San Francisco Cellfina cellulite and body contouring treatment. Cellfina cellulite removal & reduction procedure near me. Cellfina advantages and disadvantages from San Francisco’s finest non-surgical fat reduction experts at Azalasf.com
Cellulite is an unsightly skin condition that occurs when the connective bands (fibrous septae) that weave through our skin, predominantly around the thighs and buttocks, pull downwards causing a dimpling or puckering effect. The origin of cellulite is usually a combination of lifestyle and genetic factors but one thing is for certain: cellulite can be a source of embarrassment for people (mostly women) who tend to be afflicted by this condition.
Treatments to combat cellulite have existed for decades and the results are inconsistent at best. In most cases any improvement is only temporary. Yet the search continues for a long-term solution to address cellulite dimples and smooth skin. Cellfina® for instance promises to diminish the puckering effect of cellulite using a “minimally-invasive” surgical technique to sever the connective bands that pull on the skin. Once the tension is released, the dimples appear less prominent for up to three years.
The biggest drawback of Cellfina® is that it’s a surgical procedure that involves cutting and making micro incisions in skin tissues. For this reason common risks include infection, swelling and bruising that can last up to four weeks. The treatment may not be recommended for patients with a poor skin laxity or whose weight tends to fluctuate very frequently. Lastly, Cellfina® doesn’t destroy fat cells or shrink circumference of the area treated so it’s not suitable as a fat reduction treatment.
Patients looking to contour their body and lose fat will require the use of additional technologies. The biggest advantage of CoolSculpting is the precision with which it targets and removes stubborn bulges by 20-25% in just 12-16 weeks. Numerous clinical trials have shown that CoolSculpting® works better than any other fat reduction procedure on the market and even one treatment can have a dramatic result (although 2-3 treatments are generally recommended).
How does CoolSculpting® work? Permanent fat reduction is achieved through a natural process called cryolipolysis. It was discovered by accident that freezing fat cells causes them to die then subsequently get removed from the body. The makers of CoolSculpting® developed a device that gradually cools the target area to -11°C to intentionally freeze fat cells and eliminate excess fat tissue. CoolSculpting® is FDA-approved for reducing fat around the stomach, love handles, inner and outer thighs, bra/back, arms, and under the chin.
The best candidates for CoolSculpting® are patients within 20-30 lbs of their ideal body weight who want to get rid of stubborn fatty tissue that doesn’t respond to diet or exercise. Treatments can last anywhere from 35-80 minutes and full results take 12-16 weeks to develop – although improvements can be noticed after 8 weeks. Another advantage of CoolSculpting® is that multiple zones can be safely treated in one day in the event that patients are visiting San Francisco for a limited amount of time.
To find out if CoolSculpting® is right for you we’d like to invite you to Azala Medical Aesthetics San Francisco for a personalized consultation with one of our experienced clinicians.
* Individual results may vary, and not guaranteed.