was FDA-approved in 2015 for longer-lasting results (up to 2-years), Cellfina has quickly become a popular option. Cellfina uses a handheld device with a vacuum and a tiny blade. The procedure entails micro-punctures directly to the fibrous bands that cause the dimpled effect of cellulite. Once the bands are released your skin will begin to bounce back to normal. You’ll experience little downtime with this treatment option and should see results in as little as 3 days. Continued improvement will occur several months after your procedure. For deeply dimpled cellulite, Cellfina may be the best option for you.
Your doctor will be able to suggest one option over the other during your in-person consultation. Ultimately, the decision is yours. If you’d like to learn more about our Cellfina treatments, please fill out the form on this page or call (562) 526-0275.