Cellulite is located in the subcutaneous layer of the skin, formed by fat held in place by bands called septa. Cellulite is a combination of connective tissue and fat cells. These fibrous bands connect the skin to underlying tissue at different points causing something referred to as “chambers of fat.” The appearance of cellulite occurs once fat cells begin to push through the collapsing structural support under the skin. In other words when the bands contract they pull down on the skin causing the indented skin you see on the surface. General areas of cellulite include the thighs, hips, and buttocks area.
Ladies have you exhausted the options for a solution to the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks and thigh areas? Consider the newest addition to our procedure list – Cellfina, a FDA- cleared treatment yielding long term improvement. This innovative treatment is now available in our Manhattan offices at 55 East 72nd St. and 211 Central Park West.
The solution: Cellfina
The cellulite procedure suctions a 3-inch wide section of skin with the circular Cellfina hand module. No general anesthesia is required for the procedure, but the area is injected with a numbing agent after the section of skin is chosen. A thin blade is then inserted under the skin’s surface, quickly cutting the bands of septa. More important than the speed, the Cellfina procedure is done evenly. The motorized needle cuts the bands at the same level optimizing the smooth appearance of skin. Other cellulite treatments are done manually, many times the bands are not cut at a consistent depth – resulting in uneven looking skin on the surface.
Results can generally be seen in 3 days, and last up to two years. Cellfina has the longest FDA clearance for cellulite treatment. No serious side effects have been reported in association with the Cellfina treatment. Common side effects include: bruising, soreness, tenderness and minimal pain.
Interested in the only FDA-cleared minimally invasive procedure proven to treat the structural cause of cellulite mentioned above? Are you in the Manhattan area?
This new effective treatment option available at our New York City locations!
Upper East Side
55 East 72nd Street
New York, NY 10021
Upper West Side
211 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024