Cellulite is a common problem, but one that has a huge effect on confidence. At The Private Clinic, we offer treatments to help reduce cellulite, tighten skin and leave your body looking smoother.
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Medically reviewed by Lorcan Sheppard BSc MBBS FRCA, Chief Medical Officer and the Medical Advisory Committee for The Private Clinic.
Last Reviewed March 22nd 2022
Cellulite is a problem that affects 85% – 95% of British women of all ages, shapes and sizes including those who are very slim, and every year in the UK we spend millions of pounds on creams and gels trying to get rid of those stubborn dimpled, fatty deposits. Cellulite can make some women feel very self-conscious, particularly in summer when long skirts and trousers just aren’t comfortable, and it is very frustrating when even the strictest of diets don’t seem to help.
Also known as orange peel skin, cellulite is a localised skin condition that causes the skin to appear dimpled and uneven. The change in skin texture is caused by both expanding fat cells that sit underneath the skin and the fibrous bands that run perpendicular to the surface of the skin.
Fibrous bands or tissue cords anchor the skin to the muscle and these can shrink and become shorter due to fat cells pushing against them. This can then cause them to pull the skin inwards causing a dimpled affect on the outer layer of skin and the fat cells can push up against the skin causing a rippling affect.
The cellulite grading system known as the ‘Nurnberger-Muller Scale’ classifies cellulite into different levels of severity.
|Grade 1||No dimpling when pressure is applied|
|Grade 2||Dimpling when pressure is applied|
|Grade 3||Visible dimpling when standing|
|Grade 4||Visible dimpling when standing and lying down|
24 – 48 hours
After a full course of treatment
No. of Treatments
3 – 6 treatments
There is no known reason why cellulite develops but certain risk factors that may contribute to the development of cellulite include;
- Weight gain or loss
- Hormone changes throughout life, such as pregnancy and menopause
- Loss of tone and elasticity due to ageing
- Lack of exercise and a sedentary lifestyle
- Poor nutrition
Cellulite is a common problem, but one that have a huge effect on confidence. At The Private Clinic, we offer treatments to help reduce cellulite, tighten skin and leave your body looking smoother. We focus on the most advanced methods to leave you with the best results, without any downtime or discomfort.
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Before & After
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What to Expect
The Private Clinic has been treating patients for over 35 years with thousands of people placing their trust in us each year. We pride ourselves on being able to offer a personalised service. We have a team of friendly nurses and expert surgeons who understand the importance of this decision and will support you throughout your journey with us.
Mesotherapy for Cellulite Reduction
Mesotherapy can be a really effective treatment for reducing the appearance of cellulite. The treatment involves injecting a cocktail of natural extracts into the area being treated. The solution prevents cells from storing fat by increasing local metabolic rate, and this in turn breaks down existing fat cells as well as boosting the production of collagen and elastin.
Mesotherapy takes around 30-60 minutes to complete and a course of treatment will be required.
Body Ballancer for Cellulite Reduction
Body Ballancer is an aesthetic compression treatment that uses inflating compression garments that when worn, simulate a gentle to film massage targeting the entire treatment area.
A course of Body Ballancer treatment can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite by boosting circulation and bringing healthy oxygenated blood to the areas being treated. That combined with the massage action can help to effectively breakdown the build-up reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Body Ballancer treatment for cellulite takes around 1 hour to perform and a course of treatment will be recommended.
Cellulite Treatment Package
We have put together the perfect package to help you achieve the best results when it comes to reducing the appearance of cellulite. We offer Mesotherapy and our Body Ballancer® treatments separately, but when combined together it becomes a powerful treatment to help you achieve the best results.
After Cellulite Treatment
You can expect to see a marked improvement in the appearance of cellulite. Your skin will look and feel firmer and smoother, and blood flow and lymphatic drainage will be improved in the treated area.
Some patients may experience redness, bruising and tenderness following mesotherapy treatment but this should subside in 1-2 days. The majority of patients can get back to normal activities right away.
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