Cellulite Treatment

Also known as cellulite reduction

Cellulite is normal fat just beneath the skin that causes irregular undulations and flaccidity (lack of youthful firmness) in the skin because it pushes against connective tissue. Various treatments are available to treat cellulite, but most have only temporary results because they do not target the anatomic structures of cellulite. The newest treatment that appears to have lasting results is the Nd:YAG 1440 nm wavelength laser.

When to Consider Cellulite Treatment

  • If your skin has a puckered appearance at areas of fat accumulation that disturbs you.
  • If you are not significantly overweight, but have moderate cellulite on your thighs, buttocks and/or hips.
  • If you have light-colored skin, on which cellulite tends to be more noticeable.
  • If you have tried various creams, massages or injectables and have seen no improvement.

Pros

  • Treatment improves the appearance of dimpled cellulite tissues.
  • Skin thickness and elasticity are increased.
  • Results last one year or more.

Cons

  • Side effects include bruising, swelling, numbness and mild discomfort.
  • With Cellulaze there is a possibility of fluid leakage from incision sites.
  • This nonsurgical treatment is relatively new to the market and can be costly.

Am I a good candidate for cellulite treatment?

  • If your skin has a puckered appearance at areas of fat accumulation that disturbs you.
  • If you are not significantly overweight, but have moderate cellulite on your thighs, buttocks and/or hips.
  • If you have light-colored skin, on which cellulite tends to be more noticeable.
  • If you have tried various creams, massages or injectables with no improvement.