What is Cellulaze
Cellulite appears as uneven, bulky, dimpled, fatty skin and it is one of the most visible problems that cannot be eliminated with exercise or diet. Affecting mostly women, cellulite is not a fat problem. Instead, the look of cellulite is caused by how fat is structured under the skin. This can be corrected with the new Cellulaze treatment offered by Dr. Caruth.
Cellulite is affected by many natural factors such as genetics, hormones, changes in weight and aging. Cellulite occurs when connective tissue bands form and stiffen around fat cells, causing the enclosed fat cells to enlarge and rise up in the skin. These groupings of fat cause the classic “cottage cheese” effect of cellulite.
Cellulaze is a new treatment offered by Dr. Caruth. With one simple treatment, this minimally invasive, laser assisted procedure breaks down the connective tissues that cause cellulite. Cellulaze is new to the US and with this treatment, Dr. Caruth can improve the look of cellulite and increase your skin’s natural thickness. And the results are smooth skin and long lasting results.
How Cellulaze works
When he performs Cellulaze, this is how Dr. Caruth proceeds:
- He marks the areas of cellulite to be treated with a marker
- He makes some small incisions. Generally, they are no bigger than pen’s tip
- You are awake for the procedure so he administers local anesthesia or numbing solution.
- He inserts the Cellulaze laser fiber through a very small tube (cannula) into the incision site
- He uses the SideLight™ 3D Cellulaze laser fiber to:
- Level out bumps of fat
- Treat dimples by breaking down the fibrous bands around the fat
- Stimulate collagen production to increase your skin’s depth and elasticity for a smoother look
- He removes the liquefied fat
A Cellulaze procedure lasts about 1–1.5 hours. There is typically bruising and some discomfort following the procedure and small amounts of fluid will leak from incisions. Dr. Caruth may require you to wear a compression garment. After a day or two, most patients are able to return to normal activities and may exercise strenuously after 1-2 weeks. Results continue to improve for the next 3-12 months.
Here’s what to expect after your procedure:
- You’ll have some bruising and discomfort, and small amounts of fluid may leak from the incision sites. Your physician may ask you to wear a compression garment
- You’ll be able to go back to your normal activities after a day or two and resume more strenuous exercise after one to two weeks
- Your results will continue to improve for the next three to twelve months