Questions About Cellulaze - Manhattan Dermatologist
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What is Cellulaze?
Over 80% of women today live with the reality of having cellulite, making it one of the biggest cosmetic problems plaguing patients and doctors alike. And while there is everything from quick fixes to extensive invasive procedures to lessen this embarrassing condition, we have all waited with anticipation for that modern, miracle treatment that permanently makes our dimpled skin vanish while allowing us to maintain our regular schedules.
For the first time women can truly rid themselves of cellulite quickly and painlessly thanks to a much-anticipated, groundbreaking new treatment called Cellulaze.
Cellulaze is the first ever long-lasting cellulite reduction treatment that, through one minimally invasive application, has the ability to smooth out skin and keep it cellulite-free.
How does Cellulaze work?
Like other minimally invasive cosmetic laser treatments, a tiny incision is made on the treatment area – one so small that it is covered with a band aide. A very small tube that contains the laser fiber is inserted under the skin. Due to the small size of the incision and tube, Cellulaze is considered a minimally invasive procedure and is performed under local anesthesia. Because general anesthesia is not used, the procedure is very safe with minimal side effects.
Short-pulsed, high-energy laser beams are utilized beneath the skin to transmit energy in two directions to simultaneously smooth out lumpy fat cells and heat dermal tissue.
The method promotes skin thickening and tightening resulting in tighter, smoother skin.
What makes Cellulaze different from other cellulite treatments?
Unlike other forms of cellulite treatments, which use radio frequency or laser energy over the epidermis, Cellulaze fights cellulite from under the skin.
The treatment’s unique bidirectional laser beam is used to cut stubborn septae (connective tissue) – which cause those infamous “hills and valleys” on our skin – and liquefy fat cells. Therefore, skin is left tighter and smoother. Because the connective tissue is no longer pulling at our skin, and the laser beams are stimulating collagen regrowth, results continue to improve over time.
Image: Septae separating fat cells with “hills & valleys”
What are the main advantages of Cellulaze?
- Easy treatment that boosts long term results
- Tightens and smooths skin
- Promotes skin thickening
- Minimal discomfort
- Results are long lasting
Who is a good candidate for Cellulaze?
If you have areas that are lumpy or dimpling that will not respond to diet and exercise, then you’re a candidate for Cellulaze. Ideal candidates are in good health and have realistic expectations for the procedure’s results.
What body regions can be treated with Cellulaze?
Cellulaze is great for any area of the body where a patient notices lumpy, dimpling skin. It is ideal for treating the back of the legs, buttocks, thighs and abdomen.
How would you describe the Cellulaze procedure and recovery?
Since the Cellulaze procedure is performed under local anesthesia, there is very little pain or discomfort involved. In addition to Cellulaze being a long lasting cellulite treatment, the procedure is performed in less than one hour and patients typically can return to their normal routine in 1 to 2 days.
Is there any scarring after Cellulaze?
Because the skin incisions are so small, they do not require stitches after the procedure. So they are virtually undetectable after healing.
Do I have to do anything post-treatment?
Healing is quick and only requires the patient to wear a special undergarment for one week after the procedure. Rest is recommend for 24 hours after the procedure. We encourage patients to refrain from strenuous exercise for one week.
How many Cellulaze treatments are needed to see results?
Thanks to Cellulaze, for most patients, only one treatment is required.
Dr. Bruce Katz, one of the original pioneers of SmartLipo™, was the sole dermatologist nationwide to conduct an IRB approved clinical study of 15 women utilizing Cellulaze.
For the last two years Dr. Katz has been observing and measuring patient results quantifiably with Vectra 3D Surface Imaging along with digital photography, patient and physician questionnaires. The compelling data has proven that only one Cellulaze treatment is needed to achieve long-lasting cellulite reduction in patients.
Image: Before and after one Cellulaze treatment
When can I expect to see results?
Results can be seen as soon as a week with continued improvement over several months.
How can I get more information?
For more information call (888) 610-3133 or email us to schedule a consultation.