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How do laser treatments work to treat cellulite?

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Also called radiofrequency systems, they show promise for cellulite. Treatment usually mixes massage, liposuction, or light therapy. It can liquefy fat, cut connective tissue to loosen puckering, boost collagen growth and skin tightening, increase blood flow, and lessen fluid retention. Expect results to last at least six months. One popular FDA-approved laser treatment is called Cellulaze. The doctor injects numbing solution into the area, then puts a laser under your skin. It shoots heat in three directions. You can expect about a 75% improvement in your cellulite for about a year.

From: Can You Beat Cellulite? WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2019

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Cellulite Treatment.”

Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology : “Cryolipolysis for noninvasive body contouring: clinical efficacy and patient satisfaction.”

Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy : “Effects of cellulite treatment with RF, IR light, mechanical massage and suction treating one buttock with the contralateral as a control."

IDEA Fitness Journal : “Cellulite: A review of its anatomy, physiology and treatment.”

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: “Cellulite: An Update,” “Decrease your cellulite using the latest science.”

International Journal of Cosmetic Science : “Cellulite and its treatment.”

International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology: “Cellulite.”

Clinical Interventions in Aging: “Can cellulite be treated with low-energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy?”

KidsHealth: “Cellulite.”

International Journal of Dermatology : “Subcision: a treatment for cellulite.”

Medscape: “Cord-Cutting Technique Smooths Cellulite for 3 Years.”

International Journal of Cosmetic Science : “Cellulite and its treatment.”

American Journal of Clinical Dermatology : “A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of topical retinol in the treatment of cellulite.”

American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery: “Reality Vs Myth.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on May 15, 2019

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