Cellulite! It always made me feel bad about myself. Every article I had ever read said that most women have it, even Victoria’s Secret models. But that didn’t make me feel better. I worked out like crazy… still had cellulite. I gave up fizzy drinks….no change. This crazy French guy said that tight underwear caused cellulite, so I went commando. I dry-brushed, jumped on trampolines, did juice cleanses. Nothing worked. Until, that is, that I tried Cellfina, the only FDA-approved, minimally invasive treatment guaranteed to erase dimples.
My dermatologist Julie Russak, MD explained that during a Cellfina session, she would quickly and painlessly release the connective bands woven through the fat—it’s like pulling the button out of a couch cushion. On the day of the procedure, Dr. Russak circled my cellulite with a marker to indicate the areas on my thighs and butt to be treated. She applied suction to each dimple to inject it with lidocaine, a numbing agent. It burned slightly, but that was the only part of the procedure that was uncomfortable Once the areas were completely numb, a tiny blade precisely severed the cords on each of the spots. I left bandaged and secured tightly into a compression garment, which is meant to minimize swelling and bruising, and help shape the tissue. For the next week or so, I had some soreness and bruising, and I applied vitamin A cream to expedite healing. A year later, the dimples are still gone.
The best part, however, is that Cellfina has been shown to work for up to five years! Of course, my personal five-year results aren’t in yet, but some of these incredible photos from other Cellfina patients show just how life-changing this procedure can be.
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