If you’re one of the 90% of women with cellulite, you’ve probably wondered why you have it and searched for just the right exercise, creams and rubs, massages and more to make cellulite disappear.
Leslie Forrester, APRN, and the aesthetic team at Wrinkle Fairy have the answer: the Cellfina® System cellulite treatments. At our offices in Chicago, Oakbrook Terrace, Arlington Heights, and Naperville, Illinois, we use this revolutionary, nonsurgical treatment to smooth away cellulite for years to come.
Keep reading to learn why you may have cellulite and the reasons Cellfina System treatments are the best solution!
Why do I have cellulite?
Cellulite is often cited as one of the most challenging aesthetic concerns women have. But what is it and why do so many women have it?
The word cellulite describes an area of dimpled, bumpy, or lumpy skin over layers of fat. You get cellulite when your body fat pushes through the network of collagen fibers, called fibrous bands, that support your skin.
Women get cellulite at far higher rates than men (90% vs 10%), and this condition doesn’t discriminate based on body type, size, or age. Researchers believe there are three factors why women get cellulite more often than men:
1. Location of fat
Women store fat closer to the surface of the skin. This makes it easier to see fat beneath the surface of the skin, which means it’s easier to see cellulite, too.
2. Structure of fibers
The connective fibers, or fibrous bands, that provide support to your skin run in parallel lines in women, which leaves space for fat to push through. Men, on the other hand, have a tighter crisscross pattern of fibers, which is more difficult for fat to penetrate.
Women naturally have higher levels of estrogen. Estrogen levels also fluctuate regularly, which weakens the network of connective collagen fibers supporting the skin. This makes it easier for fat to move through, creating cellulite.
What is Cellfina and why is it the best?
Minimally invasive Cellfina System cellulite treatments are the only FDA-cleared, one-time treatments clinically proven to minimize the appearance of cellulite in the thighs and buttocks.
Cellfina doesn’t require anesthesia, and your results last for at least three years. This makes it the longest-lasting, FDA-cleared cellulite treatment system available.
The Cellfina system works by addressing the fibrous bands that cause dimpling. It uses a procedure called subcision using a device with a needle-sized microblade and vacuum-assisted control. This device releases the fibrous bands.
Without the bands, your cellulite dimples smooth out, giving you smoother skin for up to three years. Patients can usually drive themselves home, and you can resume normal activities after about a day.
Cellfina comes with minimal risks and side effects. When side effects do occur, they typically resolve on their own within a few days but may include:
You may also notice some minor pain or discomfort or minor swelling.
What can I expect with Cellfina treatments?
Cellfina treatments generally take around 45-60 minutes to treat 20-30 dimples of cellulite. Before your session begins, your Wrinkle Fairy provider marks the treatment area with ink. We then apply a numbing solution to ensure your comfort.
Once you’re ready, your provider uses the Cellfina device to insert the microblade below the surface of your skin. Using a special fanning technique, your provider releases the bands. You can return to work or home right away, though we recommend taking it easy for about 24 hours.
After Cellfina treatments, you can expect mild soreness. Most patients report this resolves quickly. You’ll also need to wear compression pants (like yoga pants) or stockings for about two weeks after treatment.
For the best results, we recommend limiting strenuous exercise for three to four days after your Cellfina treatment and reducing your sun exposure and swimming for about a week. You can expect to see some results in as few as three days after treatment, although optimal results take several months to appear.
The best part? Cellfina is designed to be a long-term cellulite solution. Once your results appear, they’ll remain for at least three years. Some patients report results lasting much longer.
Plus Cellfina offers the highest patient satisfaction rates for cellulite treatments, hands down. And Cellfina patients stay satisfied, with clinical studies showing:
- 85% of patients satisfied three months after treatment
- 94% of patients satisfied one year after treatment
- 96% of patients satisfied two years after treatment
- 93% of patients satisfied three years after treatment
Learn more about how Cellfina treatments can smooth away your cellulite for years to come by scheduling an appointment at the Wrinkle Fairy location nearest you.