Cellulaze treats cellulite by using laser fibers to remove the pockets of fat and loosen the tighten tissue bands beneath the skin which cause the rippling effect of cellulite. The treatment also boosts the production of collagen, thereby increasing the elasticity of your skin as well as its depth. The procedure only takes about 1 to 1.5 hours, and the recovery time is minimal, in that you can get back to your normal activities within just a matter of days.
The doctor performing the procedure will mark the areas of cellulite to be treated with a marker. Then a couple of tiny incisions, about the size of the tip of a pen will be made. Afterwards, the area to be treated will be numbed. You will be awake during the procedure. The Cellulaze laser fiber is threaded through a very small tube (or cannula) and inserted through the incision site.
Usually significant results can be seen anywhere between 3 to 12 months after the treatment. A clinical study found that those who underwent the Cellulaze procedure saw a 25% increase in their skin’s thickness and a 29% boost in elasticity even after a year after the treatment was performed. Normally only one session is needed.
The price can be a low as $2000 and as high as $7500 depending on the severity and coverage of the cellulite.
Note: Please make sure you research the doctor of your choice. Check to see where they studied how to perform the procedure, how long they have been performing the procedure, and how long they have been performing cosmetic procedures.
Pioneered by the French physician Dr. Michel Pistor in 1952, Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive procedure that is widely used in Europe and elsewhere to treat various injuries and medical conditions. This medical specialty targets problem areas with microinjections of conventional or homeopathic medicines, vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Tiny “medicinal bullets” are delivered directly into the mesoderm (middle layer of skin) that are highly specific to the condition being treated.
Cellulite Reduction: Approximately 3 to 4 treatments are necessary at intervals of 3 to 4 weeks. While cellulite treatment is the least effective of the mesotherapy options, it is nonetheless successful in dealing with mild degrees of cellulite.
Lower Blepharoplasty: 1 or 2 treatments are recommended at 6 week intervals (at times the second treatment is not necessary). For Lower Eye Belpharoplasty, the patient should take cortisone prior to the procedure, and the swelling could possibly last for up to 6 weeks.
Facial Rejuvenation: 4 treatments are required at 2 to 3 week intervals. It is one of the most popular mesotherapy treatments, as satisfied patients notice a substantial improvement in their facial appearance.
Cost of Mesotherapy: the cost range from $200.00 to $600.0 per session for each area being treated. For example, one body area would include the saddle bag area. This should be for both sides.
Note: Mesotherapy can involve severe swelling, bruising, knots in the area injected and very painful. You could have an allergic reaction to the injection. A lot of these doctors who perform these procedures, only take one class to do this. Mesotherapy sessions should only involve one area being treated at a time, for example the saddle bags. Each area being treated should only have a small amount injected at any one time. Over injection is common. If you have an allergic reaction, it is suggested to take benadryl and seek a doctor.
Ultrasonic Liposuction Procedure
Ultrasonic liposuction is similar to other liposuction techniques in the way that it is a procedure designed to remove fat from the body. During ultrasonic liposuction procedure, small incisions are made to insert the cannula, which is used to both liquefy and remove the fat. These incision sites are minimally visible when healed.
Ultrasonic liposuction is different to other types of liposuction since it incorporates the use of ultrasonic devices (either externally or internally). The ultrasonic sound waves produced by these devices are applied to the area to be treated in order to agitate and loosen the fat cells and deposits into a liquid state. Additionally, the fat is combined with an injected tumescent solution; this is a fluid that contains an aesthetic, saline solution and epinephrine. During the ultrasonic liposuction procedure the liquid fat emulsifies, making it easier and faster to remove.
Following the ultrasonic liposuction surgery, you will be placed in a compressive garment that will help control the swelling and aid in the overall healing process. This garment will be worn for at least one week at which time a pull-on garment will be provided. This second garment should be worn for approximately one month or as recommended by your ultrasonic liposuction surgeon.
Benefits of Ultrasonic Liposuction
Ultrasonic liposuction is one of the newest techniques in liposuction today. Ultrasound waves emitted by a special device pulsate through the unwanted fat, liquefying it so that it can be gently removed. As a result, less force is needed and therefore, generally less bruising and swelling develop since it requires less suction to pull out the fat when compared to traditional liposuction.
Ultrasonic liposuction has the ability to remove large volumes of fat from a patient’s body in a single operation with up to 50% less bleeding than other liposuction methods. Ultrasonic liposuction also has the ability to break up tough and fibrous fat in areas of the body where fat cannot be removed through traditional liposuction methods.
Types Of Ultrasonic Liposuction
There are two main types of ultrasonic liposuction procedures:
- Internal Ultrasonic Liposuction
- External Ultrasonic Liposuction
Internal ultrasonic assisted liposuction refers to the liposuction procedure that utilizes a long metal probe, or cannula, that is inserted into fat through a large incision. The cannula can either be solid or hollow and internal ultrasonic liposuction operations are usually performed with either general anesthesia or heavy IV sedation.
External ultrasonic assisted liposuction uses a metal paddle that is applied to the patient’s skin, which directs ultrasonic energy into subcutaneous fat. This is a relatively new surgical procedure.
Note: Always research the doctor you are going to choose for your procedure. Make sure to check how many procedures they have performed and how long they have been performing the procedure.