Cellulite Treatment

Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery
for NYC, Manhattan & Worldwide


Cellulite is one of the most common and frustrating cosmetic complaints women (and some men) have about their bodies. Cellulite is a condition that affects more than 80% of women and up to 20% of men. It is part of the way your skin is structured, and there is nothing you can do to correct it on your own. No matter how much you diet or exercise, if your body is programmed to have cellulite, you will have it, unless you get a successful cellulite treatment. There are many advertised cellulite treatments out there, but in our experience, only laser cellulite treatments are effective.

Understanding Cellulite

We all have a layer of what is called "subcutaneous fat," fat that is just below the skin. This fat layer gives our bodies contour and softness, and can vary in thickness depending on your proportion of body fat and location on the body. To help structure and maintain this fat layer, it is honeycombed with connective tissue that binds to your skin and deeper layers of tissue. The connective tissue holds your skin down, but it also creates fat chambers that pillow outward, almost like a quilt, creating the pattern of raised and lowered skin sometimes described as an orange peel texture.

To combat cellulite, you need to restructure the fat deposits so they are more even and uniform, something that is best achieved with the heat of a laser.  Do not believe any of the more common cellulite myths you may hear.

The Ground-Breaking New Cellulaze Treatment

Cellulaze by Cynosure. Instead of utilizing a surface laser, it involves the insertion of a small cannula into the subcutaneous fat layer. This directed laser energy cuts across the fat chambers, creating a threefold effect that results in a reduction of visible cellulite:

  • Fat in the chambers is reduced
  • The connective tissue that creates the chambers is released
  • The skin in the treatment area experiences a healing effect, which leads to greater elasticity and thickness, which allows it to maintain a smoother surface over the subcutaneous fat

Cellulaze is so powerful that patients require only one session to see optimal relief of cellulite. Downtime and discomfort are minimal.

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Noninvasive Cellulite Treatment – SmoothShapes

We offer noninvasive cellulite treatment with Smoothshapes. SmoothShapes is a laser cellulite treatment by Cynosure, the manufacturers of SmartLipo. Like SmartLipo, it is a highly effective treatment.

SmoothShapes has a light roller handpiece that includes both a vacuum and a laser. As the handpiece is moved over your skin, the vacuum positions your skin and underlying fat so that the laser can penetrate into the fat chambers. The laser energy stimulates the fat cells to move from the fat chambers into the fluid between the chambers, and the mechanical massage effect of the rollers moves them from this fluid into the lymphatic system, which repositions them. The result is a reduction of fat cells in each chamber, which reduces the pillowing effect.

As a noninvasive treatment, SmoothShapes works gently, which means little discomfort and no downtime. SmoothShapes may require 6-8 treatments for optimal results.

Why Choose JUVA Skin & Laser Center for Cellulite Treatment

Cellulaze and SmartLipo by Cynosure | JUVA Skin & Laser CenterAt JUVA Skin & Laser Center, we are pioneers in the use of laser-assisted body contouring procedures. We were the first to perform SmartLipo in the US, and Dr. Bruce E. Katz has more experience performing the procedure than any other physician. Because of the overlap in technologies with these advanced cellulite treatments, Dr. Katz experience is very helpful in getting the best results from these technologies. You can see examples of the results we can achieve in cellulite treatment in our before and after gallery.

To learn more about the laser cellulite treatments we offer, please contact us online or call (888) 610-3133 to schedule a consultation at our New York City office.