The Pros and Cons of Cellulaze

Cellulite Picture - LocateADoc.comNo matter your age or weight, the skin dimpling caused by fat known as cellulite that appears on the body in fatty areas such as the buttocks and thighs can be a problem for some.

The dimpling is caused by herniation of adipose tissue, between connective tissues. This causes the skin to stretch and create gaps, creating dimpling and nodules – also known as “orange peel” thighs.

One way to treat cellulite is through laser surgery. Similar to face and eye laser treatments, those done for cellulite are a non-invasive procedure that melts fat underneath the skin and breaks the connective tissues that hold the adipose tissue together. Heating and freezing treatments are said to be as effective. However, these kinds of treatment do not work on everybody. This is where Cellulaze comes in.

Ran Y. Rubinstein, M.D.“It provides a permanent, one-time fix for those with cellulite on the legs and buttocks with a minimally-invasive approach and only a small amount of downtime,” according to Newburgh, NY based Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ran Y Rubinstein.

Unlike conservative, more expensive, laser treatments that are non-invasive, Cellulaze is done by creating a very small incision in the affected area and then using the laser directly on the fat and tissue. This ensures the connective tissue that causes dimpling is cut.

There is only one major downside to Cellulaze therapy -- the procedure is invasive. With every kind of invasive surgery, there is a certain amount risk for infection, complications such as adhesions, and prolonged healing (especially for people with comorbidities such as diabetes). But these are all very minor and very rare when it comes to Cellulaze procedures.

Patients will soon see skin and tissue settling smoothly as it heals over the following few days after the procedure. Cellulaze has been shown to increase the thickness of skin and improve its elasticity by as much as 30 percent. Compared to conservative modalities, Cellulaze is much more effective because it targets the problem at the root, through a minimally invasive approach.

If you have problems with cellulite, find a doctor in your area and get a consultation to learn more about the benefits of Cellulaze, or ask a doctor more questions about the treatment.

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Further Reading

  • Sound Surgical Technologies, the company behind Vaser Liposelection the Vaser ultrasound device, has developed the VaserShape system, a non-surgical device that helps reduce cellulite and inches in certain areas of the body. The VaserShape device is a non-invasive body contouring system powered by ultrasonic laser. The device is designed to disrupt fat cells beneath the skin by delivering ultrasound energy deep into the skin’s tissues.

  • If you’re self-conscious about those dimples and stubborn body fat on your thighs, hips and stomach, you’ll need more than just diet and exercise to get rid of it. The Cellulaze cellulite treatment laser is the first of its kind to produce lasting results, and has recently received the CE mark in Europe.

  • If you’re one of the many women troubled by cellulite, you might be able to take care of the problem right from the comfort of your own home. The Wellbox is a new at-home device designed to treat sagging skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite.