Cellulite And Stretch Mark Removal
Cellulite And Stretch Mark Removal
Cellulite is probably one of the most aesthetically troubling concerns for women, it is
estimated 80% of women over the age of 20, regardless of their weight or size are
affected by cellulite.
Cellulite is a condition that affects the appearance of the skin in areas with underlying fat deposits, and appears most noticeably on the buttocks, hips and thighs, giving the skin a dimpled and lumpy appearance. The surface of the skin often has a texture that resembles an orange peel. The dimpling (dimples) of the skin is one of the major reasons why patients seek treatment.
What Causes Cellulite?
The skin’s connective tissue surrounds fat cells or subcutaneous fat, which is arranged in chambers, the margins of these chambers contain septae. Over time, the fat cells can increase in size and number, this phenomenon together with accumulation of localised edema, push the skin’s surface between the septae in an upward direction. This is what creates the lumpy and dimpled skin appearance, also known as the ‘cottage cheese’ appearance, associated with cellulite.
Why Do I Have Cellulite?
Underneath the skin lies a layer of fibrous connective tissue that is responsible for adhering the skin to the muscle beneath it. As the bands of connective tissue contract and stiffen with age, they pull down on the skin even more. At the same time, increasing fat stores push outward in the surrounding areas.
As we get older, the outer layer of skin weakens, thins, and loses elasticity. Gravity takes its toll, and the skin begins to sag. Since the connective septae remain intact and often contracts and stiffens further as time marches on, the appearance of cellulite continues to worsen with age.
Another probable aggravating factor in the development of cellulite is weight gain and weight loss, which further compromise skin elasticity, making cellulite more pronounced. While the appearance of cellulite tends to worsen in proportion to the amount of fat present in the affected area, cellulite can affect even the thinnest women.
Treatment of Cellulite
Dr Lanzer uses a combination of treatments to help reduce the appearance of cellulite, so there are countless treatment options possible. Many of these envelop the use of a handheld device to improve the appearance of cellulite in a topical manner, but also blood circulation. Procedures include surgical procedures such as subcision, cryolipolysis, Cellfina, endermologie, cellulaze and non-surgical devices such as the Venus Freeze, Ultrashape and Velashape. In most cases, the treatment provides an increase in collagen production, which in turn makes the skin look better and decreases the appearance of cellulite. The benefit of these procedures is also minimal downtime, if any downtime at all.
Some treatments for cellulite do not involve any procedures, but the use of a special retinol cream. Their success depends heavily on the severity of the cellulite.
Dr Lanzer occasionally injects fat into the depressed areas of cellulite to reduce the depressions.The Cellulaze device is the first surgical treatment of cellulite and Dr Lanzer is the first in Victoria to offer this treatment. It works using a three step method. 1) Melting the fat, 2) Cutting of the fibrous bands that cause the bumpy look of cellulite and 3) tightening the skin for a smoother appearance.
The Velashape features the unique elos™ technology combination of Bi-polar Radio-frequency (RF), Infrared Light Energy, plus Vacuum and Mechanical Massage to deploy targeted heat to adipose tissue. The combination of these energies increases the metabolism of stored energy, increases lymphatic drainage and reduces or shrinks the size of the actual fat cells and fat chambers. The net result is gradual smothering of skin’s surface.
Please note that cellulite treatments
Many patients choose the cellulite treatments from The Dr Lanzer Clinic, as side-effects are very minor or non-existent. Of course, since side-effects can be different from patient to patient, we always advise patients to speak to a health professional before undergoing any treatment. For example, a patient may be prone to bruising or outbreaks. If you suffer from outbreaks on a regular basis, this is also something that should be reported to reduce the chance of side effects after your cellulite reduction
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If you’re looking to remove fat from the body, get a free consultation at Melbourne Cellulite clinic with Dr Lanzer.
The Freeze machine is a brand new treatment. Dr Lanzer described on Television that this machine is used for Face and Body Treatments: Anti Ageing / Circumferential Reduction / Cellulite Reduction and Skin Tightening. It uses Magnetic Pulse and Radio-frequency to stimulate collagen and elastin production therefore helping to smooth out the skin and improve the appearance of cellulite. Approximately 6-10 treatments are required and are to be performed weekly or fortnightly.
