How Should You Care for Your Skin After Cellulite Reduction Treatment?

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Getting rid of cellulite may feel like a battle you just can’t win, and you’re certainly not alone. Millions of people are frustrated by stubborn cellulite that is extremely hard to improve with at-home methods alone. Even weight loss doesn’t always result in a smoother look – with some people actually reporting that their cellulite is more noticeable after losing weight! If you’re tired of buying expensive cellulite creams that simply don’t work, it’s time to turn to a professional solution. At Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta, experienced Norcross, GA gynecologist Dr. Gerry Sotomayor offers minimally invasive cellulite reduction treatment with Cellulaze. With Cellulaze, both men and women can finally beat the battle of the bulge and enjoy a smoother and more desirable look that lasts. Here, you’ll find tips for caring for your skin after Cellulaze to ensure a speedy recovery and an optimal outcome.

What is cellulite?

While cellulite does not pose any direct health risks, it can be – without question – a cosmetic nuisance. Most of us are familiar with the visual appearance of cellulite, which is often characterized by lumps, bumps, ripples, or dimples in the skin. Many patients liken the texture of cellulite to that of cottage cheese. Cellulite can affect men and women of any size and shape, though it is most prevalent among women and often appears on the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen. The underlying cause of cellulite is fat cells bulging through tight connective tissue fibers, creating the bumps you see just beneath the skin.

How does Cellulaze work for cellulite?

Cellulaze is a technologically advanced procedure that uses laser energy to heat and destroy fat cells, and sever or loosen fibrous connective tissues, resulting in a visible improvement in the appearance of cellulite. During a minimally invasive Cellulaze procedure, patients are kept comfortable with local anesthesia as tiny incisions are made near the desired treatment areas. The Cellulaze laser wand is inserted through these incisions, and laser energy is emitted to precisely heat the fat cells and tissues while stimulating the production of collagen and elastin for an even more apparent result. The final results of Cellulaze take about three months to become visible and last for up to a year.

How long is recovery after Cellulaze?

Compared with many other cosmetic treatments and procedures, the recovery time after Cellulaze cellulite reduction is minimal. In fact, most patients are able to return to work and other activities the day after their Cellulaze treatment. More rigorous activities, like running or heavy lifting, may be off-limits for a few days or up to a week, depending on the details of the case, where Cellulaze was used, and other factors. Common side effects of Cellulaze are mild bruising, swelling, and soreness, which are typically well-tolerated and resolve quickly.

What should I do after Cellulaze?

Important Cellulaze aftercare guidelines for ensuring a seamless recovery and stunning results that last include:

  • Do not engage in strenuous physical activity until cleared to do so
  • Do not smoke
  • Keep the skin moisturized
  • Avoid sun exposure
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet
  • Stay active
  • Care for your incision sites as instructed

With these tips, patients can set themselves up for a successful healing process that leads to a smoother, sexier look and the self-confidence boost they deserve.

Kick cottage cheese thighs to the curb with Cellulaze treatment in Norcross, GA

Cellulite can wreak havoc on your self-esteem. If you’re like many people, you may avoid wearing certain styles of clothing or skip vacations by the pool because of cellulite – but you don’t have to. With minimally invasive cellulite reduction, you can finally feel confident in your own skin. Get summer ready starting now by scheduling your Cellulaze consultation with experienced OB/GYN Dr. Gerry Sotomayor at Gynecology and Cosmetic Surgery Center of Atlanta, serving the Peachtree Corners and Norcross, GA areas.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.