ABC News in Baltimore, MD reported today about a new cellulite treatment being performed by a local doctor. The procedure is Cellulaze and was FDA approved in Jan. 2012 so it's not a new treatment. Perhaps it's new for the doctor but Cynosure developed the treatment over a year ago.
"Cellulaze is the world's first and only minimally invasive medical device designed to treat women who have struggled to eliminate cellulite through diet and exercise, or have tried the myriad of lotions and creams currently on the market," said Cynosure President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Davin . "Unlike those products, Cellulaze is the only aesthetic device that directly treats the physiological structure of cellulite, providing clinically proven, results."
If you have cellulite and want to learn more about this treatment, you can read and see a video on the Cynosure website, CLICK HERE.
The procedure is performed in the doctor's office. The plastic surgeon will make small incisions about the size of the tip of a pen in the area to be treated. Local anesthesia or numbing solution is used. You will be awake during the procedure. After the incisions are made, the Cellulaze laser fiber is threaded through a very small tube into the incision site. Your surgeon uses the SideLaze3D Cellulaze laser fiber to level out bumps of fat, treat dimples by releasing the fibrous band that pull down on the skin and the laser stimulates collagen production to increase the skin's depth and elasticity for a smoother appearance. The liquefied fat is gently pressed out and the entire procedure takes approximately one to one and a half hours.
Dr. Michael Cohen from the Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland explains to ABC News, Baltimore, MD how the procedure works. "It takes several months for results to kick in. Dr. Cohen says. Recovery is very much like liposuction recovery, there's maybe a little bit of bruising, some swelling, compression garments is essential for a couple of weeks to control some of the swelling, make it a little bit more comfortable for the recovery but again most people are able to get back to their routine in a couple of days."
If you are considering a cosmetic procedure for the reduction of cellulite, contact a board certified plastic or cosmetic surgeon in your area. Check with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for a doctor near you.