Zap Away Cellulite
With years of experience and knowledge plus one of the best shockwave machines available, Our team of doctors at Limelight Wellness Centre are well trained and equipped with the latest technology to offer you the best possible care for cellulite.
Various treatments both surgical and nonsurgical have been studied to treat cellulite. Among the non surgical techniques Acoustic Wave Therapy (shock wave therapy) has shown impressing results. In this technique a hand held device is used to produce and transmit sound waves to fat cells resulting in fat breakage and shrinking while promoting circulation in the same area to accelerate tissue clearance.
Non-Invasive Cellulite Treatment
What Is Cellulite?
Cellulite is the term used to describe a change in skin appearance. The change is seen as lumps and bumps and dimple formation making an uneven skin surface especially around the buttocks and thigh area. It has a higher prevalence in females. It’s been said that almost 80% of women experience some degrees of cellulite but it is not a harmful condition or disease.
What Causes Cellulite?
Even though the cause is not yet clear there has been theories and studies suggesting the role of hormones, genetics, diet and lifestyle.
The main mechanism causing this change in skin appearance is believed to be a result of growing fat cells protruding the connective tissue (causing bumps) while the skin is being tightly bound to the underlying dermal layer by fibrotic bands.
Hormones such as insulin, estrogen and prolactin are involved in cellulite formation by their effect on metabolism and fat production
Genetic factors can be linked to cellulite formation by affecting one’s metabolism rate, fat distribution under skin and circulation level
People with a diet high in fat, carbs, salt and low fibre are more likely to have cellulite or show a higher grade.
Cellulite is normally categorised into 4 grades. The grades are important as several studies have shown patients can normally be improved by 1 grade.
The grades of Cellulite:
1. No Dimping even with pressure applied
2. Dimpling when pressure is applied
3. Dimpling visible while standing but not laying down
4. Dimpling visible when laying down
Why Shockwave Therapy?
Shock wave therapy is becoming a popular choice in cellulite treatments due to its benefits: