Dr. William Ting, Board-Certified Dermatologist
at California Dermatology Care
2262 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA 94583
Advanced Care with a Personal Touch
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Frequently Asked Questions
How does the Cellulaze cellulite laser work?
A very small cannula (or tube about the size of the tip of a pen) is inserted under the skin. Cynosure’s unique SideLight laser fiber inside the tube delivers energy directly under the skin. This increases the thickness and quality of your skin, while simultaneously releasing the fibrous bands that pull it 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.
How do I know if Cellulaze is right for me?
Cellulaze delivers best results for women who are not significantly overweight but have mild to moderate cellulite on their thighs. If girth, circumference or saddle bags are of greater priority, one should consider SmartLipo tumescent liposuction. Please arrange for in person consultation with Dr. Ting to get the best information cellulite laser treatments.
How does Cellulaze compare to other treatments?
There are countless treatments that claim to get rid of cellulite. But these other treatments—massage, external energy devises, creams and lotions—can only treat cellulite superficially by working at the skin's surface. These treatments require either daily or weekly applications and results are often inconsistent. Cellulaze is the first and only cellulite laser treatment that treats the actual problems underneath the skin to deliver a proven longer-lasting result from just one simple treatment.
I've tried everything to get rid of cellulite. How do I know Cellulaze really works?
Cellulaze is backed by many years of clinical research. Studies have shown it increases the thickness of your skin by 25% and the elasticity of your skin by 29%—significant claims that haven't been made by any other treatments. Thicker and more elastic skin can help flatten and smooth the skin surface to improve the appearance of cellulite. In addition, 93% of patients surveyed were satisfied or very satisfied with their results at one year post their procedure, and all would recommend the Cellulaze cellulite laser treatment to a friend.
What does the procedure feel like?
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. Following a Cellulaze cellulite laser treatment, you may experience some aches, much like after a physical workout.
How long does the Cellulaze procedure take?
On average, this cellulite laser procedure will take one to two hours. This is dependent on the size of the areas to be treated.
Do I have to stay in the hospital?
No. Cellulaze can be performed under local anesthesia either in-office or in a surgery center.
What to expect after procedure?
You'll have some bruising and discomfort, and small amounts of fluid may leak from the incision sites. Dr. Ting may ask you to wear a compression garment. You'll be able to go back to normal activities after a day or two and resume more strenous exercise after one to two weeks. Your results will continue to improve for the next 3 to 12 months.
How many treatments are necessary?
Results are achieved with just one Cellulaze cellulite laser treatment. Your results will continue to improve over the next three to twelve months.
How long do the results last?
Clinical studies have shown results can last for one year or more1. However, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to continue to enjoy Cellulaze cellulite laser results.
Will there be scarring?
The incision sites will be very small. With proper care, any scars will be barely noticeable. Your physician can evaluate your skin type and provide the best information on scar prevention.
What's the recovery time?
The Cellulaze cellulite laser treatment is a minimally invasive procedure which usually requires only local anesthesia. Some light bruising can occur, but you'll be able to return to normal activities within a day or two. Your physician may ask you to wear a compression garment for a short period after treatment.