Cellfina in Philadelphia, PA
Written by Dr. Cross
Have you been searching for a proven long-lasting cellulite solution? Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin J. Cross, MD is excited to offer Cellfina at his Philadelphia practice. Cellfina is one of the most revolutionary cellulite treatments available today. It is a unique FDA-cleared cellulite treatment that can smooth dimples and improve the texture of the skin for at least two years–the longest reported duration of an FDA-cleared cellulite treatment.
Cellfina is an FDA approved, in-office, hour long procedure that is effective in treating cellulite that presents as dimpling in the buttock and thigh region. The satisfaction rate with Cellfina is impressive. In a clinical study, patients showed a notable improvement in skin texture within just 3 days of treatment. Even more outstanding is that 96% of patients reported continued satisfaction two years after treatment.
Correcting Cellulite with Cellfina
Cellulite is caused by tethering bands that extend up through the soft tissues of the buttocks and thigh region and attach to the undersurface of the skin. At the areas where a band tethers, a dimple occurs. Cellulite has traditionally been a “trouble area” that has been nearly impossible to treat.
Cellfina has been developed to release these bands causing the dimpling in cellulite. The procedure is performed in the office and takes between 30-60 minutes to complete, depending on how many dimples need to be treated. It is performed using numbing medicine only, and is very well tolerated. The 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 and start seeing results as early as day three. Unlike other similar devices, when Cellfina is used the bands do not seem to reattach once they have been released.
How Cellfina Compares to Other Cellulite Treatments
Fat removal and body contouring treatments such as BodyFx (radio-frequency), SmartLipo (laser liposuction), and Ultrashape (ultrasound technology) may help the appearance of cellulite by eliminating fat cells. However, 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.
Cellfina is not going to treat all forms of skin irregularities. It is generally best for the more defined dimples, and is not a treatment for gentle rolls or stretch marks.
Benefits of the Procedure
- One time in-office procedure
- 30 to 60 minutes to complete
- Back to regular activities within a day or two
- See results as early as day three
- 96% satisfaction rate at two year mark
If you would like to see if Cellfina is right for you, contact our Philadelphia or Villanova office to schedule a consultation.