In the clinic, I take care of patients who fight cellulite almost every day. Nothing unusual.
Recent studies show that up to 90 percent. women over 25 have a problem with this.
What is cellulite really?
Cellulite is abnormal distribution of adipose tissue and pathological changes in the subcutaneous connective tissue . It most often appears on the thighs, especially on the back of the thighs. It does not avoid the buttocks, stomach and arms.
Subcutaneous adipose tissue is divided by fibrous septa. Women with cellulite have partitions between the lobules perpendicular to the skin, but there are few transverse ones. When the pressure in the lobule increases (excessive fatness or pressure), a lobule, i.e. unevenness, bulges on the skin.
What influences the formation of cellulite?
Patients who come to my office often explain that they are physically active, take care of their body, and that cellulite does not want to disappear.
All because the lack or little physical activity is only one of the reasons for the appearance of unwanted orange peel. The appearance of cellulite is also influenced by hormones (mainly estrogens), genetics or a diet rich in sugar and unhealthy fats.
How to get rid of cellulite? Where to start? We start fighting cellulite by analyzing the diet and changing some habits.
It is worth reducing the amount of salt added to food and replacing it with herbal mixtures, e.g. basil, marjoram, coriander, dried parsley.
Avoid high-calorie and highly processed food, which causes the deposition of harmful substances in fat cells, and limit the consumption of high- percentage alcohol , because it is not only high in calories but also reduces the ability of adipose tissue to lipolysis naturally .
It is absolutely unacceptable to smoke because it causes additional hypoxia in the cellulite area and increases the production of free radicals.
I encourage my patients to set mealtimes and eat five times a day . The menu should include ingredients that accelerate the metabolism, incl. fish, lean cheeses, legumes etc.
When the body starts to work differently and metabolism improves, we have to help it by drinking 2 liters of non-carbonated , low-sodium water every day - then we accelerate the flushing of toxins from the body.
Home remedies and exercises for cellulite
As you know, a lot can be done with a properly selected diet , but in combination with regular physical activity, we will get better and much faster results. I encourage my patients to consult with personal trainers.
After the initial interview, the personal trainer will arrange individual exercises that will help you get rid of cellulite and unnecessary kilograms.
Well-developed muscles provide a solid scaffold for the skin , which becomes taut and smooth, despite the temporary relaxation of the skin after losing weight.
When cellulite is still a nuisance despite changes in lifestyle, I prepare an action plan with my patients based on modern aesthetic medicine treatments. The combination of an appropriate diet , physical activity and specialized treatments will bring decisive results.
Reduction of water swelling
The most popular treatment is Endermology Lpg body firming and slimming, invented several years ago in France.
The research of the Purpan University Hospital in Toulouse, France, confirmed that a series of endermologic treatments accelerates the lipolysis process (i.e. the release of fat) by as much as 70 percent. and stimulates the collagen production process up to 240 percent.
Endermology consists in simultaneous massage and tissue suction by a special head. The treatment uses electronically controlled rollers and the phenomenon of vacuum, which together affect all layers of the skin.
This treatment improves lymphatic circulation and blood circulation , which increases lipolysis and reduces water swelling . The treatment can be used on various parts of the body, and its effectiveness is based on the stimulation of fat removal from the body .
As a result, cells stimulated to work start the process of removing excess fat from the tissue, which softens it and smooths cellulite.
Improving tension and smoothing out unevenness
Eat Skin Shock uses an acoustic wave and high-frequency energy to induce electrostimulation of the muscles .
The energy penetrates deep into the tissue. The impulses create vibrations, causing the connective tissue to mechanically stretch and relax alternately .
The effect of the treatment is the rebuilding of collagen , firming of flabby skin, increasing tension and elasticity , smoothing out unevenness after liposuction and lipolysis, as well as the elimination of metabolic byproducts. Improvement of microcirculation and metabolism in the treatment area, elimination of deposits by restoring the lymphatic system, collagen compaction and the formation of new capillaries.
The newest and most effective treatment to fight adipose tissue is Ultraskin II Absolute - HIFU body shaping .
The Ultraskin II Absolute treatment is the strongest, non-invasive form of therapy that reduces adipose tissue while improving skin firmness and tension. The device uses the operation of modern technology of concentrated ultrasonic waves (HIFU), which consists in precisely focusing a high-energy wave on a small area.
Concentrated ultrasound waves emitted by the device permanently reduce fat cells that are naturally absorbed and then removed from the body in metabolic processes. The first results are visible immediately after the treatment, while the final effect is achieved after about 2-3 months . The effect of the treatment may last up to five years.
If we have local fatness, it is also worth considering injection lipolysis . Lipolysis involves the administration of a substance that dissolves fat cells - sodium deoxycholate directly into the area of adipose tissue. After the treatment, the skin is swollen, red and painful to touch for about 24 hours. Swelling may last for about 7 days. The effects are visible after about 4-6 weeks and after this time the treatment can be repeated.
Mesotherapy for cellulite
Another noteworthy treatment that brings good results is mesotherapy - reduction and treatment of cellulite . Thanks to the subcutaneous administration of the preparation, we work effectively in the place of the problem.
The used preparation is designed to drain waste products, iron ions and other toxins . The treatment improves circulation in the areas affected by cellulite, which provides better oxygenation of the skin and supports the nourishment and regeneration of tissues.
As a result, tissue swelling is reduced , the circumference is reduced by up to several centimeters and the skin is smoothed. The treatment can be performed mainly on the abdomen, thighs, buttocks and arms . The mesotherapy treatment should be performed once a week in a series of 7 to 12 repetition
you have to act multidirectionally!
I encourage patients who want to get rid of complexes caused by cellulite by next summer to consult them as soon as possible. When there is no time pressure, it is easier to see results. Especially since the fight against cellulite is a holistic process. It requires the patient to change her lifestyle, learn the principles of healthy eating anew, find the optimal form of physical activity and time for treatments in a doctor's office. Such multidirectional action always brings the best results.