What is Cellfina?
What is the Cellfina® System?
Cellfina® is the only FDA-cleared, minimally invasive, one-time procedure clinically proven to improve the appearance of cellulite for at least three years—the longest FDA-cleared duration for a cellulite treatment. A straightforward solution to cellulite, Cellfina® combines a proven approach with innovative, proprietary technology, to produce precise, long-lasting results.
How does the Cellfina® System work?
The Cellfina® System treats the primary structural cause of cellulite—the connective bands woven throughout fat in the thighs and buttocks. These tight bands pull down the skin, creating the puckering you see on the surface of the skin. Similar to a rubber band under tension, once released, the treated skin bounces back to smooth itself out.
How soon will I see improvements?
Results can be seen in as little as three days. In the pivotal study, patient satisfaction was 85 percent at three months, 94 percent at one year, 96 percent at two years and 93 percent at 3 years, surpassing the patient satisfaction rates of other leading cellulite treatments.*
*Satisfaction rates were evaluated separately and are not based on direct comparisons among treatments.
Does Cellfina® involve cutting?
Cellfina® does not involve an operating room or general anesthesia. It relies on a minimally invasive, small needle-sized device to treat the cellulite-causing bands just beneath the surface of the skin.
How long do results last?
Patients in the pivotal study showed significant improvement shortly after the treatment, with results lasting at least three years—the longest FDA clearance for a cellulite treatment.
Are there any side effects?
No serious adverse events were associated with Cellfina® in the pivotal study. The most common side effects reported by patients in the FDA‑cleared pivotal study were soreness, tenderness and bruising. Just three days after treatment, patients rated their pain as minimal (2.7 on a scale of 0 to 10; 0=no pain, 10=extreme pain) and most (82 percent) felt pain only with touch or pressure to the area treated. This minimal pain improved quickly with time. More than 90 percent of patients had no bruising at four weeks.
How long does the procedure take?
In just one 45-minute treatment, Cellfina® significantly improves the appearance of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs.
Will I need to take time off?
There is limited downtime associated with Cellfina®. Some patients experience initial soreness and tenderness, but these side effects resolve quickly with time.
*Patient education matters to us. The information on this page has been reviewed by the board-certified dermatologists of California Dermatology Care. If you have any questions about our procedures or treatments, please get in touch with us today.