Cellulite affects upwards of 90% of women. It is caused by a variety of factors, including hormones (men are less prone to cellulite because their connective tissue makeup is different), poor circulation and sedentary lifestyles. However, even physically active women aren’t immune to it.
Now, Holcomb – Kreithen Plastic Surgery and Dermatology is proud to be the first practice in the Sarasota – Bradenton area (and one of the first in Florida) to offer the breakthrough Cellfina™ System for treating cellulite.
Cellfina™ helps smooth away cellulite dimples on the buttocks and thighs for long-lasting results. It is the only FDA-cleared, minimally invasive procedure clinically proven to improve the appearance of cellulite for at least two years. In just one 45-minute treatment, Cellfina™ treats the primary structural cause of cellulite and leaves your skin smoother and healthier—a look that will inspire you to wear bathing suits, shorts and higher hemlines with renewed confidence.
How Cellfina™ Works
Cellfina™ combines a proven approach with innovative, proprietary technology to produce precise, long-lasting results. The Cellfina System treats the primary structural cause of cellulite—the connective bands woven throughout fat in the thighs and buttocks. These tight bands pull down the skin like a rubber band, creating the puckering seen on the surface of the skin. Cellfina™ selectively breaks up the problem-causing bands and, once released, the treated skin bounces back to smooth itself out.
Does Cellfina™ Involve Cutting?
No, Cellfina™ relies on a minimally invasive, small needle-sized device to treat the cellulite-causing bands just beneath the surface of the skin. Each dimple is clearly marked with a circle before the area is numbed with an injection of local lidocaine. A small handheld device then grabs the skin using suction and slides a miniature blade below the surface to precisely cut the connective bands, creating a taut and dimple-less silhouette. Cellfina does not require an operating room or general anesthesia. The procedure itself requires just one 45 minute treatment.
Cellfina™ Recovery and Results
There is limited downtime associated with Cellfina™. Patients can often return to work and resume normal activities the next day after treatment. Patients in a Cellfina clinical study showed significant improvement within three days after the treatment. Two years after treatment, 100 percent of Cellfina™ patients had noticeable improvement (based on the Global Aesthetic Improvement Scale (GAIS). Cellfina™ patients report high rates of satisfaction with their treatment results. At three months, 85 percent of patients were satisfied, at one year 94 percent were satisfied and after two years, 96 percent of patients were satisfied, surpassing the patient satisfaction rates of other leading cellulite treatments. These long-lasting results represent the longest FDA clearance for a cellulite treatment.
*Individual results may vary
How Long Do Results Last?
Patients in the pivotal study showed significant improvement shortly after the treatment, with results lasting at least two years—the longest FDA clearance for a cellulite treatment.
Are There Any Side Effects?
No serious adverse events were associated with Cellfina™ in the pivotal study. The most common side effects reported by patients in the FDAcleared pivotal study were soreness, tenderness and bruising. Just three days after treatment, patients rated their pain as minimal (2.7 on a scale of 0 to 10; 0=no pain, 10=extreme pain) and most (82 percent) felt pain only with touch or pressure to the area treated. This minimal pain improved quickly with time. More than 90 percent of patients had no bruising at four weeks.
Cellfina™ By Dr. Joshua Kreithen
Discussing Cellfina™, Holcomb – Kreithen practice co-founder, Dr. Joshua Kreithen, said, “It was our commitment to finding the most advanced and effective treatments for our patients that led us to Cellfina™. Cellulite has long been a complaint of many of our patients. It has been especially frustrating for women who are otherwise fit and active, yet still experience dimpling and waves. Cellfina™ is a truly effective weapon in the ‘war on cellulite’ and we are pleased to be able to offer it to our patients before any other practice in west Florida. We are already experiencing an increase in request for Cellfina™, and it is an exciting addition to our line of best-in-industry treatments and procedures.”
Call Holcomb – Kreithen Plastic Surgery & Dermatology of Sarasota, Florida, today to schedule your consultation for Cellfina™ cellulite treatment.