Cellulite affects more than 80 percent of women and up to 20 percent of men and worsens with age. Many lotions and creams promise to get rid of or reduce the appearance of cellulite, but they have little to no effect on your dimpled or pockmarked skin. Cellulaze is the most effective treatment available for men and women struggling with the orange peel texture of cellulite. This laser treatment targets fat deposits and breaks up fibers in your skin tissue to reduce cellulite and give your skin a smoother appearance.
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite often comes on with age, but can be caused by hormonal changes, genetics, smoking, lack of exercise and excess fat deposits. This skin condition occurs due to the breakdown of connective tissues, which have fibrous bands that link your deep tissues to your skin. Subcutaneous fat deposits are found in your connective tissues and begin to bulge out when they become damaged. The weakening structure of your connective tissues causes the “cottage cheese” effect of cellulite.
Many individuals think liposuction can get rid of cellulite, but lipo only removes fat and doesn’t address the subcutaneous layers of your skin. However, laser liposuction with SmartLipo™ may provide a reduction of cellulite in addition to removing unwanted fat.
How Cellulaze Works to Improve Cellulite
Cellulaze uses a small laser probe to break up the connective tissues causing your cellulite. The procedure is minimally-invasive and requires a small incision for the laser. The heat from the laser melts fat and promotes the natural production of collagen and elastin. These proteins are found naturally in your body, but your body creates less and less of them as you age.
By stimulating the creation of collagen and elastin, the Cellulaze laser helps thicken and strengthen your skin. The liquefied fat is absorbed by your body over the span of several weeks or months. Clinical studies found that one Cellulaze treatment can provide substantial cellulite improvement for one year or longer.
If you struggle with cellulite, please contact our cosmetic surgeon in Manhattan today at 212-308-1566to schedule your consultation. Dr. Pakeman and our skilled staff at Manhattan Surgical Care serve clients in NYC, Manhattan and nationwide.