Found predominatly in the fairer sex, this unsightly dimpling of the skin has multiple non-invasive and minimally-invasive treatments to help smoothen out your contours.
Non-surgical fat reduction has proven to be a safe and effective alternative to surgical options. Options include fat freezing, laser techniques and radiofrequency-based therapies. At The Aesthetic Loft, we maximise the benefits with the use of the BodyFX with its suction-coupled negative pressure and dual-purpose radiofrequecy platform to breakdown fat, increase lymphatic flow and tighten skin.
Cellulite is a incompletely understood condition, but proposed causes of cellulite include:
- Sexual variation in skin architecture – females’ vertically arranged pillars of septal support versus a male’s criscrossed pattern, leading to upward protrusion of fat through the skin.
- Vascular issues and inflammation – leading to shortening and hardening of the pillars of septae, as well as swelling in the compartments of fat
- Other hormonal causes
These lead to the protrusion of fat toward the skin surface, with dimples forming between the fat herniation.
Cellulite can be graded by the effort taken to ellicit the dimpling, as seen above.
Grade 0 – No dimpling even when firm pressure is applied to the skin
Grade 1 – Dimpling is only seen when firm pressure is applied
Grade 2 – Dimpling is seen by just standing up
Grade 3 – Dimpling is always present, even when lying down
Several treatment options are available, and typically work synergistically. The aim is to release the tightened septae network, reduce the size and number of fat cells, reduce any swelling in the compartments, and stimulate collagen and blend the irregularities.