Cellulite TreatmentPatients interested in addressing cellulite on the body are welcome to speak to the team at The Spa & Laser Center at Southside Dermatology about a procedure known as Cellulaze™. Cellulaze™ is the very first non-invasive treatment that can be used to reduce the appearance of cellulite on the body. It treats the problem at the root for serious improvement of the skin's texture. Cellulite develops due to a structural abnormality that occurs underneath the skin where fibrous bands tighten and cause fat deposits and thin skin to develop the bulges and dimples known as cellulite. With Cellulaze™, a special laser is used to loosen these fibrous bands to reduce the appearance of the dimpled skin while also increasing skin thickness with the production of collagen. The "orange peel" look associated with cellulite is reduced and patients can feel more comfortable in their own skin.
The Cellulaze™ treatment is performed using a special cannula that is extremely small. Inside the cannula is the SideLight™ laser fiber, which is used to direct laser energy directly to the fibrous tissue bands and around the fatty deposits. It is inserted just beneath the skin after local tumescent anesthesia is used to numb the treatment area and provide patient comfort. The Cellulaze™ treatment is known for increasing the thickness of the skin by 25 percent and improving elasticity by approximately 29 percent. Thicker skin and loosened fibrous bands can greatly improve the appearance of cellulite.
After treatment, many patients experience minor episodes of soreness and swelling, but this typically only lasts a day or two following their procedure. Patients may notice some fluid leakage from the tiny incision sites though this is short-lived, lasting for approximately 24 hours. Patients can get back to their busy, active lifestyles a few days after their procedure has been performed.
For most patients, only one treatment is needed to notice immediate results that continue to improve over the course of three to six months. Cellulaze™ has been proven to work in clinical trials and those who were surveyed after treatment were completely satisfied with the results—and would recommend the procedure to others. Results from Cellulaze™ are long lasting, and patients are encouraged to maintain healthy eating and exercise habits to improve the longevity of their results.