Cellulite is a common, harmless skin condition that causes lumpy, dimpling skin on the thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen.
Cellulite is a common condition seen mostly in adult women and has multiple causes including genetics and hormones.
One aspect that can be directly addressed with the help of the minimally invasive Cellfina treatment in New York City is the larger dimpling often seen on the buttocks and back and sides of the thighs. These dimples are caused by a pulling down on the skin by tight bands or cords.
The prevalence of cellulite has led to many attempts at treatment, including a variety of topical solutions, massage-based therapies, and surgical techniques with not-so-impressive results. Now, there are proven, medical technologies to help diminish the appearance of cellulite.
Learn more about cellulite by visiting ncbi.gov.
What is Cellfina™?
Cellfina™ is a minimally invasive procedure that has been clinically proven to significantly reduce the appearance of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs for up to two years. Cellfina™ is the only minimally invasive procedure for cellulite that has been FDA-approved, and Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York in NYC and Southampton is proud to be one of the first skin care clinics in the world to offer this groundbreaking treatment.
How Does Cellfina™ Work at Our Skin Care Clinic?
A physician at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York® will use the Cellfina™ System to target the fibrous bands under the dimpled areas of skin that cause cellulite. Releasing these bands reduces the appearance of cellulite, with results that last for up to a year.
When Will I See Results?
Within just three days after treatment, patients in the FDA-approved pivotal study reported feeling very well satisfied with their results. At three months, 85 percent of patients were satisfied. After one year, 94 percent reported to be satisfied, surpassing the satisfaction rates for all other cellulite treatments.
What is Qwo?
Qwo® is the first injectable treatment approved by the FDA for treating cellulite by targeting the fibrous bands beneath the skin’s surface that lead to the dimpled effect. Laser Skin & Surgery Center of New York is one of the skin care clinics to offer this revolutionary treatment to our New York City patients.
Qwo breaks down collagen buildup that creates the tightening under the skin of the buttocks, without the need for anesthetic or downtime afterward. As the fibrous bands are released, the skin becomes smoother on the surface to dramatically reduce the appearance of cellulite.
What is RESONIC™?
RESONIC is a Rapid Acoustic Pulse (RAP) device developed by Soliton, Inc. that utilizes a unique, rapid pulse of shockwaves to break apart the fibrous septa bands beneath the skin that cause cellulite. This is the only medical device that uses RAP to be FDA-cleared as a non-invasive treatment option for patients seeking a non-surgical approach to improving cellulite’s appearance. Soliton’s RAP device delivers rapid, high-pressure shockwaves at a rate of up to 100 pulses per second to effectively break apart the fibrous septa bands beneath the skin that contribute to dimples in cellulite. Its repetition rate and very short rise times can induce mechanical disruption to targeted tissue at the cellular level, without damaging the skin. The result is the dimples’ release and smoother skin.
What is Thermage?
Thermage® CPT uses radiofrequency energy to smooth, tighten, and contour the skin, temporarily reducing cellulite’s appearance. It works by heating the dermal layers, resulting in collagen creation. The new collagen makes the skin look firmer and tighter, improving overall skin texture.
What is Cellulaze?
Cellulaze is a minimally-invasive treatment that uses a handheld device to break down fibrous tissue and liquefy fat under the skin’s surface to reduce the appearance of cellulite. The procedure also stimulates collagen production to achieve natural, long-lasting results.
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Questions and Answers
Q: What Are The Key Benefits of Cellfina ™ Cellulite Treatment?
- Lasts at least two years
- Single in-office procedure
- Significant and rapid improvement
- Minimally invasive
- Limited downtime
- 94% patient satisfaction after one year
Q: Are There Any Side Effects?
There have been no serious adverse events associated with Cellfina™. The most common side effects reported by patients were soreness and bruising. This minimal pain improved quickly over time. Over 90% of patients had no bruising at 4 weeks.
Q: Are There Other Cellulite Reduction Treatments?
The prevalence of cellulite has led to many attempts at treatment, including a variety of topical solutions, massage-based therapies, and surgical techniques with not impressive results. Now, there are proven, medical technologies to help diminish the appearance of cellulite.
In addition to Cellfina™, we offer other options for cellulite treatment such as Thermage and ThermiTight. These treatments diminish the appearance of cellulite by tightening the loosened collagen fibers that hold the cells together.
Q: Is Liposuction A Possible Treatment For Cellulite?
A: No. Liposuction would not reduce the appearance of cellulite. In fact, it may make it worse.
Q: How Long Is The Recovery Time After Treatment?
A: There is limited downtime associated with Cellfina™. Some patients experience initial soreness and tenderness, but these side effects resolve quickly with time.
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