How is Cellulite Treated?
- Asked by jjam
- 1 year ago
One of the doctors mentioned cellulite appearing with loose skin that has lost its elasticity. Is their a procedure to "pull Up" or rid the loose skin and create a smooth appearance?
Brazilian Cellulite Treatment for body cellulite
I advise my patients with cellulite to address the problem with the Brazilian Cellulite Treatment plus skin tightening using ablative or non-ablative laser. Raffy Karamanoukian, Los Angeles
Web reference: http://www.surgery90210.com/body/60/cellulite-treatment.aspx
Treatment for Cellulite
Thank you for your question. There are procedures that can improve the appearance of cellulite and possibly minimally tighten skin, but doesn't work well on loose skin. Surgery is the best option for skin laxity. I would recommend consulting and being treated under the supervision of a Board Certified Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon for best result and safest treatment options. I hope this helps.
Cellulaze Best for Cellulite Reduction
Cellulaze is the only minimally invasive laser procedure designed to attack the structure of cellulite beneath your skin. It delivers longer-lasting results after only one short treatment. It is the first and only cellulite laser treatment that treats the actual problems underneath the skin to deliver a proven longer-lasting result from just one simple treatment. Cellulaze is backed by many years of clinical research. Studies have shown it increases the thickness of your skin by 25% and the elasticity of your skin by 29%—significant claims that haven't been made by any other treatments. Thicker and more elastic skin can help flatten and smooth the skin surface to improve the appearance of cellulite. In addition, 93% of patients surveyed were satisfied or very satisfied with their results at one year post their procedure, and all would recommend the Cellulaze cellulite laser treatment to a friend.
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Treatment for cellulite
I would recommend Cellulaze for the treatment of your cellulite. It is the only FDA-approved one time minimally invasive treatment for cellulite. Talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon that has experience with the procedure to find out more information. Good luck!
Robert Kratschmer, MD
Cellulaze promotes skin thickening and tightening resulting in tighter smoother skin. It uses laser energy under the epidermis to fight from under the skin. Results are long lasting.
Cellulaze is the only FDA-approved treatment for cellulite. Cellulaze is a minimally invasive laser treatment that attacks the actual anatomic cause of cellulite. Although Cellulaze is minimally invasive, it is a surgical procedure that requires wearing a compression garment for 4-6 weeks. You are expected to have swelling and bruising for couple weeks. I do not think non-surgical procedures will give you a lasting result.
Cellulaze treats all of the irregularities associated with Cellulite including tightening of the skin.
Cellulaze is a carefully studied treatment to addresses all of the conditions that affect the appearance of cellulite. Fat bulges are reduced, fibrous bands are released and the skin is tightened.
Web reference: http://gatewaylasercenter.com/Cellulaze_Salt_Lake_City.html
How to treat cellulite.
Cellulite is a problem of:
- thinning and inelastic skin
- fibrous bands which create dimples
- bulging fat
Cellulite is treated by addressing each of those problems individually with the Cellulaze procedure.
Other respondents claim the FDA study included only a single physician with only one year follow-up-- actually there were multiple physicians in the study and each showed their one year results to the FDA because that is what was required. I have personally seen photos over 3 years after the treatments which shows excellent improvement.
Cellulite can be improved but not cured
Cellulite or what is generally referred to as "cellulite" is a complex, multi-factorial problem and there have been many "cures" over the years that have not withstood the test of time. The most recent market offering is Cellulaze by Cynosure which was approved by FDA based on a limited study by one investigator looking at only one year results. I'm not sure that anyone can claim that this technology offers "definitive" treatment of cellulite. Also, in my opinion submission, either mechanical or with sub dermal LASER remain the most effective approach for Cellulite IMPROVEMENT or REDUCTION which is likely temporary.
Many times, effective lipoplasty of the outer thigh with concurrent sub dermal release and proper post-lipo care and support guarment will result in visible improvement in thigh contour and skin texture. The 1440 nm wavelength used in Cellulaze has been available in the Smartlipo Triplex also delivered subcutaneously and subdermally using a fiber which is able to lyse septa, coagulate fat cells and thermally stimulate collagen production subdermally leading to contraction and skin tightening. This may be even more effective as a blend with the 1064 nm wavelength present only in the smartlipo triplex.
Web reference: http://www.bostoncosmeticsurgerycenter.com/
CELLULITE MAY RESPOND WELL TO A COMBINATION OF SUBCISION AND VOLUMIZERS
Very recently a laser device specifically designated for the treatment of cellulite has come to the marketplace. Unfortunately, I have a very healthy dose of skepticism about the true success of this new product for cellulite therapy..
Much hooplah is often made when a new laser or other energy-based device (radiofrequency, ultrasound) receives FDA clearance. Frequently, the public mistakes such clearance for FDA approval, the way medications require FDA approval before being released into the consumer market. In the case of devices, for the most part, in order to receive FDA clearance, the device needs only to prove that it is safe for use in humans, not that it is necessarily effective for the indication for which it is sold. Device clearance is a relatively short process, unlike the long (very often 9-11 year) process required to bring a new medication to the market. To gain FDA approval, a pharmaceutical agent must not only prove safe for use, but actually must prove efficacy for the indication for which it will be marketed.
So, this may explain why today's newest and "most effective" laser typically gets replaced tomorrow by another laser or device with the same claim. The very fact that a new laser comes to market seemingly every day is enough cause enough for healthy skepticism
The reality is that many of the new devices, when separated from the marketing hype and testimonials of paid physician spokespersons, have proven disappointing to both patients and the treating physicians. Hence, my skepticism about the new laser for cellulite.
When there are fifteen or twenty or so deep cellulite depressions on each leg, I prefer to treat with a combination of subcision followed by filling with a volumizing filler, such as Radiesse. Under local anesthesia, a sterile needle is inserted and moved around to break up the bands of fibrous tissue that play a part in binding the skin downward in the typical cottage cheese appearance. The depressed area can then "float" to the surface. Often, these bands will subsequently be replaced by new, more normal collagen bundles to further serve as a buttress to the overlying skin. Finally, after two or more such treatment sessions, a small amount of volumizer, such as Radiesse, can be subsequently injected to further elevate and smooth the overlying skin and promote additional natural collagen production. .
Web reference: https://YoungerLookingWithoutSurgery.com
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