Is this cellulite or fat on my thighs? exercise doesn't get rid of it... Will Lipo help?
What is the best option to remove the cellulite on my thighs?
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Cellulaze and possibly Smart lipo
From your photograph it appears that you have the type 3 moderate to severe cellulite, with contour deformities. as bad as that could sound, it can be treated, but might take more than one type of procedure to improve the shape of your legs. I would first start with Smart Lipo to smooth out the deeper layers, then 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
Best Option to Remove Cellulite from Thighs
About 85% of all women are affected by bumpy, dimpled, unappealing cellulite. As #cellulite is caused by fibrous bands underneath the skin that compress #fat, #diet and exercise do little to help the appearance of this condition. Clinical treatments offer the most effective and longest lasting results. We can now offer improvements that should last at least 2-3 years. My office also recommends three different procedures: ThermiSmooth, VelaShape 3, and Cellfina.
ThermiSmooth is a #noninvasive treatment that uses very controlled #radio frequencies that deep heat target tissues and stimulate #collagen growth, improving the appearance of cellulite. A series of three to six treatments are needed for the best results. Thermismooth may also be used to treat fine lines or wrinkles.
Also, VelaShape 3 is a non-invasive treatment combining #massage rollers, a vacuum to elevate the target# tissue, infrared lights to heat the target tissue, and bi-polar radio frequencies which guide the heat; all together helping to reduce the appearance of cellulite. I suggest over six sessions, one week apart. The combination of these technologies causes the connective tissue under the skin to heat up, stimulating collagen growth, #improving cellulite and skin elasticity. VelaShape 3 may also be used for eliminating fat cells around the stomach and thighs.
Cellfina is the newest FDA approved treatment for cellulite. Unlike the others, #Cellfina it is a one-time, minimally invasive procedure in which a safe, small needle-like tool is inserted to the target tissue to break apart the excessive fibrous connective tissue that causes cellulite. There is minimum #downtime and the amazing results from one treatment last at least two years, longer than any other cellulite treatment. Seek more information to learn if you are candidate for these #treatment #options by consulting in-person with a board-certified Plastic Surgeon.
Cellfina is the ONLY Effective Cellulite Treatment That Works!
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Cellulaze and Lipo
Hello. Good question with no real correct answer. I have done Cellulaze and SmartLipo in the same areas at the same time with very good results. I have also done Smart Lipo first then followed months later with Cellulaze. If you were to stagger them I would do the lipo first as you may get some improvement in shape with this alone or it may reduce the areas in which you are concerned about having Cellulaze but if it is more the dimpling than the shape that bothers you then Cellulaze first. In my practice in the Bay Area I have come to the conclusion that the happiest patients are those that have realistic expectation on what Cellulaze or Smartlipo can do for them. Hope this helps! Good luck, Dean Vistnes.
If you are looking for a long-lasting treatment for cellulite, 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
Cellulaze Best for Cellulite Reduction
Cellulaze the currently the best approved and carefully studied option for treatment of cellulite.
Cellulaze is the best studied and FDA approved option for the treatment of Cellulite. This treatment in skilled hands can reduce the fat bulges, release the fibrous bands that cause dimpling of the skin and tighten the skin to give an over all smoother appearance to the skin.
Cellulaze is the first ever long-lasting cellulite reduction
Cellulaze is the first ever long-lasting cellulite reduction treatment that, through one minimally invasive application, has the baility to smooth out skin and keep it cellulite-free. Smart lipo will remove the fat while Cellulaze will help smooth the skin. This method promotes skin thickening and tightening resulting in tighter, smoother skin.
Cellulaze 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. Best of luck!
There is no cure for cellulite
There are many claims by various manufacturers and physicians that they have found the "definitive" treatment for cellulite; however, historically none have withstood the test of time. Cellulite is a complex matter and many conditions lumped into one category as Cellulite, need different approaches to improve skin texture. Generally, maintaining a lean weight close to your ideal body weight, avoiding dehydration of the skin, avoiding sun damage and always providing adequate support for the skin with appropriate compression garments especially while engaged in high impact activity will prevent skin laxity and loss of turgor which in many cases may cause or worsen skin texture irregularity. I believe all treatments available at this time will either not change anything or only temporarily improve the appearance of cellulite.
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