Laser treatment can greatly reduce the appearance of cellulite and dimpling. Below are answers to some of the most common patient questions
What causes cellulite?
Cellulite is fat trapped by a network of connective fibers. As fat deposits accumulate within the structure of this tissue, a dimpling effect is seen.
How does treatment work?
Laser light energy combined with vacuum and massage address the physical manifestations of cellulite and its underlying causes, to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Some patients benefit from skin tightening to further smooth out the treatment area.
Am I a good candidate for treatment?
More than 85% of women have cellulite. Only a consultation can determine the best treatment program for you. It is important to remember commitment to a complete treatment program is necessary for best results.
Do the treatments hurt?
To the contrary, these are non-surgical procedures that are comfortable and many patients look forward to the treatment including what feels like a deep tissue massage. You may have redness in the treated area for a few hours following treatment, however there is no downtime involved.
How long does a treatment take?
Typical treatments are 20-40 minutes for a set of body parts (for example back of legs or buttocks); 40-80 minutes including skin tightening. Timing and fees vary by the number of areas a patient is concerned about. Your consultation will include a full discussion of treatment areas.
How many treatments will I need?
The optimum treatment program is eight treatments, once to twice a week.
Can I have more than eight treatments?
Yes, once you see results you may select to treat another area or have more treatments in the same area.
Remember, the skin continues to improve for up to six months after your last treatment.