It is not uncommon for women to suffer from unsightly cellulite and getting rid of it can often be an impossible task. Cellulite is usually found on the hips, buttocks and thigh areas and is caused by deposits of fat that push through the connective tissue of the skin and cause an uneven, dimpled appearance. It is estimated that between 80 to 90 percent of women will experience this phenomenon, to some degree, at some point in their lives. Losing weight and decreasing overall body fat percentages can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite but it very rarely gets rid of it all together.
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Cellulite is a condition that is caused by excess fat deposits underneath the skin. Stubborn fat protrudes up between the fibrous bands of tissue that lay under the skin’s surface causing a bumpy, dimpled appearance of the skin. Cellulite is much more common in women than in men and it is estimated that between 80 to 90 percent of women will experience some degree of cellulite within their lifetime.
There are quite a few different cellulite reduction treatments available. The most common of these are:
- Anti-Cellulite creams: These creams can be purchased without a prescription and are applied to the affected area and massaged in. Most of these creams contain ingredients that increase the production of collagen and therefore increase the growth of newer, healthier cells. The also help to tighten the skin and often contain caffeine which acts to dehydrate the fat cells under the skin and minimize the appearance of cellulite on the surface. This method can be effective for short periods of time however it does not permanently correct the problem.
- Velashape: This procedure uses a handheld device that emits infrared light underneath the skin’s surface, while at the same time massaging the area. The infrared light penetrates the underlying fat cells and reduces their size while the massaging action stimulates the lymphatic system and promotes drainage and enhances the body’s natural removal of the damaged fat cells. This procedure requires multiple treatments to see lasting results.
- Cellfina: This treatment option is one of the newest on the market for cellulite reduction. It uses a needle-like device that pierces the skin and breaks down the fibrous tissue that is causing the bulging and puckering from the fat cells to occur on the skin above. Results can usually be seen in about a week’s time and can last up to three years. There may be minimal pain with this procedure and some swelling and bruising may occur.
Cellulaze: This treatment is very similar to Cellfina except it uses a laser beam instead of blades to break down the fibrous tissue that is causing the cellulite to occur. The laser also stimulates collagen production and causes a smoothing and firming of the skin. Results from this procedure usually last between one and two years.
The best candidates for anti cellulite treatment are those with low to moderate body fat percentages who have areas of stubborn cellulite on their thighs, buttocks or love handles. It is always recommended to attempt leading a healthy lifestyle with moderate exercise and a well-balanced diet in order to reduce any cellulite naturally prior to seeking treatment. Cellulite removal treatment is also not recommended for anyone who is excessively overweight or obese.
Depending on which treatment option you choose for removing cellulite, the side effects will range from minimal to moderate. Topical preparations usually cause no side effects unless a rare allergic reaction occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction would be redness, hives, rash or itching. Other procedures may cause minor pain, swelling, bruising, redness of the skin, heat on the affected area or mild itching to occur. All side effects should subside within a day or two after treatment.
In the past, living with cellulite was something that women had to succumb to, but nowadays there are numerous different treatment options that can fit your individual needs while working within your budget. Whether you are looking for a temporary topical treatment or a long-term permanent solution, we are able to help. For more information on cellulite treatment Las Vegas, contact us today.
What is the Cellfina Cellulite Treatment?
The Cellfina Cellulite Treatment is a minimally invasive cellulite reduction treatment option that aims to improve the appearance of dimpled skin on the thighs and buttock areas. It provides results that last for at least three years and can be seen almost immediately after the procedure. This treatment option is the only one that has been approved by the FDA to treat cellulite in the United States.
What are the risks?
Serious adverse effects are rare after a Cellfina Treatment however some patients do experience mild side effects from the procedure. These are usually minimal and only last for a few days. Mild bruising and tenderness in the treated area are the most commonly reported symptoms that have been reported. This pain can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. Most patients can drive home immediately afterwards and can resume normal activities after 24 hours.
Who is a good candidate for this treatment?
The Cellfina Treatment is a good option for any woman between the ages of 25 and 55 with visible cellulite on the thighs or buttocks areas of their body. Candidates should have a stable weight and have minimal amounts of loose or sagging skin. Cellfina is not currently recommended for use on other areas of the body. It is also not recommended for women who are diabetic, pregnant, have blood clotting disorders or are taking anticoagulant medications, have varicose veins, sores or open lesions in the area that is being treated or are excessively overweight. It is very important to have your doctor review your full medical history prior to treatment to ensure that Cellfina will be safe and effective for you.
How does this treatment work?
Using a small microblade type needle, each individual dimple of skin is treated. The needle works to effectively “cut” the band of connective tissue under the skin that is pulling and causing the puckering effect. Prior to starting the procedure, a doctor who has been certified in the Cellfina Treatment technique, will apply a topical numbing agent to the area that is being treated. They will then use a marker to mark all of the individual cellulite bumps that will be targeted during the session. Once completed, the patient will lay down and the doctor will use the microblade in a fanning motion to effectively cut the fibrous bands that are causing the cellulite to appear. A slight sucking or pulling sensation may be experienced, however there should be no pain during the treatment. For every 25 dimples that are treated, it will take approximately an hour of procedure time.
For the best and longest lasting results there are some aftercare procedures that should be followed. Tight fitting clothing ,that offers compression to the treated area, should be worn for at least two weeks after the procedure. This will help to manage the pain and bruising and will accelerate the healing time. Strenuous physical activity should be completely avoided until healing is complete, however moderate exercise can be reintroduced to the daily routine five days after treatment. Swimming and sun exposure should also be avoided for at least one week after the procedure as well.
If treating unsightly cellulite is something that you have been considering then we can help. Women across the globe have been suffering with cellulite since the beginning of time, but the time has come to end this. We can offer you the best cellulite treatment Las Vegas has to offer. Smoother legs and firmer buttocks are just a phone call away. If you would like more information on how we can help you achieve the body you have always wanted, call us today.
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