The Facts about Cellulite, and the New Treatment that Gets Rid of It – For Good
Now that summer has officially ended all that remains of the fun-filled season are photos of shorts, skirts and bathing suit ensembles – and the memory of feeling self-conscious while showing some skin in those photos. For the 85% of women over the age of 20 that are plagued with cellulite, 2012 can be the last summer of that uncomfortable feeling thanks to the buzzed-about new cellulite treatment called Cellulaze. Dubbed the “miracle treatment” for cellulite, this one-time, long-lasting, minimally invasive treatment leaves skin smooth and dimple-free. With optimal results seen in about three months, it can rid you of embarrassment and self-consciousness sooner rather than later.
Although most women are ashamed of their cellulite, it is important to know that cellulite is not your fault. Cellulite is actually caused by factors outside your control. Many believe it’s a fat problem, which can be addressed through diet and exercise. But fat isn’t the only culprit – cellulite is a structural problem below the skin. Aging, hormones, genetics and dramatic weight changes can all play a role in the appearance of cellulite. These factors can cause connective tissue bands under the skin to stiffen and the fat cells they surround to become larger and push up into the skin. And that creates the “cottage cheese” effect you wish you could eliminate, which is even easier to see if you have thin skin. You can’t control these factors, regardless of how many miles you run or salads you eat. But you can control how you treat cellulite. Many other anti-cellulite treatments focus on cellulite superficially, applying treatment above the skin. Only Cellulaze treats the fibrous bands beneath the skin, while also thickening and adding elasticity to the skin.
Previous cellulite remedies such as caffeinated creams and massage with laser therapy can make dimpled skin appear smoother, but the fixes are always temporary. Through one application, Cellulaze has the ability to treat the appearance of cellulite by utilizing state-of-the-art technology to eliminate its appearance and stop future growth making results long lasting. Cellulaze begins by making an incision (so small it is covered with a band aide) on the treatment area and administering a numbing solution beneath the epidermis. The device’s optical fiber transmits energy under the skin to attack cellulite in three ways. First, the laser cuts the connective tissue that pulls on the skin. Then, it heats fat that pushes up between the septae. Finally, the laser works to thermally smooth out fat cells and heat dermal tissue to promote skin thickening and tightening; resulting in tighter and smoother skin. Patients can go back to work shortly following the treatment as healing is quick and only requires a protective undergarment to be worn for seven days.
Cellulaze is a real game changer because it is the first treatment that uses laser technology to treat all components of cellulite. Cellulaze has incredible, proven results and patients continue to remain cellulite-free for more than two years so far without any maintenance. Patients can begin to see results in as little as two weeks and most experience final results within three to six months. For more information about Cellulaze, contact Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.