Cellulaze™ – Cellulite Treatment
Dr. Lucie Capek is proud to announce that she is the first female plastic surgeon in the Capital Region to offer Cellulaze, the most advanced cellulite treatment on the market.
Finally, there’s a long-lasting, one-time treatment to reduce the appearance of cellulite. It’s a unique laser treatment called Cellulaze™ that attacks the very structure of cellulite. Cellulite isn’t a fat problem; it’s a structural problem below the skin. Only Cellulaze™ attacks the three structural components of cellulite that are the real cause of the skin’s dimpled appearance: fatty deposits, thin skin, and fibrous bands. Cellulaze™ eliminates bulging fat, divides the fibrous bands and increases the thickness of the skin all during one treatment. Patients throughout the Capital District areas of Albany, Schenectady, Troy and Saratoga trust New York Plastic Surgeon Dr. Lucie Capek to perform their Cellulaze™. Many of our patients also travel from New York City, Vermont, Massachusetts and beyond to receive her skilled and compassionate care.
How many treatments are required to achieve the desired results?
Some patients see that one Cellulaze™ treatment is necessary to achieve their desired results. You’ll see some results soon after the treatment, but final results won’t be apparent for three to six months. Of course there are exceptions to every rule, but unless there are very large areas that need to be treated, one procedure will provide excellent results.
How does Cellulaze™ work?
The Cellulaze™ treatment is performed by using a very small cannula (or tube about the size of the tip of a pen) inserted under the skin. A unique SideLight™ laser fiber inside the tube delivers energy directly under the skin. The precise SideLight laser energy increases the thickness and quality of your skin, while simultaneously releasing the fibrous bands that pull down on your skin, to minimize the orange peel look associated with cellulite. The laser is also used to diminish the lumpy pockets of fat that protrude though the fibrous bands under your skin.
Can anyone have this treatment?
The best candidates for Cellulaze™ are women who are not significantly overweight but have cellulite on their thighs. A consultation with Dr. Capek can provide you with the best information.
Does it hurt?
There is little discomfort associated with the Cellulaze™ treatment since patients are treated with a local anesthetic to numb the areas that will be treated. The local anesthetic does cause some discomfort when injected. Once numbed however, patients may feel slight pressure or a warming sensation in and around the areas to be treated, but these are mild sensations. Patients are able to talk with the doctor during the procedure because they are awake and only lightly sedated.
Are there any side effects?
Cellulaze™ is a minimally invasive laser surgical procedure, therefore incision sites are very small and there is little bleeding during the procedure. After the treatment patients may have some fluid leak out of the incision sites and there is some swelling and a little soreness. Bruising does occur and may last a couple of weeks. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities in a day or two after Cellulaze™ treatment, although it is best to wait about a week before resuming vigorous exercise.
I have tried everything to get rid of cellulite, how do I know Cellulaze™ really works?
Cellulaze™ is backed by two years of clinical research and cleared for use in the United States. Clinical data has proven Cellulaze™ treatments can increase the thickness of the skin by 25% and increase the skin’s elasticity by 29%: significant claims which haven’t been made by many other anti-cellulite treatments. Thicker and more elastic skin can help flatten and smooth the skin’s surface therefore improving the appearance of cellulite. In addition, 100% of patients surveyed were satisfied or very satisfied with their results one year after their procedure, and all would recommend the Cellulaze™ treatment to a friend.
How long does the procedure take?
On average, the procedure will take one to two hours, depending on the size of the areas to be treated.
Do I have to stay in the hospital?
No, Cellulaze™ is an in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia.
How long do the results last?
Since new collagen is formed in the areas treated with Cellulaze™ and the structures under the skin are structurally altered, the treatment produces results that may last a long time. Clinical studies have shown results can persist for 2 years or more. However, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and exercise regimen to continue to enjoy the results.
Will there be scarring?
The incision sites will be very small, usually less than 1/4” at each access site. With proper care, any scars will be barely noticeable. Dr. Capek will evaluate your skin type and provide information on minimizing the appearance of scars.
Give us a call today to set up a one on one personalized consultation with Dr. Capek. Our office is just 13 miles from Albany and 9 miles from Schenectady, New York.