Our surgeon is one of the first doctors in the world to introduce a revolutionary new technology for the treatment of cellulite known as Cellulaze. Cellulaze, from the makers of Smartlipo, is the first FDA approved, one time, cellulite reduction treatment designed to restore normal skin structure.
Cellulite is different from fat deposits such as love handles and saddlebags in that it cannot be treated with diet, exercise, or even liposuction. Cellulite refers to the dimpling or “cottage cheese” appearance that affects even those with no excess body fat. It is largely the result of genetics and hormones which cannot be altered.
Cellulaze is a laser fiber that is threaded through a very small cannula and inserted into the skin through tiny incision sites (about the size of a tip of a pen). The Cellulaze laser fiber is then used to level out bumps of fat and treat dimples by releasing the fibrous bands that pull down on the skin. Additionally, Cellulaze stimulates collagen production to increase the skin’s depth and elasticity. The liquefied fat is then gently pressed out.
The Cellulaze procedure should be performed by a qualified cosmetic surgeon as it does require local anesthesia and one or two tiny incisions. The procedure takes about one hour and multiple areas may be treated at one time. Normal activities may be resumed the next day although the use of a compression garment may be required for a few days. Results are noticeable about three weeks after the procedure but continue to improve for up to 12 months *.
To date, it is difficult for most cellulite treatment to target the very structure of cellulite that lies below the level of the skin. As a result, many treatments have been limited by minimal cosmetic improvements that are never permanent.
The Cellulaze technology is treating the core problem behind cellulite. Previous technologies only temporarily (and usually unsuccessfully) masked the problem to a degree. By addressing the structure of cellulite beneath the skin, Cellulaze can provide a very reliable way of treating cellulite (source).
In a clinical study that lead up to its recent FDA approval, 93 percent of patients undergoing Cellulaze treatment were satisfied with procedure results after one year follow-up. This a “slam dunk” in the world of cosmetic surgery. In that same study, skin thickness in treated patients increased by 25 percent and elasticity by 29 percent.
* results may vary – (disclaimer)