With advancements in laser technology, both the medical field and beauty industry are utilizing this modern technology for an array of different treatments. Laser cellulite removal is now also an option for those who wish to rid themselves of those unsightly lumpy areas that tend to suddenly appear on the thighs and buttocks from out of nowhere. But, how effective are these laser treatments?
Effectiveness Still Being Determined
Laser cellulite removal treatments are fairly new and as of yet, studies on their effectiveness are still underway. However, many women have had this procedure and have seen some results. Most professionals who offer laser treatments for cellulite reduction, combine the laser treatment with deep massage. This is done to help the body eliminate the fluids from fat cells that have been broken down by the laser device.
Radio Frequency Cellulite Lasers
There are several different laser devices being used for laser cellulite removal . Most use radio frequency waves that penetrate the skin to melt away the fat cells followed by deep massage to help eliminate the dead fat cells and smooth the skin. Other lasers offer the combination of destroying fat cells while massaging the skin. These types of lasers are done using flat paddles that send the radio frequency waves through the skin while massaging and smoothing the skin.
Cellulite Removal With Cold-Lasers
Another type of laser used for cellulite reduction is a cold-laser device that is combined with a suction massage. This helps to increase lymphatic drainage to rid the fluid from the cells. It also provides low-intensity heat, which stimulates the production of collagen and firms the skin. This treatment is a painless procedure, but does require repeat treatments. Usually cellulite laser treatments consist of first applying a cream or a medication to the skin that helps reduce pain and provides a slippery surface for the laser to glide across. No matter which type of laser is used for these treatments, they are completely noninvasive with no downtime required.
The Results of Cellulite Laser Treatments
Unfortunately, laser cellulite removal is very expensive and does require about 10 treatments for effective results. It is also usually a painful procedure as the massages are done in a fashion to reach the deep tissues where the cellulite is located. Treatment sessions last about 40 to 50 minutes and are usually repeated every 3 to 4 months. Results will vary depending on how the body reacts to the laser treatment and which body part is being treated. Some body parts do react better than others and result in improved appearance of cellulite. To get the most out of these types of treatments, it is best to combine them with an exercise routine and a healthy diet. Repeat treatments are also necessary to ensure proper treatment and prevent cellulite from reoccurring. Some women have found that when combining liposuction with cellulite laser treatments, results are significant.