Laser for Cellulite (Cellulaze™)
Cellulaze™ is the first long term, one time, minimally invasive treatment to reduce the appearance of cellulite. This procedure actually treats the causes for the dimpled appearance of the cellulite. Cellulite is a problem due to a structural abnormality under our skin. The dents in the skin are caused by the fibrous bands, the bulges are caused by the fat deposits and thin skin is a contributing factor. This laser procedure melts the bulging fat, lyses the fibrous bands and thickens the collagen and increases skin thickness. The release of the fibrous bands that pull down on your skin results in a reduction of the orange peel look associated with cellulite.
The Cellulaze™ treatment is performed by inserting a very small cannula (size of tip of pen), with the proprietary SideLight™ laser fiber inside of it, under your skin. Local tumescent anesthesia is used to numb the area. The laser energy is directly focused on the fibrous bands and fatty deposits. It is also proven to increase the thickness of your skin by 25% and increase elasticity by 29%. Thicker skin can help smooth the surface and therefore improve the appearance of cellulite.
After the treatment, there will be some swelling and a little soreness. For the first 24 hours there may be some fluid leaking out of the tiny incision sites. Most patients return to normal daily activities within a few days.
Only one treatment is needed and you will see some immediate results but final results may take 3-6 months. Cellulaze™ is backed by several years of clinical research and 100% of patients surveyed were satisfied or very satisfied and would recommend the procedure to a friend. The results should be long lasting since new collagen is formed, the fibrous bands are released and the fatty deposits are treated. It is still important to follow a healthy diet and exercise program to maintain results.