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Cellulite Treatment / Cellulaze®
Cellulite treatment can improve dimpling caused by cellulite using a variety of different techniques. Cellulite occurs when underlying fat pockets herniate and bulge below your skin, resulting in a dimpled, lumpy appearance. This structural condition occurs primarily around the lower body, including the hips, legs, thighs, and buttocks. Cellulite is very common in women, but can also affect male patients as well. The cellulite doctors at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron provide numerous treatments to reduce cellulite and achieve a smoother, more youthful complexion. Cellulaze® is a breakthrough cellulite reduction technique that can treat the primary causes of cellulite and improve skin firmness. Additionally, our cellulite surgeons can combine liposuction, fat transfer, and surgical techniques to address cellulite and reduce dimpling for natural-looking results.
|Cellulite Treatment Overview
|Treats dimples and lumpiness caused by cellulite
||Releases fibrous bands of tissue under the skin that cause herniated fat pockets
|Can achieve smoother-looking skin texture and tone
||Targets bulging fat deposits that contribute to an uneven appearance
|Different cellulite reduction options are available to improve dimpling
||Encourages the production of new collagen fibers to add firmness and structure to the skin
|Can target the lower body, including the legs, thighs, hips, and buttocks
||Can achieve long-lasting results
What Is Cellulite?
Cellulite refers to the dimpling caused by subsurface fat deposits. There are numerous contributing factors to cellulite. First, fibrous tissues under the skin form tight bands that cause surrounding fat pockets to herniate or bulge. These enlarged deposits of fat give the appearance of lumpy skin. The gradual decline in collagen production due to the natural aging process can further take away from skin elasticity and firmness. At Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron, we target these underlying causes of cellulite to achieve natural-looking results.
There is a misconception that weight gain or obesity can cause cellulite and that exercise can effectively eliminate cellulite. Exercise cannot address the underlying causes of cellulite; only specialized cellulite treatments using surgical or laser modalities can achieve this.
Cellulite Treatment At A Glance:
Different cellulite treatments are available to enhance skin texture. Our dermatologists will work with you to determine which cellulite treatment is right for you.
Cellulaze® is a minimally invasive cellulite reduction procedure that uses Cynosure® laser technology to release fibrous tissues that cause fat bulges while stimulating the production of new collagen. This technique requires minimal downtime and recovery. Cellulaze® treats cellulite at its source, delivering long-lasting, smooth-looking results.
Combination Cellulite Treatment
Some patients may benefit from a comprehensive approach to treating cellulite. Surgical techniques, along with liposuction and fat transfer can be used together to reduce cellulite. Your cellulite doctor can surgically release fibrous tissue bands using a tiny needle. Liposuction and fat grafting can then be used to contour and shape the treatment area to add natural-looking smoothness.
Learn more about these cellulite reduction techniques below.
||Uses laser technology to treat cellulite
||Releases fibrous bands under the skin and encourages collagen production
||Can achieve long-lasting cellulite reduction results
||Minimally invasive procedure requiring less treatment time
|Combination Cellulite Treatment
||Uses a combination of liposuction, fat transfer, and surgical techniques
||Releases subsurface tissue bands and adds shape to the treatment area using lipo and fat grafting
||Can produce long-lasting cellulite treatment results
||Comprehensive procedure; longer treatment time required
How Many Cellulite Treatments Are Required?
Patients can see substantial cellulite reduction results after 1 cellulite treatment. However, multiple treatments may be recommended, depending on the specifics of your procedure. Our dermatologists at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron can further discuss the details of your cellulite reduction procedure during your in-office consultation.
Who Is Considered An Ideal Candidate For Cellulite Reduction?
Men and women who are bothered by lower body dimpling caused by cellulite may be candidates for cellulite reduction or laser cellulite treatment. Our team at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron can help advise whether cellulite treatment is right for you during your consultation at our New York City offices.
Is Anesthesia Recommended?
Cellulaze® treatment typically requires local anesthesia, while patients undergoing liposuction, fat transfer, and surgery for cellulite may require either local or general anesthesia.
What Should I Expect After Undergoing Treatment For Cellulite?
Moderate bruising or swelling may occur for a few weeks following cellulite treatment. Patients can usually resume most daily activities within a few days. Depending on the extent of your cellulite reduction procedure, a compression garment may be utilized for the initial weeks to assist the healing process.
What Kind Of Cellulite Treatment Results Can I Expect?
Cellulite treatment can achieve substantial, long-lasting results. Patients can reduce dimpling and lumps around the legs, thighs, hips, and buttocks for smoother-looking skin.
How Do I Get Started With Cellulite Treatment?
The doctors and staff at Dermatology, Laser and Surgery of Flatiron would be happy to discuss your cellulite treatment in more detail. Please give us a call at 212-982-8229 or request an appointment online for a personal consultation at our New York offices.