what is cellulite?
For many women, instead of seeing smooth, silky skin when they look at themselves, they see the dimples, bumps and dents of cellulite. Cellulite is a very common condition that affects about 90% of women and 10% of men. While cellulite does not affect physical wellness, it can be very distressing to deal with and can cause embarrassment and insecurities. Cellulite will not go away, it is not something you can grow out of or work off. In most cases, as women age, their skin gets thinner and cellulite gets worse.
There are a lot of cellulite treatments out there that can claim to give you smooth skin by using a certain lotion, cream, starting a new diet or doing certain exercises everyday. Unfortunately, these treatments are unable to deliver the long-lasting smooth skin that you want. The lotions, creams, coffee scrubs, dry brushing, self-tanner, massages and other treatments may be able to give slight improvements to the appearance of your cellulite. The problem is that any results you see from these treatments are going to be temporary and are unable to treat the root of the cellulite. So, if you are frustrated from constantly trying these treatments and not getting real results, you are not the only one.
Below your skin is a natural layer of fat and connective fibrous bands called ‘septae.’ When there is irregular tension on these bands, it causes the fat surrounding them to bulge out. This is what creates the dimples, puckers, and dents on your skin. Because cellulite is formed under your skin, topical creams and lotions are unable to really treat cellulite. Exercise and changing your diet might lessen the appearance of your cellulite, but because cellulite is caused by the tightened septae and not the layer of fat directly, it will not be able to get rid of it completely.
why don’t they work?
what does work?
At Effronté, we understand the disappointment and frustration of false hope found in coffee scrubs, workout routines and tiresome diets. We are happy to offer the Cellfina device. Cellfina is a new and innovative procedure proven to be a long-term solution for cellulite. The Cellfina system uses the subcision processes to treat the underlying causes of cellulite. It has the longest FDA clearance for a cellulite treatment. The results last for a minimum of 2 years for patients, many see results that last even longer.
The Cellfina system is safe and effective; and it requires minimum pain and minimum downtime from you. Cellfina also has minimal discomfort during the procedure and while some patients may experience soreness or bruising after the procedure. Those do not last long. Many patients are able to drive themselves home after the procedure and can return to their normal activities almost immediately. Learn more here.