Cellulaze™ is a minimally invasive, FDA approved cosmetic procedure that treats cellulite. Cellulite is a condition that mainly affects women on their buttocks and thighs. Even though cellulite relates to the disproportionate desposit of fat under skin, most times diet and exercise are of little help. This is because cellulite is mainly caused by a change in structure of the underlying skin tissue.
Cellulite occurs when the connective tissue under the skin stiffens, causing the surrounding tissue under the skin to tighten. As a result, surrounding fat cells become larger and push up the skin giving skin a dimpled look. Unlike other cosmetic procedures that only address cellulite at the surface of the skin, Cellulaze™ works by attacking the root of the problem which is the underlying fat and fibers of the skin. The procedure is not for people who are looking to lose weight, but for those who have moderate cellulite on their legs, thighs and buttocks they want to eliminate.
The Cellulaze™ procedure lasts about 90 minutes long and works by inserting a tiny laser fiber under the skin which gradually heats to disrupt and melt fat. The laser also releases the fibrous strands responsible for pulling down the skin and causing dimpled skin. The release of the fibre causes skin to become smooth. The laser energy also stimulates collagen production which increases elasticity in the skin.
Typically, only one treatment is needed which creates lasting results. Results can be seen almost immediately after the procedure with maximum results being seen between 6 – 12 months as the skin needs time to regenerate itself. Patients can return a few days later to treat other problem areas if desired. The procedure is safe and has minimal down time. Patients can get back to their day to day activities within 1 to 2 days following treatment. The only side affects are swelling, slight discomfort and numbness after the procedure, all of which are resolved within three months of the procedure.
Cellulaze™ is the first treatment that works by treating the internal structure of the skin. It has been clinically proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite leaving smoother, thicker and healthier skin.