Cellfina works by physically releasing the connective bands that are responsible for the appearance of cellulite. Cellfina detaches the ropes that connect to the skin and cause puckering with the aid of a needle-sized device.
Cellfina has been FDA-cleared and generally takes less than an hour to complete. Most of our patients only require one treatment to achieve their desired outcome. The procedure calls for minimal downtime, and you may be able to see results in as little as three days. While it is an effective treatment, Cellfina can only treat discrete dimples, not the more common wavy form of cellulite.
Cellulaze is a one-time procedure that offers striking, long-lasting results. It has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite successfully. It has truly become the gold standard of cellulite treatments at Skin Body Soul Spa in West Des Moines, IA.
Cellulaze’s minimally-invasive procedure involves liquefying targeted pockets of fat, breaking up the connective bands that pucker the skin, and stimulating the production of beneficial collagen.
QWO is the first injectable cellulite treatment approved by the FDA. It works by targeting the fibrous bands beneath the skin’s surface that cause the dimpled effect. Skin Body Soul Spa is one of the skincare clinics to offer this revolutionary treatment to our West Des Moines, IA patients. As the fibrous bands are released, the skin becomes smoother and dramatically reduces the appearance of cellulite.
Thermage takes advantage of radiofrequency energy to smooth, tighten, and contour the skin, temporarily reducing the appearance of cellulite. It works by heating the layers of the skin, resulting in the creation of collagen. The new collagen makes the skin look firmer and tighter, improving the overall texture of your skin.
WHAT CAUSES CELLULITE?
Little is known as to what causes cellulite. However, we know that it involves fibrous connective cords that tie the skin to the muscles underneath through a layer of fat that lies in between. When fat cells accumulate, they push up against the skin and pull down on the cords. The result is the well-known dimpled surface of the skin.
Hormonal factors also play a role in its development as well as genetics, which are responsible for determining the structure and texture of the skin and the person’s body type. Some additional facts about cellulite are:
- It is more common in women than in men.
- Most women develop some after puberty.
- It is generally distributed around the buttocks, hips, and thighs.
- It becomes more common as people age because the skin loses elasticity.
- Although weight gain may make it more noticeable, even very lean people can have it.
IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO PREPARE FOR MY CELLULITE TREATMENT?
At Skin Body Soul Spa, we are committed to helping you get the skin you want. So, here are some steps you can take before your treatment:
Choose an activity that tones muscles and increases muscle strength, and make it a part of your day. From dancing to yoga or Pilates to stair climbing or simply walking, let physical activity become your friend.
It is also recommended that you consume less alcohol and caffeine, not smoke, and stay away from refined foods, carbohydrates, and saturated fats, avoid sleeping pills, diuretics, or laxatives.
When you are ready to tackle your cellulite, Skin Body Soul Spa has many treatments to serve your needs. Give us a call today to set up your initial consultation and get started.