Up to 90% of American women and 10% of men have cellulite, a stubborn condition that becomes more common as you age. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your skin because of noticeable cellulite, Cellulaze® laser treatments may be the solution you need.
At Bergen Aesthetics, our skilled physician Heripsime Ohanian, PhD, MD, FACOG, specializes in laser medicine procedures to revitalize the health and appearance of your skin.
Dr. Ohanian provides nonsurgical cellulite reduction treatments in-office using the advanced Cellulaze technology and can determine if you’re a candidate for treatment.
Why you have cellulite
Cellulite occurs when fat cells build up between your muscles and skin and push upward. This causes fibrous cords of connective tissue to pull down and cause dimpling in your skin. You might also notice that your skin appears uneven or feels bumpy.
While cellulite isn’t harmful to your health, its appearance can lower your self-esteem and your confidence in your physical appearance. Unfortunately, cellulite can also worsen as you get older, and your skin loses its elasticity. If you lose weight, your cellulite might become more visible.
If you’re ready to treat cellulite on your hips, thighs, or other areas of your body, you can meet with Dr. Ohanian to find out if Cellulaze is right for you.
How Cellulaze reduces cellulite without surgery
Cellulaze technology uses laser energy to target the underlying cause of cellulite. The laser energy targets and destroys fat cells that push against your skin. Laser treatments also relax the tightened connective tissues that make cellulite more noticeable on the surface of your skin.
Another advantage of Cellulaze therapy for cellulite reduction is its regenerative benefits. When the laser energy passes through your skin, it stimulates your body’s natural production of collagen.
Collagen is an essential protein in healthy skin. The older you get, the less collagen your body makes. The renewed collagen growth helps plump your skin and give it a more youthful appearance.
What to expect from Cellulaze laser therapy
We offer Cellulaze treatments in a comfortable office environment. Dr. Ohanian uses the laser technology to target fat cells only in the areas of cellulite that you want to treat. She provides a local anesthetic, so you won’t experience any discomfort.
Cellulaze treatments typically don’t require much time. Some people can see immediate results after their therapy, but it can take 3-6 months to see the full benefit of your Cellulaze procedure. In general, you only need one treatment with Cellulaze to achieve desirable results.
Immediately after Dr. Ohanian finishes your laser treatment, you can go home. You may experience some mild bruising or swelling in the treatment area, but this goes away within a few hours. Most people are able to return to their usual routine without limitations within a few days.
While there’s not much you can do to prevent new cellulite from forming, you can reduce your risk by following a healthy diet and engaging in daily exercises to prevent fluctuations in your weight.
Call Bergen Aesthetics in Paramus, New Jersey, to schedule a cellulite reduction consultation or book an appointment online today.