PelleFirm Skin Tightening Specialist

Dr. Maria Villa Medical Clinic & Aesthetics

Family Practice Physicians & Aesthetic Specialists located in San Diego, CA

If you’re tired of the lumpy landscape on your body that cellulite creates, noninvasive skin tightening provides a solution to temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. Using the latest noninvasive technology to combat the unsightly lumps and bumps, Dr. Maria Villa, an aesthetic specialist at Dr. Maria Villa Medical Clinic & Aesthetics, provides her patients in San Diego, California with treatments that help them achieve more evenly-toned skin. To get started, call her practice or book an appointment online.

PelleFirm Skin Tightening Q & A

What causes cellulite?

Beneath your skin is a network of fibrous cords that interconnect, creating a structural layer that attaches your skin to your muscles. When fat cells accumulate, they push up through this network of cords, which is what creates the dimpling effect on your skin’s surface.

The appearance of cellulite is not necessarily tied to your weight. In fact, little is known about why some people have more cellulite than others, but many medical experts believe genetics play a role, as well as weight.

Women are far more prone to cellulite, because much of their fat is distributed to the thighs, buttocks, and hips, the three most problematic areas when it comes to cellulite. As well, the connective cords in women are structured differently, allowing fat to push through more noticeably.

How is cellulite treated?

To address cellulite, Dr. Villa turns to a noninvasive technology called the PelleFirm® RF Body Treatment System. PelleFirm treatment combines massage with radiofrequency (RF) waves to heat the tissue below your skin’s surface. The goal of the heat and massage is to promote movement of fluids in the area. These fluids are then processed and removed by your body’s lymphatic system, and the end result is smoother-looking skin.

How many treatments do I need?

During your initial visit, Dr. Villa reviews the area (or areas) you want to treat and recommends a treatment plan. Reducing cellulite doesn’t happen overnight, so Dr. Villa typically advises a series of treatments, each spaced two weeks apart, until your goal is reached. She also recommends treatments every six months thereafter in order to best maintain your results.

Is PelleFirm safe?

Since the treatment is noninvasive, PelleFirm is considered quite safe. During the treatment, you feel heat from the massage wand, which may cause some redness in your skin. This redness usually resolves itself in a day or two. There’s also no downtime after each treatment, allowing you to go about your daily activities immediately afterward.

Call Dr. Maria Villa Medical Clinic & Aesthetics or book an appointment online to start your road to smoother-looking, tighter skin.