What is Cellulite?
Cellulite occurs when collagen fibres that separate subcutaneous fat deposits begin to break down over time. The break-down of collagen combined with accumulation of fat just below the skins surface causes some fat cells to bulge out, creating the dimpled look of cellulite. Cellulite occurs in areas like the thighs and arms, where larger pockets of fat accumulate below the skin. An effective cellulite reduction treatment will increase collagen production, reduce fat mass below the skin’s surface, and improve blood circulation in the target area.
There are three main degrees of cellulite that we can treat. Stage 1 cellulite is when there is no spontaneous dimpling of the skin, and can only be seen when the skin is pinched. Stage 2 is when dimpling is visible when standing, but not sitting or laying down. Stage 3 cellulite is visible regardless of body position. We can treat all three stages of cellulite with our BodyFX and Plus pieces on our new InMode Contoura system. This system uses heat and radio-frequency to remodel the superficial and subcutaneous portions of the areas that are causing you trouble.
How does radio frequency work?
Subcutaneous layers of fat (fat under the skin) are heated by the laser through electrical currents. This induces tissue remodelling, allowing the skin to increase its’ elasticity and collagen production. The Sharplight machine, alongside our technicians careful attention to your skin and body type, allow the subcutaneous layers to be molded without damaging the skins delicate surface. Treatments are performed with no downtime and can result in a dramatically changed body contour and significant skin tightening.
How we treat cellulite:
Our new go to method for cellulite treatment is with our Contoura system from InMode. The BodyFX hand-piece sculpts the body in targeted areas, destroying fat cells and collagen fibres with heat. Destroying collagen fibres is not a bad thing in this case! We are stimulating collagen regrowth and remodelling, meaning that the reduced number of fat cells will no longer be stuck in abnormal collagen fibre arrangements, thus reducing the appearance of cellulite. This system gives the additional benefit of skin tightening in the areas of concern.
Additional treatment methods for cellulite:
A radio frequency treatment from our Sharplight® laser system is a non-invasive, effective way to treat the appearance of cellulite, as well as to improve the appearance of the skins texture and increase firmness. Radio frequency treatments are gentle enough to be used on the face to tighten skin and smooth wrinkles!
SculpSure® body contouring technology is another effective way to get rid of stubborn fat deposits on the abdomen, flanks, and love handles. If most of your cellulite and concern is on your thighs, SculpSure® may be your solution.
What about skin tightening?
Don’t worry, we have you covered. Our Forma (for face) and Plus (for body) can tighten saggy skin and plump any area where you feel like gravity is really bringing you down. Better yet – combine the Body FX and Plus treatments. The treatments work together to reduce fat, sculpt the trouble area, and give the skin a great lift.