As technology advances, there are more and more treatments and procedures being approved for the reduction of cellulite. This gives rise to the question: what is the best way to get rid of it? With 13 years of experience providing medical and cosmetic dermatological treatments and procedures, board-certified dermatologic surgeon Dr. Jessica Krant considers Subcision® to be the best way to reduce the appearance of dimpled skin. If you’re not familiar with this treatment, keep reading to learn exactly what Subcision® is and why it’s considered to be the best way to get rid of cellulite.

What causes cellulite?

Cellulite appears when septa break down. Septa are fibrous bands of connective tissue that are woven through fat. They function to connect the dermis (middle layer of skin) to the underlying bone and muscle. Since these tight bands pull down the skin, fat can push between bands and bulge, thus causing the characteristic “cottage cheese” appearance of cellulite.

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How does Subcision® get rid of cellulite?

Subcision® is a simple surgical technique that has been used for more than 20 years in the treatment of cellulite. This treatment is considered by many to be the best way to get rid of cellulite because it treats the primary structural cause of dimpling: the septa. During this procedure, a small blade breaks up the septa and redistributes the subcutaneous fat more evenly under the skin’s surface. Similar to a rubber band under tension, once released, the treated skin bounces back to smooth itself out in as little as three days.

While Subcision® can be performed manually, Dr. Krant utilizes Cellfina™, a vacuum-assisted system that allows for precise control and consistently beautiful results. Cellfina™ is a one-time, minimally invasive treatment that can be performed at Dr. Krant’s office in less than an hour. Side effects after Cellfina™ are minimal and include soreness, tenderness, and bruising. The majority of patients experience limited downtime and a quick recovery.

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According to the American Academy of Dermatology, a study of 232 patients found that 99% of them were satisfied with their Cellfina™ results. Additionally, a publication in the journal Clinical, Cosmetic, and Investigational Dermatology confirmed the efficacy of Cellfina™ by stating that “practitioners have reported significant single-session improvement without recurrence as far as 40 months post-treatment.”

Schedule a consultation

Now that you know why Subcision® is considered the best way to get rid of cellulite, why wait any longer to improve your skin’s appearance? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Krant today to take the first step toward achieving the smoother, sleeker skin you’ve always wanted.