Although it has a distinct appearance, cellulite is actually normal fat. It gets its dimpled or bumpy appearance, often likened to the texture of cottage cheese or an orange peel, due to a stiffening of connective tissues. The stiffened tissues cause nearby fat cells to become enlarged and push up against them. This leads to undulations and flaccidity in the skin. Cellulite is most common around the thighs and buttocks but can appear on the lower belly, upper arms, and breasts, as well. Cellulite is vastly more common among women than in men. That’s because women typically have more fat, specifically in the areas affected by cellulite. Cellulite affects women of all ages but can be more noticeable in older women due to the natural thinning of the skin that accompanies aging. Carrying excess fat may make cellulite more noticeable, but plenty of lean people have visible cellulite, too.
Committed to providing patients the most advanced treatments, Dr. Bacha is proud to offer the safest and most effective new method for eliminating the appearance of cellulite, Cellulaze. Forget those ineffective topical creams and risky liposuction surgery, Cellulaze is the only one-time, minimally-invasive laser treatment that is clinically proven to deliver noticeable results that last up to three years. It does so by targeting cellulite with thermal laser energy directly at its source, in the underlying structural tissue.
A tiny laser fiber is inserted under the skin. The laser energy gently heats the skin and disrupts or melts fat. It also releases the fibrous bands that fat cells press up against, to create the dimpling effect. In addition, the Cellulaze treatment increases production of new collagen which thickens the dermis and improves elasticity. Many women enjoy substantial improvement after just a single treatment.
*Individual Results May Vary
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