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How Does Cellfina Work?

To fully understand how Cellfina works to improve the appearance of cellulite, it’s helpful to understand how cellulite forms on the body. Cellulite is created when fibrous bands pull the skin down, creating pockets. These pockets then fill up with fat, creating a dimpled effect. As we age, our skin becomes thinner, and the pockets underneath the skin become more apparent, creating the appearance of cellulite.

Cellfina works by addressing the underlying cause of cellulite: the fibrous bands that create the dimples. By treating those bands directly and allowing them to release, Cellfina restores a smooth and contoured appearance to the buttocks and thighs.

What to Expect During and After the Cellfina Procedure

A minimally-invasive procedure, our Redondo Beach Cellfina is performed in one of our soothing and comfortable offices at Marcus Medical. To begin, we will apply a local anesthetic to the treatment area to ensure your comfort. We will then place the Cellfina handpiece firmly on the treatment area, before inserting an ultra-small microblade (the size of a needle) underneath your skin. This blade will cut through the bands of connective tissue that form the cellulite, releasing the dimples and creating smoother skin.

You can expect the entire Cellfina treatment to last approximately one hour, at which point you will return home to begin the very brief healing process. After the procedure, you may experience minor soreness and bruising, though it will resolve quickly and you’ll be able to resume your normal activities the very next day. However, you will be advised to avoid strenuous activities for at least a few days to ensure an optimal result.


The results of your Cellfina treatment in Torrance will begin to emerge within three days after your procedure, and they will continue to improve over the next several weeks with smoother skin and a dramatic improvement in the appearance of your cellulite. In addition, the vast majority of our clients still see visible results one year after their treatment, making Cellfina one of the longest-lasting and most effective cellulite treatments available.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Cellfina?

At Marcus Medical, we’re committed to personalized care, and we only administer treatments if it’s truly in the client’s best interest. As such, we determine candidacy for all of our procedures on an individual basis, following a thorough discussion of your cosmetic goals, concerns and desires. With that said, the main criteria for a Cellfina candidate is the type of cellulite present, with ideal candidates having cellulite that has a dimpled appearance, rather than long wavy lines. However, please note that the only way to know for sure if you will benefit from undergoing among the best Cellfina Los Angeles has available is to schedule a consultation today.

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Does a Cellfina Treatment Hurt?

Having heard that this treatment involves a micro-needle, you might be concerned that it will be painful. However, the device is small and efficient enough that patients experience very little discomfort during treatment. The sensation has been compared to having sandpaper rubbed across your skin.

You won’t need local or general anesthetic in a Cellfina session, a further confirmation of the fact that the procedure is easily tolerated. Your procedure can be completed in an hour or less, so any minor discomfort you may experience is very brief. Numbing creams can also be used to further reduce any potential discomfort.

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What Areas Can Be Treated?

There is more than one kind of cellulite. The type of cellulite that best responds to a Cellfina treatment is associated with dimpling. It is especially effective in treating cellulite in the buttocks and thighs, the main areas of concern for most women. It has FDA clearance for these applications.

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After Your Cellfina Session

What can you expect once your treatment is done?

Visible results

You’ll see the results from your treatment in as little as three days.

After effects

Cellfina patients have reported some soreness and bruising after treatment, but more than 90 percent find that this disappears quickly, typically within a few days or weeks.


As soon as you complete your treatment, you can return to work or go about your day. However, it is recommended that you avoid vigorous physical activity for 24 hours.

Lasting Results

The improvements you achieve through treatment with Cellfina will continue to be visible for as long as three years.

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Cellfina Treatments at Marcus Medical in Los Angeles and Long Beach

The team at Marcus Medical is proud to include Cellfina treatment in its lineup of cutting-edge cosmetic services, all of which are delivered to the highest standards of patient safety and care.

Schedule an examination and consultation, view before and after treatment photos, and find out what Cellfina can do for you. Imagine being free from unsightly cellulite dimples – that’s what can be accomplished with this state-of-the-art cosmetic procedure at Marcus Medical.

If you would like to further discuss among the best Cellfina Redondo Beach has available to treat unwanted body fat, we encourage you to schedule a consultation today. During that meeting, we will advise on whether or not you’re an ideal candidate for this procedure, as well as compose a custom treatment plan designed to achieve the slim and contoured appearance you’ve always wanted. We cater to all surrounding areas, such as: Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, Torrance, El Segundo, Hawthorne, San Pedro, Long Beach & Los Angeles.

We are conveniently located in Redondo Beach, making it easy for our neighbors to take advantage of a medical spa Los Angeles clients can easily drive to.

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Dr. Keith Marcus The Plastic Surgeon Behind the Marcus Medical

Dr. Keith Marcus, the director of the Marcus Medical, is a board-certified head and neck surgeon, specializing in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Marcus is an active member of the Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Marcus feels that treating each client completely is the most important aspect of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He personally performs many of the non-invasive procedures such as BOTOX, Dysport, Juvederm, Voluma, CoolSculpting, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Laser Hair Removal and Microneedling.

Dr. Marcus has made it his goal to ensure that Marcus Medical delivers nothing short of premier non-invasive treatment, as among the finest medical spa Los Angeles and Redondo Beach have available. As a facial plastic surgeon, he is able to ensure a new standard in the world of medspas, standing behind every procedure delivered and thoroughly ensuring the quality of the work. In this way, Dr. Marcus and his team provide each client with a higher level of attention and care.

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