What is the Best Way to Eliminate Cellulite?

I read somewhere that cellulite cannot be removed permanently, is that true? What is the best way to reduce it?

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Cellulite treatments

  • Hello. As you have probably learned from your research on cellulite it has always been very difficult to treat. Certainly creams and lotions are of no use especially when looking at the cost/benefit ratio and the fact that they are in no way permanent.  Procedures like Velashape and Endermologie are non-invasive but require multiple treatments and maintenance treatments or everything returns back to the way it was. Again, for the cost not a very satisfying option. If you are not ready or convinced about Cellulaze your best bet would to be to do nothing rather than spend your time and money on procedures that often end up in frustration. At some point it might be worthwhile to have a consultation with someone in your area with an expertise in Cellulaze to get more detailed information. I honestly think it is the best tool we have for cellulite today. Good luck. Sincerely, Dean Vistnes   

Bay Area Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

Cellulaze for cellulite

I would recommend Cellulaze for your cellulite.

Cellulaze is the first FDA approved minimally invasive, one-time treatment for cellulite.  It utilizes a 1440 nm side-firing laser fiber optic to treat the three main causes of cellulite:  It breaks down the fatty bulges, then cuts the fibrous septae that cause dimpling, then finally stimulates the dermis to shrink and thicken in order to improve the look of you cellulite areas.

Good luck in your endeavors!

Robert Kratschmer, MD

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.


Cellulaze is a one time treatment that utilizes a 1440 nm wavelength laser to accomplish 3 things:  1) melt away fat bulging out 2) break up fibrous septae (attachments) that create the indentations and 3) help thicken the dermis (skin) to prevent future recurrence.   The procedure can take between 60-90 minutes and can be completed under local or just IV sedation (depending on the length of your procedure and number of areas being treated). To see your final results takes between 3-6 months. You can visit the cellulaze . com website to learn more about the procedure and find a plastic surgeon who performs the procedure near you. Best of luck!
Dr. Basu
Houston, TX

Consider Cellulaze

Cellulaze uses a laser under the skin to attack the anatomic causes of cellulite. It is a minimally invasive procedure that takes 1-2 hours and can be safely done  under local or just IV sedation.  It is an FDA approved treatment for cellulite and requires only one treatment.  Hope this is helpful.
Dr. Sugene Kim

Consider Cellulaze

Cellulaze is the first ever long-lasting cellulite reduction tratment that, through one minimally invasive application, has the ability to smooth out skin and keep it cellulite-free. Cellulaze helps our dimpled skin vanish while allowing us to maintain our regular schedules. This method promotes skin thickening and tightening resulting in tighter, smoother skin.

Bruce E. Katz, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
3.8 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

No cure for cellulit

Beware of expensive procedures claiming definitive treatment or ellimination of cellulite. there is no such cure for cellulite. The best that can be achieved is temporary improvement of skin texture which requires long-term maintenance. Most industry claims regarding longterm treatment of cellulite have not withstood the test of time.






beware of expensive procedures claiming definitive


Edwin Ishoo, MD
Cambridge Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

I believe the new Cellulaze Laser will set the standard for permanent improvement of cellulite.

The new Cellulaze Laser by Cynosure has been approved for a more permanent improvement in Cellulite based on a careful study showing improvement to last for at least one year after treatment.   This laser permanently changes the structure of the skin whereas most treatments are only temporary.

Mark Taylor, MD
Salt Lake City Dermatologic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Surgical and Non-Surgical Options for Cellulite and Fat Removal

There are excellent surgical and non-surgical procedures available for cellulite and fat removal.  If you wish to take a non-invasive approach that is 100% safe, painless and effective, Danik Surgical & MedSpa specializes in several techniques, including Ultrasound Cavitation and LipoLaser to name a few.

Our cavitation technique targets the stubborn fatty acids stored in adipose cells in the skin’s sub-dermal layer. Via ultrasound, radio-frequency waves are directed at these fat deposits to create cavitation micro-bubbles in the interstitial fluid. The fluid then collapses and discharges a vapor micro-jet wave that damages the membranes of the adipose cells, breaking down the compounds of fat into an aqueous solution that is eliminated through the urinary tract. Similarly, using Diode laser paddles, LipoLaser also harnesses the power of a radio-frequency laser to break down the adipose tissue without adversely affecting the surrounding area. The broken cell membranes then release liquefied fat into the body’s digestive system, and there it’s metabolized as a source of energy just like food.   Both of these non-invasive treatment options are highly effective in the elimination of stubborn cellulite in the neck, upper arms, thighs, hips, buttocks, back, waist and belly.

Hal Michael Bass, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Cellulite is not permanently removed

There is no cure of which I am aware for cellulite. It can be treated and improved temporarily with Endermologie, Velashape / Velasmooth, Thermage, and a combination of surgical subcision and fat injections. Ongoing maintenance with the nonsurgical procedures mentioned above would be needed after the initial treatments.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

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