Finally there is an effective treatment for cellulite!

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Finally there is an effective treatment for cellulite!

Cellulite affects approximately 90% of women.

Cellfina™ is a innovative, minimally invasive treatment for cellulite that is cleared by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is intended for the long-term improvement in the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks and thighs of women. Treatment benefits last at least 2 years with a single, in-office treatment. Recently, some patients are reporting an even longer lasting result. This is currently the longest FDA-cleared duration for a cellulite treatment. 

What is cellulite?

Cellulite is formed by the connective tissue bands that form throughout the fat primarily in the thigh and buttock regions. These tense bands create the dimpling that is seen on the skin of up to 90% of women.  To many women’s disappointment, cellulite is resistant to diet and exercise.  In addition, treatments such as liposuction does not improve cellulite; it may actually worsen it.

How does Cellfina™ work?

There have been many prior treatments aimed at improving cellulite. Cellfina™ is unique in that two years after a single treatment, up to 90% of women continue to be pleased with the result. The Cellfina™ treatment uses an exclusive technology that attracts the tissue into a small, hand-held device. A needle is then use to fully release the tethered bands.  Similar to a rubber band under tension, once released, the treated skin bounces back to smooth itself out in as little as three days.

What does the procedure involve?

The procedure itself takes about 45 minutes. It is performed under local anesthesia and patients can watch a movie, answer emails, or listen to music during the procedure. There is minimal downtime and most patients can return to work the very next day, but may want to take it easy for up to 24 hours. There have been no serious adverse events associated with Cellfina™.  

Are you a candidate?

Any woman who has “dimpled” cellulite in the buttocks and thighs is a candidate for Cellfina™.  “Wavy” cellulite does not respond to Cellfina™, but we are seeing promising results with Ultherapy™ as a solution for “wavy” cellulite.

South Florida is an environment where skirts, bathing suits and shorts are worn year-round. Women who have tried creams, roller devices, and even laser liposuction without success now have a new, long-term solution for their dimpled cellulite with Cellfina™. 

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Pembroke Pines Dermatologist