Cellulite causes embarrassing dimpling in the skin and contour irregularities in the hips, thighs, and buttocks. You may have tried many different body procedures to smooth these unsightly areas. At Grossman Plastic Surgery in Denver, we offer VASERsmooth™, a new minimally invasive treatment to combat those stubborn areas of cellulite.
What Is VASERsmooth™?
VASERsmooth™ is the latest in cellulite treatment technology. Using ultrasonic energy, VASERsmooth™ can break apart unwanted fat and the hardened fibrous bands under your skin that cause the irregular puckering of your skin.
How VASERsmooth™ Works
Unlike skin treatments, which only treat the surface of the problem, VASERsmooth™ treats the underlying cause beneath your skin. Cellulite is caused by fibrous bands that attach themselves to the underside of your skin and the tissue and muscle below. When the bands tug on your skin, they cause the dimpling or puckering that you see as cellulite.
VASERsmooth™ targets these fibrous bands. If you’ve tried skin treatments or weight loss to combat cellulite, you’ve probably noticed how inefficient they are. That’s because it’s the fibrous bands that are the culprit. VASERsmooth™ uses ultrasonic energy to break the bands and release your skin from those tethers.
During your treatment, our professional clinicians will numb the treatment area with a local anesthetic and inject a tumescent saline solution to fill the treated area and allow for easier dissolving of the fatty tissue with ultrasound energy. A small probe is used to emit the sound energy to liquefy fat and cut through the fibrous bands. The liquefied fat is removed through gentle suction.
How Long Does VASERsmooth™ Last?
VASERsmooth™ is a permanent solution for your cellulite. Unlike skin treatments, this technology actually destroys the fibrous bands and fat under your skin instead of smoothing them out temporarily. You will likely see immediate results from your procedure, but it may take three to six months for your final results to be apparent.
Recovery time depends on the number of treated areas and the amount of fat that you have removed. Most patients report minimal pain and bruising and are back to their regular exercise routine within two weeks of the procedure.
If you have tried skin treatments that just don’t work on your stubborn cellulite, please contact Grossman Plastic Surgery online or by phone at 303-320-5566 to schedule your consultation with our professional medical spa clinicians in Denver to try our new VASERsmooth™ treatments.