Cellulite is a skin condition which afflicts many women today, and while very few treatments have any influence on its effects. You know what it looks like: dimpled, uneven skin that appears on your thighs and other parts of your body. If you are one of the many women who are afflicted with cellulite, and you desire to reduce its effects, then schedule a consult with us to discuss your options.
Cellulite affects the vast majority of women, usually after puberty. Many believe cellulite to be a fat problem that can be eliminated through diet and exercise. But as you may have learned through experience, you can lessen the appearance of cellulite by losing weight, but you can’t get rid of it completely. And crash diets can actually make it worse.
It’s not your fault. Fat isn’t the problem. It’s a structural issue below the skin that only your physician can treat. That’s why men typically don’t get cellulite. The structure of their skin is different from women’s. This also explains why even very thin women can get cellulite, and why some heavier women don’t.
There are three structural problems that cause the appearance of cellulite. First, the connective tissue bands beneath your skin surrounding fat cells can become tight and inflexible. Second, enlarged pockets of fat trapped by the rigid bands push up against skin. Finally, thin skin makes the appearance of cellulite even worse. Other factors associated with cellulite are aging, heredity, hormones, weight and gender differences in skin architecture. That’s why any effective cellulite treatment has to address more than fat and the surface of skin.
Cellulaze from Cynosure, is the only treatment that attacks the structural problems beneath the skin that cause cellulite. A minimally invasive laser-assisted procedure, Cellulaze is a new anti-cellulite treatment proven to increase your skin’s natural depth for a smoother, healthier look that lasts. All from just one simple anti-cellulite treatment.
A very small cannula (or tube about the size of the tip of a pen) is inserted under the skin. Cynosure’s unique SideLight laser fiber inside the tube delivers energy directly under the skin. This increases the depth and quality of your skin, while simultaneously releasing the fibrous bands that pull it down. Finally, the cellulite laser is used to diminish the lumpy pockets of fat that protrude though the fibrous bands under your skin.
The ideal candidate has realistic expectations for the procedure, is in good medical health, can commit to the recovery time, and suffers from cellulite on one or more parts of their body. Cellulaze delivers best results for women who are not significantly overweight but have mild to moderate cellulite on their thighs. Please talk to us and schedule a consultation to get the best information cellulite laser treatments. Schedule a consultation with us to know if this procedure is right for you.
Cellulaze is backed by four years of clinical research. Studies have shown it increases the thickness of your skin by 25% and the elasticity of your skin by 29%—significant claims that haven’t been made by any other treatments. 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.
There are countless treatments that claim to get rid of cellulite. But these other treatments—massage, external energy devises, creams and lotions—can only treat cellulite superficially by working at the skin’s surface. These treatments require either daily or weekly applications and results are often inconsistent and temporary. Cellulaze is the first and only cellulite laser treatment that treats the actual problems underneath the skin to deliver a proven long-lasting result from just one simple treatment.
Since new collagen is formed in the areas treated with Cellulaze and the structures under the skin are altered, results are long-lasting. Clinical studies have shown results can persist for one year or more. However, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to continue to enjoy Cellulaze laser results.
The incision sites will be very small. With proper care, any scars will be barely noticeable. Your physician can evaluate your skin type and provide the best information on scar prevention.
On average, this cellulite laser procedure will take one to two hours. This is dependent on the size of the areas to be treated.
Because the area is numbed with local anesthesia, there is minimal discomfort during the procedure. You may feel a light pressure, but it is a mild sensation. Following a Cellulaze laser treatment, you may experience some aches, much like after a physical workout.
Results are achieved with just one Cellulaze laser treatment. Your results will continue to improve over the next three to twelve months.
The Cellulaze laser treatment is a minimally invasive procedure which usually requires only local anesthesia. Some light bruising can occur, but you’ll be able to return to normal activities within a day or two. Dr. Malek may ask you to wear a compression garment for a short period after treatment.
Pricing varies based on body and skin types along with combined procedures performed. Please call or schedule a consultation for more information.
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