Did you know that more than 85% of women have cellulite? Yes, that means models, athletes, Barry’s Bootcamp fanatics—almost all of them deal with those frustrating dimples. In fact, cellulite has little to do with your weight and more to do with hormones and genetics. So the first step is to stop beating yourself up about it. The second? Keep reading.
While there’s no reason to feel bad about your cellulite, it’s also totally fine if you’d like to get rid of it. We’re all humans, right? There are creams, tools, and other treatments that may help temporarily and over time (I’m obsessed with Sol de Janeiro’s Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, $45). But there hasn’t been anything that works immediately and for good. That is until Cellfina came on the scene.
Clinically proven to improve the appearance of cellulite, Cellfina is an FDA-cleared, minimally invasive, onetime procedure that yields long-lasting effects. By law, the company can only claim the results will last two years (but it’s been six since its first patients, and it is still free and clear). The treatment works because it treats the primary structural cause of cellulite. Let me break it down for you: There are connective bands woven throughout the fat in your thighs and bum (they develop during puberty). Those tight bands pull down on the skin, creating the puckering you often see on the surface. Similar to a rubber band under tension, once released, the treated skin bounces back to smooth itself out in as little as three days.
Typically the treatment takes less than an hour, but it doesn’t involve an operating room or general anesthesia. Rather, the Cellfina system relies on a small needle-size device to treat the cellulite-causing bands just beneath the surface of the skin. You can answer emails, send Snapchats, or even catch Pokémon while your doctor effectively banishes cellulite from your backside. I spoke to a woman who received the treatment and she explained, “You can feel something is going on back there, but there’s absolutely no pain aside from the initial shot of anesthesia.”
As if it didn’t already seem too good to be true, the side effects are minimal, and there is absolutely no downtime. You can even schedule an appointment during your lunch break. The most common side effects reported by patients were soreness, tenderness, and bruising—but that’s to be expected. Just three days after treatment, patients rated their pain as minimal (it averaged a 2.7 on a scale of 0 to 10).
Since the treatment is so personalized, the price can range significantly. So the best way to secure an accurate quote is to consult with a physician. Find one in your area at Cellfina.com.
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