Cellulite can cause many men and women anxiety and prompt them to seek out treatment to reduce the appearance of it. Cellulite, which forms under the skin, produces a lumpy, dimply appearance that cannot be treated with diet and exercise. While there is a wide variety of pills, creams, and products on the aesthetic market today, these remedies are most often not enough to create the smooth appearance you desire. However, there is one highly effective treatment option for the treatment of cellulite, known as Cellfina®, which is approved by the FDA to greatly reduce and in some cases eliminate the appearance of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs. ZO Skin Centre® in Beverly Hills, CA uses this minimally invasive treatment to target the structural cause of cellulite. Just one treatment of Cellfina can create results that last up to three years.
WHAT CAUSES CELLULITE?
Despite the fact that many people think cellulite is solely a fat issue, but it is actually a structural issue caused by the tight connective bands that are woven throughout the fat located in the thighs and buttocks. Due to the tightness of the bands pulling down on the skin and causing tension, this leads to the lumpy, dimply, “cottage cheese” look on the skin’s surface. There are several contributing factors, such as aging, hormonal changes, lack of physical activity, a slow metabolism, and genetics that also play a role. In addition, cellulite is more common in women than men.
The Cellfina® treatment offered at our Beverly Hills office is performed in one of our treatment rooms and does not require general anesthesia. Prior to the procedure, individual dimples of cellulite will be marked for treatment and with the special Cellfina hand-held device, a liquid anesthetic will be injected under the skin to diminish discomfort or any pain that may be caused by the treatment. Using the same device, your ZO® skin care professional will stabilize the skin using the attached suction cup. Using a tiny needle, the tight bands of connective tissue will be released in order to relieve tension and reduce the visibility of cellulite. The procedure lasts about 45 minutes – 1 hour.
With Cellfina®, there’s a limited amount of downtime. There might be slight pain or discomfort after the treatment but most patients usually only need an over-the-counter pain reliever. In addition, there might be soreness, tenderness, and bruising in the treatment area, which should resolve fairly quickly. After treatment, you should wear a compression garment for about 1 week. You may experience visible results in as few as 3 days, but final results take about 2 – 3 months to appear. Since the bands that cause cellulite are released during treatment, they aren’t likely to reappear, so only 1 treatment is usually needed to provide excellent results that can last up to 2 years.
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About ZO Skin Centre:
Patients from all over the world are redefining their skin at the Beverly Hills, CA flagship ZO Skin Centre®. Just off of Rodeo Drive, this facility is well-known for managing dermatological and cosmetic skin care needs for men and women of all ages. Under the leadership of founder and master dermatologist, Dr. Zein Obagi, and dermatological surgeon, Dr. Sameer Bashey, the ZO Skin Centre® hosts consultations and appointments for skin health, cosmetic injectables, laser treatments, and rejuvenation services at this location. This upscale facility is also a retail store for the ZO® Skin Health Products. Nurse practitioner, Anita Gardner, and experienced medical aestheticians, Liz Owens, Katie Hasiak, and Margarita Sobko are all well-versed in the ZO® Skin Health processes and protocols, perform esthetic treatments, and educate patients on the importance of consistent skin care. This Beverly Hills facility is a tranquil MedSpa atmosphere that allows walk-in and scheduled appointments.