Cellulite treatments can reduce and smooth the appearance of cellulite. Cellulite happens to a majority of people, and despite that fact, it can still be embarrassing, unflattering, and make you feel self-conscious. Cellulite is not a dangerous medical condition or risk, but it is a condition that can make you feel less happy with the way you look. At Sutton Place Dermatology, we want to restore your confidence with the least invasive and most successful procedures to ensure we meet your goals and desires.
Cellulite occurs due to the normal fat you have beneath the skin. When this fat pushes up against connective tissue, the result is the dimpled appearance of cellulite. This puckering due to the fat results in an uneven appearance of the skin. Despite cellulite being normal and not dangerous, many patients feel uncomfortable or self-conscious by how it looks. Cellulite is especially common in women, but it still does affect men, as well. Having cellulite does not mean that you are overweight or obese. Many men and women who maintain a healthy lifestyle are affected by cellulite. If you are overweight, losing weight may help reduce the appearance of cellulite, but cellulite is not directly and solely tied to weight.
Cellulite results in an irregular appearance of the skin, and it affects women more commonly due to hormonal factors. Men and women experience cellulite mostly on their thighs, arms, stomach, and buttocks. While topical ointments and creams exist to treat cellulite, many provide little to no improvement. Recent advancements like Cellfina™ and laser procedures are now providing noticeable results that smooth out the appearance of cellulite.
The process of cellulite removal can be achieved through various cellulite treatments. Common cellulite treatment options include Cellfina™, laser therapy, and fat grafting. To achieve the best results, our dermatologists will address certain factors of your health like your overall medical history and individual goals and desires to best create a treatment regime that can effectively reduce the visibility and presence of cellulite.
Cellfina™ is a long-lasting, FDA-cleared procedure that may noticeably reduce the signs of cellulite. Cellfina™ is clinically proven to improve the appearance of cellulite for up to two years. Cellfina™ is a minimally invasive procedure that targets the primary cause of cellulite so that you are only left with a firm, soft skin tone. Cellfina™ helps to release the fibrous material that causes cellulite so that the puckered effect of cellulite is significantly reduced. Cellfina™ is a procedure that is done in-office and takes roughly an hour to complete from start to finish. Unlike other cellulite treatments, Cellfina™ only requires one procedure before you may see results.
Each case of cellulite is approached differently, and our dermatologists will implement the most advanced procedures that we think you can benefit the most from. In most procedures, you will see immediate results. You can expect to see gradual results and improvements over the following months after your cellulite treatment. Maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle can help maximize the results, but you should only resume physical exercise once cleared by our dermatologists after your cellulite treatment. For laser cellulite removal, recovery time is minimal, and you will be able to go back to your daily routine shortly after your procedure. After a fat grafting procedure, you may have a period of slight soreness and recovery time, as the use of local or general anesthesia may be suggested.
Our dermatologists value your care above all else and will approach your particular case with the utmost care and surgically advanced techniques. Each procedure and case of cellulite is unique and will be personally addressed to reach your goals and desires and to ensure the most natural results with the least invasive techniques.
Our dermatologists would be glad to discuss a cellulite treatment with you. To request a personal consultation with our dermatologists to discuss a cellulite treatment, please request an appointment online or call 212.838.0270.