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Non surgical cellulite removal with Cellfina

Cellulite primarily affects women, with around 80% of over 20s showing this indication.

A common misconception is that cellulite reflects poor diet and lack of exercise, but this is not the case. It is the deeper structures which cause this dimpled effect, which although is not life-threatening, can be a real bugbear for patients.

Cellulite frequently occurs around the upper thighs and buttocks, and are problem areas for many women.

There are many creams and over-the-counter products which claim to reduce cellulite and to dissolve fat cells, but there is little clinical data to back this, and they can often be ineffective in treating the concern.

What is Cellfina?

FDA-approved and minimally-invasive, Cellfina UK is a revolutionary treatment that targets the primary structural cause of cellulite, providing results that may last up to three years, the longest duration for results delivered by and FDA-backed technology. The connective bands woven between fatty deposits, also known as septae, are the cause for this ‘cottage cheese’ dimpling effect, as they pull down on the skin’s surface.

Cellfina works as a controlled subcision technique and the suction headpiece is used to grip the treated area, skin and fat into the applicator. It is this applicator that stretches the fibrous bands beneath the skin’s surface, allowing for a subcision tool to precisely intersect the bands at 6 or 10mm.

As the treatment is minimally-invasive, there is little downtime and no stitches are required. Patients can continue with their day shortly after their session at PHI Clinic.

How many sessions will I need and how far apart can I have them?

The duration of time spent in the treatment chair and the number of treatments required will vary, depending on the number of areas targeted and the severity of the indication. We will advise each and every patient on an individual basis and draw up a bespoke treatment plan. Patients may reap the benefits of treatment for up to 3 years.

Am I a suitable candidate?

The ideal candidate will have areas of unwanted cellulite they wish to tackle. While there are no medical trials that state Cellfina is harmful to those who are pregnant of lactating, we advise against treatment under such circumstances to ensure mother and baby are safe.

Who will perform the treatment? PHI Clinic has a team of expert clinical staff who will determine the best treatment for you upon consultation. You will be assigned to the most appropriate clinician, based on your presented concern.

What areas can be treated? The most common areas we treat with Cellfina are the buttocks, thighs and legs. We will always consult you prior to treatment to ensure this is the best and most suitable treatment option for you. With over 75 lasers and non-surgical devices under one roof, rest assured we can treat a whole range of conditions and concerns at PHI Clinic. Is there any downtime? The treated area may remain numb for some hours after treatment, as local anaesthesia will be applied beforehand. Patients can resume their normal day-to- day activities, but we do ask those undergoing Cellfina treatment to avoid over-exertion, like the gym or strenuous exercise for the first 48 hours.

Cellulaze treatment for cellulite

Cellulaze is a minimally-invasive treatment option at PHI Clinic. A small laser fibre is introduced under the skin, via a tiny incision (about the size of your small fingernail), which heats up to around 40 degrees Celsius. The heat energy dissolves the unwanted fat cells, and also breaks down the septae (fibres) which pull down on the skin, creating the ‘cottage cheese’ effect.

Due to the heat stimulation, collagen production further assists in plumping and firming the skin up, improving the overall result.

Anaesthesia

Performed under local and oral sedation, the risk of nausea and drowsiness is eliminated, and patients are able to go home after the procedure.

Downtime

Patients are required to wear a compression garment 4-6 weeks after the procedure to ensure optimum results, and to reduce the risk of infection.

In rare cases, the patient may encounter some slight leakage from the small incisions made, up to 24 hours after the procedure.

It is essential that patients follow the aftercare information set out by Mr Shaaban to the letter, and follow up with the surgeon post-procedure to review the progress after treatment.

Price

From £4,000

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