Patients often ask us why we use Cellulaze and not Cellfina for the treatment of cellulite. Hopefully this blog will help clarify why we choose Cellulaze over Cellfina…
What Causes Cellulite?
To treat cellulite, first we must understand what causes the appearance of cellulite. Cellulite is due to genetic factors, hormonal changes and lifestyle choices such as poor diet and lack of exercise.
The three main components of cellulite are fat deposits, fibrous bands and thinning of the skin.
Fat deposits cause bulging of the skin. Fibrous bands connect the skin above to deeper tissues, causing the appearance of dimples. Thinning skin contributes to the “cottage cheese” look associated with cellulite.
Cellulaze is a state of the art, multidirectional laser that treats all three components of cellulite. The treatment is performed in our office with local anesthetic. Cellulaze 3D Sidelaze laser technology melts the pockets of fat leading to an improvement in the bulges. It also releases the fibrous bands, improving the dimples. Finally, it stimulates collagen formation under the skin helping to thicken the skin, resulting in a smoother appearance. Check out the before and after photos here.
Cellfina is a needle-based system that cuts through the fibrous bands that cause the dimples. This leads to improvement of the dimples of cellulite, but does not treat the fat deposits or thinning of the skin. Therefore, it works very well to treat dimples but fails to treat the other components of cellulite.
So Which Is Better, Cellulaze or Cellfina?
Most patients have a combination of issues causing their cellulite. Very few patients have just the bands (which can be treated with Cellfina) or just thinning skin (which can be treated with Profound). For this reason, most of our patients benefit from the combination treatment offered through Cellulaze.