Say goodbye to the orange peel effect…

Cellulite. The sight of it in the mirror might fill us with horror, but its something which affects a whopping 80-90% of the female population, varying in appearance and severity. Why do we have it and what can we do about it?

What causes the skin dimpling?

Cellulite is caused by a variety of factors including gender (women rather than men), genetics, hormone balance (oestrogen and stress hormones play a big part), lifestyle and diet, skin architecture, inflammation and micro-circulation. This multi-factorial condition appears as lumps on the surface of the skin, most often around the thighs and buttocks, although also on tummies and arms, because sub-cutaneous fat pushes through the overlying connective tissue. The structure of connective tissue in men is different from women, hence the reason we rarely see cellulite in men.

Which treatments can help?

Using an award winning combination of infrared light, bi-polar radio-frequency and vacuum, Velashape III is able to heat fat and connective tissue at a deep level. This heating causes an increase in localised circulation, an elimination of fluid and fatty deposits, improved lymphatic drainage and a tightening of the skin. The result is smoother skin, reduced lumps and bumps and a very visible improvement in the appearance of cellulite. Skin is strengthened and lifted, and collagen is realigned, which also helps in the reduction of cellulite.

Endermologie Anti Cellulite Treatment is a fast, pain-free, no downtime treatment which involves the use of two motorised rollers with suction which are rolled over the body. The blood and lymph circulation are stimulated to help remove toxins and trigger the body’s own natural process of fat elimination. Skin is left firmer, tighter, and more toned and excess fluid is eliminated resulting in smoother contours.

Many years of collaboration with plastic surgeons, sports physicians and physiotherapists led to the development of the Body Ballancer Lymph Drainage treatment which works to improve the flow of lymph and promote the elimination of fluid and toxins, helping to reduce the appearance of cellulite. The removal of excess fluid also aids in weight loss as well as relief of muscular pain, relaxation and a feeling of general well-being.

The controlled application of Exilis Elite combines high energy, mono-polar, radio-frequency and ultrasound to heat and melt fat cells which are then removed by the body’s own lymphatic drainage system. Skin is also tightened and lifted, with an overall result in the decrease of the appearance of cellulite. The treatment is painless with no downtime.

What else can help combat cellulite?

Research has shown that a diet rich in green leafy vegetables and fresh, organic foods can help reduce toxins and promote the removal of excess fluid. Regular exercise also helps micro-circulation and lymphatic drainage, both of which aid in the reduction of cellulite. In addition, our Diet and Detox Vitamin IV infusion might be the perfect way to give your body that extra boost to help with detoxification and weight loss.

Different hormones have been shown to have an impact on cellulite, so if you find that you are suffering from the myriad symptoms of hormone imbalance, such as hot flushes, anxiety, mood swings, loss of libido, painful or irregular periods, to name but a few, then it may be worth considering Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy. This therapy is unlike conventional HRT, because instead of using synthetic hormones, BHRT uses hormones which are identical in structure to the ones that occur naturally in our bodies. In this way, balance can be achieved without the unpleasant side effects of synthetic hormones, and women often report a reduction in cellulite once their hormones are more balanced.

Look forward to a cellulite free summer!