What to expect from the Cellfina procedure
Wilmington Dermatology Center will take before pictures of the desired areas of treatment in order to track results over the treatment period. On average, most patients have a cluster of 15-20 dimples on their thighs and buttocks, which will be individually marked with a circle. We take extensive measures to ensure that the treatment area is cleansed before an injectible anesthetic (Lidocaine) is put into each marked circle for treatment. The Cellfina system then precisely treats the connective bands that create the dimpling by encouraging them to fray and then finally fully release, similar to a rubber band under tension. Once released the treated skin bounces back to smooth itself out, with results seen in as little as three days post procedure. The procedure only takes about an hour to perform, treating about 25 dimples.
There is very minimal bruising and hardly any downtime associated with the procedure. In the studies, patients were typically fine with Tylenol and went back to their everyday activities almost immediately. The most common side effects reported were soreness to the touch and bruising which improved quickly with time.
Why Treat Cellfina at WDC?
Staying true to our reputation, WDC was selected as one of the few practices in the United States that was offered this new and innovative device in the beginning of 2016. Recognized as one of the leading practices in all of North Carolina, our dedication and passion for skincare is evident as we continue to bring new technology and advanced training techniques in to the Wilmington, North Carolina market. We take pride in our patient customization for treatment plans and a clear path of expectations and results.
History of Cellfina
The testing for Cellfina’s FDA approval was pioneered in Boston where the clinical trials for FDA approval were held. Cellfina has been approved for long-term cellulite improvement lasting up to one-year, although studies have shown improvements lasting up to three years. It is an excellent long-term procedure because unlike many other solutions, Cellfina actually addresses the root cause of cellulite. It is the only device based treatment with two years of FDA trial based satisfaction data.
The results from a Cellfina treatment are usually seen within 3-4 days of the procedure (results may vary) and there has been a 96% patient satisfaction studied out to two years. While the FDA approval is for one year, improvements have been noted up to three years time. Results are seen after just a single treatment lasting about an hour depending on treatment area size. Patients have been able to resume normal activity almost immediately There have been no studied side-effects following the procedure, but patients can expect some soreness and possible bruising at the treatment site for a short period of time.
Results may vary
Results may vary
Are you a candidate for Cellfina?
Cellfina is the perfect procedure for both men and women looking to improve the targeted buttock and thigh areas from pesky cellulite dimples. Cellfina is customizable to each individual patient and lifestyle. Contact us at WDC to setup your complimentary cosmetic consult to further discuss the treatment, see before and after images, and determine if this is the procedure best suited for you!
Is Cellfina Safe?
- The Cellfina treatment has proven to be extremely safe and effective when utilized by a qualified physician.
Will patients need more than one treatment?
- Patients in the clinical trials only underwent one treatment, and 96% of patients were satisfied at two years post procedure.
How if Cellfina different than other devices?
- The main difference in Cellfina than other cellulite devices is that it works! It uses a non-thermal, non-energy-based method to treat fibrous septae (cellulite) and with the precision-guided platform, safely releases the bands. This method allows for more precise results on the areas that need to be treated.
Where am I treated and how much will Cellfina Cost?
- During your single Cellfina treatment, Dr. Rosalyn George and her staff will identify all the areas of cellulite concern from just above the back of the knee to the buttocks on both legs. All of these areas highlighted will be addressed during the single treatment Cellfina procedure which is priced at $2,999.
Patient Treatment Documents:
Cellfina Pre-Visit Instructions
Please download and view the Cellfina pre-visit instructions ahead of your visit.
Dr. George discusses Cellfina
In the beginning of 2016, WDC was one of the few practices chosen to offer this highly innovative procedure. Watch and learn how Cellfina is the one and only procedure available to minimize and reduce the appearance of cellulite.