The Ultrashape uses scientifically proven non-invasive ultrasound technology to break down unwanted fat. Focused ultrasound energy selectively targets fat cells in the chosen body area without harming surrounding tissues such as nerves or blood vessels. Approximately 3-4 treatments are required and are to be performed fortnightly.
Please note – as these devices are non surgical, results may vary between each individual patient and no guarantees can be made.
Dr Lanzer also recommends patients use our D’lumiere body sculpting cream to help tighten and smooth the skin. It creates a thermogenic effect, increases circulation, eliminates waste material and has a firming and toning effect on the skin. For more information about our cellulite creams and/or
Occasionally fat can be injected as a dermal filler into the depressed areas of cellulite to reduce the depressions.
These are common linear lines that start off red and eventually become white. The body going through a growth spurt mostly causes them. When lines are in the red stage some lasers such as the Aura can be helpful. Other effective treatments for stretch marks include Airgent and the Dermafraxel.
Occasionally after liposuction the appearance of stretch marks are less prominent once the underlying fatty bulge is removed.
More About Cellulite
Cellulite is a common problem amongst women in Australia and since the problem may occur in women of all shapes and sizes, the problem is not necessarily isolated or caused by excess weight. Even though weight loss may improve cellulite for overweight patients, patients already on their target weight may find cellulite a little harder to tackle. While there are some dietary changes that may reduce the appearance of cellulite, if the problem persists the patient could choose a cellulite removal treatment at the Dr Lanzer Clinic to correct the issue.
If you are not yet familiar with the this removal treatments available at the Dr Lanzer Clinic, we recommend reading the information pages available on the website. If you still have some questions after reading our information pages, you can also contact our team for additional information. More details regarding cellulite removal can also be obtained during your initial appointment with Dr Lanzer, who can explain more about the procedure and tell you if you are a good candidate for this procedure. To book your appointment for cellulite removal at the Dr Lanzer Clinic, please contact our friendly support staff via chat message, email, web form or telephone.
Before and After Photos
All photographs represent one person’s experience, and results may vary for each patient. All photographs are of actual patients of Dr Lanzer. The visible change in these photographs has occurred as a result of the procedure/s undertaken. Best results are obtained when the procedure is combined with a balanced diet and exercise.
Some before and after photos shown are not exact, in that they vary in light, contrast, clothing, background, distance from camera, hairstyle and makeup.
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Let us know the procedure(s) you are considering and your details and we will get back to you with a time and day to suit you. For more faqs about the different treatments including the cellulite removal in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast at The Dr Lanzer Clinic, please head over to our information pages.
Before obtaining a treatment with non-invasive laser, or a more invasive procedure, it is important to inform yourself about the procedure you will be having. On our website, you can find more information about various aspects of different treatments, including smartlipo, liposuction, low-level laser treatment, diode laser therapy, facial rejuvenation and more.
Frequently Asked Questions For Cellulite Removal
Can cellulite be removed surgically?
Yes cellulite can be improved significantly with a combination of tumescent superficial liposculpture and cellulaze therapy. It is most commonly performed on the back of the thighs as a general rule patients could notice a 70% improvement.
How do you remove cellulite from body?
The only method that is effective is through specialised surgical therapy such as cellulaze tumescent superficial liposculpture.
Does fat freezing remove cellulite?
No generally fat freezing would not help with cellulite.
Does liposuction remove cellulite?
Liposuction performed in a particular method can significantly help cellulite. It is dependant on the methods of surgery and the type of cellulite. Some people have cellulite in conjunction with dents which may effect the final result and the approach of the surgeon.
How much does cellulite removal cost?
The surgical fee for Cellulite is about $8000 plus associated costs.
What is the new cellulite treatment?
The laser cellulite treatment is called cellulaze which aims at breaking the fibrous bands and fat that cause the uneven surface of the skin. It is performed best with laser but can also be performed cellfina. Non surgical treatments such as vela shape will enhance the result.