Cellulite is the term used to describe skin that has a dimpled and orange peel-like appearance and is most commonly seen on the thighs and buttocks. Affecting 90 per cent of women and 10 per cent of men, it is caused by normal underlying fat deposits.
Anyone can develop cellulite. Hormones, genetics and dramatic weight changes are all contributing factors, but no amount of weight loss, exercise or alternative treatments can eliminate it. Topical solutions are often seen as the easiest way to improve the appearance of cellulite, and traditionally contain either caffeine or vitamin A. Caffeine has a temporary tightening effect that helps to
smooth bumps, while vitamin A can thicken the outer layer of the skin over time, making bumps less visible; however, neither can eliminate the underlying problem.
Whilst it can be difficult to treat, the good news is that there are both surgical and non-surgical options available. These not only get rid of the fatty deposits that cause the rippling effect but also weave together the network of connective tissue strands under the skin to prevent future occurrence.
Cellulaze is a long-lasting surgical solution that utilises revolutionary laser technology. It is the only treatment that targets cellulite precisely at its source, stimulating collagen to increase your skin’s natural thickness by addressing the structural problems beneath the skin. As a minimally invasive treatment, all it requires is a small laser inserted under the skin that heats up and melts the lumpy fat pockets. The key benefit of Cellulaze is that it breaks down cellulite and dramatically improves the appearance of the skin by removing the fat.
Introduced in the United States in 2010, studies show that 93 per cent of patients are very satisfied or satisfied with their results after one year, with no recurrence of cellulite in the treated areas. It is the longest-lasting treatment currently available and the only treatment of its kind that is supported by extensive clinical data, including long-lasting results of up to three years. Treatment is typically carried out under local anaesthetic, but sedation is available if preferred.
The best non-surgical treatment currently available on the market is i-Lipo Ultra. This treatment combines low levels of laser energy with multi polar radio frequency, massage and suction to assist in fatty acid release. With no pain, needles or downtime, this treatment targets and shrinks fat to effectively and gently smooth the surface of the skin. Its non-invasive action tightens the skin, producing dramatic results. Longer-lasting results can be achieved if you undertake regular top-up treatments after completion of the prescribed course; in addition, Cellulaze laser treatments can be used in conjunction with i-Lipo Ultra for maximum benefit.