Cellulite

Fat and cellulite reduction

There are certain areas of the body where fat deposits occur due to a genetic and familial predisposition. Overweight individuals are more prone to deposit fat in these areas. The areas involved are love handles, lower abdomen, double chin and upper arms. In these areas, the overlying skin is smooth.

However in some areas the skin over the fat can look uneven, dimpled, commonly described as “cottage cheese” texture. This is medically know as “Cellulite”. The lumpiness of cellulite is caused by fat deposits that push and distort the connective tissues beneath skin, leading to the characteristic changes in appearance of the skin. Cellulite is seen in women because of differences in the way fat, muscle, and connective tissue are distributed.


Treatments:


There are invasive, minimally invasive and non- invasive treatments available for the reduction of fat as well as cellulite.

In order to get optimal results from these treatments it is recommended that the patient be on a long term disciplined exercise and diet regimen.

It is important to remember that these methods are for targeted fat reduction along with body contouring and should not be confused with weight loss programme.

Non Invasive procedures

These procedures are painless and do not involve any injections, cuts or nicks on skin. It does not even require local anesthesia. It is an office procedure and does not involve any downtime. However, the patients need up to 8-10 sessions once every 7-10 days.

Currently available equipments are based on either radiofrequency waves, ultrasonic waves, lasers or a combination of any of these technologies. These are listed as below:-

Radio frequency machines:

Accent
Tripollar RF (30W-50W)

Ultrasonic waves:

Liposonix
Ultrashape

Laser:

i-lipo Diode laser 650nm

Combinations:

Accent Ultra (RF + Ultrasound)
Velasmooth (RF 20W + Infrared)
Velashape (RF 40W + Infrared)

Minimally - Invasive procedures

Unlike non-invasive procedures these require local anesthesia after which a nick is made on the skin and a canula is passed underneath the skin. As it passes through the fat it not only melts fat but also tightens the skin. It requires only a single session and results are long lasting with additional benefits of skin tightening. However the results are evident only after three months.

Based on the technology used some of the equipments are listed as below:-

  • Invasix – Radiofrequency
  • Vaser Lipo – Ultrasonic waves
  • Smart Lipo – 1064nm
  • Smart Lipo MPX 1064,1320nm
  • Smart lipo triplex-1440, 1064,1320nm
  • Cool Lipo – 1320nm
  • Lipolite -1064 nm

Invasive

Involves liposuction, which is a surgical procedure.

Injection lipolysis

Customized blend of fat burning mixtures are filled in syringes and injected into the skin to dissolve fat and cellulite. This cocktail of drugs interacts with the fat cells, encouraging the cell to release the fat within and transported out via lymphatic drainage. It also improves blood flow and lymphatic drainage of the target area, removes the fibrotic, connective tissue bands, and melts the excess of fat deposits. This results in a significant reduction of the "orange peel" skin appearance and in the loss of inches from the treated areas. Because cellulite is a chronic condition, the mesotherapy process of correcting it may require ten sessions, which are done once a week consecutively.

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