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If you’re struggling with cellulite, you’ll be a tad bit relieved to know that you’re not alone. That said, stats point out that about 90% of women experience cellulite at some point in their lives.

Now speaking of 2023, there are a ton of creams, massages, and other treatments available on the market. Surprisingly, all claim to lessen the appearance of cellulite. However, most of them don’t live up to the hype.

As a result, a new treatment option has been gaining popularity in recent years: Cellfina. Yes, the internet is flooded with cellfina before and after photos lately. This procedure specifically targets the root cause of cellulite, rather than just dealing with the surface symptoms.

Today, we’ll cover everything you need to know about Cellfina. This includes how Cellfina works, what to expect during the procedure, cellfina before and after scenarios, approximate cost, the results you can expect, and beyond. Whether you want to know it for yourself or are just curious about this innovative treatment, you have come to the right place! Keep scrolling…

How does the Cellfina procedure work?

The first thing you must know about Cellfina cellulite treatment is how this works! Allow us to break it down for you. This procedure targets the fibrous bands present under your skin. Those very bands give your skin the undesired dimple-like appearance. Cellfina treatment releases the tension in these cellulite dimples, and your skin smooths out.

During this cellulite reduction procedure, doctors use a small device to apply suction to your treated skin area. This helps to separate the targeted area from the rest of your skin and creates space for the device to operate freely.

Then, a small, needle-like blade is pierced through your skin. Don’t worry, this will feel somewhat similar to a vaccine shot! The blade cuts through the fibrous bands below your skin, releasing the tension. Then, you get that smooth and supple skin.

The cellfina cellulite treatment process usually takes somewhere around 45 minutes to an hour. It depends on the size of your skin area being treated. Note that you might face some discomfort at the beginning of the process, which is normal!

Moreover, you will be glad to know that most patients report that the pain is pretty bearable. Also, you might experience soreness, swelling, and bruising of some sort once the cellfina treatment is over, again nothing to worry about. These symptoms usually linger for a week or so.

  • Individual results may vary
Real patient results from cellfina cellulite treatment
Real patient results from cellfina cellulite treatment

How long does Cellfina last?

If you’re looking forward to the Cellfina treatment for your cellulite reduction, you could be scratching your head over how long the results will last. For starters, one single treatment can be effective for several years to come.

As you already know, this process works by cutting the fibrous bands that cause the dimples in your skin. You will be glad to know that these bands usually do not grow back that easily. This is why the results of Cellfina cellulite treatments are usually long-lasting.

However, it’s crucial to keep in mind that cellulite could develop again in the future. It is all more possible if you gain weight or go through hormonal changes.

Furthermore, you must also note that everyone’s body is different. So, the result duration varies from person to person. In some cases, more than one single treatment may be necessary to maintain the results over time. If we are taking a number into consideration, cellfina cellulite treatment can last up to 3-5 years.

To get the most out of your Cellfina procedure, we recommend that you stick to a healthy diet and a little active lifestyle. This will surely help you to minimize cellulite development again in the future.

All in all, not only Cellfina is a long-lasting solution for treating cellulite but is one of the best treatment options out there. However, it’s necessary to have realistic expectations and to take good care of yourself post-Cellfina treatment.

Cellfina before and after

As you can see, the Cellfina treatment can help you achieve a notable improvement in the appearance of cellulite. You get much smoother and more even-looking skin. Of course, everyone’s body is different! So you ought to have realistic expectations.

For the same, we recommend you discuss your goals with a doctor before going for the Cellfina cellulite reduction procedure.

Is Cellfina a one-time treatment?

It’s absolutely true that Cellfina cellulite treatment can provide long-lasting results in most cases! Yet, it’s possible that you may need more than a single treatment. Let’s find out why…

Usually, the fibrous bands under your skin don’t grow back after a Cellfina treatment. This is why the results are usually long-lasting. However, cellulite can still develop in other areas of your body. Also, they could even make a comeback in the same area after a few years.

Furthermore, some patients may have more severe cellulite than others. This is a major factor to consider. This impacts the results of the Cellfina procedure. So, depending on the cellulite severity, you may require additional treatments to achieve the desired results.

It’s also essential for you to keep in mind that Cellfina treatment is not a guarantee that there will be no cellulite developing in the future. However, you can only minimize the possibility of them coming back. All you need to do is stick to a healthy diet and an active lifestyle.

In the end, one’s cellulite severity will determine whether they require additional Cellfina treatments. In this case, your doctor would be the best one to advise whether you need one or more treatments.

How painful is Cellfina?

While you may face some discomfort is normal during the Cellfina treatment, it’s completely tolerable. Most patients who has undergone Cellfina before, found it to be pretty bearable.

