Cellulite is a common concern for many patients and is estimated to affect at least 85% of women. It takes the form of normal fat, surrounded by dense, fibrous tissue – a constricting effect that creates the dreaded ‘dimpling’. It is most commonly seen as a lumpy or pitted appearance across the thighs and buttocks, although other areas including the stomach, hips, and even arms can also be affected.
Several factors contribute to cellulite, including increased oestrogen levels, diets that are high in carbohydrate, and poor circulation – however, the right combination of treatments can help to effectively smooth and or diminish its appearance.
At 23MD, we use a combination of energy-based devices such as BTL Exilis®, BTL Emsculpt® and CoolSculpting® to break down fibrous tissue and fat, so the body can eliminate it through its natural detoxification process. Non-energy-based treatments, such as Mesotherapy, can also help to soften the appearance of dimpling and can incorporate selected medications such as phosphatidylcholine, deoxycholate, aminophylline and L-carnitine, which help to further break down fat cells.
Hormonal Treatment can also be used to rebalance oestrogen levels, helping to increase skin elasticity and prevent the increased storage of fat cells.
If you have any questions or wish to book a consultation, please contact us on 020 7078 0203.