If Coolsculpting is Not Ideal for Cellulite Reduction, What Treatments Are?

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Cellulaze Best for Cellulite Reduction

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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. 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.

Cellulite may improve with Endermologie, Velashape and Thermage, but not permanently and not consistently.

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Some patients undergo maintenance therapy to keep the cellulite appearing better, but there is no cure.  Endermologie, Velashape and Thermage may help produce a better and smoother contour of the skin for the short term.  Some of these treatments can be used on a maintenance regimen to keep it looking good, but there is no guarantee that a patient starting the treatment will get improvement and there is no consistency from patient to patient as to who will get the improvement. There are other treatments such as mesotherapy, that are controversial.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
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Cellulite is impossible to eliminate at this time.

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There are no clinically proven or reliable treatments that reverse the cellulite that appears typically on our legs. It is something we are all working on. To date no technology that is available really works. Stay tuned!

Coolsculpting does not work for cellulite

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Coolsculpting is not intended for treatment of cellulite. It works well for isolated fat bulges. There are some newer lasers that have indications for treating cellulite.

Steven Hacker, MD
West Palm Beach Dermatologic Surgeon

Cellulite Reduction

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Thank you for your question.

In my opinion, there is nothing out there, unfortunately, that has proven results for Cellulite Reduction.


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