It is a great time to be alive! And not only because we have smartphones and Netflix. It’s a great time to be alive because if there is something about your body that is putting a damper on your self confidence that you’d like to nip in the bud, so to speak, it can very possibly be resolved with a minimally invasive, non-surgical procedure.
For some women, cellulite is one of those dreaded words. It is a word that can cause a lot of anxiety, and yet a whopping 90% (yes, 90%) of us have cellulite somewhere on our body. Some of us are totally cool with it and embrace it as part of who we are, but it can make some of us feel apprehensive about our bodies.
There are varying degrees of cellulite, of course: some can be seen when we flex our muscles only, some when our muscles are at rest, and some all of the time. And what is most unfair is that it is way more prevalent in women than in men.
So what is this thing called cellulite that we can’t seem to get rid of?
The causes of cellulite are actually relatively unknown. We know that aging, fluctuating hormones, excess fatty tissue, as well as genetics have all contributed to cellulite occurring on our bodies.
Picture tight bands that connect and weave through the fat most often located in the thigh and buttocks area. Sometimes these bands tighten and pull down on the skin. When fat deposits push through this connective tissue it creates that dimpled, wavy or lumpy look that we recognize as cellulite.
Ok, so how can we make it go away?
If you’ve tried diet and exercise, massaging the area, anti-cellulite creams and nothing has worked, it’s because none of these address the tightened bands that lead to cellulite. But I did mention it was a great time to be alive, didn’t I? And no, you don’t need liposuction!
Cellfina is an innovative new treatment that targets those connective bands that weave through your fat. With a handheld device, your expert provider marks affected areas and makes tiny incisions on the parts of your body where cellulite is found, releasing the tension in those bands that are creating that puckering of the skin. And if you just got a teeny bit worried about the word “incision,” there is no need to sweat as your practitioner will deliver a local anaesthetic so you won’t feel any discomfort during the process. So all you need to do is just sit back and relax.
The three very best things about Cellfina: the procedure only takes on average about an hour; it is minimally invasive so you can go about your daily life immediately following the treatment; and results have been shown to last for 3 years (and most likely longer) and be seen in as little as 3 days. It’s a great time to be alive!