Since nine out of 10 women have at least some cellulite, we can say it is universally hated! Even the fittest women can have the signature cottage cheese dimpling that is cellulite. And you’ve been unable to do a whole lot about it — the creams, salves, and procedures that claim to address it don’t work.
But along comes Cellfina™, a new procedure that improves the look of cellulite for over two years. Spa Vitoria offers this new FDA-approved procedure for our patients in Park City and Salt Lake.
What is Cellfina™?
Sure, Cellfina sounds like the name of the younger sister who has to stay home and clean the cat box while her older sisters get to go out with Prince Charming. In reality, Cellfina is a way to smooth away cellulite without the aid of a Fairy Godmother.
Cellfina™ treats the cause of cellulite, the connective bands under a woman’s skin.
Why do women get cellulite?
People think women have cellulite but not men because they have more body fat. If that were the case, then why wouldn’t fat men have cellulite? Cellulite is actually due to the connective bands that connect the skin and the muscle beneath. Men have thicker bands (and more of them) that form a crisscross pattern. This keeps the fat in place, and it doesn’t pucker.
Women have vertical connective bands that tend to trap fat in pockets. At the spots of the connective bands, the skin is pulled down while the fat pushes up around it. Ah, that sounds like the recipe for the cottage cheese appearance of cellulite.
How Cellfina™ works its magic
The key here is the connective bands. The manufacturers of Cellfina™ have developed a proprietary method of breaking those connective bands. First, the area is numbed. Then the Cellfina™ System uses a suction stabilizer to pull the skin taut and stretch the cellulite-causing connective bands. The Cellfina™ handpiece then breaks the bands, releasing the skin and smoothing the surface.
It takes at least three days for your results to show really, and they keep improving with time. The skin needs to calm down after the procedure. In studies, patients have shown 85% satisfaction at three months, 94% at one year, and 96% at two years.
Interested in saying goodbye to your cellulite? Call Spa Vitoria at our Park City or Salt Lake City locations and make an appointment.