All You Need to Know About Cellulite
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is a skin condition as a result of fat deposits on the skin pushing and distorting the connective tissues of the skin. The skin appears to be uneven and dimply usually around the thighs, abdomen, breasts or hips of both men and women.
What causes Cellulite?
Cellulite is the result of the interaction of the connective tissue of the skin and the layer of fat below it. Cellulite tends to be more prominent among women than men and there are several factors that contribute to the development of cellulite including:
- Age: As we get older our skin tends to thin due to the lack of collagen production inducing the exposure of the fat cells underneath that cause the dimpling effect.
- Genetics: Genetics also play a major role when it comes to developing cellulite, as the fat distribution, skin and metabolism are contributing factors.
- Diet: People who consume a lot of carbohydrates, salty food and have overall poor nutrition will be more likely to develop cellulite.
- Lifestyle: Wearing tight clothing or compressing clothing could also affect the development of cellulite due to the lack of blood circulation. Prolonged sitting or lack of exercise can also be major contributors to cellulite.
Can you get rid of cellulite?
There are different treatments available to reduce the appearance of Cellulite, including:
Mesotherapy is a skin treatment that can effectively reduce the appearance of cellulite in the body. The treatment consists of the injection of a cocktail of natural extracts that helps to break down the existing fat cells and boost collagen production. The solution is applied to the treatment areas. Mesotherapy is a treatment that takes between 30-60 minutes to be performed. At The Private Clinic, we recommend completing a course of treatment to achieve the best results possible.
Body Ballancer is a circulation-boosting treatment that consists of an aesthetic compression treatment that uses inflating compression. When worn it gently massage the entire body. The Body Ballancer treatment can not only effectively reduce the appearance of cellulite but is also a great treatment to improve blood flow and lymphatic drainage. The treatment takes 1 hour to be performed and is recommended to complete a treatment course for best results.
At The Private Clinic, we offer a complete combination cellulite treatment. The treatment package consists of a series of Mesotherapy and Body Ballancer® treatments as combined they are highly effective targeting cellulite. All our treatments are personalised so our expert skin practitioners will recommend the best course of treatment for you based on your needs and desired results. After these treatments’ patients can see an improvement on their skin firmness and smoothness around the treatment area.
How do I get rid of cellulite on my legs?
Many people are concerned about cellulite around the legs because this is one of the most common areas to be affected. Cellulite around the legs can be treated with specialised treatments that target the fat cells responsible for creating the dimpling effect on the skin, smoothing and softening the surface of the skin. The treatments include mesotherapy and the Body Ballancer as both treatments individually or combined can be highly effective at targeting cellulite around the legs.
If you are concerned about stubborn fat around certain areas of your body, Coolsculpting or liposuction could be other treatment options for you.
Coolsculpting is a non-invasive treatment that uses controlled cooling to target the fat cells around the area of concern to contour the body. The procedure only takes 35 minutes and its FDA approved.
Liposuction is a surgical option to contour and reshape the body by removing stubborn fat deposits. At The Private Clinic, we offer different procedures including, Micro Liposuction, Vaser Liposuction or surgical liposuction to cater to each of our patient’s needs.
Does CoolSculpting get rid of cellulite?
CoolSculpting is not designed to be a treatment to reduce the appearance of cellulite so patients who are seeking CoolSculpting for that reason alone would be best looking at one of our other cellulite removal treatments mentioned above.
CoolSculpting is a fat reduction treatment so what it can do is make cellulite less noticeable with the reduction of fat in the area treated but it is not able to freeze cellulite.
Cellulite reduction treatment at The Private Clinic
The Private Clinic offers the latest and most innovative cosmetic and aesthetic procedures and counts with the most experienced practitioners in the country. Our cellulite reduction treatments are carried out by highly trained nurses who have undergone extensive training to perform these treatments to the highest standards. Cellulite reduction treatments are available at our clinics located in London Harley Street, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham.