Cellulaze treatment details
The Cellulaze procedure is performed in office under local anesthesia with oral sedation or light IV sedation. Areas of cellulite are marked prior to treatment, and very small incisions are made in the treatment area about the size of the tip of a pen. A small cannula fitted with the Cellulaze laser fiber is inserted, and laser energy targets fibrous bands and excess fat while stimulating new production of collagen. The laser fiber may be turned so it is horizontal with the skin to break up tight septae holding down the skin and causing dimpling, and then 90 degrees up or down to find and break up fat. Once septae have been severed, they do not grow back into the vertical pattern that is problematic for women. Treatment takes 1 to 2 hours, and only one treatment is needed for each treatment area.