Chicago doctor claims new procedure fixes cellulite - FOX 32 News Chicago

Chicago doctor claims new procedure fixes cellulite with one treatment

Updated: May 02, 2012 21:59 PM CDT
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

After decades of spending more than $12 million on lotions, potions and the list continues all to treat cellulite, a new device approved by the Food and Drug Administration claims to diminish cellulite. It's called the Cynosure Cellulaze Laser.

At 39 years old, blonde beauty Aneta Olesiak was like most women. She had big problem with cellulite attacking the back of her legs.

But unlike most women, Olesiak works at Lift, Laser and Body in Schaumburg and had a head start on Cellulaze.

"I was so excited to be the first patient to have it done. I had it like the middle of March, so six weeks ago," Aneta Olesiak said. Two months later, the mother of two has her sexy back.

A new confident woman emerged post-Cellulaze. Olesiak's results are still preliminary, but she's sold.

"[It] improved a lot," Olesiak said. "I would say like 50 percent. But every week, I see it's looking better and better. When I touch it some times I feel numbness but no sore, no pain."

On its website, Cellulaze shows several before and after snapshots. It said it delivers longer-lasting results after only one short treatment and results will continue to improve over the next three to twelve months.

Cellulaze said more than 90 percent of its patients were satisfied and would recommend the treatment to a friend.

"I don't think so," Kenya Garner said. "I don't think that I would put myself under that just to look a little bit better in a few spots."

"I don't use them," Kristine Maxwell said. "I don't pay attention to it."

The first Chicago-area doctor to introduce Cellulaze's trailblazing technology is Aneta Olesiak's boss Dr. Mir Joffrey.

Joffrey performed the procedure on another patient who remained awake while FOX Chicago News watched.

"What you're doing here is going underneath the skin and permanently dismantling that architecture that causes cellulite," Joffrey said. "Cellulite treatment has sort have been the Holy Grail in cosmetic medicine for years and years."

The two hour procedure has piqued public interest. Dr. Joffrey said Chicago-area women are rushing to sign up for Cellulaze's so called permanent fix.

"We'll put a little numbing medication in the area that we're going to treat and then essentially deliver laser energy from that laser fiber underneath the skin to the areas that have cellulite," Joffrey said.

"As of today in 2012, to the best of my knowledge, no, you cannot permanently get rid of cellulite," Dr. Anthony J. Geroulis, Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago said.

For more than 30 years, Geroulis has performed countless cosmetic surgeries at North Shore Center for Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in Northfield. He disputes any claims of a permanent cellulite fix.

"They might get an improvement for a period of weeks or days or months but to the best of my knowledge, we're not seeing anything else," Geroulis said. "To the best of my knowledge scientifically there's nothing available that will definitely rid cellulite."

Geroulis said cellulite is a genetic problem, solved with diet and exercise but Olesiak and others says they've found a faster solution.

"I was happy to get it over with - the cellulite," Olesiak said. "I want to be able to wear shorts and skirts and have smoother legs."

Cellulaze was approved by the Food and Drug Administration on Jan. 30, 2012.

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