At Serenity MedSpa, we consistently stay on the cutting edge by offering the latest and most effective medical spa technologies available. We are proud to be one of the first facilities in the Bay Area to provide Cellulaze, the groundbreaking, dramatic, long-lasting, one-time treatment for cellulite.*
What causes cellulite?
Aging, hormones, genetics and dramatic weight changes can all play a role in the appearance of cellulite. These factors can cause connective tissue bands under the skin to stiffen and the fat cells they surround to become enlarged and push up into the skin. This creates the undesirable “cottage cheese” effect.
It is difficult for patients to improve the appearance of cellulite through healthy eating and regular exercise alone since it is a structural problem in the connective tissue. Thanks to the revolutionary Cellulaze treatment, we can now target the structural problem that causes cellulite—by treating the fibrous bands beneath the skin—while also thickening and adding elasticity to the skin.
How does Cellulaze work?
In the Cellulaze procedure, which is performed under a local anesthetic, Dr. David Kang inserts a small, narrow tube the size of the tip of a pen underneath the skin. The SideLight 3D side-firing technology directs controlled, laser thermal energy to the treatment zones (typically the buttocks and thighs).
The laser is designed to diminish lumpy pockets of fat, smooth areas of skin depression and increase the elasticity and thickness of the skin. Patients will need only a single Cellulaze treatment to see significant results.
What Can I Expect During Cellulaze Treatment?
First, Dr. David Kang will mark the treatment areas. Then, those areas will be anesthetized with a local anesthetic, after which a small incision is made to insert the laser probe. Then, the laser probe is gently moved back and forth to break down the fibrous bands and to tighten the overlying skin. Since the area being treated is anesthetized, you will not feel any pain.
What can I expect after my treatment?
After the Cellulaze treatment, you may experience some bruising and discomfort. We will provide you with a compression garment to wear right after the treatment to minimize swelling. You will be able to return to normal activities after a day or two and resume more strenuous exercise after one to two weeks. Your results will continue to improve over the next three to 12 months. To ensure the best results and to help our patients heal faster, we provide complimentary noninvasive skin tightening and lymphatic drainage procedures during the postop visits.
What kind of results can I expect?
- More even, level skin free of dimples and depressions
- Stimulation of collagen to increase skin elasticity
- Smoother, tighter looking skin