Cellulaze Laser Treatment
Cellulite affects nearly everyone in varying degrees. It is most common to find on the backs of the thighs and the buttocks and creates a dimpled, cottage cheese-like appearance. Traditionally, cellulite has been nearly impossible to treat with most remedies to date being ineffective. Scottsdale Cellulaze is the first and only treatment to actually address the problem on a structural level beneath the skin.
Cellulaze is performed with the SideLight™ 3D Cellulaze laser which dramatically improves cellulite by leveling out bumps of fat while also addressing depressed or dimpled areas. Cellulaze can also remove excess fat and smooth and tighten the skin by stimulating the production of collagen.
The relatively simple Cellulaze procedure is performed by Dr. Shaprio in his office, not the surgery center operating room, under local anesthesia with oral sedation. The areas of cellulite are marked prior to treatment so that Dr. Shapiro can make tiny incisions about the size of a pen tip in the treatment area. A very small tube, or cannula, is fitted with the Cellulaze laser fiber and inserted through the incisions. The laser energy targets the excess fat and fibrous bands while also stimulating new collagen growth for a smoother, healthier, dimple-free appearance.
There is minimal recovery following Cellulaze anti-cellulite treatments. Patients may experience some bruising and discomfort. In addition, small amounts of fluid may leak from the incision sites. However, work and most other normal activities can typically be resumed within a day or two of treatment. Compression garment may need to be worn for a period of time and strenuous activities and exercise should be postponed for one to two weeks. Immediate improvement will be seen after treatment and results will continue to improve over the next three to twelve months as new collagen growth occurs.