Treatment of cellulite (Cellfina)

When dimples and lumps form on the skin resulting from an interaction between the connective tissues in your skin and fat, it’s known as cellulite. Almost 90% of women experience the appearance of cellulite at some point in their lives. Northwest Skin and Laser helps eliminate the unsightly appearance of cellulite in patients every year using the Cellfina treatment system. 

What Is Cellfina?

Cellfina is a minimally invasive procedure that addresses cellulite without the need for surgery or anesthesia. The process involves a microblade technique that works to address cellulite in the buttocks and thighs. This microblade is used to sever the bands that are causing the distortion in the skin and fat, eliminating the dimple. 

How Effective Is Cellfina?

The effectiveness of your Cellfina treatment is determined by the severity of your cellulite and the type of cellulite you have. Those who are experiencing issues with dimpling cellulite that has the appearance of an orange peel tend to see the best results. More severe cases of cellulite can still see improvement, but the results are less dramatic than those experienced with dimpling. Those who receive this treatment regularly report that the dimpling remains reduced even five years after the treatment. New dimples can certainly form over time, but those treated don’t tend to recur.

What Side Effects Are Associated with Cellfina Treatments?

During your treatment, you will experience a degree of suction, but there is little to no discomfort associated with the procedure. Following the treatment, there are some common side-effects that you may experience, though they only tend to last a few days. These side-effects include tenderness, soreness, bruising, and minor pain. No serious side effects are associated with the Cellfina treatment.

What Is Recovery From A Cellfina Treatment Like?

In the majority of cases, there is almost no downtime with Cellfina treatments. Patients typically report being able to return to their favorite activities after no more than 24 hours and are generally able to drive home after the treatment. For the best results, you should wear garments that offer some degree of compression, such as bike shorts or yoga pants. Exercise is best avoided for up to four days after the treatment, and swimming should be avoided for at least a week.

If you have concerns with unsightly cellulite and are looking for treatment options that can reduce or eliminate it, call Northwest Skin and Laser. Our team of dermatological specialists helps patients like you address dermatological concerns like minor to severe cellulite. Start by calling 404-513-6372 to reach our friendly staff who will help you prepare for your visit to our offices. They’ll walk you through the paperwork and necessary documentation for your first visit to our offices at 676 N St Clair St, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60611. Every year we’re proud to serve our patients in achieving the beautiful and healthy skin they’ve always dreamed of.

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