Cellulite

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Advanced cellulite treatments.

What is cellulite?

Cellulite is enlarged pockets of fat that are pushed towards the skin’s surface by tight, inflexible connective tissue.

It 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.

We offer a variety of cellulite treatments.

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.