The Food and Drug Administration has cleared the only minimally invasive device that is clinically proven to treat the underlying cause of cellulite – Cellfina is unique in that it allows qualified physicians to use this local aesthetic procedure to reduce the appearance of cellulite for at least a year dramatically. Below, you’ll find additional information on cellulite and Cellfina.
What Causes Cellulite?
Cellulite is caused by bands of fibrous septae that are found in fat. These connective bands are woven throughout the fat. The bands pull the skin down, which creates the dimples or puckering seen on the surface of the skin. Cellulite is most commonly found on the hips, buttocks and thighs.
How Does Cellfina Work?
Cellfina is a custom platform that allows treatments to be done in an office setting. By using unique subdermal undermining technology and vacuum acquisition of the skin this treatment allows for a more controlled and precise procedure. Cellfina may also be used at two different depths to customize the treatment and maximize results.
Cellfina is a single session procedure so that patients can get all the results needed in virtually one session. On average, the session last about 40 to 45 minutes. With the long-lasting results of Cellfina, patients could experience the impressive results of this procedure for at least a year. The only reason additional sessions would be needed is because there are additional areas of cellulite or more cellulite appears down the road.
Cellfina is not like energy-based cellulite treatment methods. The precision platform is guided to release the bands of fibrous septae. Cellfina is a form of subcision or subdermal undermining. Cellfina controls the depth of treatment which is an important aspect to achieving optimal results. Quite like a rubber band pulled tight, once the bands are released, the skin will appear smooth in as little as three days.
Why Is Cellfina Different?
Because Cellfina works! Patients have been searching for an answer to cellulite, but until now doctors have not had many effective options besides invasive surgery. Because the underlying cause of cellulite is treated with Cellfina, the results are long-lasting. Also, the ability to use Cellfina in an office setting is a terrific advantage.
Who Are the Best Candidates for Cellfina?
The best candidates for Cellina are women who have deep dimples on their thighs and buttocks. The effectiveness and safety of Cellfina on other areas has yet to be established.
What Side Effects Can Be Expected?
The most commonly reported side effects by patients who participated in the FDA clearance study were bruising, tenderness and soreness. No serious adverse events were reported.
Cellfina is the answer for cellulite on women’s thighs and buttocks. Those deep dimples that have been treated by creams, lotions, potions, rollers and more can be safely, easily and quickly treated in one Cellfina treatment session. The results are long-lasting, with 94 percent of patients in the FDA clearance study satisfied at one year.
To learn more about Cellfina, please contact Dr. Goldman.
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