Cellulite is a common problem that affects countless individuals. Though it is not harmful, it can be very embarrassing and can make you feel self-conscious about your body. Though it is commonly associated with people who are overweight, cellulite can occur even in people who are of healthy weight, and it often does not respond well to diet and exercise. When it comes to getting rid of cellulite once and for all, cellulite reduction using the Cellulaze system is a very effective method of treatment.
Cellulite affects both men and women, but it is more common among women. There are numerous causes including heredity, poor diet, slow metabolism, dehydration, hormone changes and lack of physical activity. It occurs when fat beneath the skin pushes against connective tissue, causing the skin to pucker and take on a dimpled appearance. It is more noticeable on people with light skin, but it occurs on all skin tones. There are numerous methods of treatment for getting rid of cellulite, but treatments with laser systems are the most effective and long-lasting.
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How is Cellulite Reduction with Cellulaze Performed?
Cellulaze is a simple treatment that provides dramatic results. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia and oral sedation. You will be awake during the procedure, but you will not feel any discomfort. Tiny incisions are made in the area being treated, and the Cellulaze laser fiber is inserted through the incisions. The fiber delivers laser energy that heats the fat to smooth out the skin while releasing connective tissues that pull down on the skin. The laser also stimulates collagen production, which improves the skin’s elasticity. The entire procedure usually takes around an hour to an hour and a half depending on the size of the areas being treated.
Am I a Candidate for Cellulaze?
If you have cellulite that has not responded to diet and exercise and you are in overall good health, you may be a good candidate for Cellulaze. Because the procedure is minimally invasive, it is safe for many patients. You should not be significantly overweight, and the procedure works best for people who have mild to moderate cellulite. Patients with more severe cellulite will see an improvement from the procedure.
Recovery from Cellulaze Cellulite Reduction
You are able to return home immediately following your procedure. You should be able to resume your normal activities in a day or two. The most common side effects include bruising and swelling. These side effects are generally mild and clear up on their own within a few weeks. The results of Cellulaze are impressive, but they can take up to 6 months to a year to be fully noticeable.