Skin Discoloration After Cellulaze?

How common is the skin staining in cellulaze patients, and if it does become an issue, how long does it take to resolve on its own? Has anyone had cellulaze patients that had the staining successfully treated with the q-switched laser ?

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The discoloration is likely due to hypervascularity.   Rememeber it can take at least 3-6 months to see your final results and results continue to evolve and improve up to 12 months.  The theory is that the hypervascularity (increase blood flow to skin) is bringing new cells to build/thicken your collagen to improve the appearance of your skin - making it more resilient to show the effects of cellulite.  Hope this helps.

Discoloration of skin

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There may be a skin discoloration where the incision is made; you can use specific creams to help avoid any discoloration. This will heal properly over time while following your surgeons instructions.

Bruce E. Katz, MD
New York Dermatologic Surgeon
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