There are multiple methods that people pursue to counteract the dimpled, uneven, orange-peel texture of skin caused by cellulite. Potions, creams, pills, massages, diet, exercise, and various other treatments often leave people disappointed because of inadequate results.

The reason these treatments are ineffective is because they don’t treat the real causes behind the appearance of cellulite: structural skin issues below the surface. These structural problems involve tight, inflexible bands of connective tissue that surround fat cells beneath the skin. When enlarged pockets of fat are trapped by these rigid bands, the fat pushes up against the skin, causing an uneven appearance. The effect is worsened when the skin is thin.

Cellulaze by Cynosure is the only cellulite treatment to get to the root of unsightly cellulite, going beneath the skin to release these rigid connective bands, reduce the lumpy pockets of fat, and thicken the skin to promote a smoother, healthier appearance.

Specific Treatments

Cellulaze is best for women who have mild to moderate cellulite without being significantly overweight.

Treatments and Procedure

Cellulaze is a minimally invasive surgery that typically requires only a local anesthetic, so there is little discomfort during the procedure. The procedure itself begins with the physician marking the areas of cellulite to be treated and making a couple of minuscule incisions about the size of a pen tip. The SideLaze 3D fiber laser is then threaded through very small tube (called a cannula) and inserted into the skin through the incision sites. The laser fiber is used to target and level out pockets of fat, release the rigid, fibrous bands that can cause dimpling in the skin, and deliver energy to the hypo dermal layer of skin, promoting collagen growth to increase the skin’s thickness, smoothness, and elasticity. Depending on the size of the treated area, the procedure can take from one to two hours.


Following the procedure, soreness and light bruising can occur, as well as leaking of small amounts of fluid from the incision site, but normal, everyday activities can be resumed after a day or two. More strenuous activities may be resumed after one to two weeks. The physician may also suggest wearing a compression garment during the recovery period.


Results from the procedure continue to improve over a period of three to twelve months. Effective results are usually achieved from one treatment and may last for a year or longer.

Plan Your Procedure

Recovery Time: 1-2 Days
Average Procedure Time: 1-2 Hours
Procedure Recovery Location: Out-Patient