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The Food and Drug Adminstration recently approved a new treatment to combat cellulite called "cellulaze" and it's been getting a lot of buzz with some very hopeful women.
More than 80 percent of women develop cellulite and spend millions of dollars on over–the–counter creams as a temporary fix.
"I've been working out my entire life. But I still have issues," says patient Shekia Richard.
So Shekia chose to get "cellulaze," a new FDA–approved procedure that targets cellulite from under the skin.
"These areas are depressions. They're fibers in the fat that are actually pulling the skin down. And what we're going to do is we're going to release those fibers," says Dr. Jay Kulkin.
According to a peer–reviewed study of 10 women — with just one treatment, cellulite is gone and the results last a year or more.
First the laser goes in and melts the fat cells that cause bulges.
Next it cuts — and vaporizes — those fibers under your skin which cause the dimples.
Then the laser heats the skin, which the company says, allows new collagen to form.
"This is not something that happens overnight, it is a dynamic process. We get people that want the quick fix and we can't deliver that," says Dr. Kulkin.
It can take about three months after the procedure to see the full results, but it's too soon to say just how long these results will last.
This is a cosmetic procedure so it's not covered by health
insurance, and it can be quite expensive.
It starts about $2,500 for a single area on both