Say Goodbye to Cellulite with Cellulaze
- Posted on: Nov 15 2019
No matter what kind of shape you’re in, if you’re a woman odds are you have some cellulite somewhere on your body. A startling 90% of women show some signs of cellulite on their thighs and backside during their lives. Despite the questionable claims made by lots of products, they don’t actually solve the problem of cellulite; they just temporarily mask the outer appearance. That’s because they don’t address the real cause of cellulite — connective tissue.
But there’s a treatment for cellulite that actually attacks its causes. That system is called Cellulaze™ and Dr. Perron offers it in his practice. Cellulaze is a laser system that attacks the structure of cellulite for clinically proven, long-lasting results.
What causes cellulite?
Cellulite is thoroughly misunderstood. Women often think fat is the cause, but then how do women at their ideal weight still have it? That’s because the structural makeup of women’s skin is the cause. Women have connective tissue bands under their skin that are like vertical bars, trapping pockets of fat between them. The fat trapped by these tight bands pushes upward against the skin, creating lumps on the surface, next to depressions where the connective tissue is separating the fat beneath. Yes, it’s the orange peel look of cellulite. And it only gets worse as we age and our skin thins.
Attacking the structure
The Cellulaze™ system utilizes a laser to take on cellulite. In the procedure, Dr. Perron first marks the cellulite areas to be treated. Then he applies local anesthesia to numb the area (you’ll be awake during the procedure). Next, he makes a couple tiny incisions that are about the size of the tip of a pen. Through these incisions the Cellulaze™ laser fiber, threaded through a thin cannula, is inserted.
The laser has three jobs:
- It melts some of the fat in the herniated pockets.
- It cuts the fibrous bands that are creating pockets and forcing the fat upward.
- The laser energy causes stimulation of collagen and elastin production, making the skin thicker and giving it more elasticity.
The entire procedure takes from one to 1.5 hours. Patients have some bruising and discomfort. Dr. Perron will have you wear a compression garment for a couple weeks following your procedure. In a day or two you can return to your normal activities, returning to strenuous exercise in one to two weeks. The release of the connective tissue bands creates instant results, and your results continue to improve for up to a year, as the liquefied fat is passed from the body and the body builds up its collagen and elastin.
Interested in showing your cellulite who’s the boss? Call Dr. Perron at (403) 228-7076 to schedule a consultation.