Cellulite is a type of tissue that looks dimpled or bumpy. Some patients describe cellulite as having the texture of cottage cheese. Many people find cellulite embarrassing and unsightly. It can appear almost anywhere on your body, but it’s most common in the hips and thighs.
Cellulite develops when fat cells build up between skin and muscle. The fat cells push upward against the skin, while thick, fibrous cords of connective tissue pull down. That leads to dimpling and an uneven surface.
Cellulite can affect anyone, but it’s more common in women than men. It usually begins to develop after puberty and may worsen with age, as the skin becomes looser and less elastic. Weight gain may make cellulite more noticeable.
Cellulaze laser treatments use laser energy to target the root causes of cellulite. This procedure eliminates the fat cells that contribute to cellulite, and it relaxes the connective tissues that pull down on the skin and make cellulite more noticeable.
Also, the Cellulaze laser stimulates the production of collagen, which tightens the surrounding skin. All of these effects combined make Cellulaze more efficient in the treatment of cellulite than any other option.
Dr. Ohanian performs Cellulaze treatment in the comfort of the clinic. The procedure is short, and patients can return home after the treatment to recover. Only one session is needed to improve the appearance of dimpled skin. Although some results may appear immediately, the best results will appear in the next three to six months after treatment.
During the Cellulaze procedure, you’ll be under local anesthesia so that you won’t feel any pain. After the procedure, you may notice some slight swelling or bruising. However, these effects are temporary and will fade quickly.
You’ll need to take it easy after your Cellulaze procedure, but the recovery period is short. Within a matter of days, you’ll be able to resume your normal activities. By following a healthy diet and exercising regularly, you can enjoy long-lasting results.