Cellulite affects millions of women worldwide. The dimpled or cottage cheese-like bumps can be caused by genetics or lifestyle habits such as smoking. Unfortunately, it can also worsen with age. However, just because we have it doesn’t mean we have to live with it.
Cellfina is a relatively new procedure that treats the cause of cellulite rather than the symptoms. It is FDA-cleared to reduce the appearance of unsightly cellulite on the buttocks and thighs for up to 2 years. Only one in-office procedure is needed in the majority of cases. Cellfina is a minimally-invasive procedure that requires little to no downtime.
The procedure involves severing the connective bands underneath the skin that cause cellulite. Cellfina is a highly-targeted procedure and will no effect on surrounding tissue. Side effects may include tenderness, soreness, and slight bruising.
Patients who are worried about loose, sagging skin might want to consider enlisting the help of another procedure alongside Cellfina. Talk to your doctor about what is right for you. Together, you can come up with a customized plan to help you achieve your short and long-term goals.