Cellulite affects over one billion women worldwide, with over 85 percent of women between the ages of 25 and 60 experiencing some degree of dimpling. This dimpling on the thighs and buttocks can lead to lasting insecurities and fear of wearing clothing that might expose their cellulite. The Cellfina® system is an FDA-approved, minimally invasive, and long-lasting solution formulated to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Cellfina® differs from other cellulite treatments because it targets the primary cause of cellulite to provide patients with smooth, confidence-enhancing skin.
Cellulite is the occurrence of dimples on the skin (usually the thighs and buttocks) that will not respond to diet and exercise. Cellulite appears when enlarged fat cells push against fibrous tissue bands under the skin. The pushing and contracting of these two elements results in a puckering, uneven skin surface. Good candidates for Cellfina® have experienced some degree of insecurity from the presence of their cellulite. Candidates should be physically healthy and have realistic expectations of their results.
The Cellfina® system is designed to release the tension between the fibrous bands and the fat cells beneath the skin’s surface. Once the tension is released, the skin bounces back to reveal a smooth surface. This treatment is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that is performed in under one hour.
The first step in a Cellfina® treatment is to mark the cellulite dimples in the treatment area. This area is then given a local numbing agent and prepped for the procedure. The Cellfina® system uses a small needle device that inserts a microblade below the skin surface. The microblade is then moved in a fanning motion to release the tensed fibrous bands while administering an anesthetic solution for increased comfort.
This procedure is minimally invasive and requires little downtime. Patients can return to their normal activities following the procedure but
should take it easy for the first 24 hours.
There have been no serious complications reported with the Cellfina® system. The most common side effects are soreness and bruising, which will subside within a few days to a few weeks.
Results with the Cellfina® system begin to show as early as three days following the treatment, and smoother, dimple-free skin can last up to three years with a satisfaction rate of over 90 percent after that period. Unlike many other cellulite treatments, Cellfina® provides noticeable results with one treatment session.