Saturday, May 5, 2012

Cellulaze, The War Against Cellulite Just Heated Up!

Turns out Cellulite is way bigger than you thought and daily diets of salad and miles logged on the treadmill does very little to keep the cottage cheese appearance on the back of the thighs and hips at bay.

Here is why

  1. Globules of fat that collect under the skin gives that bumpy appearance
  2. Fibrous vertical bands separating the fat aggregations causes the dimples and
  3. Thin skin that makes all the imperfections show through
And then there are a whole sleuth of genetic, hormonal, metabolic and lifestyle changes that conspire to lend the upper-hand to cellulite.

In the past treatment options have included massages to improve circulation to the problem areas as well as topical applications of cream, remedies that provide very temporary relief if at all.

Fast forward to February 2012 when the FDA approved Cellulaze for the treatment of cellulite.  Cellulaze represents a paradigm shift from outside-in to an inside-out model of treatment because the cellulite problem is underneath the skin where it ought to be tackled.

So here is how Cellullaze works.  The procedure is minimally invasive and is performed under local anesthesia.

  1. Laser is used to melt the herniated fatty layer under the skin that causes bulges
  2. Cuts and vaporizes the fibrous strands that pull down the skin down to cause the dimples and
  3. The laser is now turned up to heat the skin which stimulates growth of new collagen to improve skin elasticity.
According to the company Cynosure, it takes 3 months to see optimal results, which lasts over a year, and there are minimal side effects.  The procedure will set you back about twenty five hundred dollars for a small area on both sides of the legs.  Here  are some photos testifying to the results...

If you are among the 20% of women who are not affected by cellulite, chances are you didn't hit puberty yet, so rest easy.  But if you can relate to this battle, share the post with your friends, that help is on the way...

And when everything else fails, in the world of photography, Photoshop can always come to the rescue...

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