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Top cellulite treatments

Written on 16th October 2017
by Cellulite Institute editorial staff

What are the Top cellulite treatments?

90% of adult women fight against cellulite! Contrary to what people think, cellulite is not a problem of weight. Cellulite can affect both genders, but is much more common in women. About 90% of women have cellulite at some point in their life.

Cellulite is the result of subcutaneous fat that presses against the connective tissue, causing the skin to look lumpy and wrinkled.

Cellulite shows more on thighs and legs, and can be aggravated by:

  • Excess body fat
  • Decreased production of collagen and elastin related to age.

Top cellulite treatments: The causes of cellulite are unclear, but the most common are believed to be:

  • Genetics
  • Hormones
  • Metabolism
  • Weight changes
  • Improper diet
  • Lack of physical activity

Why do we need to be able to identify the cause or causes that lead to cellulite?

Because they can influence the severity of the blemish.

Are there any factors that help to inhibit cellulite? There are, and among these, those that have a greater impact are:

  • A healthy lifestyle
  • Regular physical exercise
  • Proper nutrition

Cellulite is not dangerous, but tends to be one of the main concerns for many women.

So even if it does not pose a health risk, it can certainly negatively influence behaviour and therefore quality of life. Low self-esteem causes many disorders that can develop into real illnesses in susceptible individuals.


Top cellulite treatments: the treatments 


Tissue stabilized guided subcision

is an innovative treatment that has been approved by the FDA and has an EC certificate, and is used to improve orange peel appearance for at least 2 years. It is a minimally invasive treatment that uses local anaesthesia.

Its action: thanks to the non-surgical resection of fibrous septae, it allows an improvement in the appearance of orange peel skin in the long term.

Side effects may include:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Localised redness

The side effects are usually resolved within 1 week. More studies are needed to evaluate the long-term effects because at present it is not known whether the cellulite can reform once the fibrous septae have been cut.

This treatment leaves no scars, lasts for a time ranging from 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the size of the treated area, and does not require any convalescence, so you can resume your normal life immediately afterwards. The cellulite is not removed, but the orange peel skin appearance is improved.

As a result, the skin looks smoother and more homogeneous, but there is no reduction in volume. Only expert doctors and plastic surgeons working in accredited facilities can perform this treatment. Relying on a doctor who has adequate training is the first step towards satisfaction and success with this treatment.

Laser: minimally invasive laser-assisted procedure performed by a qualified doctor. This laser is designed to attack the structure of the sub-cutaneous cellulite, with the breakdown of fibrous septae, fat reduction and an increase in tone. It must be performed by an expert doctor who has been trained for this treatment and it requires local anaesthesia. The treatment has contraindications that should be discussed with the doctor before treatment.

Again the side effects may include:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Localised redness

Subcision with needles: this is an advanced surgical technique. During the procedure, performed under local anaesthesia,

The fibrous septae are cut, inducing tissue repair with consequent reduction of the orange peel appearance. The treatment is performed in an outpatient clinic and is very demanding.

As with other treatments, side effects may include:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Localised redness

Having realistic expectations about the results you would like help in being satisfied with the treatment.


Top cellulite treatments: the results

Results vary greatly from individual to individual, also because some of the studies carried out to demonstrate the effectiveness of treatments are based:

  • On observation of results
  • On small samples
  • On the short term

Ultimately, it is difficult to evaluate the actual effectiveness of the treatment when following a diet and doing physical activity at the same time, because it cannot be established whether any changes have been due to the diet and physical exercise or to the treatments.

Cellulite and aesthetic treatments have now become routine for many women; the technologies and medical techniques used in aesthetics make this sector innovative and always at the cutting edge.

You should always contact an expert doctor and have realistic expectations, because whenever you choose to undergo any treatment, you should be aware of everything it involves.


Top cellulite treatments: What are the most popular non-surgical aesthetic treatments for cellulite?

Here is an exhaustive but incomplete list:

  • Ultrasonic cavitation
  • Radiofrequency
  • Cryosculpture
  • Laser therapy
  • Vacuum suction for cellulite (mechanical lipomassage)
  • Pressotherapy
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Mesotherapy or regional intradermal therapy
  • Needling
  • Carboxytherapy
  • Shockwaves, targeted ultrasound

Top cellulite treatments:  innovations and technological improvements make it possible to improve the available treatments, while time and research make it possible to assess the efficacy and results of treatments over the long term.

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