Cellulite has been nearly impossible to target, until now. Cellulaze, a revolutionary laser cellulite reduction system, is bringing hope to patients who have been plagued by dimpled skin on the thighs, arms, and buttocks. This clinically proven FDA-approved technology restores smoothness to the treated area by striking the cellulite at the structural level.
Dr. Ortega offers the laser assisted treatment to patients seeking anti-cellulite solutions at Clevens Face and Body Specialists in Melbourne, Florida. It is the only proven method to effectively reduce the appearance of cellulite, and it does so in only one treatment. The fibrous bands beneath the skin which contribute to the “cottage cheese” look of cellulite are treated, in addition to increasing the thickness and elasticity of the skin. Noticeable results with ongoing improvement will be seen for three to twelve months.
The Truth about Cellulite
You may have noticed dimpling of the skin on your upper arms, abdomen, thighs, buttocks, or pelvic region. This is very common and occurs in the vast majority of people, including men and women who are in prime health. Contrary to popular belief, cellulite is not fat and cannot be targeted through diet and exercise. Rather, cellulite is caused by bands of connective tissue under the skin that surrounds fat cells. When the fat cells increase in size the expansion causes the skin to be pushed against while still remaining pulled down where the bands are located. The effect is a “cottage cheese” or “orange peel” appearance.
Cellulite is most noticeable in individuals with thin skin and more common in women than men due to a higher occurrence of cellulite-forming fat and connective tissue. However, it is still not clear why some people develop cellulite and others do not. Some factors that may be contributors to the unwanted skin texture include hormones, genetics, and diet and lifestyle.
Hormones, including estrogen, insulin, thyroid hormones, and prolactin may be responsible for cellulite development. Another explanation is that a slow metabolism, circulatory problems, and fat distribution, all things which are attributed to genetics, may play a role. Unfortunately, these factors are typically out of our control. What is manageable is diet and lifestyle. People who smoke, are inactive, and consume high amounts of fat and carbohydrates may be more susceptible to the formation of cellulite. Age and weight fluctuations may also be contributors. However, since even very health-conscious patients can have cellulite, the only true solution is to address the combination fibrous bands and trapped fat deposits, which is achievable with Cellulaze.
How does Cellulaze work?
Cellulaze is effective because it targets the structure of cellulite though advanced laser technology, attacking the problem at the source. The laser energy is first directed to the dermis, the lower layers of the skin, to increase skin thickness and elasticity. At the same time, the thermal energy is used to sever the bands of connective tissue, reducing the pull on the skin that contributes to the protuberance. Finally, Cellulaze contours the underlying lumps of fat, leading to smoothness on the skin surface.
Ideal candidates for Cellulaze are those in generally good health who have moderate cellulite. They are at a stable weight, which is close to their goal weight. The procedure works best for patients who are nonsmokers. It is also important that they have realistic expectations for the outcomes of the procedure.
Those who do not fit this description perfectly may still be good candidates, however it should be noted that their result may not be optimal. Patients may not see the same dramatic results if they are overweight or smoke.
Benefits of Cellulaze
Cellulaze is a state-of-the-art cellulite reduction treatment like no other. The FDA-approved procedure eliminates cellulite by targeting it beneath the surface of the skin. Additional benefits include the following:
- Cellulaze is a minimally invasive laser procedure.
- Only one treatment is needed to see noticeable results.
- Cellulaze is safe and effective and considered superior compared to other cellulite reduction methods.
- The procedure is less costly and time consuming than other techniques.
- Multiple areas can be treated in a few hours during one session.
- Cellulaze sessions are quick and require minimal recovery time. You can return to work and other normal activity the next day.
- The overall quality of the skin is improved, including thickness, firmness, elasticity, and texture.
- There is little to no pain or discomfort.
- Local anesthesia, not general anesthesia, is used during Cellulaze treatment.
- Results are visible within a few days and will continue to improve over the course of a few months.
If you are interested in reducing cellulite and improving the smoothness of your skin, contact Dr. Ortega for a personal consultation. Please call 321-727-3223.