Cellulaze is a minimally-invasive laser cosmetic procedure designed to reduce the appearance of cellulite in certain areas of the body. Cellulite is caused by fibrous bands of connective tissue, also known as septae, that tether the skin down, creating a bumpy texture on the surface. Cellulaze uses a laser, which is inserted beneath the skin, to apply thermal energy to those bands, severing their connection to the dermal layer, while liquefying excess fat cells and stimulating collagen production. The result is tighter, more elastic skin, a smooth texture, and a more youthful appearance. The procedure typically targets the thighs, abdomen, and buttocks.

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What is Cellulaze?

Cellulaze is a laser cosmetic procedure designed to attack cellulite at its source. Cellulite is caused by fibrous cords known as septae, which are interspersed between fat cells and connected to the dermal layers. The septae pull the skin lower, forming lumps and dimples of fat that press against the surface. During a Cellulaze treatment, providers administer local anesthetic and sometimes a sedative, before creating an incision, roughly the size of a period. They then thread a laser fiber through a cannula. This is pushed beneath the skin where it will apply thermal energy to the fat cells, liquefying them to reduce their appearance. The heat will also sever the connection between the skin and the septae, freeing the dermal layers to keep the fat beneath from becoming visible. Cellulaze can also treat wavy lines that spring up as a result of aging. They’re not technically cellulite, but they do have a similar consistency and shape. They're caused by the natural depletion of collagen, thinning skin, loose skin, and a lack of elasticity. By stimulating collagen production and thickening the skin, Cellulaze erases those lines, creating a smooth, finished look. The procedure is quite effective, and it's extremely popular because it works at multiple levels, solving many problems at once. 

Unlike most cellulite treatments, which tend to focus on massage therapy, Cellulaze gets to the root of the problem. It attacks the biological structure that causes lumpy dimples and indentations, which is why it's considered to be one of the most effective cellulite treatments on the market. It's also one of the most popular. It's the only minimally invasive solution that targets the connective tissue while also thickening the skin and adding elasticity. That can be a huge relief for patients. Cellulite is notoriously difficult to erase. It's often resistant to diet and exercise, and when it does subside, it's rarely replaced by healthy, smooth skin. Instead, it creates sagging pouches or lumpy pockets of fat. This can be a huge source of insecurity for patients who have just undergone a period of weight loss, or for those who are facing the harsh realities of old age. Cellulite is a natural part of life. That's one of the reasons why Cellulaze is so popular. In most cases, patients can book a single session, spend one to two hours in the office, and see results within a few days. The recovery time is only 24 hours, and the procedure can be performed without general anesthetic, which makes it less risky than other alternatives. 

Why Cellulaze?

Traditional cellulite treatments work on an external level, addressing only the appearance of lines and indentations. The market is saturated with expensive creams, pill supplements, and massage devices. Some of these methods do provide shallow, temporary results, but they cannot completely diminish cellulite, because, unlike Cellulaze, they don't get to the root of the problem. Cellulaze essentially destroys cellulite, liquefying fat cells, and breaking down the tissue that causes them to rub against the surface. That is why it's considered to be one of the most effective cellulite removal treatments available. It's especially effective on the buttocks, thighs, and abdomen. Patients who are close to their ideal weight benefit more from the procedure than those who are more overweight. The results appear natural and seamless. Patients won't have to worry about visible signs that a cosmetic procedure was performed, and the effect is semi-permanent. It may fade somewhat with time depending upon weight gain or weight loss. The procedure is relatively pain-free. Some patients do feel a bit of a sting from a needle and perhaps a bit of a tingling sensation from the thermal energy of the laser. But when compared to other types of cosmetic procedures, it's merely a minor inconvenience. 

  • Results after one session
  • Quick
  • Only mild discomfort
  • Low risk of side effects
  • Low risk of complications

What are Cellulaze?

