Cellulite Reduction Treatments & Programmes
Therapy aims at increasing local circulation, reducing fluid retention, and releasing the fibrous tissue that cause the tethering of the skin's surface. A combination of approaches are typically advised for a longer lasting, optimal result.
Using infra-red light and bi-polar radio-frequency coupled with a vacuum assisted massage, velashape III effectively targets fat and the septae holding the fat together, breaking down fat and reducing cellulite.
Done as an outpatient office procedure, there is no downtime and return to work immediately post-procedure is possible.
Several sessions over several weeks are required for optimal results.
Subcision effectively targets the cause of the dimpling - the strong fibrous bands of tissue that allow fat to herniate past them and to the skin.
A needle is placed into the skin and used to manually break these bands of tissue, allowing underlying fat to smoothen out beneath the skin.
2-3 sessions done over 2-4 months produce optimal results.
Radiesse, a long term collagen stimulator, is added to the skin after subcision, providing a filling effect and synergistically improving the healing rate and overall appearance of the skin
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite occurs due to shrinkage or shortening of the fibrous tissue cords that anchor the skin, it is the formation of lumps and dimples in the skin, usually situated at the hips, buttocks, and abdomen. Cellulite occurs in both men and women, but it is more common in women due to the the different distributions of fat, muscle, and connective tissue.
There are different “grades” of cellulite:
Grade 1: between 1 and 4 superficial depressions, and a slightly "draped" or sagging appearance to the skin.
Grade 2: between five and nine medium-depth depressions, a "cottage cheese" appearance, and the skin appears moderately draped.
Grade 3: There is a "mattress" appearance, with 10 or more deep depressions, and the skin is severely draped.
WHAT CAUSES CELLULITE?
More fatty tissue
Loss of collagen
Poor circulation (a common issue in the legs)
Poor lymphatic (a build-up of fluid in tissues) drainage
An inadequate diet (honey, white sugar, pasta, pizza, animal fats, bread)
Wearing underwear with tight elastic across the buttocks can limit blood flow