During the treatment, your doctor will use local anesthesia to numb the treatment area. This will help with any pain or discomfort you may feel during the procedure. However, some patients may still experience mild distress during the procedure. It is because the fibrous bands are cut, but this will not be severe.

After the cellulite reduction treatment is over, you may experience some swelling and soreness, but that’s completely normal! These side effects are usually negligible and should be gone within a few days. Your doctor may prescribe over-the-counter pain medication or ice packs to tackle them with ease.

Now, it’s necessary to note that everyone’s pain tolerance is different. So, what feels no discomfort to one person may be somewhat painful to you. However, most patients find the Cellfina treatment to be relatively manageable. Also, you will be able to resume their normal activities within a couple of days.

In case you still have concerns about the pain associated with the Cellfina procedure, be sure to discuss them with your doctor. They can provide more info about what to expect during the procedure. 

How much does Cellfina cost?

The pocket pinch of Cellfina cellulite reduction treatment can vary depending on a few factors. Among all, the clinic location, the experience of the provider, and the severity of your cellulite are the major ones!

On average, the cost of Cellfina can cost you from $2,000 to $6,000 per treatment area. Keep in mind that you may require multiple treatment areas depending on the spread of your cellulite.

Moreover, we hope you know that cellulite reduction is a cosmetic procedure. So, you will probably not be covered by your insurance for Cellfina. However, quite a few clinics do offer financing options to make the treatment more affordable for you.

When considering the cost of Cellfina, it’s also necessary to factor in the potential benefits of getting rid of cellulite dimples. Cellfina can provide long-lasting improvement in the appearance of cellulite. This is sure to skyrocket your confidence and help you feel more comfortable in your skin.

If you’re interested in Cellfina cellulite reduction, it’s a good idea to schedule a consultation with a provider. They would be the best ones to discuss the options and give you a more accurate estimate for the treatment.

Cellfina side effects: Are there any?

While cellulite reduction by Cellfina is generally considered safe, there could be some possible side effects that you must be aware of!

As we’ve already discussed, some soreness, and swelling in the treatment area is normal once you’ve undergone the Cellfina treatment. But these effects are usually mild and last not more than a week. Also, your doctor may recommend over-the-counter painkillers or ice packs to deal with any discomfort.

In rare cases, more serious side effects can occur. These may include infection, bleeding, or nerve damage. However, the risk of these complications is pretty low. If there’s any possibility, your doctor will take steps to minimize the risk of any potential complications during the procedure.

It’s also necessary for you to note that doctors do not recommend Cellfina for everyone. If you have a bleeding disorder, or taking blood thinners, Cellfina may not be suitable for you. Additionally, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid this treatment.

If you still have concerns about the potential side effects of Cellfina, be sure to discuss them with your doctor. They can provide more info about what to expect during the procedure. Also, they will let you know whether it’s the right option for you.

Does cellulite come back after Cellfina?

It’s a no-brainier that Cellfina cellulite reduction treatment can provide long-lasting improvement in the appearance of cellulite. However, there is still a chance that cellulite can come back over time.

Now, the good news is the results of Cellfina can be long-lasting in 96% of the cases. In clinical studies, patients who experienced Cellfina treatment saw significant improvement in the cellulite appearance. Yes, even three years after cellulite reduction treatment.

However, you must keep in mind that cellulite can be caused by a wide array of factors. Among all, genetics, hormonal changes, and lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise are the primary ones. It’s true that Cellfina can help to break up the fibrous bands that cause cellulite. However, there’s no sure-shot way to say that it cannot prevent new fibrous bands from developing in the future.

As we’ve discussed earlier, it’s crucial to maintain a healthy lifestyle for the Cellfina results to last longer. This can include you consuming a healthy diet and staying active. Also, it would be best if you could avoid habits such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption. It can contribute to cellulite formation.

If you’re considering this, be sure to discuss your Cellfina before and after expectations with a doctor.

Who should consider Cellfina? And who shouldn’t?

It’s an open secret that cellulite reduction by Cellfina can be an effective treatment for most people out there! However, you already know that doctors don’t recommend Cellfina to everyone. Let’s see why…

Say, you have mild to moderate cellulite that is not improving with diet and exercise. Then, Cellfina may be a good option for you. But, you must know that Cellfina is not a weight loss treatment, even by a long shot. So, you can understand that it’s for people who are significantly overweight.

Furthermore, doctors do not recommend Cellfina to those who have a bleeding disorder or are taking blood thinners. Also, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should strictly avoid Cellfina.

If you’re still unsure and have further queries, go ahead and speak to your doctor for the same!

Does Cellfina work on the front of thighs?

For the record, Cellfina treatment is generally used to treat cellulite on the back of your thighs. It can also be effective on the front of the thighs, but only in some cases.

