Annabelle L. Garcia, MD

San Antonio Dermatology

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Cellfina – Cellulite Reduction Treatment – San Antonio, TX

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What is Cellfina?

The appearance of cellulite can cause many patients to seek out immediate treatment to get rid of it because it produces skin with a lumpy, dimply appearance. Since cellulite can’t be worked off or dieted away, there are various options that patients may seek out. With a wide variety of creams, pills, and products on the market with big promises, they usually fall short. However, there’s one highly effective treatment option, FDA-cleared Cellfina, which works to greatly reduce the appearance of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs. San Antonio dermatologist, Dr. Annabelle Garcia, uses this minimally invasive treatment to target the structural cause of cellulite with only 1 treatment that can last up to 2 years.

What Causes Cellulite?

Despite the fact that many people think cellulite is solely a fat issue, it is actually a structural issue caused by the tight connective bands that are woven throughout the fat located in the thighs and buttocks. Due to the tightness of the bands pulling down on the skin and causing tension, this leads to the lumpy, dimply, “cottage cheese” look on the skin’s surface. There are several contributing factors, such as aging, hormonal changes, lack of physical activity, a slow metabolism, and genetics that also play a role. In addition, cellulite is more common in women than men.

During the Procedure

The Cellfina treatment is in-office and requires no general anesthesia. Individual dimples of cellulite will be marked for treatment and, with a special device, a liquid anesthetic will be injected under the skin to reduce pain and discomfort. Using the same device, the dermatologist will use the attached suction cup to stabilize the skin with cellulite. With a tiny needle, the tight bands of connective tissue will be released in order to relieve tension and reduce the visibility of cellulite. The procedure lasts about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

What to Expect

With Cellfina, there’s a limited amount of downtime. There might be slight pain or discomfort after the treatment and patients usually only need Tylenol. In addition, there might be soreness, tenderness, and bruising in the treatment area, which should resolve fairly quickly. After treatment, patients are advised to wear a compression garment for about 1 week. Patients can experience visible results in as few as 3 days, while most will notice improvements in 2 – 3 months. Since the bands that cause cellulite are released during treatment, they aren’t likely to reappear so only 1 treatment is needed to provide excellent results. Results can last up to 2 years.

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Best Candidates

The best candidates for Cellfina are patients:

  • Within 10 pounds of goal weight
  • Not significantly overweight
  • Who don’t have substantial fat beneath the skin
  • Who have realistic outcomes
  • Who are looking for long-term results

Reduce Cellulite Today

There are many products out there with outrageous claims of clearing cellulite, but for those who have tried them all know—they just don’t work. If you are serious about getting rid of your cellulite, the one clear choice is Cellfina. It’s FDA-cleared, safe, effective, and can provide real, lasting results for up to 2 years with only one simple treatment. If you’re ready to take the plunge to get rid of your cellulite, call us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about Cellfina.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.