Cellfina - Cellulite Treatment for Women
Dr. Ron Shelton specializes in non-invasive and minimally invasive alternatives to surgical procedures, which generally require less preparation and are appropriate for many people with a wide range of conditions. Accordingly, treatment times and trauma are minimized, and post-treatment side effects, complications, downtime, and healing are kept at bay.
While not a harmful condition, Dr. Shelton understands how the dimples, bumps, and lumps of cellulite can affect his patients’ self-esteem. He has an excellent alternative to the ineffective miracle creams, which is also a safe alternative to liposuction: Cellfina™.
Cellfina™ uses a gentle, proprietary micro-needle-type device to target the cause of cellulite: the fibrous bands that pull down on the skin and create dimpling. A wide range of traditional approaches — from weight loss to liposuction — do not actually treat cellulite. They may help to reduce the appearance of cellulite by shrinking fat and strengthening muscles, but the dimples, peaks and valleys may remain even after you lose weight and firm up.
What can I expect with Cellfina™?
After applying the device to areas marked for treatment, Cellfina™ causes the bands to slacken. As the formerly tight bands bounce back, the skin also returns to a smoother condition.
The nature of Cellfina™ treatment minimizes discomfort by using a local anesthetic. After the tissues are numb, the treatment can take 45 to 90 minutes or more depending on the areas of treatment. You can be on the road to wearing shorter hemlines and swimwear by doing even one treatment.
As with other non-invasive treatments offered by Dr. Shelton and his team in Midtown, you can be back to work and most activities immediately following the procedure. Be aware that bruising and tenderness and temporary darkening, are common and may last a few weeks (but can resolve in much less time). Compression garments may be advised for wear in the week following treatment.
As these minimal side effects subside, get ready to enjoy a cellulite-reduced body for many months to come! Cellfina™ is the only Food and Drug Administration-cleared treatment of its kind to eliminate cellulite for at least two years — the longest clearance for treatment of this condition on the market today.
For other minimally invasive treatments to smooth dimpled skin and depressed areas such as acne scars, Dr. Shelton uses sister radiofrequency energy systems, ThermiTight™ and ThermiSmooth™. The latter goes to work on the underlying collagen to smooth areas of the face and body, including the knees, arms, thighs, and abdomen. ThermiSmooth™ is a good surface tightening treatment for the face and neck.