PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Do you have cellulite? For many women, the answer is probably yes.
Nearly 85 percent of women have cellulite – those ripples and dents on your thighs and backside.
More likely than not, everything you’ve tried to get rid of it hasn’t worked.
Now, some doctors are using a procedure called Cellfina.
“I was always disappointed when I saw all the lumps and the bumps,” said Mindy Harris.
After losing more than 100 pounds, Harris couldn’t get rid of the cellulite on her butt and legs.
“No matter how much exercise, weightlifting or treadmill, it didn’t work. I spent a lot of money doing massages to try to break down the fat under the skin, but nothing really worked,” she said.
Harris is now undergoing a new procedure called Cellfina. It’s an FDA-approved treatment that has no downtime, can be done in a doctor’s office and lasts for well over a year.
“The main thing we see with cellulite, the thing that drives women crazy, are the dimples and that’s what Cellfina treats,” said Dr. Adam Rubinstein.
Doctor Rubinstein performs the procedure.
“The dimples are caused by bands. The bands pull the skin down. Cellfina cuts the bands and the skin pops up and becomes smooth,” he said.
First the doctor marks all the dimples. After that, the entire area is numbed and then the cutting begins.
Harris said she didn’t feel a thing as Dr. Rubinstein cut the bands underneath the deep dimples on her butt.
There are dozens of creams and lotions that claim to reduce cellulite but Dr. Rubinstein said they only treat one issue, the surface of the skin by tightening it.
“Use something to tighten the skin. Use something to release those bands and you’re getting the cellulite from two different angles and you’re going to get the nicest results,” he said.
Cellfina has only been used in doctor’s offices for about a year now, but the results are impressive.
Because it is so new, it’s unclear how long the results will last but it looks promising.
Harris is only a month out from her treatment but hoping to see similar results.
“I would love to look at myself in the mirror from behind and liked the way my buttocks looks.”
Cellfina takes just one treatment and cost between $3,000 to $6,000 depending on how large an area you want treated.