Some might say the battle against cellulite is the final frontier in cosmetic surgery. Virtually every other aesthetic issue has a device or procedure available to combat it: Botox for fine lines, Coolsculpting for non-invasive fat removal, new breast implants, etc… The list goes on and on, but what about cellulite?
Dr. Simeon Wall Jr., a board certified plastic surgeon from Shreveport, Louisiana believes a device is coming soon that may finally be a non-invasive answer for cellulite. Purchased by Ulthera, the company that produces Ultherapy (a non-invasive aimed at tightening the skin), the Cellfina device hits offices sometime in the fall to begin work on ridding patients of cellulite.
By: Simeon Wall Jr., MD
and Adam McMillon
Recently purchased by Ulthera Inc., Cabochon Aesthetics has their FDA approval in hand for a non-surgical device to clear up cellulite, called Cellfina. “As you know, Cellulite is one of those things we don’t have a good answer for,” says Dr. Wall. “There’s really nothing out there. All the potions and creams, none of those are FDA approved or reviewed. There are some other devices that work on massaging. They might give you a little bit of improvement, but you have to have numerous treatments and it can be costly.”
While most treatment options offer very little in terms of results, Cellulaze is one device that has proven results. The difference, however, is that Cellulaze requires surgery. “Cellulaze involves surgery where a cannula goes inside and cuts the bands that cause dimpling of the skin,” says Wall. “Compared to other treatments, it does have FDA approval for long-term improvement.”
Cellfina stands to be significant due to the fact that it is non-invasive. “Cellfina is really unique and nice because it’s a non-invasive way to treat cellulite,” says Wall. “It’s just a bit of local anesthesia and the device sits over the area being treated. The tissue is suctioned up and little blades cut the bands causing the cellulite while leaving everything else alone.”
The Best Way to Secure Proven Results? Scientific Study
Cabochon Aesthetics has gone the extra mile to ensure Cellfina lives up to what it claims to do. “One of the really interesting things about this device is the treatment study performed by the company. They have data for 3 years showing improvement in these areas,” says Wall. “They look to be very real and very long-lasting, which is why they got approval by the FDA. ”
Where on my body would Cellfina work best?
Most cellulite seems to concentrate on the buttock and thigh areas. Fortunately, Cellfina is directed to these areas! “It does work, especially on the buttock and the lateral and posterior thighs,” says Wall. “It takes a few minutes, there’s really no downtime and you can go right back to work. I think it could be a really nice option for some people.”