Cellulite is a universal bane for women. Don’t believe it? Over 90% of women show some signs of cellulite on their thighs and backside during the course of their lives. Cellulite is ridiculous, as it can occur even on the thighs of those in tip-top physical condition. Bogus.
You’ve heard the claims of the creams and other products that say they remove cellulite. They only temporarily mask the surface.
Dr. Jensen has a better way for our patients from Layton and the surrounding areas — Cellulaze. Cellulaze is a laser procedure that actually addresses the cause of cellulite formation.
What causes cellulite?
Cellulite is somewhat misunderstood. Most people think it only shows up when a woman puts on a few pounds. They think that losing the weight and stepping up the exercise will thereby remove the said cottage cheese appearance. Nope. Exercise all you want but decreasing fat under the skin will only slightly lessen the appearance of cellulite.
That’s because fat isn’t the problem. What’s behind cellulite is the structural makeup of women’s skin. Women have connective tissue bands under their skin that are like vertical bars, trapping pockets of fat between them. The fat trapped by these tight bands pushes upward against the skin, creating lumps on the surface, next to depressions where the connective tissue is separating the fat beneath. Yes, it’s the orange peel look of cellulite. Plus, as our skin thins with age, our cellulite only shows more. Ugh.
That’s why skinny people can have cellulite, while heavy people may not. And men? Less than 10% have cellulite because, unlike the vertical connective tissue under women’s skin, men’s connective tissue is in an X pattern. For women, genetics plays a big role — if your mom had cellulite, you have cellulite. Hormones, aging, and weight also play a part.
What does Cellulaze do?
The Cellulaze system puts a laser on the task of zapping cellulite. In the procedure, Dr. Jensen first marks the cellulite areas to be treated. Then he applies local anesthesia to numb the area (you’ll be awake during the procedure). Next, he makes a couple of tiny incisions that are about the size of the tip of a pen. Through these incisions, the Cellulaze laser fiber, threaded through a thin cannula, is inserted.
The laser has three jobs:
- It melts some of the fat in the herniated pockets.
- It cuts the fibrous bands that are creating pockets and forcing the fat upward.
- The laser energy causes stimulation of collagen and elastin production, making the skin thicker and giving it more elasticity.
Cellulaze has been extensively studied for safety and effectiveness. Studies have shown that a single treatment improves the appearance of cellulite for one year and beyond. Over 93% of patients surveyed were satisfied or very satisfied with their results and would recommend Cellulaze to a friend.
Interested in putting lasers on the job of fighting your cellulite? Call Dr. Jensen at (801) 728-9258 and let’s show your cellulite who’s the boss.