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Have you ever wondered why modern science seems able to do everything but get rid of cellulite? Well, actually, modern science has made progress over the past few years. Cellfina, cleared by the FDA for the clinical treatment of cellulite, is offering cellulite sufferers—which includes about 85% of women over the age of 20—new hope. Cellfina is a procedure that corrects the bands of connective tissue that sag and pull the skin down, creating those dreaded dimples. Your surgeon uses the Cellfina tool, which is about the size of a needle, leaving your skin free to go back to its natural smooth appearance for two years or longer.

What is Cellfina Cellulite Treatment?

Cellfina is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedure for cellulite treatment that reduces the appearance of cellulite. Since there is no surgery, there is no general anesthesia, and nothing more than some numbing in the treatment area. The Cellfina microblade technique tackles cellulite on the buttocks and thighs, slicing the failing bands. It has been cleared since 2015, and thus far, clinical research shows that patients are highly satisfied with the process and results.

Preparing for Cellfina

Since Cellfina is nonsurgical and minimally invasive cellulite treatment, there isn’t much you need to do in advance to get ready. While a qualified surgeon should evaluate each patient, in general, good Cellfina candidates are between 20 and 60, have minimal skin laxity, and are at a stable weight. Your surgeon can tell you if the procedure is right for you, and can help you understand what realistic goals might look like.

Cellfina is most effective at targeting the kind of cellulite that is dimpled. This is because it’s based on subcision, the procedure that uses a tiny needle-sized blade to slice through connective bands beneath the skin. Subcision is also used to treat wrinkles and scars in some cases. The FDA has only cleared Cellfina specifically for treating cellulite in the buttocks and thighs.

How Cellfina Works

On the day of your procedure, your doctor will give you medications to relax you and ensure you won’t be uncomfortable. You will stand so your target areas can be photographed, so that cellulite dimples can be identified and circled with a marker. Next, your surgeon will apply numbing solution to the target area(s), and insert the Cellfina handheld device and its microblade below your skin. The tool will guide your doctor in the subcision technique as they release the fibrous bands using a fanning motion. It won’t hurt or feel as though you’re being cut. It will feel more like vibrating and slight pressure, thanks to the local numbing agent.

Typically, surgeons can correct about 25 dimples in an hour. You’ll see results as quickly as three days after the procedure—and they’ll last for up to three years. Two years is well within the realm of reasonable expectations, as nearly all Cellfina patients maintain their progress for at least that long.

After your Cellfina Procedure

When your Cellfina procedure is over, you will wear a compression garment such as yoga pants or a lightweight girdle to minimize swelling. You may want to take it easy for 24 hours after your procedure, although most people do not miss work or other obligations. You might experience mild tenderness and a few bruises, even as you start to notice improved firmness, but there have been no reports of serious side effects.

Learn More About How to Get Rid of Cellulite with Cellfina

Never has there been a more realistic, long-term answer to how to get rid of cellulite; technology is finally catching up with the needs of real people. Contact Precision MD to find out more about Cellfina, and continue to check back to find out more about other procedures that can help you look even better than you do now and feel confident when you walk through any door.

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