Treating Cellulite: EMTONE vs Cellfina

emtone device and Cellfina device

As we age our bodies tend to weaken and parts of us start to change. Working out becomes more difficult or less effective and fat begins to build up in specific regions causing the stretching and morphing of skin. Cellulite begin to affect us in ways we had not experienced before. This stretching of the skin tends to add stress to our lives and makes us feel self-conscious about the affected areas.

Luckily, hope is not lost as there are treatments available to help reduce the dimples that begin to appear on your thighs and hips due to Cellulite. Two of the leading brands of treatment for Cellulite are EMTONE and Cellfina – but the question is, which one works better for you? Before we can get into a side by side comparison, it’s important to understand what exactly Cellulite is and dispel some myths surrounding the disease.

What is Cellulite?

If you’ve ever noticed any dimples or lumpy skin in the regions on your thigh, hips, or buttocks developing as you get older, it’s likely that you have Cellulite. This sounds a lot worse than it actually is, Cellulite is a very common condition that affects millions of people across the globe. Each year, in fact, 3 million people are diagnosed with Cellulite.

It is in no way detrimental to your health. It’s simply a cosmetic nuisance that many women do not want. Speaking with a dermatologist might give you some help as to where to turn in order to reduce the appearance of dimpled skin.

For more information about Cellulite, click here.

Causes of Cellulite

One of the most common myths about Cellulite is what causes it. Many claim that it’s caused by a buildup of toxins in the body that cause the surface skin to morph and stretch, leaving these unsightly dimples and layers. This is not true. Many medications use this myth to push their natural antioxidants that are said to remove the toxins from your body and return your skin to its beautiful and natural state. Don’t listen, they don’t combat the toxins and the toxins are not the cause.

The real cause of this stretching of skin is the buildup of fat below the surface of your skin which stretches and pushes the top layer. As more fat builds up below the skin, more stretching will occur, and thus more dimples will arise. Combating this buildup of fat is much easier than you might think.

Treatment Options for Cellulite

Cellulite tends to get worse with age, so it’s wise to begin looking into treatments as soon as you notice it. We have another article discussing if cellulite goes away with time.

One of the most effective methods of treatment for Cellulite is exercise. We understand that as you age, exercise can become more difficult and thus the buildup of fat becomes more common. Simple daily routines of walking in place, or a few stretches and poses are enough to burn excess fat. If exercising simply isn’t possible for you, then the responsibility turns to your diet. Unfortunately, that means you have to say no to unhealthy food.

Another common myth that exists is the idea that a skin firming cream is all that you’ll need to combat Cellulite. This is true to a certain extent, but this is not a permanent fix. You’ll find yourself needing to continuously reapply every week or even daily.

Keeping up with exercise and eating better are often difficult as habits are hard to break. Luckily there are some procedures that are minimally invasive that can provide a quick and permanent fix to Cellulite. Two popular treatment plans are EMTONE and Cellfina.

Comparing Treatments – EMTONE vs Cellfina

Here we present to you a side by side comparison of two of the leading brands in Cellulite treatment options. They are quite different in approach and offer different results because of this.


woman receiving emtone treatment for her leg cellulite

This brand of treatment is a completely non-invasive procedure that offers users a high success rate when used. The combination of thermal monopolar radio frequencies and mechanical energy allows for the device to smooth out skin and remove dimples forming on the thigh, stomach, hip, and buttocks. The device is similar to that of a pap smear tool as it operates solely on the surface of the skin. The energy emitted reaches below the surface and eases the tension caused by subsurface fat.

EMTONE has a 90% success rate in women looking to smooth out Cellulite in problem regions along their body. Be it from the natural buildup of fat below the surface of their skin or the stretching of skin due to pregnancy, EMTONE offers a way to reduce Cellulite and the dimples that arise because of it. The results of EMTONE last for 3-12 months depending on the severity of the case.


  • Non-invasive
  • Removes dimples from Cellulite and pregnancy
  • High success rate


  • Best results show in 1-3 months after treatment
  • You need follow-up sessions


Body Procedures

CellFina for Cellulite

This is a minimally invasive procedure that combats the contraction and bonding of septae bands beneath the skin. These bands become connected and contract, causing the pulling of the surface area skin which leads to the dimples and layering of skin. Cellfina is done with simply the injection of a needle into the problem area which then untangles the bonded septae bands. Once these bands are untangled, they release, and the skin returns to the normal form.

Customers who have used Cellfina claim to see results in around three days. Results do not disappear after a month or two – patients who have used Cellfina have seen results lasting beyond two years and some claim to have permanent results. Few side effects exist with Cellfina – minimal pain and bruising in the applied areas. This pain quickly subsides and the improvements in the smoothness of skin continues.


  • Three-day results
  • Lasts at minimum for two years
  • Minimal invasion procedure (injection)


  • Minimal pain
  • Minimal bruising

If you’re looking for a non-invasive and effective procedure, EMTONE might be the better option for you. If you don’t mind needles and are looking for a longer lasting solution to your Cellulite, then Cellfina is the choice you’ll want to go with.

About The Dermatology and Laser Group

The Dermatology and Laser Group, located in Midtown, Manhattan, practices medical and aesthetic dermatology in a modern, clean facility. We offer both EMTONE and Cellfina. Click here to inquire about booking an appointment or call (212) 444-8204 between Monday and Friday 9AM to 7PM.