When my lovely friends over at EvolveMKD first mentioned Cellfina, my ears perked up. When I was told it gets rid of cellulite spots, I didn’t hesitate to say, “Sign me up!”
What is Cellfina? The Cellfina system is the only FDA-cleared minimally invasive procedure clinically proven to improve the appearance of cellulite for at least three years – the longest FDA-cleared duration for a cellulite treatment. An outpatient procedure offered through a qualified physician, Cellfina combines a proven approach with innovative technology to treat the primary structural cause of cellulite. The result is a smooth look that gives patients the confidence to wear a bathing suit and higher hemlines. The most common spots for Cellfina treatment are the butt and the backs of the thighs.
Right now, of course, you’re thinking, “She doesn’t have any cellulite! Why would she get this done?”
But that’s where you’re wrong. My entire life, I’ve had two dimples on my butt, and those two spots drove me nuts whenever I wore a bathing suit. Yes, they were small, but they bothered me.
So I set up an appointment with Michelle F. Henry, M.D., at the Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York. Dr. Henry is a board certified dermatologist who specializes in Mohs micrographic surgery, laser surgery, and cosmetic dermatology, so I knew I was in good hands. Dr. Henry joked that my behind already looked like an “after” picture, but she could clearly see the two areas of dimpling I wanted to fix.
The whole procedure took about 30 minutes, and then I was out the door and back to my daily activities! Zero downtime!
Significant, rapid improvement
Long-lasting Effective and well-tolerated
93% patient satisfaction at three years
How it works: The Cellfina system treats the primary structural cause of cellulite – the connective bands woven throughout the fat of the thighs and buttocks. These tight bands pull the skin down to create the puckering you can see on the surface (aka “butt dimples”), like rubber bands under tension. Once these are released, the treated skin bounces back up and smooth itself out.
Side effects: Most people who get Cellfina done have multiple areas treated. This is more than likely to leave you a little bruised for a few weeks, so I wouldn’t suggest getting Cellfina right before a trip or vacation, at least one where you plan on showing off your behind. I didn’t see too much bruising personally, but I did only have two tiny little dimples worked on. The most common side effect reported by patients in the FDA-cleared pivotal study were mild soreness, tenderness, and bruising, which improved quickly. More than 90 percent of patients had no bruising at all after four weeks.
Cost: Every Cellfina treatment is customized to the individual patient’s needs, so the best way to secure an accurate assement is to consult with a certified physician. You can also visit Cellfina.com to learn more about the treatment, find a doctor near you, see before-and-after photos, take the “My Cellfina Evaluation,” or sign up for automatic updates and notifications. I got to try this procedure in exchange for my review.
My Honest Opinion: If cellulite is something that really bothers you, I absolutely think Cellfina is worth it. Like I said, I only had two small dimples beforehand, but now those two spots are completely gone and I feel much more confident walking around in a bikini. There is absolutely no down time for this procedure either, which makes it that much more doable. If I were you, I would definitely head over to Cellfina.com and get started on a smoother, more confident you!