If your skin has a dimpled, lumpy appearance, you’re probably dealing with cellulite. This common condition tends to affect the thighs and buttocks, though it may appear on other areas. While it isn’t a health concern, cellulite can make you feel self-conscious — especially when you’re wearing more revealing clothing or swimwear.
Most cellulite products and home remedies don’t deliver on their skin-smoothing claims. That’s because cellulite isn’t just a surface issue. It's caused by the structure of fat and connective tissue below your skin.
To combat cellulite, you need to restructure the fat deposits so they are more even and uniform. Often, this is something that is best achieved with the heat of a laser. If you’re frustrated and looking for a solution that offers real results, consider the comprehensive cellulite treatments available at JUVA Skin & Laser Center.
Call (212) 688-5882 to schedule a consultation to learn what option is right for you. The highly trained team at JUVA proudly serves patients from NYC, Woodside, and around the world.
Cellulaze is a one-time procedure that offers stunning, long-lasting results. It is clinically proven to effectively reduce the appearance of cellulite. At JUVA, we consider it the gold standard of cellulite treatments.
The minimally invasive Cellulaze procedure relies on a unique three-step approach. The process involves liquefying targeted pockets of fat, breaking up the connective bands that pull down on the skin, and then stimulating the production of skin-smoothing collagen.
Dr. Bruce Katz, the Director of JUVA, pioneered the use of Cellulaze. His efforts paved the way for FDA approval of this laser treatment in 2012.
CelluTite is a minimally invasive handpiece for the proven and effective BodyTite platform. Like BodyTite, CelluTite uses radiofrequency energy to gently heat the treatment area. This heat provides exceptional skin tightening and fat reduction benefits.
The CelluTite treatment was pioneered at Juva and is unique. The portion of the handpiece that goes below the skin is specifically designed to target the bands that cause deep skin pits and dimples. The treatment heats these bands, causing them to release. As the bands release, the skin becomes smooth.
The Cellfina System works by physically releasing the tight connective bands that create cellulite. Using a needle-sized device, Cellfina detaches the tethers that connect to the skin and cause puckering.
Most patients only need one treatment to achieve their desired outcome. Cellfina is FDA-cleared and usually takes less than an hour to complete.
Minimal downtime is involved with this procedure. Patients may see results in as little as three days. While it is an effective treatment, Cellfina does not offer the significant skin tightening benefits associated with other approaches. And can only treat discrete dimples, not the more common wavy form of cellulite.
If you’re looking for a non-invasive way to eliminate cellulite, consider Z-Wave. It uses radial shockwaves to improve your skin structure and connective tissue. As the energy travels below the surface of the skin, it increases blood flow and rejuvenates cells. At the same time, it improves scar tissue, stimulates collagen, and manually breaks down fat.
This treatment is comfortable and there is no downtime. It produces a visible improvement in the appearance of cellulite. Typically, patients need multiple sessions to achieve smooth, even-textured skin.
New Study: Xiaflex
Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) is an enzyme used to treat contractures of the tendons in the hands. Dr Katz has been an investigator in phase III trials using this product to treat cellulite in the buttocks and thighs and has found significant improvement in the appearance of the cellulite. FDA approval of the product is expected in the next year or so.