Small dimples on the skin, also known as cellulite, can be annoying and unflattering. Even strenuous diet and exercise cannot tackle pesky cellulite bulges. For many people, it is frustrating when it comes to battling the “cottage cheese look.” Women are more prone to cellulite and often develop these dips on their thighs.
Having cellulite on the body can make a woman feel too insecure to wear certain styles of clothing, especially bathing suits and shorts. Even with modern creams, massage treatments, and at-home remedies, the war against cellulite seems it will never come to an end. Thankfully, one of the latest innovations in cellulite treatment is Cellfina™, which is a minimally invasive, FDA-approved procedure to improve the appearance of cellulite. Dr. Cohn is the first and only plastic surgeon to offer Cellfina™ in the Alabama area. He can help patients get rid of cellulite with minimal downtime and pain while achieving gradual yet lasting results.
What Is Cellfina™?
Cellfina™ is a one-time treatment designed to eliminate cellulite for up to two years. Typically, Cellfina™ treatment takes about one hour and is performed using a local anesthetic.
Cellulite is caused by fibrous bands that pull the skin down into the individual depressions. A needle-sized blade from the Cellfina™ handpiece is inserted into the skin and severs these connective bands (fiber strands) from the skin. Once the fiber strands are cut, it releases the dimples and smoothes out the cellulite. This process is similar to a rubber band under tension; once it has been released, the skin will bounce back up and smooth itself out.
Most patients can return to work immediately and only experience initial soreness and tenderness for the first few days. Patients can expect to see a difference within three days after treatment. Once swelling and bruising have subsided, patients will notice a smoother and healthier look.
Many patients notice a significant difference in the skin surface and feel a boost in self-confidence. They suddenly find themselves no longer too self-conscious to wear bathing suits and higher hemlines. They can feel better in their skin again with smoother body contours after getting rid of cellulite with Cellfina™.
If you have cellulite you want to get rid of, Cellfina™ may be the right treatment for you. You can learn more by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Cohn by calling (205) 590-9900 or by filling out our online contact form.