What to Expect from Your Cellfina® Treatment

Before your treatment, one of our providers will evaluate your trouble areas and determine which dimples to treat for maximum benefit. Each dimple will be marked with a circle prior to your treatment and numbed with lidocaine to ensure your comfort throughout the treatment.

The Cellfina device is placed on the marked dimples where it will suction up the area of skin. A very small, sharp blade is then mechanically inserted about 6 millimeters under your skin to release the band that is causing cellulite. Treatment for an average of 25 cellulite dimples takes only around an hour—and soon after you can resume your normal activities.

How long does the Cellfina procedure take?

To treat an average of about 25 dimples, it should take only around an hour—soon after which you can resume your normal activities. Your treatment may take more or less time depending on the area to be treated.

What does Cellfina feel like?

We use an anesthetic to ensure comfortable treatment. These shots sting for some patients, but afterwards, most of our patients report feeling nothing but a little pressure as the dimples are treated.

What is the downtime with Cellfina?

Because the blade used is so small, patients should experience no bleeding. Minimal bruising can be expected but should resolve quickly after treatment. The area may be slightly tender, but most patients report taking over-the-counter pain medication, such as Tylenol, for the first day or two was sufficient.

Most of our patients are thrilled with their results after just one treatment. Your skin will look significantly smoother and healthier soon after treatment and will further improve over the course of three months—and you’ll be able to enjoy those results for three years!

Are there any side effects?

Because the blade used is so small, patients should experience no bleeding. Minimal bruising can be expected and there may be some tenderness but should resolve very quickly after treatment.

How long does Cellfina last?

In long-term studies of the results of Cellfina, a large number of patients were still thrilled with their results three years after treatment. 

What makes Cellfina different?

In early FDA-approved pivotal studies of Cellfina, 94% of patients were still thrilled with their results a year after treatment, meaning Cellfina has some of the highest patient satisfaction rates compared to other leading cellulite procedures and treatments. As with any procedure, individual results may vary.

Still not convinced? Here are some things you may enjoy confidently when you’re cellulite-free:

  • Slip into a teeny bikini…without a protective wrap hiding your thighs
  • Bring your short-shorts back out
  • Skip the Spanx
  • Pick out a shorter hemline
  • Ditch constricting pantyhose