Are Cellfina results permanent or is maintenance required?
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Cellfina for Cellulite Reduction
Thank you for your question. Cellfina is currently FDA approved for two years of cellulite improvement. Because cellulite is genetic and its appearance may worsen with weight change, cellulite may recur. I hope this helps. Best wishes.
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How long do Cellfina results last?
Thank you for your question.
In short, we do not know how long the results from Cellfina last. The technology is just too new. From the initial studies the FDA approved the manufacturer to claim results will last 2 years. That has now been extended to 3 years. Based on the science of how the technology works, I would predict that the results will be permanent, but until we have more long term follow up there is no way to know. What I can tell you is that the technology is truly a game changer for treating cellulite and my patients have been very satisfied with results now at 6 months post procedure.
Dr. Ross Stutman
Are Cellfina results permanent?
Cellfina works by cutting the fibrous bands of cellulite which is what causes the dimpling unlike other treatments. Cellfina is the only long term solution for the treatment of cellulite which does not require maintenance. FDA studies has shown results lasting up to 3 years.
All the best,
Carlos Mata MD, MBA, FACS
Board-certified plastic surgeon
Cellfina results do not require maintenance
Cellfina is a minimally invasive procedure that involves clipping the cords that are creating the dimples on the buttocks and thighs. The result is almost immediate and does continue to improve over several months and lasts. The FDA has approved the results lasting more than two years, however I would not expect the dimples to return because the process that caused them has been treated. However, if you gain weight, it is possible that less obvious dimples that were not treated, can become more obvious.
I hope this helps!
Dr. Quenby Erickson
Are Cellfina cellulite results permanent?
Unlike other cellulite treatments such as Velasmooth, Accent, Exilis, Endermologie, Thermage, the Cellfina procedure does not require maintenance treatments. The Cellfina procedure is a one session treatment for the appearance of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs. All other treatments are temporary because they simply treat cellulite externally with sound waves, laser or radio frequency waves. After treatment, the cellulite will return if maintenance treatments are not done. Cellfina cuts through the fibrous bands of cellulite which is causing the skin to dimple. Cellfina gives results which have been shown to last 3 years or more in one session without maintenance treatments.
93% Patient Satisfaction at 3 years
Cellfina received updated FDA approval this week. At the 3 year point patient satisfaction was at 93% with the results of Cellfina and the overall appearance of cellulite. Our patients have seen improvement in appearance of cellulite in as little as 2 days following Cellfina. We are excited to be one of the first practices to offer this one of a kind treatment for cellulite in Massachusetts and all of New England.
Cellfina results are generally permanent, unless you gain a significant amount of weight. It is the best option for cellulite that exists on the market today.
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