ERASE THE CELLULITE
Cellulite is the dimpled skin and nodularity often found on the hips, thighs and buttocks usually described as having an ‘orange peel’ or ‘cottage cheese’ appearance. It is far more common in females than males due to the differences in fat distribution and affects 85 -98% of women. There are many causes including sex, age, race, hormones, genetic factors, lifestyle, diet, exercise and stress. Although cellulite is considered to be normal, some people find it undesirable
WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED?
Cellulite is most commonly found on the hips, thighs and buttocks but may also appear on the abdomen, breasts or upper arms, which are all areas that can be treated.
HOW DOES THE TREATMENT WORK?
CelluErase is a minimally invasive procedure where a special micro blade is used to separate the bands of fibrous connective tissue, allowing the skin to spring back resulting in a smoother appearance.
This is followed by a mesotherapy application of StrikeCell, specially formulated to assist the microcirculation and further help reduce the appearance of cellulite and uneven skin texture as well as reduction in fat. The product contains caffeine, carnitine, EDTA, equisetum and artichoke, products that are all known for their scientific benefits in reducing fat and providing firmness to the skin.
There will be a course of mesotherapy at weekly intervals following the initial CelluErase treatment to assist in obtaining the very best results.
IS IT SAFE AND DOES IT HURT?
Treatment consists of separating fibrous bands within the cellulite and then injecting a mesotherapy cocktail containing active ingredients specifically formulated to help eliminate cellulite.
A specially designed micro blade is used and the treatment is very superficial so the risk of damage to vessels or nerves is very low. The blade is similar in size to an average hypodermic needle and heals in the same way and no suturing is required. However if the skin is thin, there may be some tearing resulting in poor healing or scarring. Local anaesthetic is used to minimise any pain during the procedure.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Following treatment, the area can be quite red, warm, tender and swollen for the first few days as healing takes place. Occasionally there may be some altered sensation, this sometimes takes a few days or weeks to settle.
Although the micro blade used is very narrow, occasionally the treatment may result in a tiny scar. Thickened scars, such as hypertrophic or keloid scars, may occur. If you have a tendency for these, it is essential you inform your practitioner.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT?
Due to the nature of separating the fibrous bands when performing cellulite treatment, bruising is inevitable and can be quite extensive. The area is likely to be quite tender for several days or more and the bruising can spread beyond the area treated and be black or dark purple in appearance.
There will be a degree of bleeding following the procedure and a dressing will be applied which should remain in place for 24 hours.
The procedure is highly effective although results cannot be guaranteed and sometimes repeat treatment maybe required .