Permanent Cellulite Reduction: Cellulaze
Article by Jeffrey W. Hall, MD
Austin Plastic Surgeon
Cellulaze: The Newest Technology to Treat and Correct Cellulite
Cellulite has been a prevalent issue for many women I have seen in my practice. In the past there have not been many ways to treat this unwanted "cottage cheese" appearance to the skin, and of the treatments available, results were often times very inconsistent. Cellulite is a difficult problem to solve because it relates to a person's skin texture rather than their fat tissue, and can be caused by many different factors.
That is why I am very excited about the latest technology designed to treat the cause of cellulite: Cellulaze. Cellulite is comprised of connective tissue bands between pockets of fat cells. Overtime, these tissue bands can become rigid and inflexible. When that process occurs, the pockets of fat cells push out and become herniated creating dimpling and depressions. The final component of cellulite is thinning skin, which accentuates what is happening below the surface. Due to all these factors creating cellulite, most products or treatments you use on your skin will be ineffective. Cellulaze is different. It is a laser that works beneath the superficial level to treat the underlying problems that create cellulite. The laser goes beneath the skin and breaks up the fibrous tissue and then emulsifies the fat, thereby smoothing out the depressions and creating a flat surface.
The treatment is minimally invasive and lasts anywhere from 1-2 hours. A patient will have a couple tiny incisions the size of a pen tip, and will be awake for the duration of the procedure. Oral and topical anesthesia is administered to prevent any discomfort for the patient. The Cellulaze cannula is inserted into the incision sites where we begin the process of breaking apart the fibrous bands that pull down the skin and cause dimpling. During this process, the laser is also stimulating collagen, increasing the thickness of the skin and restoring elasticity to the area. Once we've completed this process, the incisions are bandaged and the patient begins the recovery process. Some swelling and bruising will occur due to the procedure being more superficial. These symptoms are temporary and will dissipate within a few weeks.
Cellulaze has been FDA approved to treat and correct cellulite, and the results are long lasting. We are very excited to bring this groundbreaking technology to our office to provide an effective solution to a problem that has challenged women for far too long. Call our office for more information or to schedule your complimentary consultation with me on Cellulaze.
Jeffrey W. Hall, MD
Hall Plastic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center