RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif., Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A cheek dimple is an envied feature, but cellulite dimples on the derriere or thighs are definitely not. The Cellfina™ System is the only FDA-cleared, minimally invasive procedure clinically proven to improve the appearance of cellulite dimples for at least two years. It treats the primary structural cause of cellulite in the buttocks and thigh areas delivering a smooth, healthy and confidence-boosting look.
"Cellulite dimpling frustrates and affects up to about 85 percent of adult women and 10 percent of men," said Dr. Timothy Jochen, a board certified dermatologist with Contour Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center in Rancho Mirage. "Other treatments provide a temporary fix, but the Cellfina System offers a long term solution. We're proud to be the only practice in the desert currently offering it to patients."
Other methods aimed at banishing cellulite dimples – weight loss, topical treatments, massage, liposuction, radio-frequency devices – don't get to the root of the problem the way the Cellfina System does. Connective bands, or septae, lying underneath the skin weave through fat that accumulates in the thighs and buttocks. Similar to a rubber band under tension, when these connective bands contract, they pull down the skin giving it a dimpled appearance. Cellfina effectively releases the bands allowing the skin to bounce back and become smooth.
Local anesthetic is applied during the procedure which involves use of a small needle-like device to cut through the connective bands. The Cellfina treatment employs a similar concept to a dermatological procedure used for acne treatment called subscision in which a small scalpel is used to lift up the depressed acne scarred skin to even out the skin texture as it stimulates collagen. This same idea applies to this refined treatment for cellulite dimpling to release the connective bands. Performed on an outpatient basis in a doctor's office, the one-time treatment takes about 45 minutes. Some patients experience soreness, tenderness and bruising, but these side effects resolve quickly. Results can be seen in as little as three days with patient satisfaction remaining high at 96% even two years later.
A leading dermatologist, Dr. Timothy Jochen specializes in medical and cosmetic dermatology and cosmetic surgery procedures. He is one of the top facial filler and Botox injectors in the nation. Dr. Jochen is also an Associate Professor of Dermatology at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He also is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor as voted by his peers. Contour Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery Center has four Southern California locations.
To learn more about Contour Dermatology or The Cellfina System, visit https://contourderm.com/cellfina/.
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