Cellulite is a very common hereditary condition affecting 9 in 10 women, making it one of the most common conditions and one of the top things about their bodies that women would like to change if they could. But it is not only women, it also affects 2 in 10 men. It affects mostly the outer thighs and buttocks but can affect other areas such as arms and abdomen.
The characteristic feature of cellulite is bumps and dimples. These are caused by subdermal pockets of fat pushing the dermis (skin) outward against short fibrous bands that hold the dermis in. The points where the bands pull in the dermis create the dimples (see diagram).
Cellulite becomes more noticeable with age as the skin thins and weakens, allowing fat pockets to bulge more readily. Tightening and thickening the dermis with Radiofrequency treatments will assist greatly.
Lifestyle factors such as weight gain, smoking and lack of exercise contribute to this effect.
Lifestyle changes are not sufficient to make a significant difference to the appearance of cellulite. There is a wide range of physical treatments available for Cellulite, but it is a general rule that when there are many different treatments for the same condition it is because none of them is ideal.
Fortunately, the latest radiofrequency (RF) technology CelluTite and BodyTite have been shown to produce better and longer lasting results than other treatments and will help to restore our patient's confidence and self-esteem.
There are three important ways it works
-Radiofrequency reduction of the fatty pockets to reduce the appearance of the bumps
-Releasing (by cutting) the vertical bands to reduce the appearance of the dimples
-Radiofrequency to firm and thicken the skin to improve surface appearance
As with any treatment it is important to have realistic expectations. Although a single treatment may be all that you need, particularly in milder cases, you may require more than one treatment, with each producing a progressive improvement.
Every case will be individually assessed at the first consultation and a treatment plan arranged.
Once our goal is achieved then maintenance, if required, will be much simpler.
The treatment is carried out in our procedure room under local anaesthesia and should be comfortable. Sedation can be offered for anyone who prefers it.
There may be some swelling and bruising afterwards and possibly some soreness or pain for a couple of days.
- Minimally invasive, safe and effective
- No need for hospital, it is performed safely in our procedure room without the additional costs
- Very effective for the reduction of cellulite
- Achieve a smoother skin contour and tightening
- Liposculpting when combined with liposuction, you may need a compression garment for this
- Improved self confidence
This is a minimally invasive treatment with little downtime. There may be some bruising and swelling, and some mild pain or soreness for the first few days but these all settle readily.
Usually, you can return to work after a day or two.
Most concerns have more than one course of treatment. Feel free to contact us so one of our team can discuss options for your unique concern.