Cellulite occurs in more than 85% of post-puberty women worldwide and is characterized by a lumpy skin texture. The pits and dimples in the thighs and buttocks are often described as an orange peel. It is a structural problem under the skin surface, which is caused by strands of connective tissue that connect the skin to the underlying tissue. These connective tissue strands divide the subcutaneous fat into fat compartments and pull down the dermis (the wells). The 'bulging fat' causes the bumps.
Various treatment options are still being commercialized: diets, massages, creams, laser treatments and liposuction. However, none of this is going to address the underlying cause of cellulite. The results are therefore often disappointing and short-lived.
Cellfina®, distributed in Europe by Merz Aesthetics, on the other hand, is the only minimally invasive treatment approved by European and American health authorities (CE marked and FDA approved), with clinically proven efficacy to treat the leading cause of cellulite, with results that last for at least 3 years.