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Frequently asked questions

How does Cellfina work?

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, creating the puckering you see on the surface of the skin. Similar to a rubber band under tension, once released, the treated skin bounces back to smooth itself out.

How soon will I see results with Cellfina?

Results can be seen in as little as three days.

How soon will I see results with AWT?

Results are typically seen after 3 to 4 treatments with full effects seen three months after the last session.

How many treatments are needed for AWT?

A treatment program or series involves 6 to 12 total sessions depending on severity. Typically two sessions are performed per week. Each treatment session is separated by at least 48 hours.

Does Cellfina involve cutting?

Cellfina® does not involve an operating room or general anesthesia. It relies on a minimally invasive, small needle-sized device to treat the cellulite-causing bands just beneath the surface of the skin.

How long do Cellfina results last?

There is now data showing results lasting 5-year. Cellfina has the longest lasting results cleared by the FDA of any cellulite treatment on the market.

How long do results with AWT alone last?

Results will vary but can last up to six months or more, depending on the severity of cellulite and the client’s commitment to healthy lifestyle practices.

Are there any side effects with Cellfina?

No serious adverse events were associated with Cellfina® in the pivotal study. The most common side effects reported by patients in the FDA‐cleared 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.

How long does the Cellfina procedure take?

In just one 45-minute treatment, Cellfina® significantly improves the appearance of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs.

Will I need to take off work after the Cellfina procedure?

There is limited downtime associated with Cellfina®. Some patients experience initial soreness and tenderness, but these side effects resolve quickly with time.