What is Cellulite and how do we treat it?

| August 23, 2011 | Reply

What is Cellulite?

Cellulite is a common term used to describe superficial pockets of trapped fat, which cause uneven dimpling or “orange peel” skin.It appears in 90% of post- adolescent women and is rarely seen in men. Common but not exclusive areas where cellulite is found are the thighs, buttocks, and the abdomen. Contrary to popular belief, cellulite is not related to obesity, since it occurs in overweight, normal, and thin women.

Causes of Cellulite:

  • Damaged Circulation: from sitting for long periods, wearing tights, over exertion from training.
  • Free Radicals: This also causes cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s. Sources of free radicals are: when we have insufficient deep rest; emotional and physical stress; partially digested food; processed foods; old food; burnt food; red meat; cigarette smoke; alcohol and coffee; preservatives; household paint; chlorinated water; too much sun; birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy.
  • Estrogen Imbalance: An excess of Estrogen in women causes the weakening of the connective tissue that allows the fat to bulge up into the skin.
  • Lack of Exercise: Lack of proper exercise causes poor lymphatic and blood circulation and poor lymph drainage.
  • Over Exertion: Overexertion causes a build-up of free radicals in the tissue. i.e. Long distance running, competitive athletics and many misguided aerobics or fitness classes.
  • Bad Diet:  Toxins originate in junk food and from incomplete digestion. They cause fluid and fat retention in the cells which then swell up and reduce blood circulation and block the lymph from draining properly. Reduced lymph drainage and blood circulation causes fat accumulation.
  • Slow Digestion: Good digestion is the single biggest factor in maintaining good health. The only way of doing this effectively is to chew your food completely.
  • Lifestyle i.e. stress

Treatments for Cellulite


VelaSmooth is one of the newest and most technologically advanced methods of cellulite removal. It utilizes a combination of bi-polar radio frequency, light infrared energy and tissue manipulation. Elos technology borrows the vacuum and dual action rollers of endermologie but helps them manipulate and smooth the skin more effectively with the help of the radio frequency and infrared energies. These forces help increase the body’s metabolism and shrink fat chambers, tightening the skin and helping you get rid of cellulite quickly.

VelaSmooth is not a weight loss procedure but it does reshape and contour your body for a slimmer look and feel. A full VelaSmooth regimen consists of two 60 minute treatments per week for up to 6-8weeks.


Mesothrapy is a procedure used for weight loss and body sculpting to reduce, eliminate and contour specific undesired fat pockets. This method targets the receptors on fat cells that produce fat and breakdown the fat. Excess fat is produced when you ingest food containing carbohydrates, fat, amino acids, hormones or alcohol. Mesotherapy involves injecting microscopic quantities of natural extracts, homeopathic agents, pharmaceuticals and vitamins into the skin which slowly diffuses into the fat, and breaks it down. This in turn eliminates cellulite, promotes weight loss, treat aging skin and sagging skin. The number of weight loss and body sculpting treatments required varies from person to person.

Mesotherapy versus Liposuction:

Liposuction does not treat cellulite. In fact, liposuction often causes existing cellulite to appear more prominent. Mesotherapy treats cellulite directly, promoting smoother skin and reducing fat in selective areas. Mesotherapy does not require hospitalization, general anesthesia or downtime.
As with other cellulite reduction procedures, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This will help the results last and ensure that your money is well spent.

Remember to take pride in your body and yourself regardless of your shape or the amount of dimples you have. Beauty comes from within.  – Enjoy smoother, sexier skin with these exciting treatments for cellulite.

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