Cellfina for cellulite treatment combines an established procedure known as “subcision” with advanced proprietary technology. Subcision is subcutaneous (under the skin) incisional surgery, a minor surgical procedure most commonly used to treat scars and wrinkles. Cellfina’s innovative technology provides a safe, effective method to improve the appearance of cellulite with precise, reproducible, long-lasting results. Improving the appearance of cellulite typically requires just a single treatment.
The Cellfina system is the only FDA approved minimally invasive treatment that has been clinically shown to improve the appearance of cellulite for a minimum of three years. It treats the structural cause of cellulite – connective bands woven through fat in the buttocks and thighs -- to give the skin a smoother, firmer, healthier appearance.
This system uses a specialized handpiece that makes it possible to access the tissue precisely. The small subcision device is used to treat the bands that cause the lumpy appearance of cellulite in a procedure classified as minimally invasive.
Cellfina is a one-time, minimally invasive treatment, performed in the doctor’s office. The typical Cellfina procedure takes less than one hour to perform.
The first step is to mark the cellulite-dimpled areas of skin to be treated. Next, a numbing agent is applied to ensure your comfort during treatment. A suction stabilizer is used to make the treatment areas smooth and taut. Finally, Cellfina’s minimally invasive, needle-sized device is used to treat the connective bands just below the surface of the skin that are causing puckering and the lumpy texture of cellulite. The treatment causes the bands to release, so the skin can smooth itself out in as little as three days.
Immediately after treatment, you can go on about your day, although you may need to take it easy for 24 hours. You may experience minor soreness, tenderness, or bruising after the procedure, but these symptoms should subside within a few days.