Have you ever dreamed about how your legs would look without those dimples from cellulite?
Now, we can help your dreams come true with a new laser procedure called Cellulaze™. It is the first one-time treatment for cellulite with FDA approval. Cellulaze is peformed by our medical providers for patients in our region to treat the underlying structure of cellulite to help you experience remarkable longer-lasting results in improved skin tone and a reduction of cellulite.
What causes cellulite?
Cellulite or Dermatomyoliposclerosis (DMLS) is a medical condition that can affects the hips, buttocks and legs of many women. It develops in the subcutaneous level of skin tissue where fat cells are arranged in chambers surrounded by bands of connective tissue. The expansion of the fat cells stretches the connective tissue. The tissue gradually contract and pull the skin down. As the fat cells continue to expand with water and weight the fat begins to bulge outward. The surrounding tissue continues to expand with weight or water build-up pulling the skin down and making other sections bulge outward, giving the skin its “dimpled” or “cottage-cheese” look. Simply put cellulite comes from beneath the skin and needs to be treated there.
The best candidates for Cellulaze are:
The best candidates for Cellulaze are women who are not significantly overweight with mild to moderate cellulite. Cellulaze can be used for any area of the body where a patient notices lumpy, dimpling skin including the back of the legs, buttocks, thighs and abdomen. The ideal candidates are in good health and have realistic expectations for the procedure’s results.
What are the benefits of Cellulaze?
- Reduces lumpy fat and dimpled skin
- Improves collagen production and skin elasticity
- Enhances the thickness of your skin
- Improves the appearance of cellulite
- Minimal discomfort
- Results lasting up to one year with just one treatment
Are there other cellulite treatments?
A multitude of cellulite treatments have been promoted for many years. These treatments include massage, external energy devices, creams and lotions. They often claim to provide remarkable results in the appearance of cellulite. However, they can only treat cellulite superficially by working at the skin’s surface. As such, they require weekly or daily applications and often provide inconsistent results. Cellulaze is the only cellulite laser treatment that actually goes under the skin to treat causes of Cellulite.
Why choose Cellulaze?
Clinical research on Cellulaze has shown that it increases the thickness of your skin by 25% and the elasticity of your skin by 29%. Thicker and more elastic skin can help flatten and smooth the skin surface to improve the appearance of cellulite. In addition, 93% of patients surveyed were satisfied or very satisfied with their results at one year post their procedure, and all would recommend the Cellulaze laser treatment to a friend.
How many treatments are necessary?
Most patients are pleased after only one treatment and their results continue to improve over the next three to twelve months.
Are results really long-lasting?
Yes. Independent clinical studies have shown results can last for a year or more. To maximize your Cellulaze results it is important for you to exercise and maintain a healthy diet.
The Cellulaze procedure
Your Cellulaze procedure can be performed by our medical providers under local anesthesia in our office. Depending on the size of the area treated it will likely take from one to two hours. We use local anesthesia so there is minimal discomfort during the procedure. During your Cellulaze procedure a tiny instrument called a cannula is inserted through several tiny incisions in the cellulite areas. Laser energy is delivered through a fiber optic inserted in the cannula to attack the fibrous tissues and fat that cause cellulite.
Following your Cellulaze cellulite laser treatment, your physician may ask you to wear a compression garment for a short period after treatment. Some patients report some minor aches and pains along with some bruising, but they are able to return to work and normal activities in a day or two.