Cellulaze is an advanced laser assisted anti-cellulite treatment.

Many people mistakenly believe cellulite is fat and hope to remove it by diet and exercise. However, cellulite is not fat. It is the result of connective tissue bands under the skin that surround fat cells. As the fat cells become larger it pushes up into the skin creating the “cottage cheese” effect, which is generally easier to see if you have thin skin. It should be noted that cellulite occurs in both men and women, but it is far more common in women as women are more likely to have the types of fat and connective tissue conducive to cellulite formation.

It isn’t clear what exactly causes cellulite in some people but not in others. Some explanations include:

  • Hormonal factors – It is theorized that estrogen, insulin, thyroid hormones, or prolactin may play a role in cellulite development.
  • Genetics – Your genes may predispose you to develop cellulite. Also, slow metabolism, circulatory problems and the distribution of fat may all be factors contributing to cellulite development.
  • Diet and Lifestyle – Factors such as diets high in fat and carbohydrates, smokers and people who are inactive may be more predisposed cellulite development. Also, aging and dramatic weight fluctuations can contribute to the appearance of cellulite.

You can’t control your genetic factors, and diet and lifestyle adjustments do not completely help. But don’t despair. There is a solution! Cellulaze™ from Cynosure is the only treatment that attacks the structural problems beneath the skin that cause cellulite. Cellulaze™ is an anti-cellulite treatment that is clinically proven to increase your skin’s natural thickness for a smoother, healthier look that lasts. It should be noted that many highly promoted anti-cellulite treatments focus on cellulite superficially. This means that the treatment is above the skin. Only Cellulaze™ treats the fibrous bands beneath the skin, while also thickening and adding elasticity to the skin. With just ONE treatment you will see noticeable results with improvements lasting three to twelve months.

Cellulaze is performed using local anesthesia (numbing injections) plus oral sedation, and a very small cannula (or tube about the size of the tip of a pen) which is inserted under the skin. Cynosure’s unique SideLaze laser fits inside the cannula and delivers energy directly under the skin. This increases the thickness and quality of your skin, while simultaneously releasing the fibrous bands that pull the skin down—minimizing the orange peel look associated with cellulite.

Finally, the cellulite laser is used to diminish the lumpy pockets of fat that protrude though the fibrous bands under your skin. Because the area is numbed with local anesthesia, there is minimal discomfort during the procedure. You may feel a light pressure, but it is a mild sensation.