Cellfina Santa Ana and San Clemente, Orange County
What Exactly Is Cellulite?
The issue known as cellulite manifests as the dimpling found on the skin of the buttocks and the thighs. This change in the skin of these areas occurs because of a problem with the layer of connective tissue beneath it.
For the most part, this fibrous tissue, which tethers the skin layers to the muscle tissue, is arranged differently for men and women. Men often have a diagonal or cross-hatched fibrous tissue pattern, which lays flat against the muscle tissues. Many women, on the other hand, have vertical fibrous connective tissue, which is more susceptible to cellulite formation.
The skin is anchored to parts of the muscle using these vertical bands of tissue, which are known as septae. Small pockets of fat develop in these areas to cause the appearance of cellulite. Women often have thinner skin, further emphasizing the underlying bumps. Over 80% of post-adolescent women have cellulite. Men have it less frequently.
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 in as little as three days.
Proven Efficacy and Safety
The FDA-cleared Cellfina™ cellulite treatment typically takes less than an hour. Performed by a qualified physician in an office setting, Cellfina™ combines a proven approach with innovative, proprietary technology to treat the primary structural cause of cellulite. First, cellulite dimples are marked. Then the provider delivers a local numbing agent followed by the treatment itself. Afterward patients are able to go about their day, but may want to take it easy for up to 24 hours. Results are visible in as little as three days and those results are still evident two years after treatment.
After the Cellfina™ cellulite treatment, patients can go about their day, but may want to take it easy for up to 24 hours. There have been no serious adverse events associated with Cellfina™. The most common side effects reported by patients in the FDA-approved pivotal study were soreness and bruising. Over 90% of patients had no bruising at four weeks after the cellulite procedure. For full product and safety information, including possible mild side effects, visit cellfina.com/IFU.
Frequently Asked Questions:
|Q:||What is the Cellfina™ System?|
|A:||Cellfina™ is the only FDA-cleared minimally invasive, one-time procedure clinically proven to improve the appearance of cellulite for at least two 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.|
|Q:||How does the Cellfina™ System work?|
|A:||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.|
|Q:||How soon will I see improvements?|
|A:||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 and 96 percent at two years, surpassing the patient satisfaction rates of other leading cellulite treatments.*|
|Q:||Does Cellfina™ involve cutting?|
|A:||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.|
|Q:||How long do results last?|
|A:||Patients in the pivotal study showed significant improvement shortly after the treatment, with results lasting at least two years—the longest FDA clearance for a cellulite treatment.|
|Q:||Are there any side effects?|
|A:||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.|
|Q:||How long does the procedure take?|
|A:||In just one 45-minute treatment, Cellfina™, significantly improves the appearance of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs.|
|Q:||Will I need to take time off?|
|A:||There is limited downtime associated with Cellfina™. Some patients experience initial soreness and tenderness, but these side effects resolve quickly with time.|
|Q:||How much does the Cellfina™ treatment cost?|
|A:||Since the treatment is so personalized, the best way to secure an accurate quote is to consult with a physician. Visit Cellfina.com to find a doctor.|
|Q:||How can I learn more about Cellfina™?|
|A:||Visit Cellfina.com to learn more about the treatment, find a doctor, see before and after photos, request free information, and sign up for automatic updates and notifications.|
*There's no guarantee of specific results. Results may vary from person to person.