Cellfina is an exciting new treatment that is used to treat unwanted cellulite. Cellfina is the only FDA approved, minimally invasive procedure that is used to treat and reduce the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks and thighs. Cellulite is caused by the presence of fibrous bands that tether down the skin which causes a dimpled appearance. Cellfina works by treating cellulite at its very cause. Using the Cellfina device, we will cut the fibrous bands directly which releases the skin. This results in smoother appearing skin and reduction of cellulite.
What is cellulite and what is the cause?
Cellulite is the appearance of dimpling of the skin, usually within the region of the buttocks and upper thighs and present in 80-90% of women. Cellulite is caused by the presence of fibrous connective tissue bands that run through the fat beneath the skin. These fibrous bands attach to the skin and create the dimpling effect seen on the surface of the skin. Cellfina is different than other treatment(s) available for cellulite reduction specifically by targeting the fibrous bands that create cellulite dimples. Other devices that have claimed to treat cellulite try to tighten the skin, thicken the skin, or only partially releasing the bands. Cellfina’s approach is to treat the structural cause of the cellulite.
What should I expect during the treatment and after the treatment?
Treatment times vary based upon the individual and how many cellulite areas need to be treated. Cellfina is performed under local anesthetic. You will feel a small pinch as the anesthetic numbs the area, however, the vacuum suction that assists in treating the area masks much of the discomfort. The procedure averages approximately 45 minutes to 90 minutes depending on the severity of cellulite. Most patients go home comfortably after the procedure. Many patients will drive themselves back and forth from the procedure.There is no real downtime from the procedure, however, there can be some mild soreness and tenderness of the treated areas. This will resolve over the next few days and most patients do notrequire any medication. If necessary, a mild analgesic such asTylenol is usually sufficient for pain control. Bruising may occur and resolves with time. In the research performed for FDA approval, results were shown to last at least 2 years in the vast majority of patients who had Cellfina. Results from Cellfina are seen immediately and will improve as the swelling subsides.
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