- Cellulite is a herniation of subcutaneous/ fats which is compound by fibrous tissue.
- Clinically, it looks like uneven skin contour with dimpling and nodular surface.
- It presents commonly around buttocks, tights and abdomen.
- It can present in any age group, commonly in post puberty females.
Causes of Cellulite Formation
- Metabolism factors: Multiple factors from genetic, hormonal and lifestyle factors which progressively affect the metabolism of skin connective tissue (collagen), extracellular matrix and fat cells.
- Variance of fats distribution, lymphatic drainage and circulation system which also predispose an individual for celllulite formation.
Treatment Options for Cellulite
- Weight management
- Radiofrequency therapy
- Ultrasonic therapy
- Infrared therapy
- Mechanical vacuum and rolling therapy
- Lipolysis mesotherapy
- Liposelection treatment
- Liposuction treatment
Pitfalls of Cellulite Treatments
- Generally cellulite has slow progressive improvement after any treatment.
- Sometime it takes long duration of treatment for significant improvement of cellulites.
- Liposelection or Liposuction treatment is a better choice for candidates who would like to have faster and more significant improvement for cellulites.
- Multiple combination of treatment choices will usually promise better outcome for cellulites reduction.
- Proper and effective weight losing is the most important factor determining the effectiveness of cellulites improvement.
- In term of effectiveness among the treatment choices for cellulites, Liposelection/ Liposuction is by far the most effective ( in combination with weight loss management), follow by Lipolysis mesotherapy, mechanical vacuum and rolling which can be combine with radio frequency, ultrasonic or infrared therapy.
- Anyhow, results for cellulite is not promising and the outcome might varies from individual to individual as due to the multi-factorial causes of cellulites formation.