Here on Shoppersbase we have featured many so called remedies for cellulite, but so far we have not found that elusive cure, until now perhaps? Manufactured by Cynosure, Cellulaze claim that they are the only treatment that targets the actual structural problems beneath the skin that cause cellulite.
This new anti-cellulite treatment works by attacking the very structure of cellulite, but the laser-assisted procedure does have to be performed by a qualified physician, and the one off treatment costs a fairly whopping £2,500.
Cellulaze state that cellulite occurs when the connective tissue bands under the skin start to stiffen and this causes the fat cells they surround to become larger and push up into the skin. This then creates that orange peel effect that so many women dread.
Some people try to change their diet or exercise more in an attempt to get rid of cellulite, and many others choose over the counter lotions and creams which are said to target cellulite. However, as Cellulaze treats the fibrous bands beneath the skin, they say that they are the only company that delivers results that last.
If you opt for the Cellulaze treatment, your designated physician will mark the areas of cellulite and then apply a local anesthesia or numbing solution to that area. They will then make a couple of tiny incisions for the Cellulaze laser fiber to be threaded, via a very small tube. The laser will then use the SideLaze3D™ Cellulaze laser fiber to level out the unsightly bumps of accumulated fat under the skin, it will treat dimples by releasing the fibrous bands that pull down on the skin and stimulate the collagen production which helps to increase your skin’s depth and elasticity for a smoother look. As the laser works the fat becomes liquefied and is gently pressed out.
The entire procedure is said to last around one to one and a half hours, and is the only scientifically validated laser cellulite treatment to win the approval of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who accepted the results of Cellulaze’s year-long trial last January.
The year long trial was conducted in the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and looked at the results of using one Cellulaze treatment on a group of women with an average age of 47. The results showed that one treatment prevented the return of cellulite for at least a year, and some of the earliest patients have managed to stay cellulite-free for three years.
Hassan Shaaban, who is a consultant plastic surgeon at the Sthetix clinic in Liverpool, was the pioneer in the UK, and has now trains other doctors from across Europe in the technique. However, he warns that this procedure will not suit everyone: “We classify cellulite severity from one to four,’ he says. ‘This treatment works best on stages two and three. In other words, women with serious cellulite will first have to lose fat by other methods.”
Angelica Kavouni who is a cosmetic surgeon based at the Cadogan Clinic in London, has undergone the specialist training and so far has treated 15 women. She says in an interview with the Sunday Times: “I am cautiously optimistic that it works, but I think most patients will also have to make lifestyle changes such as diet and more exercise to maintain the results.”
For more information about the procedure, visit the cellulaze.co.uk website.