Will Cellulaze Really Work?

I saw a cellulite treatment called Cellulaze on The Doctors last week. It sounds really promising, but so does every other cellulite treatment.

From what I've found on this site I know not many doctors have this machine yet, but do you think it could actually work? I've had bad cellulite on my thighs since my early 20s and would be willing to spend money on something effective.

Doctor Answers 36

Will Cellulaze Really Work?

Yes, it really works.  It has shown to have lasting results up to a year to a year and a half thus far.  This is the first treatment that actually treats the causes of cellulite.  All previous treats were external and only caused inflammation which masked the cellulite.  That is why it would come back after treatments stopped.  Cellulaze is different.  It is the a single treatment that gives long lasting results.  The Cellulaze divides the fibrous bands that cause the puckering and also helps thicken the skin in areas where it is thinned out.

Tampa Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 39 reviews

Will Cellulaze Really Work?

Cellulite is a combination of 3 specific factors:
a) Uneven globular fat
b) Irregular thickness of overlying skin
c) dimpling caused by tethering of skin attachment to lower tissues
2. Can exercise and diet help this? 
Yes it can but to a minimal degree.  The exercise and diet may lessen the amount of globular fat that was mentioned above but it will not help the other two components.
3. What is the best way to attack cellulite? The best way to attack cellulite is to use new surgical technology such as the INVASIX or Cellulaze which is a radio frequency surgical device that can release the tethering which causes the dimples; suck out the globular fat; and the radio frequency component can stimulate a thicker and more even dermis skin layer.
4. There are several different companies with different technologies and techniques to improve cellulite. Do not assume the company with the largest PR campaign and clever marketing strategy will lead to the most successful result.  Make sure you go to your board certified plastic surgeon to understand all options.

Douglas S. Steinbrech, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

Cellulaze really does work!

Yes, Cellulaze really does work. We have had amazing results in our office after just ONE treatment. Its the only FDA approved treatment for cellulite reduction. We are so excited for there to finally be something that will help our patients with their struggle to get smooth legs. Minimally invasive and hardly any down time. 

Frederick Lester, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

Cellulaze vs. Cellfina for cellulite treatment

Both techniques involve cutting the fibrous bands that tether the skin to the underlying tissue. Generally, Cellulaze treatments are somewhat more expensive as the machine is more complicated due to its use of laser energy. Cellfina relies on a simpler more direct approach with possibly lower potential for complications. Also, excellent results with the Cellfina technology have now been proven in clinical studies for over 3 years. Cellulaze has only been in use for just over one year and the results so far are quite preliminary.

Diana L. Elias, MD
Saint Petersburg Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

Cellulaze works

Cellulaze works. The most important predictor is your starting grade of cellulite. If you have more mild cellulite Cellulaze can truly erase it. With more severe grades you will still see significant improvement. It remains the only FDA approved treatment. Find an experienced Cellulaze surgeon. Good luck.


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Thomas Crabtree, MD, FACS
Honolulu Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 8 reviews

Cellulaze for cellulite

Cellulaze works by breaking up the abnormal fibrous tissues that are responsible for creating the appearance of cellulite, and removing the trapped fat and toxins in the area, with laser technology. The fat/toxins are removed and the heat of the laser energy boosts collagen production, so that a healthier skin structure is created to achieve a smoother appearance. It does work, and my patients have great results. Cellulaze is different from other treatments in that it works to target the abnormal structure underneath the skin that causes cellulite. It's more indepth than other treatments.

Michael Constantin Gartner, DO
Paramus Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 137 reviews

Cellulaze for cellulite?

In my opinion, the Cellulaze laser produces reproducible results for women that have cellulite. If you are starting with severe grade 3 cellulite, you will advance one to t wo grades. Moderate cellulite improves more dramatically. It may take 3 to 6 months to see results. Effects have lasted 3 years and probably will last longer.Be patient.
Good luck!

Jeffrey Rapaport, MD
Englewood Dermatologic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 40 reviews

Cellulaze Works

It does take about 3 months to see results, and the final result may not be evident for up to one year. Surgeons who do not think Cellulaze works have never used the machine. I have seen exceptional results in my patients, and high patient satisfaction.

Adam J. Oppenheimer, MD
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 190 reviews

Cellulaze and Cellulite

Yes the studies really do support the fact that Cellulaze does improve cellulite significantly. It is a single treatment where the results get better over 12 months. If you look at before and after results, you will tend to see that mild cellulite gets much better, significant cellulite gets better but doesn't go away completely. So with Cellulaze, like anything, it's important to have realistic expectations on what it can do. A physician with experience using the Smart Lipo technology will have a good understanding of  cellulite and how to get the best results. Good luck.

M. Dean Vistnes, MD
Bay Area Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Brazilian Cellulite Treatment for cellulite - Los Angeles

The cellulaze system has shown promise for cellulite.  I use the Brazilian Cellulite Treatment as the primary method of treating cellulite deposits on the buttocks and thighs. Raffy Karamanoukian Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 94 reviews

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