Is Velashape a Good Cellulite Treatment?
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Cellfina/Cellulite Treatment/Ultherapy/Thermi RF/Body Contouring/ Hi Definition Procedures
Thank you for your question.
Cellfina is an FDA approved minimally invasive procedure that reduces the appearance of cellulite for at least two years on the buttocks and back of the thighs of women.
It works by releasing the internal bands that cause the cellulite dimpling and so we have not seen any fat atrophy. I recommend Cellfina in combination with Sculptra or renuva for optimal results. You should not see much of a difference with weight gain or loss but this also has not been studied.
Other areas of the body with dimpling, it is important to make sure it is truly cellulite before treatment.
It is common to have swelling bruising and firmness after the procedure. This can last for a few weeks.
It is different than Cellulaze which is a laser.
If you have had previous poor results with cellulaze, you can still do Cellfina.
Cellfina has shown 100% noticeable improvement and 96% satisfaction in all patients at 2 years.
Cellfina is designed to be a one time procedure.
It can be used on women with all skin types but caution should be taken if theres a history of keloiding.
It can also be combined with other treatments such as Thermi or
Ulthera if skin tightening is needed.
We have done Sculpsure and Coolsculpting if fat reduction is wanted, but its best to wait 3 months to see the results before proceeding.
It can also be done at the same time as other procedures such as liposuction and BBL or as a stand alone procedure in the office.
Since Cellfina outcomes can be based on technique and experience, please see a board certified plastic surgeon that specializes body contouring to see if Cellfina or other treatments are available to meet your goals.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Good treatments for cellulite
It is unfortunate that so many companies pray on patients looking for an easy cheap fix for cellulite. There is a repackaging of some old technology with a sexy name every month. Cellulite can be improved and it just depends on the type of cellulite a person has. Is it deep cellulite with abundant fat, or is it localized 'problem spots?' In general I recommend you avoid any technologies involving focused ultrasound or radio-frequency as Thermage and other technologies are well known for creating deformities.
In general I like to treat cellulite like you describe with a combination of diode laser to gentlly reduce and smooth the subcutaneous fat with an infrared deep dermal heating for skin tightening. In cases like yours I feel this is the best option. The devices I use are iLipo by Chromogenix for fat reduction and SkinTyte II from Sciton for skin contraction and smoothing. There may be other similar products out there but I dont recommend following advertiser hype in choosing your treatment.
Choose a reputable plastic surgeon with experience with these technologies and with conventional techniques. You need to be evaluated by a plastic surgeon who can guide you. Depending exam you may be better off with a liposuction modality. In certain cases I use hydrojet liposuction (BodyJet by humanmed) to reduce problem areas ann smooth the skin this is particularly useful for deeper large cellulite where some fat grafting is added back to the deeper areas after the liposuction.
I hope this helps!
All the best,
Rian A. Maercks M.D.
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