Cellulite Reduction in San Diego, CA
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Cellulite Reduction in San Diego, CA
Cellulite is a common condition affecting 80-90% of women that results in the skin having a dimpled and lumpy appearance. It most often affects the buttocks and thighs but can occur in other areas. Cellulite affects the skin as well as the connective tissue and fat below the skin. This condition is exacerbated by low estradiol and thyroid, so it becomes more common as women approach menopause. Non-invasive radiofrequency using our Alma V-Shape Ultra smooths skin and improves the appearance of cellulite. Learn more about your cellulite treatment options in San Diego, CA by clicking on the following links:
What Are the Benefits of Cellulite Reduction?
Cellulite reduction in San Diego, CA at Fontaine MD offers a multitargeted approach to attack stubborn cellulite; that's why our cellulite treatment strategy offers such a variety of great benefits, including:
- Dramatically smoothing dimpled, lumpy skin
- Offering effectiveness for multiple body areas
- Improving body shape and contour
- Enhancing skin health and appearance
- Providing support with bioidentical hormones
- Treatments are safe, easy, and comfortable
- Noninvasive, nonsurgical procedure
- No scarring
- No downtime
Am I A Good Candidate For Cellulite Reduction?
The best candidates for cellulite reduction with the Alma vShape radiofrequency platform at Fontaine MD are patients who have cellulite on their thighs, buttocks, hips, and/or stomach. This Alma vShape cellulite treatment should not be confused with a weight loss or fat removal procedure. As such, candidates should be at or near their ideal weight. Individuals should also have firm, healthy skin. People who possess an infection, varicose veins, loose or sagging skin, diabetes, or are pregnant should not undergo this cellulite reduction treatment. If you have any further questions about your suitability to get radiofrequency cellulite reduction with the vShape device, please get in touch with our San Diego, CA facility.
How Does Cellulite Reduction Treatment Work?
In advance of the treatment, Dr. Fontaine will implement a marker to differentiate the affected locations. Next, localized numbing cream will be used to numb the area being addressed, after which a very thin laser wand will be introduced into the skin. The heat from the laser melts the fat tissue and separates the fatty bands that result in cellulite. The treatment can usually be performed within about 60 minutes. In most cases, patients should have the ability to resume their daily routines one day following the treatment.
What to Expect after Cellulite Redution
After your cellulite reduction treatment, there should not be any expected downtime, but we advise you to avoid high-intensity activities for a couple of days as the body heals. A number of people will see slight bruising, swelling, and redness, but these effects will likely heal within the next few days. You should be able to notice smoother skin within about three days, with additional benefits as collagen grows throughout the weeks ahead. By keeping a healthy weight, you should reap the benefits of your outcomes for a long time. Dr. Fontaine will let you know how often follow-up sessions are needed to help you keep up your outcomes.
Fontaine MD Reviews
Dr. Fontaine is my hero! I've been seeing Dr. Fontaine for a few years. Through his exceptional care, I went from being post menopausal, low energy, overweight, and irritable, back to being a much healthier, happier and productive version of myself. As a incredible bonus, due to Dr. Fontaine's catching a kidney function issue on my bloodwork, and finally impressing upon me the importance of following up on the issue, we found a huge, previously unknown kidney stone blocking my kidney and I ended up at Kaiser having emergency surgery, which saved my kidney. Needless to say, Dr. Fontaine is an exceptional medical care provider and I'm very lucky to be his patient.
I had a great experience with nurse Louise. I received a medical grade facial and skincare regimen. The facial was relaxing and my skin felt so smooth after. I purchased Zo skin health exfoliating polish which is a game changer along with redness reducing rozatrol and Alastin sunscreen that makes my face look flawless. Louise was so kind and attentive to my concerns. I will definitely be back to see her soon.
I have received botox for a long time. Most recently I stayed at Fontaine MD when Sarah came on board: Never have I had a more professional, warm, friendly, and kind person, Sarah, treat these awful lines all over my face and turn me into something so much more stunning. We are working together to do a laser treatment soon and I cannot wait. Sarah is just the best, and I can't recommend her more highly. My life is better now that she's helping make me feel good about myself. Thanks Sarah and the team at Fontaine <3
I came to Dr Fontaine about 2 years ago, exhausted after fighting with my PCP about my thyroid levels. I was really needing someone who was able to listen to me about how awful I was feeling and to help me through the next stage in my life. Not only did Dr Fontaine listen but also provide tailored care specific to my needs. I cannot emphasize how much he has improved my quality of life helping me not only with my thyroid levels but also with my peri-menopausal symptoms. I now can sleep through the night, got rid of my bloat, and significantly decreased any hormonal side effects of this delicate stage. He has made my life so much more vibrant and full of energy! I highly recommend him to anyone interested in wanting to optimize their health so that their next stage can be the best it can be!! Thank you Dr Fontaine and all of your amazing & kind staff!! Molly
Is there a 10-star rating?! Working with Dr. Fontaine has changed my life. I'm a 47-year old woman in the throes of peri-menopause. At the time of my first appointment I was desperate for help and to be heard. My emotions, moods and energy levels had bottomed out, I was having hot flashes and extreme night sweats, was experiencing insane fluctuations in weight and bloating and generally just felt like an alien had taken over my body and mind. Counsel from my primary care physician (a woman! In her 50s!) was "Welcome to your mid-40s" and "maybe consider going back on birth control to level out your hormones." It was RIDICULOUS! I was so frustrated and disheartened. I began reading/learning more about bio-identical HRT and felt like I had nothing to lose by trying it. Enter Dr. Fontaine and his amazing team!! My first appointment + discussion with Dr. Fontaine was 90 minutes and super fruitful. To hear him say "you're not crazy, this is real" was so affirming! After a lot of dialogue and reviewing bloodwork he recommended a treatment plan of a change in my Thyroid medication (which was so, so poorly prescribed. He was like "I don't know who put you on this in the first place, and why different doctors over the years have just blindly renewed it, but this dosage is doing you more harm than good") and then a regimen of testosterone and progesterone as well as a couple additional supplements for minerals/vitamins I was low in. Within the first 14 days I felt like a new person. The hot flashes and night sweats were the first thing to improve and that alone changed everything! Over the next couple of weeks my energy, sleep, moods and weight became more consistent. It's been 6 months now and I feel like I have reclaimed my life. I can't say I'm peri-menopause-symptom-free (new stuff pops up all the time that is confusing... period-symptoms but no period for months, fluctuating energy and fatigue that mimics a menstruation cycle but without menstruation, mid-life blues, blah blah) but I can say that I feel 150% better than I did when I started. Run - don't walk - to Dr. Fontaine!
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Cellulite Reduction Q&A
Can you treat cellulite?
Yes. Cellulite is a common problem as we age, especially in women. Fortunately, vShape radiofrequency treatments smooth skin and improve the appearance of cellulite. Typically, six to nine treatments scheduled one to two weeks apart are done for optimal results.
There is no downtime following the treatments so you can continue with your normal exercise and work activities while undergoing the series.
How do you treat stretch marks?
Our Alma vShape system has a specialized radiofrequency pixel handpiece that treats stretch marks. The pixel RF handpiece puts microscopic holes in the collagen, thereby delivering the radiofrequency deeper into the skin.
This results in collagen remodeling that reduces the appearance of stretch marks. This procedure is also done without any downtime or activity restrictions. Several treatments may be needed depending on the severity of the stretch marks."