Cellulite is fat deposits trapped in pockets constricted between connective tissue bands just below the skin. The bands can become tight and inflexible, further restricting the pockets of fat, which pushes into the skin and causes dimples and uneven surface. Enlarged fat pockets worsen cellulite and increase pressure placed on skin. Men rarely develop this structural issue, however about 90% of women have cellulite and it can begin to appear shortly after puberty. It usually develops on the thighs and buttocks and thin skin, as a result in aging, will accentuate its appearance.
Creams, lotions and pills are other treatments that have been used to try and eliminate cellulite. Unfortunately, these treatments require constant repetitive upkeep in order to achieve a result that Cellulaze can obtain in a one hour session. Over the next three to twelve months post treatment, results progressively improve because the fat is redistributed and smoothed out, while new collagen encourages elasticity.
Cellulite can be caused or worsened by an array of factors including: genetics, hormones, diet, exercise, stress, drug use, and medication.
Diet and exercise don’t always work to rid of unsightly skin dimples. The laser treatment Cellulaze is proven to show great improvement in eliminating the appearance of cellulite. The procedure is about an hour long and requires local anesthesia.
A few small incisions are made in the area of treatment. The Cellulaze laser is then inserted into a tube in the site of the incision. The laser targets the inflexible connective tissue bands and thermally destroys them, releasing the fat pockets and ultimately smoothing out the skin.
Although Cellulaze laser treatment is proven to temporarily eliminate cellulite, 93% of patients surveyed would recommend the procedure to a friend.
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The precise heating ensures a safe, effective, fast treatment with no downtime. Vacuum and specially designed rollers for the Mechanical Massage smooth out the skin to facilitate safe and efficient heat energy delivery. The net result increases the metabolism of stored energy, increases lymphatic drainage and reduces or shrinks the size of the actual fat cells and fat chambers.
Dr. Rokhsar believes that cellulite treatments modalities make cellulite better on a temporary basis.
Cellulaze is a minimally invasive, FDA-cleared laser treatment that targets cellulite, the dimpled appearance of the skin commonly seen on the thighs, buttocks, and hips of women. It is a one-time treatment that uses the thermal energy of a 1440-nanometer Nd:YAG laser to liquify excess fat, while loosening or severing the bands of connective tissue, or septae, that cause cellulite dimples. The technology is unique as it not only targets fat but also the fibrous bands under the skin that cause cellulite. The procedure is performed by Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, a double-board-certified Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon, and has been clinically proven to increase skin thickness, resulting in smoother, healthier-looking skin. Results take 3-12 months to fully materialize and can last several years after the treatment has been performed. Cellulaze is just one type of laser treatment that breaks up the tough bands under the skin that make cellulite noticeable. Cellulaze is not a weight-loss treatment but a targeted treatment for cellulite.
The results of the Cellulaze treatment are usually noticeable within one to three months after the procedure, with optimal results appearing between three to six months. Clinical studies have shown that results can last for over a year or more, which is exceptional compared to other cellulite treatments. However, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to continue to enjoy the benefits of Cellulaze. While most patients can go back to work and other daily activities, swelling and any bruising from the procedure can last for 1-2 weeks, and patients may need to wear a compression garment for about 4-6 weeks to help with the recovery process.
The cost of Cellulaze treatment can vary depending on several factors such as the location of the practice, the level of experience and reputation of the practitioner, the number of body areas being treated, and the extent of the cellulite.
It’s crucial to choose an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist for the Cellulaze treatment. While cost is an essential factor, it’s not the only factor to consider when deciding on a practitioner. Safety, efficacy, and patient satisfaction are equally important, and you should choose a practitioner who prioritizes these factors above all else. Dr. Cameron Rokhsar is a double-board-certified Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon, and patient safety and satisfaction are always his priority.
Both treatments are FDA-approved for the treatment of cellulite, but they work in different ways.
Cellfina uses a small needle-sized device to cut the fibrous bands that pull down on the skin, creating the dimpling effect. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia, and the patient can typically return to normal activities the next day. The results from Cellfina can last up to three years.
On the other hand, Cellulaze uses a laser to melt the fat and stimulate collagen production to tighten the skin. This procedure is also performed under local anesthesia, but the downtime is longer, and the results are more gradual, typically taking several months to see the full effect.
Which treatment is better depends on the type of cellulite and the patient’s goals. Cellfina is more effective for deep and defined dimples, while Cellulaze is better for more generalized irregularities, such as wavy or “cottage cheese” texture. Both treatments can have side effects, such as bruising and soreness, but they are generally well-tolerated by patients.
Ultimately, the best way to determine which treatment is right for you is to consult with Dr. Cameron Rokhsar, a double-board-certified dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon, who can assess your specific needs and goals and recommend the most appropriate treatment for you.
The best cellulite treatment is the Thermitight procedure. The Thermitight procedure not only breaks up the fibrous bands which create the dimpling and uneven surface look of cellulite, but it also causes dramatic tightening of the skin which is essential in improving the wavy effects of cellulite. The areas of cellulite are first numbed with tumescent numbing fluid. The areas of the dimpling of cellulite then are broken up with the probe of the Thermitight procedure. In addition, the areas are heated up which tighten the skin Cellulite on the thighs as well the buttocks respond well to the Thermitight procedure. The Thermitight procedure is performed by Dr. Rokhsar in both the Manhattan and Garden City locations in New York.
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