Cellulite is an issue for people of all shapes and sizes, affecting almost 90% of women and 10% of men. American women spent nearly $6 billion dollars last year on cellulite treatments, many of which give unsatisfactory or temporary results. Our experts have the scoop on what works, what doesn’t, and the innovative new treatment that is changing the lives of patients with stubborn cellulite.
What is cellulite?
First let’s clarify what cellulite is. The dimpling of skin that we call cellulite is caused by connective fibers under the skin – when the fibrous bands pull too tightly they cause the skin to pucker.
Myth: Only people who are overweight and out of shape have cellulite.
Fact: Cellulite is usually caused by hereditary and hormonal factors. Even models and top female athletes have cellulite!
Myth: You can get rid of cellulite with the right diet and exercise routine.
Fact: Slimming down and toning your trouble spots can improve overall appearance, but won’t completely eliminate the dimples.
Myth: There are creams that eliminate cellulite.
Fact: Creams can soften and temporarily tighten skin, but there is no cream, lotion or topical treatment that can banish cellulite.
Myth: There is no long-term solution for cellulite.
Fact: This used to be true, fortunately there is a new treatment that has proven to improve cellulite for at least two years! The FDA recently cleared a new, unique procedure called Cellfina™.
What is Cellfina™?
Cellfina™ is a minimally invasive procedure that was developed to treat the structural cause of cellulite. Cellfina™ uses non-surgical technology to ease the tension of the connective fibers and smooth out the skin. It is the only one time procedure cleared by the FDA to treat cellulite with lasting results.