Cellulite is the accumulation of fatty deposits in the body and usually can be found on the thighs, upper arms and gluteal(buttocks) area. It will have a dimpled appearance on the surface of the skin.
Usually areas that have cellulite are cold to the touch, this is due to the fact that there is not enough blood circulation to the area because the enlarged fat cells(adipocytes) in the area is restricting the blood flow.
The hormone estrogen, a sedentary lifestyle and periods of weight gain can all lead to the formation of cellulite.
Cellulite can be classified into two different categories- soft cellulite and hard cellulite. Soft Cellulite would normally be more noticeable because it doesn’t attach itself to the muscle. It’s softer, saggy, moves around more and usually affects larger areas of the body. Unlike hard cellulite, it sits closer to the surface, making it easier to treat. Hard cellulite is harder to get rid of because it’s more concentrated and lives close to or on the muscle. Hard cellulite tends to occur in more athletic body types and is harder to see with the naked eye. In some cases, hard cellulite can be sensitive to the touch.
Cellulite is often classified using three grades:
Grade One: Cellulite is not evident when you’re standing or sitting, but if the skin is pinched, it becomes noticeable.
Grade Two: When standing, there appears to be cellulite, but when you lay down it disappears.
Grade Three: The skin looks dimpled regardless if you are standing or sitting and always when you pinch it.
We at Glo Laser and Beauty offer skin tightening treatment which helps with the reduction of cellulite, we use a radio frequency machine which uses both unipolar and bipolar hand pieces.
The Radio frequency uses deep, controlled heating of the fatty layers under the skin, the effects of tissue tightening and increased blood circulation results with the fatty deposits being drained through the lymphatic system, reducing the appearance of cellulite, it also helps with losing a few centimeters.
We recommend that you drink a lot of water before and after your skin tightening (radio frequency) treatments as this will help to aid your body to detox and better results can be achieved.
For homecare treatment our therapist will recommend our prefered homeopathic aromatherapy oils from Lilian Terry called cellu1, cellu 2 and cellu 3 which will help to resructure, repair and reduce the appearance of cellulite