Cellulaze Takes It to Cellulite
- Posted on: Jul 15 2018
You’ve heard the claims of the creams and other products that say they remove cellulite. They only temporarily mask the surface.
Dr. Perron offers Cellulaze, a laser procedure that actually addresses the cause of cellulite formation.
What causes cellulite?
Most people assume cellulite forms due to weight gain and if they only exercised harder it would go away. Reality? Exercise all you want, but decreasing fat under the skin will only slightly lessen the appearance of cellulite.
That’s because fat isn’t the problem. What’s behind cellulite is the structural makeup of women’s skin. 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. Plus, as our skin thins with age, our cellulite only shows more. Ugh.
That’s why skinny people can have cellulite, while heavy people may not. And men? Less than 10% have cellulite because, unlike the vertical connective tissue under women’s skin, men’s connective tissue is in an X pattern. For women, genetics plays a big role — if your mom had cellulite, you have cellulite. Hormones, aging, and weight also play a part.
What does Cellulaze do?
The Cellulaze system puts a laser on the task of zapping 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.
Cellulaze has been extensively studied for safety and effectiveness. Studies have shown that a single treatment improves the appearance of cellulite for one year and beyond. Over 93% of patients surveyed were satisfied or very satisfied with their results and would recommend Cellulaze to a friend.
Interested in putting lasers on the job of fighting your cellulite? Call Dr. Perron at (403) 228-7076 and ask about Cellulaze.
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