Cellulite is an extremely common problem that affects over 75% of women to some degree. Cellulite is caused by bands of fibrous tissue that pull down the skin as women age. In a normal teenager, there are numerous bands of collagen that hold the skin to the muscle underneath. These bands of tissue contract in some areas over time leading to dents in the skin or cellulite. The greater the contraction of the band, the deeper and worse the cellulite is. Permanent cellulite removal has not been possible until the recent invention of such technologies as Vaser® Smooth and Cellulaze.
Vaser® Smooth and Cellulaze both work by cleaving the bands under the skin, using a minimally invasive technique under local anesthesia. First we mark the cellulite and then we numb the skin. Next we make a tiny incision and find the bands one by one. Next we use the Vaser® Smooth or Cellulaze device to permanently cleave the bands, releasing them and permanently improving the cellulite.
There are 2 major advantages to Vaser® Smooth over Cellulaze. The Vaser® Smooth device is much faster, markedly shortening the length of your procedure and making it possible to sever and treat many more bands in a given session. A typical Vaser® Smooth session takes about 1 hour while the same Cellulaze session may take 3 to 4 hours. Secondly, sometimes there is permanent fat loss in the divots created by the bands due to fat destruction by from the pressure of the skin being pulled down against the fat. When the bands are released, the skin may not spring all the back and some of the divot may still remain. The Vaser® probe that comes with the Vaser® Smooth device also allows us to melt some nearby fat and transfer it to the divot to fill it in. This fat transfer is not possible using Cellulaze. Therefore results in areas treated in patients with stubborn divots will likely be much better using Vaser® Smooth. We have even completely removed deepest buttocks dents caused by cortisone injections using Vaser® and Vaser® Smooth devices.
Reduce cellulite and tighten skin through the painless and non-invasive Vaser® Smooth device at SF Bay Cosmetic Surgery Medical Group. Give SF Bay Cosmetic Surgery Medical Group in San Ramon, Pleasanton, San Jose, and Oakland a call to schedule a consultation today!