One of Indianapolis’
top cosmetic surgeons,
Dr. Jan Turkle,
talks about looking your
best after 40.
EXPERT ADVICE Q+A
Confidence in shorts. Finally.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jan Turkle
tells us about Cellulaze, the
treatment for cellulite.
Dr. Jan Turkle
Turkle & Associates
11455 North Meridian
Street, Suite 150
Carmel, IN 46032
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is pockets of fat, just
beneath the surface of the skin,
that is often described as looking like “orange
peel” or “cottage cheese”. It is estimated that
85 percent of women over the age of 20 have
some form of cellulite. Until now there has been
no effective treatment for cellulite. The FDA has
recently cleared Cellulaze to reduce cellulite.
What causes cellulite?
The are three structural problems
that cause the appearance of cellulite. The connective tissue bands beneath the
skin surrounding fat cells become tight and
inflexible. Secondly, enlarged pockets of fat
are trapped by the rigid bands and push up
against the skin. Finally, thin skin makes the
appearance of the cellulite worse.
How does Cellulaze attack the cellulite?
A very small tube is inserted under
the skin. A laser fiber 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. The laser is
then used to reduce the pockets of fat.
Who is a good candidate?
If you are not significantly overweight but have mild to moderate
cellulite, you are probably a good candidate.
However, a consultation with the physician in
advance of the procedure is required.
How long does Cellulaze take and will I
have to take time off work?
Cellulaze is performed by a physician
in our office under local anesthetic. The
treatment usually takes one to two hours.
The good news is that you can return to your
normal activities within just a day or two. You
can resume more strenuous activities in one
to two weeks.
Does Cellulaze require more than one
treatment and is it long-lasting?
In all the clinical studies, results are
achieved with just one treatment. While
some initial effect may be seen, patients usually see improvements within a few weeks and
results continue to improve over a period of
three to twelve months. Clinical studies have
shown results are long-lasting; however, you
must maintain a healthy diet and exercise
regimen to maintain results.
How do I know Cellulaze really works?
Clinical studies have shown Cellulaze increases the thickness of
your skin by 25 percent and elasticity by 29
percent. Ninety-three percent of patients surveyed were satisfied with their treatment and
all would recommend Cellulaze to a friend.
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