Cellulite affects nearly 90% of women. Disciplined individuals with their diet and exercise fail to combat this unsightly condition. Cellulite can occur in all parts of the body but more commonly upper thighs are where most people require treatment to improve the appearance.
In addition to the hormonal reason that gives cellulite its appearance, cellulite also results from both a build-up of fat in the adipose tissue and water retention around them.
As the adipocytes (fat cells) get bigger they change shape and pull on the septas (fibrous connective tissue which divide the dermis similar to pockets) in the skin. This is what gives cellulite its ‘orange peel’ effect.
The blood and lymph circulation slows down causing stagnation of metabolic waste, toxic build up either from environmental concerns, medications or hormone imbalances. When pressure builds up in these pockets inflammation occurs resulting in the area of cellulite becoming painful to the touch, in this case the first steps of treating but initially be to drain first thereby increasing the lymph flow before starting treatment on cellulite.
The fat structures of men and women do not react to increased fat tissue in the same way. For women, the pockets of adipose tissue are vertically separated by the septa (fibrous connective tissue forming a network of compartments).
For men, the pockets of adipose tissue are obliquely separated by the septa. The difference between the men and women is the pocket size. With women we have larger pockets so the fats cells enlarge putting pressure on the septa drawing them down making the fat cells appear more visible i.e. cellulite. The men’s pockets are much smaller less room for the fat cells to enlarge and therefore less pressure on the septas giving virtually no appearance of cellulite.
Few people realise that unsightly patches of cellulite are not improved by either physical exercise or even the strictest weight-control diets. As mentioned earlier hormones in form of HRT, contraception & general lifestyle all have a contributing factor.
To treat cellulite you must tackle it from different angles that fit in with your lifestyle. Diet high in vegetables, fruit and plenty of water aids the elimination of metabolic waste. Exercise especially weight bearing routines aids the lymphatic flow through muscle contraction and relaxation again aiding waste removal. External treatment such as Lipomassage will stimulate the areas that are hard to reach with diet and exercise.
Lipomassage treatment will reactivate the adipose tissue and achieve a long-lasting elimination of cellulite. LPG’s mechanical Roll stimulation triggers deep biological responses: Adipose tissue (fat cells) that is trapped will be softened, blood and lymphatic circulation is restarted aiding in the removal of waste. The fat release process (Lipolysis) is reactivated to naturally eliminate localised fat and imperfections. Once released into the circulation it is used as energy through your muscles in the form of exercise just a 20-minute walk is suffice. We have found this method of treating highly successful way of getting rid of cellulite along with our lifestyle programme we are able to work with you keeping this unsightly appearance of cellulite at bay.
What our clients say
“I would just like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Oorloff Clinic for persevering with my stubborn cellulite! I was particularly unhappy with the cellulite on my legs especially my thighs and found that the team was focused & determined to ensure that I received the best results possible for me, but at the same time she was always honest & upfront about the achievable results. My course of treatments ended just in time for my summer beach holiday, were I was complimented by my friends on how good my legs looked.
Needless to say I am extremely happy with my results & will be visiting you all very soon to see what other miracles she can perform for me!”