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Cellfina is a revolutionary, minimally-invasive treatment
for cellulite that offers dramatic, long-lasting results.

  • Downtime: 1-2 days
  • Pain Level: Minimal
  • Results Duration: 2 years


Dimpling and other symptoms of cellulite

Side Effects:

Swelling, bleeding, and tenderness around the treatment sites – bruising can also occur and last up to one week or longer 


Places where cellulite occurs, including the buttocks and thighs

Follow Up:

None required

How Performed:

Subcision is used to release the fibrous bands that cause the dimpled appearance


Local anesthesia administered before treatment 

Procedure Type:


Expected Outcome:

Long-lasting reduction in dimpling and other signs of cellulite


Results visible in 1-3 days


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Cellulite is a common condition seen mostly in adult women and has multiple causes, including genetics and hormones.  This skin concern can significantly impact a woman’s self-confidence in her appearance. Fortunately, cellulite can now be successfully treated with a minimally-invasive treatment that targets the larger dimpling often seen on the buttocks and thighs. 

The Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York® is thrilled to offer Cellfina™, by Merz. Cellfina is the only FDA-cleared minimally invasive procedure clinically proven to clear the underlying causes of cellulite for at least two years, the longest FDA clearance for a cellulite treatment. In just one 45-minute treatment, Cellfina™ significantly improves the appearance of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs. The result? A smooth, healthy look and the confidence to wear a little black dress or a pair of shorts and know you look as terrific as you feel.

How does Cellfina Work?

Cellfina uses a technique known as subcision to release the fibrous bands and smooth away the dimpled appearance of the skin. Once the areas are appropriately numbed, the Cellfina system releases these bands and with them, the overlying skin – resulting in a smoothed out appearance.  

Depending on the number of areas of concern, this can be a very quick treatment with most recovering in up to three days. Cellulite treatment results can be seen in a matter of days to weeks and have been shown to last for years.  The Laser & Skin Surgery Center of New York is proud to be one of the first centers in the world to have worked with this device. 

cellulite laser treatment before and after diagram
cellfina cellulite laser treatment in new york

What are the Benefits of Cellfina?

The primary benefits of the Cellfina™ cellulite treatment include: 

  • Lasts at least two years
  • FDA-cleared
  • Single in-office procedure
  • Significant and rapid improvement
  • Minimally invasive
  • Limited downtime
  • 94% patient satisfaction at one year

When Will I See Results?

You should see positive results from your Cellfina treatment within about three days of your appointment. With just a single treatment, you should experience improvement that could last many years.

How Long is the Recovery Time After Treatment?

Recovery time after a Cellfina treatment is typically just a few days. You may see some bruising and swelling that last up to 2 weeks, but it should not be severe enough to keep you from your regular activities after the first few days. 

cellulite laser treatment consultation for a female patient

Real Patients Before and After photos

Cellulite Reduction using Cellfina

Cellulite Reduction using Cellfina

Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed.
Cellfina to Address Cellulite

Cellfina to Address Cellulite

Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed.
Resonic treatments for cellulite on the buttocks

Resonic treatments for cellulite on the buttocks

Disclaimer: Results may vary from patient to patient. Results are not guaranteed.

Cellfina In The News

Yoon-Soo Cindy Bae, M.D., featured in Ageist Beauty “Pro Treatment Trial: Cellfina”

Yoon-Soo Cindy Bae, M.D., featured in Ageist Beauty “Pro Treatment Trial: Cellfina”

Cellfina: A game changer for cellulite, Yoon-Soo Cindy Bae, M.D., featured in NYSD

Cellfina: A game changer for cellulite, Yoon-Soo Cindy Bae, M.D., featured in NYSD

Cellfina™ – Can This New Treatment Get Rid of Cellulite Fast?

Press Release – Cellfina™ Earns Longest FDA Clearance for a Cellulite Treatment

Press Release – Cellfina™ Earns Longest FDA Clearance for a Cellulite Treatment


Questions and Answers

Q: Is Cellfina Safe?

A: Yes. Cellfina was approved by the FDA in 2015 for the treatment of cellulite. Our board-certified physicians have treated hundreds of patients using this device, with a strong record of both safety and success. 

Q: How Many Treatments Will I Need?

A: Patients typically see the full effects after a single Cellfina treatment. If cellulite reappears over time, you might need a subsequent treatment to maintain your positive results. However, this is not a common issue with our patients. 

Q: How Long Do Results Last?

A: Results of a Cellfina treatment can be very long-lasting. Some of our patients enjoy their improvement for many years. If you notice the dimpling start to form once again, you can schedule another treatment to maintain your smooth result. 

Q: Are There Any Side Effects?

A: There is a recovery process after Cellfina. You may experience some bruising, swelling, and tenderness in the treatment area. Most patients are ready to return to their regular activities within a few days. While side effects may persist for longer, they are not usually severe enough to restrict your daily routine. 

Q: Am I A Good Candidate For Cellfina Treatments?

A: Cellfina may be a good option for you if you have cellulite on your thighs and buttocks that makes you self-conscious about your appearance. Our doctors are happy to meet with you in person to help you determine whether Cellfina is the right treatment choice for you. 

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