Cellfina® Cellulite Treatment
Get Smoother Thighs, Buttocks, and More in the Philadelphia Area
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Cross offers the Cellfina® cellulite treatment at his Philadelphia-area practice for anyone searching for a proven long-lasting cellulite solution. While people dealing with dimpled thighs often try everything from creams to exercise to address the telltale cottage cheese look, these cellulite "treatments" are not effective, because they do not address the actual source of the problem: connective bands that pull the surface of the skin down. Cellfina® severs these bands to release the tension—all without surgery.
Cellfina® is one of the most revolutionary cellulite treatments available today, with nearly 100 percent of patients seeing cellulite reduction. The FDA-cleared option can smooth dimples and improve the texture of the skin for at least two years, which is the longest reported duration of an FDA-cleared cellulite treatment. Recent evidence suggests that the results could last far longer—and in fact may not even be temporary. The satisfaction rate for patients who choose Cellfina® as their cellulite treatment is impressive: In a clinical study, patients showed a notable improvement in skin texture within just three days. Even more outstanding is that 96 percent of patients reported continued satisfaction two years after their cellulite treatment.
What Causes Cellulite?
Cellulite develops as tethering bands, known as septae, pull down on the skin. These bands are fixed near muscles in the buttocks and thigh region, extend up through the soft tissues, and attach to the undersurface of the skin. At the areas where a band tethers, a dimple occurs, especially if numerous and large fat cells in the area push up against the surface, creating even more tension. The resulting dimpling has traditionally been a cosmetic problem that has been nearly impossible to address, despite decades of attempts at developing an effective cellulite treatment.
Although cellulite is predominantly a problem faced by women due to the way their fat cells develop and grow, men can also deal with unwanted dimpling as septae shorten and grow tighter due to a range of factors. As a cellulite treatment, Cellfina® works for both women and men.
How Does Cellfina® Work as a Cellulite Treatment?
Cellfina® was developed to release the bands that cause dimpling. The cellulite treatment is performed in Dr. Cross's office, with a session taking between 30 to 60 minutes to complete, depending on how many dimples need to be treated.
Not a major surgical procedure, Cellfina® is considered to be a minimally invasive cellulite treatment. It uses a strategy called "subcision," which involves the insertion of a needle-sized device below the skin's surface. Because it is minimally invasive, the cellulite treatment is performed using numbing medicine only, and is very well tolerated.
Recovery time in minimal, with bruising and soreness being the most commonly reported short-term discomforts. Patients can be back to regular activities within a day or two of their cellulite treatment and start seeing results as early as day three.
Note that Cellfina does not treat all forms of skin irregularities. It is generally best for more defined dimples, and is not a solution for gentle rolls or stretch marks.
*Results May Vary
Before & After Photo Gallery
See for yourself the patient transformations that can be achieved by Dr. Cross and his team.
How Does Cellfina® Compare to Other Cellulite Treatments?
Unlike other similar devices, when Cellfina® is used, the bands do not seem to reattach once they have been released.
Body contouring treatments that make use of radiofrequency energy, ultrasound technology, or lasers for fat reduction may help the appearance of cellulite by reducing the number of fat cells in a given area. Fewer fat cells means less pressure pushing the skin outward, which can cause dimpling to appear less severe. However, these techniques are not cellulite treatments, as they will not address the root cause, which is the flexibility of the fibrous bands. As many thin women know, cellulite can be a frustrating problem unrelated to weight or excess fat. Cellfina® addresses the tightness of the bands—not the fat.
More Skin and Body Treatments
Frequently, cellulite is not the only cosmetic issue that patients want treated at Cross Medical Group. Non-surgical SculpSure® for body contouring, PellevĂ©® and Ultherapy for skin tightening, and Kybella® for reducing a double chin are all available, with results that complement smoother skin after a cellulite treatment.
Patients who want to deal with excess skin left over after pregnancy or fat reduction in the areas where cellulite typically develops can choose a thigh lift, buttock lift, or lower body lift. Other lifts available include tummy tuck, arm lift, facelift, and neck lift.
No matter a patient's ultimate cosmetic goal, Dr. Cross's team can assess existing contours, skin quality, and more to develop a customized plan designed to deliver personalized results.