Cellulite does not discriminate, affecting women of all ages and body shapes. The characteristic lumpy and dimpled skin on areas of the mid and lower body does not respond to diet, exercise or weight loss. Cellulite is a genetic issue that is structural in nature, lying beneath the skin’s surface.
Cellulite occurs when bands of connective tissue beneath your skin harden or stiffen. The surrounding fat cells increase in size and are squeezed and pushed upward, creating bumps that some people call the “cottage cheese” effect.
Cellulite is a naturally-occurring occurrence, but many find themselves wanting to reduce its appearance. Fortunately, there are a number of excellent treatments that can help you reduce cellulite in a quick and relatively painless manner. We offer several here at the Graivier Center.
Reduce the appearance of cellulite with this non-invasive, FDA-approved treatment. The SmoothShapes system uses Photomology, a technology that combines laser and light energy with manual and mechanical manipulation to treat cellulite. SmoothShapes can also be used in conjunction with other treatments for maximum results.
The SmoothShapes process targets fibrous septae from under the skin through a combination of two laser energies. These lasers mobilize the fat out of the fat cells and stimulate collagen production. These create a smoother appearance for the skin.
SmoothShapes takes approximately 10 treatments, with treatments twice a week for five weeks recommended. No preparation is necessary. Patients report feeling the massage from the rollers and some mild heat from the laser. Some people experience some redness of the skin that should fade away almost immediately.
Cellulaze™ is a revolutionary advancement in laser technology, addressing the three causes of cellulite at the source: dimpling, areas of bulging and thinning of the skin, which occurs along with aging.
Cellulaze treatment is a laser wavelength that directs energy precisely where needed to achieve long-lasting results. This revolutionary procedure uses heat to stimulate the growth of new collagen, tightening and improving the integrity of the skin as well as releasing the fibrous bands, which cause the dimpling and bulging of the skin.
Cellulaze is the best option for reducing the appearance of cellulite in one treatment and has been proven to be effective and safe in clinical trials.
Cellulaze™ can be done under local anesthesia, however that would be determined at the time of consultation and dictated by the amount of time needed to achieve results.
Cellulaze reduces cellulite almost immediately, and can often produce improved results over the following 6 to 12 months. Usually patients only need one treatment that can keep cellulite at bay for around a year.
There’s no reason to feel bad about the way you look: if you’re concerned about cellulite building up, the Graivier Center offers several fantastic treatments that can have you looking your best in no time. Dr. Graivier is a highly skilled surgeon and industry innovator with more than 20 years of experience in the medical field. If you’d like to set up an appointment, please contact us online or call us at 770-772-0695.