Permanent Cellulite Reduction: Cellulaze Frequently Asked Questions
How many treatments are required to achieve the desired results?
Only one Cellulaze treatment is necessary to achieve the desired results. You’ll see some immediate results, but final results won’t be apparent for three to six months. Of course there are exceptions to every rule, but unless there are very large areas that need to be treated, one procedure will provide excellent results.
How does Cellulaze work?
The Cellulaze treatment is performed by using a very small cannula (or tube about the size of the tip of a pen) inserted under the skin. A unique SideLight™ laser fiber inside the tube delivers energy directly under the skin. The precise SideLight™ laser energy increases the depth and quality of your skin, while simultaneously releasing the fibrous bands that pull down on your skin, to minimize the orange peel look associated with cellulite. The laser is also used to diminish the lumpy pockets of fat that protrude though the fibrous bands under your skin.
Can anyone have this treatment?
The best candidates for Cellulaze are women who are not significantly overweight but have cellulite on their thighs. A consultation with a Dr. Greenberg can provide you with the best information.
Are there any side effects?
Cellulaze is a minimally invasive surgical procedure, therefore after the treatment there will be some swelling and a little soreness. However since Celluaze is a minimally invasive laser procedure, incision sites are very small and there is little bleeding during the procedure. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities in a day or two. Patients may have some fluid leak out of the incision sites following the procedure.
I have tried everything to get rid of cellulite, how do I know Cellulaze really works?
Cellulaze is backed by two years of clinical research and cleared for use in the United States. Clinical data has proven Cellulaze treatments can increase the thickness of the skin by 25% and increase the skin’s elasticity by 29%: significant claims which haven’t been made by many other anti-cellulite treatments*. Thicker and more elastic skin can help flatten and smooth the skin’s surface therefore improving the appearance of cellulite. In addition, 100% of patients surveyed were satisfied or very satisfied with their results one year after their procedure, and all would recommend the Cellulaze treatment to a friend.
*DiBernardo, BE “Treatment of Cellulite with One Year Follow-up using a 1440nm pulse laser” Aesthetic Surgery Journal, March 2011
How long does the procedure take?
On average, the procedure will take one to two hours, depending on the size of the areas to be treated.
How long do the results last?
Since new collagen is formed in the areas treated with Cellulazeand the structures under the skin are altered—producing results that last. Clinical studies have shown results can persist for one year or more. However, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to continue to enjoy the results.
Will there be scarring?
The incision sites will be very small. With proper care, any scars will be barely noticeable. Dr. Greenberg will evaluate your skin type and provide the best information on scar prevention.