Putting a Laser to Work on Your Cellulite
- Posted on: May 15 2018
Just about every woman has some degree of cellulite formation on either the thighs or backside. Studies put that number at upwards of 90 percent of women! That explains the dozens of worthless products out there that “target” cellulite. Unfortunately, after taking your money, these salves and other topical treatments do nothing more than temporarily mask the outer appearance of cellulite.
That’s because they don’t address the real cause of cellulite, connective tissue. Dr. Jensen offers Cellulaze, a treatment for cellulite that actually attacks its true cause and delivers great results.
Why do I have cellulite?
Most women incorrectly assume cellulite is caused by fat. Break out the exercises targeting leg and bottom fat. Buy various contraptions on late-night TV to target these areas.
And watch nothing happen.
The truth is, you can lessen the appearance of cellulite somewhat by decreasing fat cells under the skin (if you can actually target them with exercise), but you can’t get rid of cellulite completely no matter how slim you become.
That’s because cellulite isn’t a fat thing — it comes from 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. And it only gets worse as we age and our skin thins.
This is why women who are at their ideal body weight still have cellulite. And it’s why men, for the most part, don’t. Men’s connective tissue is in an X pattern, rather than vertical bars.
Get the structure
The Cellulaze system utilizes a laser to take on 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 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.
The treatment takes from one to 1.5 hours. You’ll probably have some bruising and slight discomfort afterwards. You’ll wear a compression garment for a couple weeks after your Cellulaze procedure. You can return to your daily activities in a day or two; more strenuous exercise can return in one to two weeks.
You will see instant results, as the connective bands are broken. Plus, your results continue to improve for up to one year, as the liquefied fat is passed from the body and new collagen and elastin is produced.
Interested in finally doing something about your cellulite? Call Dr. Jensen at (801) 728-9258 to set up a consultation.