Enjoy Your Summer Days With Cellulaze
Cellulite has long been a difficult problem to treat and most remedies to date have been ineffective. Many women and men are frustrated with the dimpled, “cottage-cheese” appearance that is often seen on the backs of the thighs and buttocks but have trouble addressing the stubborn areas.
Cellulite is explained by the make-up of the connective tissue beneath the skin, which arranges fat into vertical columns in women that can herniate and create irregularities of the skin surface when standing. Although dieting and exercise can improve the appearance of cellulite, it cannot completely disappear. Men have less of this vertical orientation of the fat and therefore less of a chance of developing cellulite. There seems to be a genetic component to the formation of cellulite, hence it tends to be the luck (or unluck) of the draw, which explains why very thin people can have severe cellulite. Cellulaze is the first and only treatment that actually addresses the problem of cellulite 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 by cutting the fibrous bands that pull down on the skin. Cellulaze can also remove excess fat and smooth and tighten the skin by stimulating the production of collagen. One simple treatment provides long-lasting results.
Dr. Shapiro performs the relatively simple Cellulaze procedure in his office, not the surgery center operating room, under local anesthesia with oral sedation. The areas of cellulite are simply marked prior to treatment; he then makes tiny incisions in the treatment areas, which are about the size of a pen tip. 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 usually be resumed within a day or two of treatment. Compression garments 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 the treatment, and results will continue to improve over the next three to 12 months as new collagen growth occurs.
Cellulaze is a very safe procedure with few side effects. Studies have shown that 93 percent of patients surveyed one year after their procedure were either satisfied or very satisfied and would recommend the procedure to a friend.