As with any cosmetic procedure, patients should take the time to go over the pros and cons to determine whether or not Cellulaze is right for them. There are very few risks involved in treatment. Most patients do not experience any side effects or complications, but Cellulaze is minimally invasive. Treatment takes place beneath the skin. It involves needles, incisions, and local anesthetic, and it does make use of devices that can damage tissue. All of these things carry with them a small amount of risk, and that risk should be taken into consideration before moving forward, especially with patients who have preexisting conditions. Some patients may find that Cellulaze isn't right for them. This may be the case for any number of reasons. It's not for everyone. Even ideal candidates may find that they cannot benefit from the procedure. Some people have a better chance of achieving the desired results than others. It's important for patients to sit down with their providers, discuss different treatment options, and find the one that fits their needs. Patients should also understand what to expect, how to achieve the best results, and how to prepare for the procedure. Here is a list of common concerns:

  • Candidacy

    Cellulaze isn't right for every patient. It's important to understand that before entering the doctor's office. Patients should not show up to their consultation with the assumption that Cellulaze is the only way to move forward. Some candidates may not benefit from the treatment. Cellulaze does not treat extreme cases of cellulite. It's mostly effective in treating mild to moderate cases. Patients who are obese may not see any results at all. The ideal candidate is close to their healthy body weight and in good health. They should exercise regularly, eat right, and they should speak with their doctor about any preexisting medical conditions.
  • Potential Side Effects

    Patients and providers both love Cellulaze, because it is remarkably safe, even if it is minimally invasive. But there are side effects and patients should be aware of what to look for before they undergo treatment. Most patients experience some type of bruising. This can be minimalized by having them speak with their provider about any medication they make be taking, especially those that thin the blood or prevent inflammation. Swelling can also be a problem. In rare cases, infection may occur. There's also a risk of seroma, burns, hyperpigmentation, broken blood vessels, and spider veins. Most of these things can be avoided when the treatment is administered by an experienced provider.
  • After the Procedure

    Patients who are experiencing bruising, swelling, aches or pains after the procedure can usually find relief from over-the-counter pain medication. Their providers may ask them to wear a compression garment after the procedure is performed to maximize their results. They will often notice an immediate change, but they won't necessarily see the full effects of Cellulaze treatment for at least 6-8 weeks. This may take longer depending upon the target site. Patients should ask their doctor about any health risks or concerns, and they should follow all post-procedural instructions. This will help them avoid any complications that may arise as a result of treatment.

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Booking a consultation

Why Yes Doctor for Cellulaze

Every doctor has a different way of doing things. They have different styles, different personalities, and different techniques and methods. Some are better at performing certain procedures than others. Their skills and qualifications may vary depending upon their specialty. Patients should take the time to find someone they can trust. Yes Doctor offers a comprehensive, searchable network with detailed doctor profiles. It includes all of the information patients need to make their decision, including reviews, education, specialties, and experience levels. Patients can also access financing, allowing them to break their payments up into affordable installments. Many patients already qualify for 0% APR.

Frequently Asked Questions

Cellulaze breaks down fat cells by using a laser to liquefy them with thermal energy. The cells are then metabolized through normal processes. But they are not physically removed, and they can take more than two months to be expelled. The amount of fat loss is negligible, no more than a few pounds, and usually less than a few ounces, depending upon the type of cellulite and the target area. For that reason, Cellulaze is not considered an effective means of weight loss. In fact, patients who are over their healthy body weight should check with their provider before undergoing treatment.
Patients receiving Cellulaze are often disappointed when they don't notice results after leaving the office. It is true that some patients see an immediate effect. This is due to the severing of the septae, which frees the skin from being tethered to the fat layers. But that may or may not be visible, depending upon the target area and the type of cellulite involved. Many patients don't see the full results for up to 8 weeks, and they may find that they need another treatment to double down on stubborn cellulite. Some patients don't see results at all. This is rare, and it can usually be prevented with a pressure garment.
Some patients have concerns about lasers and their safety in the field of cosmetics. They may have heard about risks and potential complications caused by different types of laser treatment. It's important to recognize that not all lasers are the same, and laser treatments come in many diverse varieties. Different procedures cannot be used as an accurate comparison. The type of laser used in Cellulaze is a precision instrument that applies a small amount of heat to the target area. It is not drastic or experimental. Some patients may come away with a bit of discoloration, bruising, and swelling, and there are rare cases that have resulted in slight burns. But these are extremely rare, and they normally go away after a few weeks.
Cellulaze does not normally result in scarring. Most providers create an incision about the size of a period. It's usually no bigger than 5 mm. Some patients may notice it later, but many do not. They won't have to receive stitches or worry about it healing properly. It's considered inconsequential. Sometimes the procedure does leave temporary marks. Patients may experience bruising or discoloration. Burns are rare but they do occur, and sometimes there will be swelling or redness. All of these side effects go away within a few weeks, and they can be covered up easily with accessories or clothing items.