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Cellulaze is a new treatment that breaks down cellulite using laser. We chat with Celluluaze surgeon Dr Scott Ingram on how it works, the cost, the pain and the results. Dr Ingram is the owner of Form and Function Clinic, plastic and reconstructive surgeon and President of the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, and is the only surgeon in Australia accredited to perform Cellulaze.

What is Cellulaze and how does it work?

Cellulaze is a minimally-invasive one-time surgical procedure for the reduction of cellulite. This treatment is brand new to Australia and works by emitting laser energy into the troubled area (cellulite) and breaking the bands that create fat dimples in the skin. Cellulaze can drastically reduce the appearance of cellulite through its innovative SideLight Laser technique and after undergoing extensive training in the United States, I was chosen to pioneer the procedure in Australia. Cellulaze has been available in the U.S. for over three years and is clinically proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

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What kind of results can patients typically expect?

Typically, all patients will experience a significant improvement in the appearance of their cellulite after a Cellulaze treatment. Results vary from patient to patient and range from partial to complete removal of cellulite.

How much does it cost?

This one-time treatment starts at $7,000 and is charged according to the size of the area being treatment.

How much downtime does a patient need?

A Cellulaze treatment requires minimal downtime. A typical patient will resume daily activities immediately and return to work within days. Vigorous activities and exercise however are not recommended for a minimum of 3 weeks and possibly up to 6 weeks post treatment.

What is the pain like throughout and after the procedure?

Cellulaze is a minimally invasive treatment performed under local anesthesia with an oral sedation. The procedure is extremely well tolerated with little or no discomfort during and after the procedure.