No one will run screaming at the sight of ladies cellulite at the beach or pool, because it is just a natural part of a woman’s body. Over 80% of women over the age of twenty say that they suffer from the unsightly dimpling cellulite.
But if someone feels self-conscious about their cellulite, we pride ourselves at our leading Aesthetic clinic to offer numerous advanced cellulite treatments including the revolutionary Cellulaze Laser, SmoothShapes Laser and Velashape radio frequency, which all have evidence-based proven, safe and outstanding long lasting results.
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is enlarged pockets of fat that are pushed towards the skin’s surface by tight, inflexible connective tissue. It’s a problem that plagues even thin women.
Cellulite is characterised by the dimples that appear on the surface of the skin, along with raised areas. These dimples most commonly appear on the thighs and buttocks, although some patients also have cellulite on their arms and abdominal region.
Cellulite (also known as orange peel syndrome and cottage cheese skin) is the herniation of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissues that manifests topographically as skin dimpling and nodularity, often on the pelvic region, lower limbs and abdomen.
These fibrous tissue strands extend through the dermal and hypodermal fat layers and connect to the underlying muscle layer.
In instances where cellulite is present the percentage of fibrous septae is higher than in patients with no cellulite, in cases where cellulite is present the fibrous septae contract and harden, holding the skin at an inflexible length, creating small pockets of fat and creating cellulite’s characteristic dimpled effect.
Cellulite in women
Cellulite is a problem that the vast majority of women suffer from and unfortunately, it is notoriously hard to shift the dreaded orange peel dimples.
Cellulite is found in patients of all weights, although it may be more noticeable on overweight patients. Cellulite occurs in most post pubertal females and very rarely found on men, though over 80% of women over the age of twenty say that they suffer from the unsightly dimpling.
What causes cellulite?
Cellulite is caused by changes which take place far below the skin’s surface, these changes include the expansion of the fat cells in the hypodermal fat layer, which becomes thickened as a result, and the fact that the fibrous bands which connect the muscle and the skin become hardened and lose their flexibility when they contract.
This will result in the connective band pulling the skin down, causing cellulite’s dimpled effect and trapping pockets of fat, causing the trapped fat to bulge towards the skin’s surface. Unfortunately as these changes are happening below the skin’s surface and causing cellulite to appear, the skin is losing its elasticity because collagen production has slowed down and the skin becomes thinner, making cellulite appear even worse.
There are three biological factors which contribute to the development of cellulite; these are a thickened hypodermal fat layer, the depletion of collagen as we age and the hardening of the fibrous connective tissue septae.
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Treatments for cellulite at our clinic
Cellulite is not a skin condition which can be resolved by using creams to tone and tighten the skin.
At the London Medical and Aesthetic Clinic we pride ourselves in offering unique advanced Cellulite treatments including the revolutionary Cellulaze Laser, SmoothShapes Laser and Velashape radio frequency, which all have evidence-based proven, safe and outstding long lasting results.
Cellulaze Laser is the World’s First Aesthetic Laser with a minimally invasive surgical approach to treat cellulite beneath the surface of the skin for the long-term reduction of cellulite.
The Cellulaze laser is designed to diminish the lumpy pockets of fat, release the areas of skin depression and increase the elasticity and thickness of the skin. Usually patients require just one treatment.
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Velashape is one of the proven devices with breakthrough results as it treats both the deeper tissue and the upper layers of the skin with Velashape giving outstanding results in cellulite reduction which will be most apparent 6-8 weeks following the Velashape course of treatment sessions.
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Smoothshape is a new combined laser and radio frequency treatment offered at our clinic.The SmoothShapes XV device treats cellulite by combining continuous wave diode laser and light energy along with mechanical manipulation with vacuum and massage.
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