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Cellfina is cleared by the FDA to treat cellulite for 5 years

Article-Cellfina is cleared by the FDA to treat cellulite for 5 years

Cellfina is cleared by the FDA to treat cellulite for 5 years

Merz announces that the FDA has cleared Cellfina’s® new indication statement that shows the benefits of Cellfina last for five years long, an increase from the previous three year indication. Cellfina demonstrated five-year improvement in the appearance of cellulite on the buttocks and thighs of adult females. The clearance is supported by clinical data demonstrating treatment benefits through five years of observation, making it the longest lasting cellulite treatment on the market cleared by the FDA.

The announcement about Cellfina, which consistently earns high patient satisfaction rates,1 is based on observations by an independent physician using before and after patient photographs at five years post-treatment. The results showed that after a single in-office treatment, 100 percent of follow-up patients still had noticeable improvements. Follow-up studies at one, three and five years after a single in-office treatment showed sustained improvements, solidifying Cellfina as the premier cellulite treatment.2

“This formal recognition from the FDA is a significant milestone for Cellfina customers, their patients and Merz. Research shows women oftentimes feel defeated by their battle with cellulite, and we want to make sure our customers have an effective cellulite treatment option,” said Merz Americas CEO Bob Rhatigan. “Cellfina is the only cellulite treatment FDA-cleared for visible results that last five years. We are proud of this new indication, and it is a true testament to Cellfina’s efficacy and our commitment to bring customers the latest innovations in medical aesthetics.”

Cellfina combines highly advanced, proprietary technology with a well-established procedure called subcision to treat the structural cause of cellulite. The primary structural cause of cellulite is the connective bands woven throughout fat in the thighs and buttocks. These tight bands pull down the skin, creating the puckering seen on the surface of the skin. It’s this precise and innovative technology that specifically targets the real cause of cellulite.

“Cellfina is the benchmark and continues raising the bar for any other cellulite treatments, with both longevity of results and effectiveness,” said board-certified Miami cosmetic dermatologist Jeremy Green, M.D. “Cellulite is an emotionally charged, medical condition that affects 85 percent of women worldwide. While the data has clearly shown that Cellfina works, and does so for five years, the FDA clearance indicates to consumers that they can, and should, expect to see proven, long-lasting results after treatment with Cellfina.”

The study data for five years was first presented at the 2018 American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS) annual meeting. To find Cellfina provider, visit


1 Kaminer, M.S., Robinson, D., Coleman, W.P. 3rd, Weiss, R.A., Coleman, W.P. 4th, Multicenter Pivotal Study of the Safety and Effectiveness of a Tissue Stabilized-Guided Subcision Procedure for the Treatment of Cellulite: 3 Year Update. Abstract AAD Conference 2016.

2 Kaminer MS, Robinson D, Coleman WP 3rd, et al. Multicenter Pivotal Study of the Safety and Effectiveness of a Tissue Stabilized-Guided Subcision Procedure for the Treatment of Cellulite: 5 Year Update. Abstract ASDS Conference 2018.

About Cellfina®

The Cellfina System is intended for long term improvement in the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks and thigh areas of adult females as supported by clinical data demonstrating no significant reduction in treatment benefits through five years of observation. Safety and effectiveness in other anatomical areas have not been established. The most common side effects reported were soreness, tenderness, and bruising. The Cellfina System is only available through a licensed physician. For full product and safety information, visit

For full product and safety information, visit

About Merz in the Americas

Merz has a direct presence in six countries in the Americas, as well as a network of selected professional distribution partners in South and Central America and the Caribbean. Merz in the Americas is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, and has facilities in Mesa, Arizona, Franksville, Wisconsin as well as offices in Toronto, Canada, Mexico City, Bogotá, Colombia, São Paolo, Brazil and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

About Merz Worldwide

With approximately 3,000 employees and a direct presence in 28 countries, Merz is a global, family-owned aesthetics and neurotoxin company based in Frankfurt, Germany. Privately held for 110 years, the company is distinguished by its commitment to innovation, long-term perspective and focus on profitable growth. In addition to its comprehensive portfolio of medical aesthetic products in the device, injectable and skincare categories, Merz also develops neurotoxin therapy to treat neurologically-induced movement disorders. In fiscal year 2016/17, Merz generated revenue of EUR 1,092.9 million. More information is available at

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