Cellulite appears as dimpled, bumpy skin; it is often seen in women on the thighs and buttocks. There are multiple factors that contribute to the appearance of cellulite. Connective tissue underneath the skin’s surface become rigid, then the pockets of fat that are constricted between these rigid connective tissue bands pushes into the skin. Thin skin in particular accentuates the appearance of these fatty pockets and the result is an undesirable dimpled appearance, most commonly seen on the back of thighs in women.
How can cellulite be treated?
Cellulite is a frustrating condition that doesn’t tend to improve with diet and exercise, and certainly doesn’t respond to topical creams sold in the department stores. The only method that has been shown to successfully treat cellulite is laser treatment of the fibrous bands and fatty deposits that leads to the appearance of Cellulite.
What is the best laser treatment for cellulite?
While in the past there was not one best treatment for cellulite, a new treatment called Cellulaze has shown amazing improvement in the appearance of cellulite. Cellulaze is a procedure performed under only local anesthesia (patients are awake for the procedure). The cellulaze procedure can be performed in just about an hour. There is little downtime after the Cellulaze treatment; unlike surgery, patients do not need to take significant time off work or social engagements.
How does Cellulaze work?
Cellulaze is a laser treatment that is performed in a dermatologist’s office. A few tiny incisions are made in the area to be treated and the Cellulaze laser is inserted through a tiny cannula at the site of the incision. The Cellulaze laser is then used to smooth out pockets of fat, break up fibrous bands that pull down skin down around the fat pockets and stimulate collagen in order to make the skin thicker and healthier.
Has Cellulaze been proven to work?
Cellulaze has completed studies to prove efficacy and safety. Clinical studies showed that a single Cellulaze treatment gave improvement in the appearance of cellulite lasting for one year. Studies also showed that Cellulaze increased skin thickness by 25% and skin elasticity by 29%. Patient satisfaction after Cellulaze treatment was quite high, 93% of patients reported that they were satisfied with their treatment.
Is there downtime after the Cellulaze treatment?
Most patients experience bruising and mild discomfort after the treatment. After 1-2 days, nearly all patients are able to resume normal activities. Patients can return to the regular exercise schedules after 1-2 weeks. Patients may be asked to wear compression garments after their treatment, your dermatologist will review this with you prior to your treatment.