Cellulite is the uneven or bumpy skin on thighs, buttocks and upper-arms. It is often referred to as “the orange peel effect”. Medically, these are fat pockets protruding between layers of connective tissue beneath the skin. Genetics, hormones, excessive stimulant and medication intake are among the largest contributing factors.
Research has found that there are tiny fibers, called septa (pl. septae), that connect the dermis (superficial skin) to the deeper connective tissue. Skin fat cells are located in compartments between these septae (think rows of storage units).
Septae are made out of collagen and, over time, can become hardened and contract. When that happens it pulls down the superficial skin layer, causing a dip that gives the dimpled look we call cellulite.
Additionally, due to genetcs, sun damage and aging, the outer layers of our skin begin to thin. This thinning of the skin makes it less elastic and less resistant to the pull of these hardening septae.
ONE technology or product will never be successful in getting rid of cellulite. Our European Trio of Cellulite Treatments tackles all known aspects of Cellulite: Abnormal Fat Deposits, Compromised Collagen & Impaired Lymphatic Flow. This 2-hour treatment session incorporates 3 therapies, all designed to reduce cellulite and help you regain smooth skin. Many patients see results after just ONE treatment.
Ultrasound Cavitation – also called liposuction without surgery – converts fat cells into liquid which can then be naturally cleared by the body’s own natural filtration system. The result is instant loss of fat cells without heat, pain or downtime. This treatment shrinks the size of the pocket between septae,
Radiofrequency Therapy uses heat to break down additional fatty cells, to soften hardened septae & to stimulate new collagen production, which improves skin tone & elasticity.
Pressotherapy is a gentle, deeply relaxing massage that helps the body clear the fat and toxins released (remember, the body stores toxins in the fat). It is also recommended following a surgical procedure or any procedure that causes swelling in order to speed up the healing process.
The term cellulite is actually used to describe the dimpled or nodular appearance of skin. It most often appears on the buttocks and thighs. The most commonly accepted causes for cellulite are:
No, treatments are very comfortable and do not require any downtime. You can go back to your daily routine immediately.
The number of treatments depends on the severity of your cellulite. We typically recommend 4-8 treatments spaced 2 weeks apart. As the aging process continues, a maintenance treatment will be necessary every other month. Think regular visits to the ‘Collagen Gym’!
Many people notice smoother skin after 1-2 treatments. Collagen softening and rebuilding is a process and, in more advanced cellulite cases, requires patience. Rest assured, even weeks after your initial set of treatments the regeneration process is still happening underneath your skin,