Common Questions

Find answers to general Cellfina® questions below. If you are interested in learning more about the Cellfina® Treatment please use the Physician Locator to find a Cellfina® physician near you. If Cellfina® is not yet available in your area, please enter your information here and someone will contact you when the treatment is available in your area.
What is Cellfina®?
Cellfina® is a US FDA-cleared and EU CE Mark-certified minimally invasive, one-time procedure that effectively improves the appearance of cellulite. A straightforward solution to cellulite, Cellfina® combines an established approach with innovative, proprietary technology, to produce precise, long-lasting results. Results appear in as little as three days and last at least three years.1,2
How does the Cellfina®Treatment work?

The Cellfina® Treatment treats the primary structural cause of cellulite—the connective fibrous septae bands woven throughout fat in the thighs and buttocks. These tight bands pull down the skin, creating the dimpling 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 improvements?
Just one 45-60 minute Cellfina® Treatment significantly improves the appearance of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs. Results can be seen in as little as three days!1
Is Cellfina® surgery?
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 results last?
The Cellfina® Treatment result is a smoother look that gives patients confidence no matter what they are wearing. Patients in the clinical study showed significant improvement three days after the treatment, with results lasting at least three years.1,2
Are there any side effects?
There have been no serious adverse events associated with the Cellfina® Treatment. The most common side effects reported by patients in the US FDA-cleared clinical study were soreness, tenderness and bruising. Just three days after treatment, patients rated their pain as minimal and most (82%) felt pain only with touch or pressure to the treated area. This minimal pain improved quickly with time, and over 90% of patients had no bruising at four weeks.3
How long does the procedure take?
The in-office procedure takes approximately 45 to 60 minutes, depending on the individual patient and the number of areas being treated.
Will I need to take time off?
There is limited downtime associated with the Cellfina® Treatment. After the Cellfina® Treatment, patients can go about their day, but may prefer to take it easy for the first 24 hours.
How much does the Cellfina® Treatment cost?
A Cellfina® treatment can range in price depending on the number of cellulite dimples treated, geographic location and individual physician practice. Because the treatment is so personalized, the best way to get an accurate quote is to consult with a physician. Visit the Physician Locator to find a Cellfina® physician near you.

1 Individual results may vary.

2 Kaminer MS, Robinson D, Coleman WP 3rd, et al. Multicenter pivotal study of the safety and effectiveness of a tissue stabilized-guided subcision procedure for the treatment of cellulite: 3 year update. Abstract AAD Conference 2016.

3 Kaminer MS, Coleman WP 3rd, Weiss RA, et al. Multicenter pivotal study of vacuum-assisted precise tissue release of the treatment of cellulite. Dermatol Surg. 2015;41(3):336-347.