Cellfina is a revolutionary minimally invasive FDA-approved procedure that treats the primary structural cause of cellulite. Cellulite has many causes but the deep pockets and puckers are caused by fibrous bands in the fat layer underlying the affected areas; these bands pull the skin down and create the characteristic dimpling. Cellfina treats cellulite by releasing these connective bands, typically in a single treatment. Based on the clinical studies for FDA approval, results last for at least a year and for a majority of patients significant improvement can be seen for at least two years.
The procedure takes about 45 minutes and is performed under local anesthesia. Results can be seen in as little as three days after treatment. Cellfina offers the longest lasting results compared to other leading cellulite treatments, and achieved the highest patient satisfaction rates. In the clinical studies for the device’s FDA approval, 85% of patients reported being satisfied after 3 months, and the satisfaction increased to 94% after one year and 96% after two years. There were no serious side effects reported, and the most common side effects included soreness, tenderness or bruising in the treated areas, which typically subsided within a few weeks.
Our assessment: Cellfina is the longest lasting FDA-approved treatment for cellulite reduction. This is a new device (approved in August 2015), and based on what we have seen so far it can achieve excellent and long-lasting results in the thighs and buttocks for the appropriate patient candidates. We are excited to add it to our treatment options for cellulite, and we are currently evaluating combination treatments with other devices that can benefit cellulite, including Velashape 3 and Thermage. We are pleased to be one of the first practices in the world that can offer this treatment as an option to our patients.
To determine if Cellfina is right for you, please schedule a consultation with one of our physicians by calling 212-366-5400 or simply book an appointment online.