Does the treatment work better on different skin types and ages of people? Are you too young or old ever to have this procedure done? I am 22 years old with extremely bad cellulite in my thighs. I am a caucasian female. Thank you.
Can Anyone Have a Cellulaze Treatment?
Doctor Answers (11)
The Cellulaze procedure is ideal for anyone that has cellulite. The best candidates are typically those who are younger and have better skin tone and firmness. As people age, their skin tissues typically become thinner and elasticity is lost. The appearance of cellulite can be made worse as the patient ages and the tissues collapse around the fibers tethering connections. While there is no actual “cut-off” age for this treatment, Cellulaze works very well when the skin is taut, elastic, and youthful. If an adult of 22 years notices cellulite then they may be an ideal candidate for this procedure. All the best -- Dr. Cohen
If you truly have cellulite, the cellulaze may be a good option for you. Cellulaze uses a laser under the skin to attack the anatomic causes of cellulite. It is a minimally invasive procedure that takes 1-2 hours and can be safely done under local or just IV sedation. It is an FDA approved treatment for cellulite and requires only one treatment. Hope this is helpful.
Dr. Sugene Kim
Cellulaze has a wide range of good Candidates
At your age, you should be a good candidate for Cellulaze. In older patients, cellulaze can actually improve skin elasticity to a point. The patients sho are not good Cellulaze candidates have excess fat or deep depressions...too much for the small fiber to handle. Liposuction and fatgrafting can be done , however, in these patients
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Ideal patient for Cellulaze
Patients are not excluded for Cellulaze based on age (young or old). To determine is someone is an ideal candidate it all comes down to a physical exam by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon that is experienced in Cellulaze. If your surgeon is confident that you can see improvement with the procedure and you are happy with the anticipated level of improvement then you are a candidate for the procedure. Cellulaze offers improvement not perfection. Keep in mind, since you are young, you are still going to experience changes that occur with normal aging and loss of skin elasticity as well as changes that may occur with weight fluctuations and pregnancy.
Dr. Grant Stevens
Can anyone have Cellulaze treatment?
Yes, but not everyone will get the same results. Younger patients with an orange peel apearance to their skin and without much looseness respond well. Patients who have very loose saggy skin (i.e. after massive weight loss) might need a lift procedure first prior to Cellulaze treatment.
Best candidate for Cellulaze
Cellulaze is great for any area of the body where you notice lumpy, dimpling skin. At the age of 22 you are a perfect candidate. All patients have different skin types, and can react differently to the procedure.
Cellulaze is not a treatment anyone with cellulite can have. I would consult a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area that has experience with Cellulaze to see if you are a candidate for the procedure.
Who Is Eligible For Cellulaze
Best Candidate for Cellulaze
The best candidates for Cellulaze treatment are younger patients who have good skin elasticity regardless of race or skin type. Older patients with loss of skin elasticity and thinner skin may not respond as well, although many are still good candidates depending on the severity of the cellulite. Patients with mild to moderate cellulite are the best candidates regardless of age. I recommend that you see a board certified plastic surgeon who can help you determine if you're a good candidate for Cellulaze. Good luck to you.
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