Jacksonville patients benefit from Cellfina cellulite treatment
Cellulite is a common and sometimes embarrassing condition that affects millions of individuals. Although men have been known to have it, women are more prone to developing cellulite, regardless of body size, type, or weight. People who exercise regularly or are very thin may still develop cellulite at any age.
Every person’s body has fat cells beneath the skin. When the fat cells press against connective tissues, the surrounding skin can pucker, which creates a bumpy-looking appearance, typically on the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, or hips.
One of the common reasons that an individual may have cellulite is family genetics. Other factors that further influence the risk for the condition include:
- Hormonal fluctuations
- Lack of exercise or activity
- Excess body mass
- Changes in metabolism
- Texture and color tone of the skin
- Frequent or fad dieting
- Poor nutrition
At The Spa and Laser Center at Southside Dermatology, serving patients from Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Amelia Island, St. Augustine, and surrounding neighborhoods, our founder and medical director, Dr. Mary Pentel is a board-certified physician who specializes in dermatology.
In addition to providing a comprehensive array of advanced medical, surgical, and laser dermatology, including Mohs Surgery for skin cancer, Dr. Pentel and our skin care specialists offer an extensive menu of cosmetic dermatology such as neuromodulators, dermal fillers, chemical peels, fat reduction, body contouring hair removal, skin resurfacing and rejuvenation, spider vein removal, and cellulite reduction.
Cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the long-term treatment of cellulite in the buttocks and thigh areas, Cellfina is a one-time, minimally-invasive treatment that can be completed in about one hour by a qualified physician. Cellfina addresses the core cause of cellulite – the connective tissues that surround fat deposits. The treatment reduces the tightness of the band-like tissues, which allows the skin to smooth out. A non-surgical procedure, Cellfina treatment involves a tiny, needle-like device which works under the surface of the skin. Long-lasting results, of up to two years, are typically visible within just a few days of treatment.
More information about Cellfina treatment, and the comprehensive menu of services at The Spa and Laser Center at Southside Dermatology, is available by calling our friendly team at 904-880-0622.