Whenever the effectiveness of OTC cellulite creams is brought up, some ingredients such as caffeine keep occurring. These ingredients are often designed to give the appearance or illusion that cellulite looks better.
Caffeine, for example, makes cellulite look better temporarily by increasing blood flow and removing moisture from the skin. These characteristics can result in fleeting firmness and smoothing.
It is no wonder your creams may have been a disappointment when you understand exactly what these products do. As a board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Ron Shelton has the knowledge and training to prescribe effective and safe treatments for a wide range of conditions.
When it comes to cellulite, powerful treatment comes not in a jar but in a technique. Dr. Shelton offers Cellfina™, a minimally invasive way to eliminate cellulite by affecting the root cause of these peaks and valleys.
Dr. Shelton, in his NYC practice personally examines and evaluates all of his cellulite patients himself and will tell you if you are or are not a candidate for cellulite treatment. It’s not uncommon for women to have a combination of cellulite as well as normal anatomic linear anchoring bands and the latter are not suitable for treatment with Cellfina.
Using a needle-sized device, Dr. Shelton will gently release the fibrous bands responsible for your cellulite. There is minimal discomfort for most patients during this process as the treatment area is numbed prior to the procedure. As fat cells push up on the skin and the fibrous connective bands pull down towards the muscle, this tension creates dimples. By releasing the fibrous bands, your skin bounces back in the same way a rubber band might spring back once it is no longer pulled taut. Free of tension, your skin’s surface can become smooth in as little as three days.
In fact, 85 percent of patients were satisfied with the results of the Cellfina™ system in 3 months. Within 1 year, 94 percent of patients were happy with reduction in their cellulite. You can expect to see these results for at least 1 year, which is reportedly the longest FDA clearance for any cellulite treatment.
The procedure takes around 45 minutes and results in minimal side effects such as fleeting soreness, bruising, and discomfort. Speaking of other therapies, Dr. Shelton also treats cellulite with ThermiTight™. Heat applied to the treatment area in the form of radio frequency energy pulls double duty by both destroying fat cells and stimulating the production of firming collagen to create a smoother, firmer appearance.
It’s estimated that as many as 90 percent of women have cellulite, but is ThermiTight™ or Cellfina™ right for you? Find out by calling 212-561-5808 to schedule an appointment at Dr. Ron Shelton’s office, now in Midtown NYC.