What is cellulite and where does it come from?
Cellulite is the dimpled appearance on the skin that most people find on their hips, thighs and buttocks. This is more commonly found on women than on men due to the differences in fat cells, muscles and connective tissue that are distributed in the skin. Fat deposits may push and distort the connective tissue beneath the skin and cause the appearance of lumpiness - which will later lead to the cellulite to occur.
Cellulite can be caused by many factors including genetics, weight, gender, skin thickness and pregnancy. Although cellulite is most common for adult females, people of any age, gender or ethnicity can have cellulite.
How does this treatment work?
For cellulite reduction:
This treatment helps to stimulate fat breakdown, collagen synthesis and lymphatic drainage. It does this by increasing metabolic function and increasing cellular membrane permeability in the areas treated. Fatty acids and glycerol are released and removed by the increased blood supply and lymphatic movement.
This treatment has also shown amazing results for skin tightening:
This treatment produces sound waves that help stimulate the blood and lymphatic circulation in the treated area. In addition, they also stimulate the connective tissue and septa mobility, giving the skin a firmer tone and reducing the cellulite within the skin.
How many treatments will I need to see results?
We would typically suggest a course of 8-10 individual 30 minute sessions. Or the treatment can be used straight after the fat freezing treatment know as Cryolipolysis treatment (for 3 minutes). Results are seen as quickly as 2 weeks after starting the course.
You are able to combine this treatment with other treatments in order to maximize the results. We can tailor an individual cellulite reducing Shockwave treatment plan to meet your desired goal, this will be discussed at the time of your consultation with the specialist.
For maximized and long-term results, we suggest that you follow the after-care advise the specialist will discuss with you, this usually includes exercising and increasing water intake.
What is the treatment like?
The treatment is quite noisy, making a loud knocking sound. However some clients have stated that the treatment is quick and comfortable and feels similar to a tapotement massage.
Prices for this treatment are as follows:
30 minute treatment for £60
60 minute treatment for £100
90 minute treatment for £150
Our specialist will be able to let you know during the consultation how long your treatments should be, depending on the size of the area.
Here are some really fantastic results we have seen from the shockwave treatment.
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