At Biospa, our commitment to ensuring that you feel happy with your appearance is vital to us. Nearly one and a half million women are currently dealing with cellulite. While methods such as exercise, weight loss, massage, creams and lotions, liposuction, and a variety of other skin treatments that fight aging and other skin issues, can help in reducing some of the appearance of cellulite, there is a newer, more innovative, and possibly even more effective option available.
Cellfina™ is known for helping you “ditch the dimples” to boost your confidence. It is known for its effective and long-lasting results, retaining its appearance for up to three years afterward. Cellfina™ currently holds status as one of the most effective treatments currently available that can be used to improve cellulite.
Three days after your treatment, you will begin to notice the difference, and this will only continue to get better over the next three months. Because many studies have shown that the results can last as long as up to three years afterward, this has contributed to its notoriety as one of the longest-lasting treatments available.
Cellfina™ works on the very cause of cellulite. This is because of the way women’s bodies are built. The connective tissue in a woman’s body is woven through fat cells. The bands of the connective tissue can pull downward, particularly as a woman ages, and this effect is what creates the “dimples,” or the appearance of cellulite. Celllfina™ is a device that has an instrument about the size of a needle. It works by releasing some of the tension on the bands and helping the skin form back into the smoother surface.
The procedure for Cellfina™ typically is an in-office visit and is handled by one of our board-certified Newport Beach plastic surgeons. You do not usually need to undergo general anesthesia; a local anesthetic to the numb the area where your surgeon will be working should be. The needles are then inserted beneath the skin to break up the tension in the connective bands. Typical treatment times will last about 45 minutes.
Patients should be able to leave our office after their treatment without much disruption to their day. We do recommend, however, that you avoid any strenuous activity for at least 24 hours afterward. You might experience bruising, tenderness, or soreness after treatment; this is what patients typically experience in the days following. You can take an over-the-counter pain reliever to alleviate some of the symptoms.
Our patients have reported seeing improvements after about three days. The results are at their most optimum for up to three months. According to the studies completed on the effectiveness of Cellfina™, 86% of patients were satisfied three months after their treatment, 94% of patients after one year, and 96% of patients after two years. These numbers are some of the highest reported, and certainly above many other past forms of cellulite treatment!