A Cure For Cellulite? Top 10 Q&A About New FDA Approved Cellulaze

Alicia on 10 Apr 2012 at 9:00am

Cellulaze before and after

Spring has sprung and summer is around the corner, the quest for a cure for cellulite is top of mind for many who are looking for smoother skin. A new FDA approved procedure is showing hopeful results. With 8 reviews, Cellulaze currently has a 100% Worth it Rating, which means 8 of 8 community members would do the procedure again. Check out the top 10 Questions from Community members and Answers from RealSelf doctors:


Top 10 Questions about Cellulaze:


1. What is Cellulaze and how does it work?  Cellulaze is a minimally invasive laser procedure for cellulite treatment. The Cellulaze surgical device is designed to reduce cellulite by restoring the normal structure of the skin and underlying connective tissue. The Cellulaze procedure is performed under local anesthetic while the doctor inserts a small tube (about the size of a pen tip) under the patient's skin. The laser is designed to diminish lumpy pockets of fat, release areas of skin depression and increase elasticity and thickness of the skin.


2. What makes Cellulaze unique? There are a variety of non-invasive treatments on the market today that claim to reduce the appearance of cellulite, such as creams, massage and external energy devises. However, these are only short-term fixes. Cellulaze aims to treat the actual problems underneath the skin to deliver long-lasting results, with only one treatment.


3. Who is a good candidate for Cellulaze? Cellulaze delivers the best results for women who are not significantly overweight but have moderate cellulite on their thighs, buttocks and hips.


4. How much does a Cellulaze treatment cost? According to RealSelf.com, the average cost for a Cellulaze treatment is $5,700.


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5. Does Cellulaze really work? Cellulaze continues to boast a high degree of patient satisfaction. According to RealSelf.com, Cellulaze scores a whopping 100% “Worth It” rating by community members who have undergone the treatment. 


6. What are expected results and how long does Cellulaze last? Cellulaze results are seen almost immediately, and more so after the swelling and bruises subside. In many cases, patients report further improvement over the following six months to a year post-procedure as the treated area grows thicker and smoother skin. Clinical studies have shown Cellulaze can reduce the amount of cellulite for one year or more. However, it is always recommend patients maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to optimize Cellulaze results.


7. What is the expected recovery time and are there any side effects? As with all minimally invasive procedures, Cellulaze may cause light bruising and swelling, which should be completely resolved within 1 – 2 weeks. Some doctors may suggest wearing a compression garment for a short period of time after the treatment. Most patients find they’re able to return to their daily activities within 1 – 2 days, as pain should be very minimal.


8. Where can I read Cellulaze patient reviews and view before/after photos? Visit RealSelf.com, where Cellulaze candidates can read reviews, view before/after photos, ask doctors questions and more.


9. Has Cellulaze been approved by the FDA? Yes, Cellulaze was approved by the FDA in January 2012.


10. Where can I find a board certified doctor who performs the Cellulaze procedure? Visit RealSelf.com, to find a board certified and qualified doctor in your area who performs the Cellulaze treatment.


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What do you think? Would you be willing to spend $5,700 for a cure for cellulite?

Photo credits: Barry E. DiBernardo, MD