Compare Cellulaze to Other Cellulite Treatments
Unfortunately, most women have some amount of cellulite, which is a very tricky problem that is caused by anatomical structures beneath the skin. Cellulite is caused by fat pouches that get separated by connective tissues, and it affects women regardless of weight and fitness level.
Common Treatment Options for Cellulite
Cellulite treatment is a $62 million industry, and you will find no shortage of devices, creams and treatments that claim to banish it for good. Topical creams have been sold for decades and they are designed to reduce blood flow to the affected area. The truth is, this can actually cause swelling, which worsens the appearance of the cellulite! Only topical retinol creams have been shown to produce some improvement in cellulite, but this requires at least six months of treatment before any results become visible, and the improvement will be mild.
Mesotherapy has also been advertised as a cellulite therapy. This treatment involves the injection of a solution of vitamins, hormones, enzymes and herbal extracts beneath the skin. No studies have found that mesotherapy can improve cellulite, but it can cause an infection, bumpy skin or an uneven contour.
Some women even turn to liposuction, believing that excessive fat is the reason for cellulite. Liposuction removes fat cells and contours the body, but it does not reduce cellulite. For many patients, it makes dimpling worse as there is now less fat beneath the skin for support.
What Makes Cellulaze Different?
Cellulaze is the first one-time laser treatment approved by the FDA to reduce cellulite. This surgery takes between one and two hours and it’s designed to actually address the physiological reasons for cellulite. Women have vertical fiber strands that connect skin to muscle. When these strands get tight, they cause fat pockets to to protrude while the strands recede for the tell-tale appearance of cellulite. Men have a criss-cross pattern of strands that holds fat pockets beneath the surface of the skin. Cellulaze uses a laser to cut through these connective tissues that are responsible for dimpling while also tightening the skin. Combined, these effects result in a permanent reduction in the appearance of dimpling.
While more invasive than creams and mesotherapy, Cellulaze is currently the only treatment that can deliver significant and permanent results and it is the only treatment that offers results after a single visit. While it will not completely remove all dimpling, it will produce dramatic results.
Don’t fall prey to treatments that claim they can address dimpling without the proof. Only Cellulaze will address the real problem on a structural level with long-term results for smoother skin.
Dr. Shapiro is a board-certified plastic surgeon in practice for more than 22 years. He performs the Cellulaze laser procedure in his office to give you real results. If you are troubled by cellulite on your thighs or buttocks, schedule a consultation with Dr. Shapiro today.