I am a 57 yr-old female with severe dimpling on my upper arms, stomach and thighs and am interested in Cellulaze.Any suggestion?

I would like to try Cellulaze on my upper arms first. This is the area that bothers me the most. I thought that if I were happy with the results, I would look into cellulaze for my legs and perhaps stomach as well. I had a lazer procedure done on my stomach that was not very successful and in my opinion left me worse off. I have "bagging" of the skin in the area that it was done. Do you think Cellulaze could help with the "bagging" of my skin? Also, do you think Cellulaze could help for my arms?

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Thanks for your question. There are a couple of different options for you but yes, Cellulaze may help. For the “bagging” if you’re referring to loose skin, the cellulaze may also help as it stimulates collagen, but that may take 3,6, 9 months. Hope this helps!

New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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Cellulaze would address your concerns.  It is a minimally invasive office procedure that can be used to treat all of your areas. 

Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Cellulite, Vaser Smooth, Thermi RF, Cellfina, Fat Transfer, Cellulaze, Subcision, Dimpling

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Cellfina is an FDA approved minimally invasive procedure that reduces the appearance of cellulite for at least two years on the buttocks and back of the thighs of women.
It works by releasing the internal bands that cause the cellulite dimpling and so we have not seen any fat atrophy. You should not see much of a difference with weight gain or loss but this also has not been studied.
Other areas of the body with dimpling, it is important to make sure it is truly cellulite before treatment.

It is common to have swelling bruising and firmness after the procedure. This can last for a few weeks.
It is different than Cellulaze which is a laser.
If you have had previous poor results with cellulaze, you can still do Cellfina.
Cellfina has shown 100% noticeable improvement and 96% satisfaction in all patients at 2 years.
Cellfina is designed to be a one time procedure.
It can be used on women with all skin types but caution should be taken if theres a history of keloiding.

It can also be combined with other treatments such as Thermi or
Ulthera if skin tightening is needed.

We have done Sculpsure and Coolsculpting if fat reduction is wanted, but its best to wait 3 months to see the results before proceeding.

It can also be done at the same time as other procedures such as liposuction and BBL or as a stand alone procedure in the office.

Since Cellfina outcomes can be based on technique and experience, please see a board certified plastic surgeon that specializes body contouring to see if Cellfina or other treatments are available to meet your goals.

Take care,

Dr Schwartz
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute

Skin tightening helps

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Cellulaze helps with skin dimpling and elevations.
A skin tightening component is also part of Cellulaze to help tighten the skin.
Cellulaze is useful in the arms and for evening out the abdomen after liposuction.

Bagging of skin...Cellulaze? ENGLEWOOD Cliffs New Jersey

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It would be helpful if you could provide a picture explaining what you mean by bagging. If you have  some loose skin and some dimpling, then cellulaze would be helpful. If there is an large amount of excess skin, you might need an excision. Hope this helps. Good luck.

Jeffrey Rapaport, MD
Englewood Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 41 reviews

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