Best Cellulite Treatment Machines

I know there are a bunch of different machines out there to treat cellulite (VelaShape, Synergie, Endermologie etc.). Which ones work the best? I know you can't get rid of cellulite, but do any of these machines make it look better?

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Cellfina Provides Improvement in Cellulite That Lasts!

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Hello and thank-you for your question!

Cellfina is the latest break though for the treatment of cellulite. The treatment targets the fibrous bands which are the source of the dimpling in cellulite. It is most effective for the treatment of deep dimples and depressions of the buttocks and back of the thighs. it is less effective in the treatment of generalized waviness. Cellfina is a minimally invasive treatment performed in the office. We are seeing an extremely high level of satisfaction for our patients treated with Cellfina. The investigational studies for Cellfina have just been released and have shown an impressive patient satisfaction rate of 85% at 3 months, 94% at one year and 96% at 2 years. This is a very exciting solution for the many women who suffer from the embarrassment of cellulite.

Thank you, Andrew Lyos MD, FACS

Cellfina/Cellulite Treatment/Ultherapy/Thermi RF/Body Contouring/ Hi Definition Procedures

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Thank you for your question.

Cellfina is an FDA approved minimally invasive procedure that reduces the appearance of cellulite for at least two years on the buttocks and back of the thighs of women.

It works by releasing the internal bands that cause the cellulite dimpling and so we have not seen any fat atrophy.     I recommend Cellfina in combination with Sculptra or renuva for optimal results.  You should not see much of a difference with weight gain or loss but this also has not been studied.

Other areas of the body with dimpling, it is important to make sure it is truly cellulite before treatment.

It is common to have swelling bruising and firmness after the procedure. This can last for a few weeks.

It is different than Cellulaze which is a laser. 

If you have had previous poor results with cellulaze, you can still do Cellfina.

Cellfina has shown 100% noticeable improvement and 96% satisfaction in all patients at 2 years. 

Cellfina is designed to be a one time procedure. 

It can be used on women with all skin types but caution should be taken if theres a history of keloiding.

It can also be combined with other treatments such as Thermi or

Ulthera if skin tightening is needed.

We have done Sculpsure and Coolsculpting if fat reduction is wanted, but its best to wait 3 months to see the results before proceeding.

It can also be done at the same time as other procedures such as liposuction and BBL or as a stand alone procedure in the office.

Since Cellfina outcomes can be based on technique and experience, please see a board certified plastic surgeon that specializes body contouring to see if Cellfina or other treatments are available to meet your goals. 

Take care,

Dr. Schwartz 

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon




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Cellfina is a new office based cellulite treatment that can treat cellulite permanently in a single office treatment.

Cellfina is the ONLY Effective Cellulite Treatment That Works!

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There is only one truly effective and proven lasting cellulite treatment out there, and that is CELLFINA. All of the other lotions, potions, creams, treatments, radio frequency devices, including Cellulaze, are at best, mediocre, and, in many cases, completely worthless. Cellulaze is a laser-based procedure that has a much higher complication rate, as well as a much lower patient satisfaction rate, so that answer is pretty clear. CELLFINA is the only cellulite treatment that has a proven track record of 96% patient satisfaction at 2 years post treatment. Nothing else is even remotely as effective as Cellfina. I have attached a link to my website, explaining how this remarkable system works. There are patient testimonials and schematics reviewing the details of this remarkable breakthrough treatment. Also, Cellfina is a single session procedure that is done under local anesthesia with little to no pain! Thank you for your excellent question.

Reducing Cellulite with Z Wave Technology

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In our opinion the Z Wave is the best technology on the market for cellulite reduction. It is not perfect and cellulite is a difficult problem to fix, but for those of you with realistic expectations and
will be happy with a nice improvement, the technology is here. Cellulite is caused when the fat
cells become too large for the natural fiber compartments which hold the skin. These compartments then bulge and form uneven layers of fat underneath.The Z Wave uses sound waves to break up fat
cells resulting in a more smooth and even fat layer.Cellulite treatments are typically performed
in a series of 8-10 sessions that are 2-7 days apart at a cost of $100/
area.For example an area is the front of the legs, back of the legs, buttocks or arms.

Newest, Best Option for Cellulite

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After literally decades of potions, gimmicks, and other disappointments, patients finally have something for cellulite to be excited about.This is very new and is only being released to 4 plastic surgery practices (at first) for post approval study, but we finally have something for cellulite that works.Cellfina is an FDA approved minimally-invasive, in-office, one-time treatment for cellulite of the buttocks and thighs.The practices that have Cellfina right now are Jeff Kenkel in Dallas, Haideh Himmand in New York, Julius Few in Chicago, and us in Shreveport.There are a few dermatology practices with Cellfina as well.Cellfina has a 94% satisfaction rate at 1 year, and 96% satisfaction rate at 2 years (data from the Cellfina pivotal study), which has us very excited.The first few patients we've done have been coming back in and they look fantastic so far.You can learn more about Cellfina by doing a search for it above, in the RealSelf search bar.Thanks for your question!

Massage devices don't offer much long term help for cellulite

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Most of the machines available to treat cellulite are approved by the FDA under the general heading of "massage-based" devices.  That means that as long as the device can massage the skin, the FDA in general is ok with it being marketed as a temporary treatment for cellulite.  The problem is these devices don't work very well, and patients often get frustrated at the cost and effort for such modest (10-15%) and short lived improvement.  Cellfina is the only device that is FDA approved for the long term improvement in cellulite, and is set to be launched to the public in early 2015.  Research performed at our site, SkinCare Physicians near Boston, has proven that 99% of the time it is clear where the cellulite has improved.  That is a dramatically higher success rate than massage-based devices on the market, and the kicker is the results last at least 2 years and likely longer based on our research.  Keep your eyes out for Cellfina.  It is going to change the way we think about and treat cellulite, primarily of the buttocks and upper thighs.

Michael S. Kaminer, MD
Chestnut Hill Dermatologic Surgeon

Cellulite treatments

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Hello. As you have probably learned from your research on cellulite it has always been very difficult to treat. Certainly creams and lotions are of no use especially when looking at the cost/benefit ratio and the fact that they are in no way permanent.  Procedures like Velashape and Endermologie are non-invasive but require multiple treatments and maintenance treatments or everything returns back to the way it was. Again, for the cost not a very satisfying option. If you are not ready or convinced about Cellulaze your best bet would to be to do nothing rather than spend your time and money on procedures that often end up in frustration. In my practice in the Bay Area I have come to the conclusion that the happiest patients are those that have realistic expectation on what Cellulaze can do for them. At some point it might be worthwhile to have a consultation with someone in your area with an expertise in Cellulaze to get more detailed information. I honestly think it is the best tool we have for cellulite today. Good luck. Sincerely, Dean Vistnes   

Cellulaze for long lasting treatment for cellulite

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Thanks for your question.


I would recommend Cellulaze for your cellulite.

Cellulaze is the first FDA approved minimally invasive, one-time treatment for cellulite.  It utilizes a 1440 nm side-firing laser fiber optic to treat the three main causes of cellulite:  It breaks down the fatty bulges, then cuts the fibrous septae that cause dimpling, then finally stimulates the dermis to shrink and thicken in order to improve the look of you cellulite areas.

Good luck in your endeavors!

Robert Kratschmer, MD


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Cellulaze is the first long-lasting cellulite reduction treatment. Short-pulsed, high energy laser beams are utilized beneath the skin to transmit energy to smooth out lumpy fat cells and heat dermal tissue. This will promote skin thickening and smooth skin.

Bruce E. Katz, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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