About Cellulaze

Cellulaze is the only minimally invasive laser procedure designed to attack the structure of cellulite beneath your skin. It delivers longer-lasting results after only one short treatment.

Aging, hormones, genetics and dramatic weight changes can all play a role in the appearance of cellulite. These factors can cause connective tissue bands under the skin to stiffen and the fat cells they surround to become larger and push up into the skin. And that creates the "cottage cheese" effect you wish you could eliminate, which is even easier to see if you have thin skin.

Many other anti-cellulite treatments focus on cellulite superficially, applying treatment above the skin. Only Cellulaze treats the fibrous bands beneath the skin, while also thickening and adding elasticity to the skin.

A very small cannula (or tube about the size of the tip of a pen) is inserted under the skin. Cynosure's unique SideLaze laser fibre inside the tube delivers energy directly under the skin. This increases the thickness and quality of your skin, while simultaneously releasing the fibrous bands that pull it down—minimizing the orange peel look associated with cellulite. Finally, the cellulite laser is used to diminish the lumpy pockets of fat that protrude though the fibrous bands under your skin.

Your Procedure

The Cellulaze cellulite laser treatment is a minimally invasive procedure which usually requires only local anaesthesia and sedation. Cellulaze is a simple procedure clinically proven to reduce the appearance of Cellulite. Here's what you can expect during your procedure:

  • The surgeon will mark the areas of cellulite to be treated with a marker
  • A couple of tiny incisions will be made, about the size of the tip of a pen
  • Local anesthesia or numbing solution is used (you'll be awake during the procedure)
  • Your physician will use the SideLaze3D™ Cellulaze laser fiber to
    • Level out bumps of fat
    • Treat dimples by releasing the fibrous bands that pull down on the skin
    • Stimulate collagen production to increase your skin's depth and elasticity for a smoother look
  • The liquefied fat is gently pressed out
  • The entire procedure should take about 1–1.5 hours


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After Your Procedure

  • You'll have some light bruising and discomfort, and small amounts of fluid may leak from the incision sites.
  • You'll be required to wear a compression garment for 4-6 weeks post treatment
  • You'll be able to go back to your normal activities after a day or two and resume more strenuous exercise after one to two weeks
  • Your results will continue to improve for the next three to twelve months

At Home

  • You may notice slight redness, swelling and bruising around the wound, this is normal
  • Any pain should be managed with oral pain medication
  • A small amount of discharge from your wound is normal
  • You must continue to wear your garment for six weeks after surgery
  • Make sure you remain mobile at home, going for short walks, etc
  • You should eat a nutritious diet high in vitamin C and drink plenty of water
  • A post-op review with the clinic nurse will generally be carried out three weeks after your surgery

Things To Look Out For

Surgery is not without its risks and we encourage all patients to be mindful of the warning signs that a complication may be developing. If you experience any of the following symptoms during your recovery, please contact us immediately.

  • Signs of infection such as; high temperature, heavy discharge from your wound site, an increase in redness or heat around your wound site, or a dramatic increase in pain that is not relieved by oral pain medication.
  • Increased swelling around your wound.
  • Nausea or vomiting which does not settle.

Outside of clinic hours, please contact your GP or closest emergency department.