One of the biggest cosmetic concerns in today’s society is the appearance of cellulite. According to the latest research, approximately 85 percent of all women age 20 or above have cellulite to some degree. Although cellulite is not nearly as common among men, some men are still affected by cellulite. There are treatments available to decrease or eliminate cellulite. Unfortunately, many of them provide poor results or no improvement at all. One of the best possible options is a non-surgical, minimally-invasive procedure created to decrease the appearance of cellulite. This treatment is called Cellfina®. No general anesthesia, surgery or lengthy period of recovery are necessary. The cellulite on the buttocks and thighs is effectively targeted using a microblade technique.
This is the first minimally-invasive cellulite treatment cleared by the FDA with results lasting for two to three years. This treatment is exceptionally effective for cellulite appearing as dimples on your thighs and buttocks. The process treats the underlying cause of your cellulite with two different steps. These are tissue release and local numbing. Just one treatment can provide a significant improvement of the look of your cellulite. In 2015, this treatment received clearance from the FDA. According to studies, the level of patient satisfaction was high. Cellulite appears as an uneven texture on your skin. This is usually found in the buttocks and thighs. The fibrous connective tissue is effectively released by this treatment. This is what connects your skin to the fat’s deeper structures.
This is why cellulite with the appearance of discrete depressions or dimples are best suited for this procedure. You will not require much preparation because the treatment is minimally-invasive and does not require surgery. Good candidates for this treatment are individuals:
- Between the ages of 20 and 60
- Have minimum looseness of the skin or skin laxity
- Maintain a stable weight
It is important to speak with a medical professional to ensure you are a good candidate for Cellfina®. Your expectations will be discussed and need to be realistic. You can ask any questions you need to at this time regarding how the procedure works and will address your specific needs. Although this treatment is more recent in comparison to numerous other procedures, the results have been good. There are other treatments able to cut through the connective bands. The difference is this treatment uses a microblade, can improve the elasticity of your skin and supports your production of collagen. The treatment is less expensive than the majority of other procedures, lasts for a longer period of time, has less risks and any complications are rare.
The Cellfina® Treatment
The procedure targets the cellulite responsible for dimples on your skin. The FDA has cleared Cellfina® for the treatment of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs. Cellulite dimples appear in your skin due to connective tissue referred to as fibrous bands. Your underlying tissue and skin are connected because of these bands. When your skin is pulled in by the fibrous bands, there are often bulges in the surrounding fat. This can create cellulite dimples or small depressions all over the area. The technology used for this procedure is based on subcision. Subcision is also used for the treatment of wrinkles and scars. An extremely small, thin device is used for the treatment of the connective bands beneath your skin. Your procedure begins when your cellulite is identified using a marker.
Numbing solution is then used to ensure your comfort and help prevent any pain during your treatment. The handheld Cellfina® device enables a microblade to be inserted beneath your skin. A guided and stabilized subcision technique is used by the medical profession in a fanning motion. This releases the fibrous bands located beneath your skin enabling the dimples of cellulite to bounce back. Approximately one hour is required for the treatment of 25 cellulite dimples. You may begin to see results in just three days after your treatment. Your results last between two and three years. A study was conducted with 55 participants. The results showed an improvement in the appearance of dimples in 98 percent of the participants two years after the treatment had been performed.
Since this treatment is minimally-invasive and does not require surgery or general anesthesia, your downtime is limited. You should be able to drive home after your treatment. After 24 hours, you can go back to your regular activities. You need to wear compression garments for two weeks after the procedure such as bike shorts or yoga pants. Any exercise should be limited for three or four days after your treatment. Avoid sun exposure and swimming for approximately one week. Even though the results are often evident after three days, you may see a continual improvement for three to six months after your treatment. The FDA approved Cellfina® based on a specific clinical study where the results were maintained for 12 months. This means the procedure was approved for results lasting for a minimum of one year.
It is important to note the original participants have been followed since this study concluded. Their results were maintained for a total of two to three years after the procedure. This showed Cellfina® offers a long-lasting improvement for cellulite. Your procedure will require between 45 and 60 minutes depending on how many areas you are having treated. You will not experience any pain because a medication called lidocaine is used prior to your treatment. Since the vacuum pressure used for the procedure is gentle while you are being numbed, you should remain comfortable. After your treatment you should not see any increase in skin laxity. It is important not to have adjacent, overlapping areas treated at the same time to help eliminate the chance of your skin outpouching.
There are certain individuals who should not have this treatment due to specific conditions. This includes individuals with:
- Taking antiplatelet or anticoagulant medications
- Currently pregnant
- Have had surgery within the last six weeks
- Open skin lesions or skin infections
- Excessive obesity
- Bleeding disorders or coagulopathy
- Varicose veins located in the targeted areas
- Hypertension or high blood pressure not under control
- Vascular fragility
Numerous individuals have chosen to combine this treatment with other body tightening or contouring treatments to further enhance the effect. The combination of treatments cannot be combined during the same day. The improvement in cellulite reduction can be used with procedures including skin tightening treatments for additional enhancement of skin tone. The improvement of cellulite and body contouring procedures can be combined by having this procedure after fat reduction treatments.
The Benefits of Cellfina®
This treatment is extremely effective for the removal of cellulite. Numerous individuals have still seen fine lines after using numerous different treatment methods. This procedure easily removes fine lines. The advanced technology provides some of the best results available. The treatment requires less time than the other available procedures with excellent results. You only need to have this treatment performed once to experience cellulite reduction for a long period of time. Most of the other treatments require several sessions prior to achieving optimal results.
The FDA has approved Cellfina® to prove the procedure is safe. You will not have to be concerned regarding the safety of this method. You can help eliminate your cellulite with an efficient and safe method. There is research available backing this treatment. It is important you have your procedure performed by a medical professional experienced with this method. No individual who has experienced this treatment has ever reported any adverse side effects. This provides you with peace of mind in knowing the procedure you have chosen is safe and has been proven to be effective.
You will be choosing a treatment enabling you to eliminate your cellulite for as long as three years. This procedure is one of the most long-lasting proven to help eliminate cellulite. If you are uncomfortable with the lines and dimples on your skin, you can remove them and stop them from returning for as long as three years. Once your dimples and lines have been eliminated, you will be able to wear any style of clothing you choose. The combination of the high rate of customer satisfaction and excellent results reported indicate the effectiveness of this treatment.
If you are interested in an effective cellulite treatment with fast results, Cellfina® is a good option. There are always times when people want to quickly improve the appearance of their skin such as a vacation, a party at the beach or a summer cruise. This treatment will enable you to look your very best in different types of clothing, bathing suits and the latest styles. Although there are many different cellulite treatments currently available, most of them are not as fast or effective, require more than one treatment, do not last nearly as long and do not offer the same results. If you are interested in Cellfina®, get in touch with our team at Radiant Divine Medical Spa in Avon, Brecksville, or Medina. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!