Although about 90% of women have some degree of cellulite—even those who are quite trim and fit—many women dislike the dimples that they see across their buttocks and thighs. If you’re one of the countless women who, in their determination to get rid of cellulite, have likely tried a host of so-called remedies (creams, serums, peels, caffeine scrubs, rough brushes, and vigorous massage are all common options), you’ve probably realized that they are all equally useless over time. By now, having developed your healthy skepticism, you’re asking the right question: Does Cellfina Work?
Cellfina is a cosmetic procedure that was approved by the FDA in 2014. Because it’s such a simple procedure, Cellfina does not require general anesthesia or booking an operating room. Dr. Teotia will administer a local anesthetic and then gently slip a small, needle-sized device just below the surface of the skin of your designated “problem” area. In one quick moment, the tight, fibrous bands pulling your skin downward, thus creating the dimpled appearance of cellulite, will be gently released.
After as few as three days, many of Dr. Teotia’s Cellfina patients begin to see results. After a few months, you’ll really start to see the true appearance of your newly smoothed thighs and buttocks and/or other targeted area(s). At one year from the date of your procedure, you’ll see the full benefits from your Cellfina procedure.
In the most extensive study to date, patient satisfaction reached 85% at three months from the date of the procedure, 94% one year out, 96% two years out, and 93% three years out. These results definitively prove that Cellfina is the single most effective cellulite treatment when measured according to patient satisfaction.
If you’re like the vast majority of Dr. Teotia’s Cellfina patients, your treatment will help improve your skin’s dimpled appearance for a minimum of two years. The numbers suggest that most patients are still happy three full years and beyond — and this is after only one treatment.
Four years after Cellfina was introduced to the world, it remains the only FDA-approved, minimally invasive cellulite treatment that has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite for at least three years after a single procedure.
Cellfina works because it addresses the root cause of cellulite. Despite false claims and misinformation about what really causes cellulite (your system is full of toxins, you just need to lose a few more pounds) cellulite is usually genetic. It simply results from the way your skin is attached to the tissue beneath, which can cause a bulging of the fat situated in between. Cellfina gently severs this attachment, instantly beginning the process of smoothing out your dimples.
If you hesitate to wear a bathing suit, shorts, or short skirts because of dimples you see across your thighs and buttocks, it’s time to see if Cellfina is right for you. Although a healthy diet, consistent exercise, and healthy hydration will give your skin the building blocks for a beautiful glow, it’s unlikely that these methods will do much to change your cellulite. Cellfina, on the other hand, is proven to work, proven to last, and proven to be safe.
The most commonly reported side effects of Cellfina were soreness, tenderness, and bruising. In fact, the general consensus is that you can return to your normal daily activities almost immediately after your Cellfina procedure, although taking a day (or the weekend) to let soreness subside is a good idea.
If you’re generally healthy, at a doctor-approved weight, and exercise regularly yet still struggle with your cellulite, you may be a candidate for Cellfina. Make an appointment today to meet with Dr. Teotia and discuss whether Cellfina is the proven treatment you’ve been searching for.
The evidence is clear: you’ve got nothing to lose but your dimples!