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Cellulaze™ Cellulite Treatment

Cellulite causes many women to wear long pants and shy away from wearing swimsuits in public. This dimpled, orange peel appearance has been extremely difficult to get rid of until now. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shim Ching was the first physician in Hawaii to offer Cellulaze™, an effective cellulite treatment that has helped Honolulu patients feel more attractive and confident. Cellulaze is a fast, easy, one-time laser treatment that visibly reduces the appearance of cellulite.

To find out more about body contouring options, request a consultation with Dr. Ching using his online form or call our office at (808) 585-8855 to schedule an appointment.

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What is cellulite?

Cellulite is most common in adolescent and adult women and commonly develops on the thighs, abdomen, and buttocks. Many women believe they can minimize the appearance of cellulite with diet and exercise. They are mistaken. In fact, cellulite is often hereditary and cannot be eliminated with diet and exercise alone. It is not a fat problem, but a structural problem of the skin. Strong fibrous bands anchor the skin to the underlying muscle, causing dimples on the surface.

How does Cellulaze work?

This advanced technology goes beyond traditional treatments, such as creams and ointments, and targets the cause of cellulite, the structural components that pull on the skin and create cellulite’s dimpled appearance. This minimally invasive laser procedure smoothes out the appearance of cellulite in 3 ways:

  • Releasing the connective fibers that pull the skin down
  • Liquefying pockets of fat
  • Increasing the skin’s thickness by boosting collagen production

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What are Cellulaze treatments like?

Dr. Ching performs Cellulaze as an outpatient procedure in his accredited on-site surgical facility. Once targeted areas are numbed with local anesthetic, Dr. Ching threads a thin laser fiber into a metal tube called a cannula and then through tiny incisions in the skin. With quick pulses of laser energy, the fibrous bands are released, pockets of fat are melted, and collagen production in the skin is stimulated. Most patients experience little to no discomfort.


“Cellulite is gone! Thanks Dr. Ching! My friend recommended Dr. Ching & this new procedure he offers called Cellulaze. I think he is the first to offer this treatment in Hawaii. I have always tried to hide my legs because of the cellulite on my thighs, but not anymore! I went to Dr. Ching’s office and was so comfortable and confident in his ability. The girls I met with answered all my questions and me feel like family.”

— CB253 on RealSelf.com


What can I expect during recovery after Cellulaze?

Most patients have some bruising, swelling, and drainage in treated areas for the first few days after the procedure. You can expect to return to normal activities within 2 to 3 days and strenuous activities after a week or 2.

Will my cellulite be gone right after treatment?

Patients usually see improvements within a few weeks after the initial swelling has dissipated. Improvements continue for about 3 to 6 months as collagen is replenished in the skin.

Contact us today for a personal, confidential consultation with Dr. Ching. Find out about receiving cellulite treatment in Hawaii and whether it’s right for you and your body.

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