What is Cellfina™?
Cellfina is the only FDA-cleared, long-lasting, minimally invasive solution proven to smooth away dimples for at least a year in a single treatment – the longest FDA-clearance for a cellulite treatment.
Cellfina is also FDA-cleared for skin lifting and tightening of the brow, neck and chin, as well as fine lines and wrinkles of the décolleté and crepey skin.
Dr. Vivian Bucay was the first to offer Cellfina in San Antonio and one of the first in the country.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Cellulite Treatment?
About 90 of women have cellulite, and any of them would be good candidates for Cellfina. Cellfina has minimal side effects and recovery, and it has a very high level of patient satisfaction.
Benefits of Cellfina™
- Lasts at least a year
- Single, in-office treatment
- Significant, rapid improvement
- Minimally invasive
- Safe and effective
- Limited downtime
- 94% patient satisfaction at one year
What Is Cellulite?
Cellfina is very different from other cellulite treatments. Before we get into how Cellfina works, it is important to understand what cellulite is and where it comes from. Cellulite are connective bands that are woven throughout the fat in the thigh and buttocks areas. When these bands pull on the skin, they create the puckering seen on the surface of the skin.
Cellfina releases these bands so that the skin in able to bounce back and smooth out. It is the only FDA approved treatment that treats the primary cause of cellulite.
Genetics, weight gain, a stressful lifestyle and hormonal contraceptives may contribute to the forming of cellulite.
Cellulite Treatment Before and After
Dr. Vivian Bucay offers Cellfina to San Antonio and South Texas. Contact Bucay Center For Dermatology and Aesthetics for more information on this innovative procedure and to schedule a consultation. Cellifina is a non-invasive procedure performed by Dr. Vivian Bucay and Dr. Rachna Bhandari at our La Casita and Sonterra locations. Other non-invasive procedures we offer include Ultherapy and CoolSculpting.
What Areas Can Cellfina™ Treat?
Cellfina is a treatment that is used to treat and improve the appearance of cellulite on the body. This treatment has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat cellulite on the thighs and buttocks.
How Does Cellfina™ Work?
How Is Cellfina™ Performed?
Dr. Bucay will begin by identifying the cellulite areas you would like to target. A marker is then used to identify your cellulite dimples. Next, your skin in that area is treated with topical anesthetic. The Cellfina handpiece is then placed on the target area to begin treatment.
The system uses a suction stabilizer to pull the skin taut and stretch the cellulite-causing connective bands. The Cellfina handpiece then inserts a tiny needle to break those connective bands. Once the bands are released the skin bounces back upwards, as it is no longer pulled down in the various spots by the bands.
How Long Does Cellulite Treatment Take?
The length of one Cellfina treatment depends on the person and the treatment areas. Typically, one treatment takes about 45 minutes. It takes about one hour for Dr. Bucay to treat around 25 dimples.
How Soon Will I See Results?
Cellfina results are not immediate. Results can be seen in as little as three days, after your skin calms. Satisfaction with Cellfina grows with time.
For Cellfina treatment, patient satifaction:
- At three months is 85%
- Is 94% at one year
- Is 96% at two years.
How Long Do Cellfina™ Results Last?
Cellfina is a relatively new procedure, first cleared by the FDA in 2015. The initial FDA approval of Cellfina was for results that last three years. Thus far results have not been reversing. So, although Cellfina has proven to provide cellulite reduction for three years, your results could be longer.
Cellulite Treatment: Cellfina™ vs Cellulaze™
Both treatments are effective in treating cellulite on the thighs and buttocks. While they are similar procedures, the two have their differences. Cellulaze uses laser energy to cut the connective bands that create cellulite, where Cellfina uses suction and the microblade. Cellulaze has more risks and complications, due to the laser energy involved in the procedure.
Cellfina™ Patient Stories
Cellfina™ Recovery Process
After your Cellfina treatment, you will have some soreness and tenderness. There may be some minor bruising over the treatment areas. You can drive yourself home and generally get back to all of your normal activities in a day. We recommend that our Cellfina patients wear yoga pants, bike shorts, or Spanx for two weeks after their treatment.
Side Effects of Cellfina™ Treatment
Clinical studies necessary for FDA approval found no serious side effects after a Cellfina treatment. These are the minor side effects you may feel after your treatment:
- Minor pain
Our Cellfina™ Guarantee
We offer CYA: Cellfina Yearlong Assurance Guarantee. Patients 100% satisfaction guarantee. Dr. Bucay and Dr. Bhandari are Cellfina Premier Providers.
Dr. Bucay Talks About Cellulite
Click here to view Dr. Bucay’s take on certain foods that cause cellulite in the Winter-Spring 2016 issue of New Beauty Magazine.
Cellfina™ Cellulite Treatment Lasts Up to Five Years!
Cellfina™ Custom Consultations
Thank you, Raven Riojas, 96.1 MIX for sharing your Cellfina Custom Consult at Bucay Center for Dermatology and Aesthetics with Dr. Ruchi Sondhi Bhandari .