What is Cellfina?
There’s been a lot of buzz recently around a new Health Canada licensed treatment for cellulite. And unlike treatments of the past, this one is *gasp* actually effective! It’s currently only offered at a few select clinics in Canada, including SpaMedica.
Doctor Mulholland recently appeared on CityLine to introduce this “revolutionary, innovative procedure” to the city of Toronto. We’re breaking down everything you need to know below.
First of all, what is cellulite?
Everyone knows that cellulite is that dimpled skin that often appears on the butt, thighs, and arms of women but what actually causes it? Frustratingly, its appearance is not related to diet or exercise but rather genetics.
Cellulite occurs when fat accumulates between the skin and the muscle, and then fibrous connective cords that connect the skin to the muscle pull the skin down creating an uneven, dimpled appearance.
Cellulite is one of the most common esthetic concerns that women present with at SpaMedica.
How does Cellfina work?
Cellfina is effective because it actually treats the core cause of cellulite: the fibrous connective tissue pulling the skin down.
First the dimples to be treated are marked. Next, local anesthesia is administered. This process might be somewhat uncomfortable for some patients but will render the rest of the treatment painless.
Finally, the Cellfina suction device is placed on the treatment area which works to stabilize the dimples. Then a micro probe is inserted into the skin which effectively divides the fibrous tissue to release the dimple.
How effective is Cellfina?
Our CityLine patient Jennifer has suffered from cellulite since she was 15 years old. She worked hard at the gym and ate well but still couldn’t get rid of the bumpy skin on her bum and the backs of her legs.
“I’m really happy with the results and the procedure was quite simple, actually, and relatively painless. Looking at the pictures before, I did have some deep pitting. And now looking at the pictures you can see those have been released,” says Jennifer in the clip.
Jennifer’s results are impressive after only four weeks and results are expected to continue improving over the next year. After three months, patients have reported an 85% satisfaction rate. Incredibly, that satisfaction rate goes up to 96% after two years!
How much does Cellfina cost?
Like many treatments, it depends on the severity of the cellulite and the size of the area to be treated. In general, most patients will fall in the $4000-6000 range.
Watch Dr. Mulholland’s appearance on CityLine to hear him discuss the procedure further: