Heripsime Ohanian, PhD, MD, FACOG, DABRM, DABLS
Aesthetic Specialist & Gynecologist located in Paramus, NJ
For most men and women, some amount of cellulite is unavoidable. Unfortunately, it can also be a stubborn problem. Even with a strict diet, frequent exercise, and the best skin care products, you may still struggle with unwanted cellulite. Dr. Heripsime Ohanian of Bergen Aesthetics offers Cellulaze® laser cellulite reduction treatments, which target the structure of cellulite directly. To learn more about these treatments, please call the clinic in Paramus, New Jersey, today.
Cellulite Reduction Q & A
What is Cellulite?
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.
What Causes Cellulite?
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.
How Does Laser Cellulite Treatment Work?
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.
What Should Patients Expect During Cellulaze Treatment?
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.
What are the Risks?
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.
How Long is the Recovery?
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.