Reporting Cynthia Demos
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MIAMI (CBS4) – Those looking to zap away fatty, dimply skin are flocking to a permanent cellulite treatment called Cellulaze, and it’s becoming a ‘cellu-craze.’
Most women know the drawbacks of serious cellulite on the buttocks and thighs. It inhibits what and how you wear your clothes and in typically steaming hot South Florida with plenty of beach time that can be a major problem.
It’s been a serious issue for Joanna Castillo, 38, pretty much her entire life.
She bared all for Cynthia Demos and the CBS4 cameras in hopes of helping others with the same problem.
“I buy all these Spanx and other garments and I wear them all the time,” said Castillo.
She said once she found out about Cellulaze she knew couldn’t refuse the innovative treatment.
“I can’t see myself without it. I think I’m going to run to the beach and put a bathing suit on,” Castillo said.
Before she hits the beach, Dr. Jason Pozner at Sanctuary Medical Center in Boca Raton starts the process with pictures and a lot of pen markings.
The bulges get marked in green, anything dimpled gets marked in red and a grid and drawn on Castillo in blue.
“The band pulling the dimple in is literally cut and when you cut it the skin just pops up and you can actually hear it pop,” Dr. Pozner said.
Once under anesthesia the surgery can begin. The laser used during the surgery is pulled in and out and looks much like a liposuction surgery to the untrained eye.
Each grid takes two minutes. With 80 grids that’s a 2 1/2 hour procedure for Castillo.
Before and after results are astonishing even to doctors. What’s so amazing is that the device, although it hasn’t been around long enough to know for sure, is thought to fix the cellulite problem on a permanent basis.
For Casillo this is just the beginning. CBS4 will meet up with her in 2 to 3 month to see the final results.