Now, if you’re wondering how effective Cellfina will be on the front of my thighs, the answer depends on the severity of your cellulite. Also, the location of your dimples is yet another factor that doctors consider. Keep in mind that even if you go for it, the Cellfina before and after results for your thigh-front won’t be too drastic!

If your cellulite is primarily located on the front of your thighs, your doctor might recommend other effective procedure such as laser therapy or radio frequency treatments.

What do the experts say about Cellfina?

For the record, most experts generally believe that Cellfina is an effective treatment for cellulite. It is the most effective for your buttocks and thighs. In case you din’ know, Cellfina has been cleared by the FDA as well. Cellfina had to go through a ton of clinical studies to prove itself to be safe and effective.

A few years ago, there was one study published in the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy. It found that Cellfina resulted in a noteworthy improvement in cellulite appearance. Their study got a positive conclusion, with 93% of patients reporting satisfaction with the Cellfina before and after results.

Another study published in Dermatological Surgery found the same about Cellfina cellulite treatment. In this case, the satisfaction rate was even higher! Yes, this time about 96% of patients reported being happy with the results, even after 3 years post-Cellfina treatment.

So, by the experts’ opinion and the studies performed, we can all agree that Cellfina is a safe and by far the most effective option for treating cellulite!

In Conclusion

With the right expectations in mind, Cellfina undoubtedly can be a great option. It will not only help you improve the cellulite appearance but make you feel more confident than ever before.

However, we would like to remind you once again that Cellfina is not a weight loss solution. Doctors do not recommend Cellfina for people who are overweight. It’s also necessary for you to have realistic expectations and understand that Cellfina before and after results vary one person to another.

What are the Benefits of Cellfina® Treatment?

Cellfina® comes with a host of benefits you’ll love. Check them out below.

  • Smoother Skin – If you feel conscious about your cellulite, then Cellfina® can help tremendously. Cellfina® gives you smoother skin and helps to give your thighs and buttocks a more youthful appearance.
  • See Results Immediately – With Cellfina®, you can start to see results immediately. Most people see a reduction in the appearance of cellulite after as little as three to four days, with the full effect taking around a week.
  • Lasting Results – How long Cellfina® treatment lasts depends on your unique biology. But because the technique deals with the cause of cellulite, most people experience results for more than three years before having to go back for a second treatment.
  • Feel Better About Your Body – If your cellulite makes you feel self-conscious, Cellfina® can help you feel better about your body. You can feel more confident and enjoy the summer break more.
  • Less Downtime – Surgical cosmetic interventions often mean that you’re unable to work or socialize for weeks. But with non-invasive procedures, like Cellfina®, you’re able to get back on your feet quickly, with minimal bruising or swelling. Most people can restart their lives just three days after treatment.
  • It’s Safe – Finally, because Cellfina® does not involve the use of anesthetics, it’s a safe way to treat cellulite.

What Should You Expect During Cellfina® Treatment?

During Cellfina® treatment, you’ll be asked to stand up where a medical practitioner will count the dimples on your skin and mark them with a pen. Next, you’ll lie down while a doctor uses a stabilize-guided subcision technique to remove the fibrous bands under the skin. The practitioner will move a device over the affected areas in a fanning motion, paying particular attention to the dimpled areas. The length of the treatment depends on the number of dimples.

Who is a Candidate for Cellfina®?

Ideal candidates are people who stand to benefit the most from treatment are women between 25-55 and have cellulite dimples on their buttocks and thighs. You also need to have a BMI below 35. You can be obese and have the treatment, but if you are severely overweight, you may need to lose body mass before the procedure becomes effective.

Cellfina® is also suitable for people who have tried multiple lifestyle modifications and still don’t see a reduction in stubborn dimples. Some fibrous bands can create strong bonds with the overlying skin, making it nearly impossible to eliminate dimples, no matter how much exercise you do.

Finally, Cellfina® benefits people with minimal skin laxity the most. Those with loose skin may not see significant results.

What Results Can You Expect From Cellfina?

The results of Cellfina® can be dramatic, especially for those with severe preexisting cellulite. After treatment, you may see an immediate improvement in your cellulite. However, it can take some time for the dimples in the skin to bounce back and regain their natural, youthful appearance. Most people see results after around three days with the full extent of the treatment visible after a couple of weeks. Cellfina® improves the appearance of dimples in 98% of people.

What should you do after treatment? Two things. First, wearing compression garments is a good idea. Compression clothing, such as leggings, help to keep the skin in place after microblading, allowing the fibrous bands to create new points of connection that don’t create dimpling. You’ll also want to avoid sun exposure for a couple of weeks while the skin heals.

Do you want to get rid of your cellulite? Feel free to learn more about Cellfina® by making an appointment with Spa Black! At our locations in San Antonio, we can help you attain the figure of your dreams. Contact us today!