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If you have unwanted cellulite, Cellfina in St. Louis may be your answer. Cellfina most commonly treats cellulite found on the thighs and hips. Cellulite can also be present on the buttocks, arms, and stomach. Cellulite can affect both men and women, and it is extremely common.
Fibrous bands of connective tissue connect your skin and the tissue below. These bands can either be too tight or loose, and they sometimes constrict fat cells, creating the appearance of lumpy and dimpled cellulite on the skin.
Although weight loss and exercise can help minimize the appearance of cellulite, it can be extremely difficult to fully get rid of. Cellfina is an effective solution.
What Is Cellfina?
Cellfina is a non-surgical and minimally invasive procedure that uses a subcision technique to reduce cellulite. It does not require anesthesia or surgery. Cellfina uses a microblade device the size of a needle to target the skin pockets cellulite creates, treating the connective bands under the skin layers.
What Makes You a Candidate for Cellfina?
Cellfina has been FDA approved for those who are in overall good health. Optimal patients are between the ages of 20-60 years old, maintain an overall stable weight, and have minimally loose skin. You will want to let your healthcare provider know of any pre-existing skin conditions or medications you are currently taking.
The Cellfina Procedure
The medical professional will first mark the dimpling on your skin. You will then lie down, and numbing medication will be administered. The Cellfina tool will then be placed on the treatment region, where it will suction and stabilize the area. Very small motorized blades are then inserted, moving back and forth precisely in order to cut the fibrous bands beneath the skin.
The blade is then removed, the suction is released, and the medical professional moves on to the next cellulite dimple. The incisions are very small, require no stitches, and will be bandaged with compression for optimal healing. Most patients are able to drive themselves home after their procedure without any issues.
Results and Recovery
Results can be seen almost immediately, as early as three days post-treatment. Lasting results can be seen up to three years post-treatment before another preventative session is needed to maintain results.
There is little downtime associated with the Cellfina procedure. It is common to feel minor discomfort or pain, redness, and bruising within the first 24 hours of your procedure, but otherwise, you can resume regular activities.
For nearly two weeks post-treatment, you may be advised to purchase compressive wear like spandex, biking shorts, or yoga pants and be asked to limit exercise and sun exposure.
The price of Cellfina may vary depending on the amount of cellulite that needs to be treated, the areas of the body targeted for treatment, and many other factors.
Arrange Your Consultation
We offer a number of treatments for our patients, including Cellfina. Whether you are interested in Cellfina in St. Louis or another of our state-of-the-art treatment options, contact us today to set up your consultation.