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Cellulite is very common, affecting between 85 and 98 percent of women. It is often mistakenly associated with being overweight but cellulite also affects very slim individuals. It only affects women due to the way that females store fat in the lower body. Cellulite is often characterised as having an orange peel or cottage cheese appearance to the skin on the buttocks and thighs. This pitted look is due to the underlying fat cells in the area pushing up through the skin and fibrous connective tissue that is just below the skin, this causes the fat cells to bulge through the limited space available to them, leading to this dimpled appearance.
Acoustic Wave Therapy (also called sound, pressure or shock wave therapy) has been shown to safely reduce the appearance of cellulite and improve the tone, elasticity and firmness of the skin.
Cellulite is often referred to as looking like “orange peel” on the skin. Endermologie® is the world’s first patented mechanical cellulite treatment technology to be approved by the FDA.
RF energy is able to penetrate deep into the skin causing tissue tightening, heating of fat cells and increased blood circulation for body contouring, fat and cellulite reduction treatments.
The 3D-lipo system combines hand pieces for cryolipolysis, radiofrequency, cavitation, dermology and shockwave therapy to achieve skin tightening, cellulite reduction and body contouring.
The Accent system boasts dual handpieces – a bipolar one for volumetric dermal heating, aimed at skin tightening treatments; and a Unipolar one for for fat reduction and cellulite treatment.
The BTL Vanquish is the only contactless radiofrequency technology for non-invasive fat removal. The latest generation of the device is the BTL Vanquish ME, standing for Maximum Energy.
Cellulaze is a minimally invasive laser surgical treatment that has proven to be effective in helping women who have problems with the appearance of cellulite. Cellulaze is recognised as the only cellulite removal procedure that is effective in the prevention and reparation of cellulite.
EndyMed’s 3DEEP RF applicators use radiofrequency technology to firm, tighten and lift sagging skin on the face and body by heating the collagen in the dermis.
Exilis® Elite uses a combination of monopolar radio frequency (RF) energy, ultrasound to stimulate fat lipolysis (the breakdown of fat cells) and collagen remodelling (for skin tightening), alongside skin cooking, helping to contour the body and face.
The Thermage™ system is a mono-polar (one electrode) radiofrequency device that delivers radiofrequency energy deep into dermal tissues for facial skin tightening, body contouring and improvement in the appearance of cellulite.
TriPollar™ radio frequency (RF) technology is available via two devices, Apollo® and Regen®. The devices are marketed for cellulite reduction, body remodelling and skin tightening.
The Velasmooth™ combined Infrared and RF energy technology (plus tissue mobilization and suction) has proven to be an effective body contour and fat reduction tool, as well as cellulite reduction tool