Cellulite is the term for the dimpled fleshy bumps you see commonly on women’s hips, buttocks, and thighs. Some studies say 80% of women are plagued with this unsightly condition that makes a woman think twice about a swimming suit or shorts.
What you can do about it:
Until the past year or so, the only treatments available were treatments like massage, Velasmooth, or endermology. These improved the appearance of the cellulite for a couple of weeks at best.
Now at Cosmetic Skin and Laser Center, we use the Cellulaze laser. It’s the only treatment that attacks and destroys the cellulite fibers. Cellulaze is pricier than other treatments but the results last years (reported as a “one and done” procedure) and most patients report skin tightening as well as significant cellulite reduction.
How it’s done:
Cellulaze is performed in office. After a local numbing medication, the fiberoptic laser is inserted through a tiny one millimeter incision just under the skin. The laser heats up to melt lumpy pockets of fat, then cuts through the fiber bands that pull the skin and cause dimples. The laser then heats the skin to trigger new collagen growth, leading to better elasticity and thickness. Dr. Gustav Lo and Courtney Sumpter, PA-C have trained with the Cellulaze pioneer Dr. Barry Di Bernardo in New York City and have been offering the procedure since it became available.
What to expect:
Some bruising and swelling is common after the procedure but patients rarely take any pain medication. You may see some immediate results in certain spots, with a significant improvement in a couple of months and the best results at 6-12 months.
Learn more about the LONG-TERM solution to cellulite with…
Or the Non-surgical solution that is all the rage…