I Could Not See Any Report if Somebody Treated Face by Using Cellulaze. Can Be Cellulaze Used for Small Areas Like Jowls, Neck?
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Cellulaze for dimpling skin
Can Cellulaze be Used to Treat Small Areas like Jowls and Neck?
Cellulaze was designed specifically to treat areas of cellulite on the body only. The company that developed Cellulaze (Cynosure) has also introduced a very similar device called Precision Tx for treatment of areas of the face and neck, and was recently featured on the Dr. Oz show.
The Precision Tx fiber uses the same laser wavelength as Cellulaze but the fiber is smaller to deliver less energy more precisely. The laser beam is split, just like it is in Cellulaze, so that the energy can be directed towards the undersurface of the skin to get enhanced skin tightening. The Precision Tx device was designed to treat small areas in the face like the neck and jowls.
Just remember that it is not a miracle device and there are limitations to the amount of improvent that can be achieved. Still, it offers a less invasive means of changing facial contour and will be very useful for a range of individuals. It will not replace traditional facelift techniques for people who have more advanced changes or those who want more complete correction.
It is important to consult with a Real Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who is experienced with both procedures and can give you a balance assessment of what might work best for you.
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Cellulaze for neck
Though not typical Cellulaze in the traditional sense, the same Sidelaze technology with a smaller fiber (800um as opposed to 1000um) is used for the neck and lower face. It can be helpful to improve areas with fat reduction and skin tightening but treatment there is a limit to how much can be achieved--an area should not be treated too aggressively to achieve greater fat loss because skin not tighten adequately. It's always best to have a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon that is experienced with the procedure to get the most accuratte information for your particular case.
Dr. Grant Stevens
Web reference: http://www.cellulitesurgeon.com
SideLaze minimally invasive rejuvenation of face and neck
The SideLaze800 is a side-firing laser with precise temperature control used to address skin laxity of the face and neck, as well as treating the fat of the neck. It shouldn't be thought of as equivalent to surgery, but for the right candidate can be a good alternative. It also avoids scars, limits cost, offers a quick recovery, and can easily be done under local anesthesia.
Web reference: http://www.pacificplasticsurgery.com/pages/sidelaze
Cellulaze, Sidelaze, Facial and Neck fat/ tightening
The Cellulaze/Sidelaze system is useful for tightening of the neck and reduction of fat. Due to potential damage of the nerves removal of the fat from the jowls is not recommended. The Sidelaze may be used for tightening of the jowls skin with liposuction or the Smart Lipo to safely remove the jowl fat. Cheers
The unique side firing laser utilized in Cellulaze has been used for the treatment of the jowls and neck to improve the shape and texture of the skin. A smaller more controllable handpiece and fiber are used for this procedure. I would contact a board-certified plastic surgeon that has experience with Cellulaze to see if you are a candidate for the newest procedure available.
Robert Kratschmer, MD
Sidelaze fiber can be used for the jowls and neck
Some Cellulaze surgeons have the Sidelaze800 which allows for treatment of the jowls and neck with the same laser. In this procedure, the laser is used to plane down areas of excess fat and tighten the skin. Sometimes liposuction is required in the neck area as well. I don't believe the results can ever be as good as a neck and facelift, but this is a good alternative. Laser skin tightening can be effective, but the results can be variable and does not work well in patients with a signficant amount of loose skin.
Using Cellulaze to treat the face and neck
Cellulaze is used specifically to treat cellulite which generally does not develop in the neck and facial area. The unique part of the Cellulaze laser is that the energy comes out from the side of the laser tip rather than the end. A similar type of laser tip can be used with the Cellulaze/Smart Lipo platform called Sidelase and this is designed to tighten skin and melt fat in the face and neck
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
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