How to Treat Cellulite - the New Treatment Everyone is Talking About

Dimples on the Butt? Cellfina Might Be Right For You


**Thank you to Cellfina for sponsoring this post. Opinions my own.

Ugh, cellulite. It’s that nine-letter word that most women feel is worse than any four-letter word we could ever speak. The weird thing, most studies indicate more than 90% of women have cellulite. That means more of us have cellulite than Type O blood (or A, or B, or AB). More women have cellulite than work outside the home. More women have cellulite than are left-handed. I could go on and on, but I’m thinking you get the point: cellulite is WAY more common than so many “common” things, that we don’t try to hide.

But here we are, trying to hide it…yours truly included. I long for that super smooth, dimple-free skin every time I put on a bathing suit. And I’m not ashamed to say that if there were a minimally invasive treatment to help me get rid of my lovely thigh dimples, yep, I’d do it!


That said, I was SO excited to have the opportunity to potentially try a cellulite treatment called Cellfina. It is an FDA-cleared treatment for cellulite, where the vast majority of women who participated in the clinical study were satisfied with their results 5 years after treatment. 5 years!!

So What is Cellulite Anyway?

To understand how it works, you first need to understand the general structure of cellulite. Cellulite, or the skin dimpling we most commonly refer to as cellulite, is caused by connective bands throughout fat in the thighs and buttocks which are very taut. These bands pull down on the skin creating all the lovely dimples we’re so fond of.

Cellfina essentially breaks those connective bands and when they’re released, the skin transforms into that smooth surface we’re all looking for. 


A few weeks ago, I went to see Dr. Laurie Casas of Casas Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Glenview, IL to see if I might be a candidate. While it was determined that I wasn’t a good fit (Dr. Casas explained my “dimples” were more due to an issue called laxity, not so much cellulite), I am certain I’ve never enjoyed a doctor’s visit more. Dr. Casas is a wealth of information and explained things so thoroughly, in such an easy to understand way, I feel like I learned more in an hour than in most of my college classes.


The initial “screening,” won’t sound all that attractive. Potential patients are asked to put on a gown for our cellulite to be examined. That was a little uncomfortable - I mean….you have someone examining your cellulite! I’m used to trying to hide it!

That said, Dr. Casas made the process not just easy, but so interesting, and I would highly recommend her to anyone within driving distance.

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