Advanced Cellulite Treatment
Cellulaze™ Long Island
If you wish to significantly reduce cellulite anywhere on your body, Cellulaze™ is an effective cellulite treatment that targets cellulite at its source, which lies below the skin. Using fiber optic laser technology, this procedure reduces the dimpling effect of cellulite while stimulating collagen production for a thicker, smoother, and more elastic skin tone.
The Cellulaze™ Procedure
Cellulite occurs when bands of connective tissue beneath your skin harden while surrounding fat cells increase in size and push upward, resulting in the dreaded “cottage cheese” effect. Cellulaze™ targets the bands of connective tissue to dramatically reduce the indentations that appear on the skin’s surface.
The procedure begins with the administration of a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort. Next, two very tiny incisions are made, each about the size of the tip of an ink pen. The Cellulaze™ laser fibers are threaded through a cannula (a very small tube) that is inserted through the incision site. The laser releases the bands of connective tissue and levels the larger bumps of fat.
Meanwhile, the thermal energy produced by the laser stimulates collagen production (collagen is a group of natural proteins that give skin its youthful elasticity). During this process, some of the fat cells will liquefy, and they will be gently pressed out from beneath the skin. In total, the Cellulaze™ procedure typically takes between one and one-and-a-half hours to complete.
Advanced Cellulite Treatment
The Cellulaze™ Procedure
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Cellulaze™ is a procedure that involves very little downtime. You may experience some bruising and general discomfort immediately after the procedure. A tiny amount of fluid could leak from the incisions; Dr. Greenberg may recommend wearing a compression garment.
After a day or two, you will be able to go back to your normal day-to-day routine of work and other activities. Strenuous exercise can usually resume after a week or two. Over the next three to twelve months, you will witness the signs of cellulite fade, and the treatment area will become increasingly smooth and supple.
Ninety-three percent of patients who have undergone Cellulaze™ have reported being satisfied with their results. Further studies have shown that after a year, Cellulaze™ patients achieve 25 percent thicker skin and 29 percent more skin elasticity.
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Living with cellulite can be incredibly frustrating. Diet and exercise cannot reduce cellulite. Liposuction and non-invasive procedures like SculpSure® can reshape your body but can’t get rid of cellulite. Fortunately, Cellulaze™ is helping many patients to achieve dramatic, long-lasting cellulite reduction.
Don’t wait any longer to start feeling confident and beautiful in your own skin. Contact our Long Island practice today to learn how Cellulaze™ can help make your skin smoother and more youthful looking.
“I went in for a consult with Dr. Greenberg to talk about the cellulite on my thighs. It is something that really bothers me every day and makes me feel self-conscious. He explained a new laser procedure called Cellulaze. It is surgical with not a lot of downtime and is only 30 minutes in surgery. I signed up immediately. I am now 4 months out and my cellulite is so much better. I would say its 80% gone which I knew going in it wouldn’t be totally gone. I am totally obsessed and love Dr. Greenberg for changing my life for the better.”
“I had Cellulaze and lipo done on my thighs with Dr. Greenberg about a week ago and so far I am very happy. Dr. Greenberg is very friendly and makes you feel very comfortable. I was also very impressed with how well-managed his office was. The staff is very friendly and they do a great job of getting you in and out as quickly as possible. My thighs are still bruised and swollen which is normal. I will keep you posted about the final results in about a month.”
FAQ’s – 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 the 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 through 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 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 Cellulaze 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 Cellulaze and 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.
Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg
Stephen T. Greenberg, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a renowned double board-certified plastic surgeon based in Manhattan, Southampton, Woodbury, and Smithtown in New York and Boca Raton, Florida.
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