Cellfina is the ONLY FDA-cleared minimally invasive procedure that is clinically proven to improve the appearance of cellulite dimples on the buttocks and thighs with a one-time only guaranteed treatment, proven to improve the appearance for a minimum of three years.
The Cellfina system treats the primary structural cause of cellulite, the connective tissue bands woven throughout fat in the thighs and buttock. Cellfina works to improve skin surface puckering and dimpling by releasing the bands that pull down the skin.
Who is a Cellfina Candidate?
Women and men who have visible cellulite of the thighs or buttock.
Does the Procedure Hurt?
Some patients do experience some level of discomfort while the areas being treated are numbed. There will also be some soreness for a few days after your procedure, which can usually be controlled with over the counter pain medication like Tylenol.
What Causes Cellulite?
It is estimated that more than three quarters of adult women experience cellulite, a change in the skin on the buttocks and thighs that leaves an uneven, dimpled look. Whether you develop cellulite depends on the strength and flexibility of your skin, and that in turn is governed by genetics, environment and lifestyle, including diet and frequency of physical activity.
Poor circulation is also a cause, which is why exercise helps prevent or improve the appearance of cellulite. Your weight plays a role too. Women of normal weight with a slim profile tend to have less cellulite. Fat cells are by nature lumpy, and the closer they are to the surface of your skin the more likely it is they will give it an uneven look.
Above all, the bands of connective tissue beneath your skin have a great deal to do with the development of cellulite, and it is this fundamental cause that Mt. Vernon facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Grant so effectively targets with the proven Cellfina procedure.
Is Cellfina Surgery?
Cellfina is a minimally invasive procedure that was developed to sever the fibrous connective tissue that attaches to your skin from below the surface and creates dimpling, depressions or a knotty, irregular texture on the surface. It is the first such minimally invasive solution that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of cellulite.
To sever these subcutaneous bands of connective tissue, experienced Mt. Vernon plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Grant uses a fine needle to probe under the skin and cut the fibers that bind the skin to deeper anatomical structures in the thighs and buttocks. As a minimally invasive treatment, only a local anesthetic is necessary to numb the target area. Dr. Grant lifts the skin using a suction device to allow precise cutting of the connective tissue. The entire procedure is performed in the office, and generally lasts about an hour.
The procedure and recovery both involve minimal discomfort. You will experience swelling and redness that will last for a few days. Sitting may be uncomfortable for your first day at home. As long as you take it easy for approximately three days, healing will be rapid and you will be back to normal activities quickly.
How Enduring are Cellfina Results?
Once the fibrous strands have been cut, they cannot regenerate to create new dimples or depressions on the surface of your skin. Usually just one session is necessary, and you will see a noticeable difference in your skin’s appearance immediately.
Cellfina is rated highly by patients, which is a testament to its effectiveness. In one recent study, 96 percent of women who chose Cellfina as a solution for cellulite were still satisfied with the outcome after three years. In October of 2019 the FDA approved an indication statement that allows the manufacturer to maintain that the benefits of Cellfina are still appreciable five years after treatment.
If you want to know more about Cellfina, and how it may be an effective solution to treat cellulite on your thighs or buttocks, call Cascade Facial Surgery & Aesthetics today at (360) 336-1947 or contact us online.