Melting Away Unsightly Cellulite
Everyone has it, everyone hates it and everyone's on the quest to eradicate the dimpled nuisance that plagues our butts, bellies and thighs. Cellulite is one frustrating beauty bane poised to sabotage the best of our body contouring efforts. Although nearly 90% of women experience cellulite sometime during their lifetime, misinformation about it is just as common as the condition itself. To begin with, it is a false assumption that cellulite is simply fat, which kind of explains why skinny people, including Victoria’s Secret supermodels Tyra Banks and Kendall Jenner, are not spared.
Cellulite is mostly fat that has been damaged and is the result of poor circulation and drainage. Women's fat cells are held in supporting fibers that are not as closely interconnected as men's, and having an inactive lifestyle results in the fibers tightening their hold onto fat cells which leads to that stubborn, ugly dimpling we call cellulite. Cellulite starts to form as soon as estrogens levels increase during puberty, and progresses like a degenerative condition as time goes by. As we aged, we tend to be less active, put on weight and the skin thinned out, all contributing factors to the worsening in appearance of any existing cellulite. Fat cells get bigger, supporting fibers become stretched, circulation decreases, more fluid gets trapped and the resultant puckering effect on the overlying skin worsens.
CELLU-MELT is a 2-step cellulite busting treatment that aimed to improve the cottage cheese appearance of cellulite in a scientifically proven way.
Step 1 begins with a focus, targeted treatment engaging acoustic shockwaves emitted by the FDA approved X-Wave system from BTL Aesthetics. Shockwave Therapy has been used for over 30 years in medical rehabilitation practices but have only recently found its way into the aesthetics space. The science behind it is actually quite simple. A hand-held device works your skin with extremely fast (and loud) pulses of sound waves in a jackhammer manner. These sound waves induce vibration and create a lot of movement to help break down the fibrous bands in your skin and its deeper tissues while ensuring unrivaled level of patient comfort and safety (Adatto et al., 2011).
By triggering blood flow, X-Wave improves sluggish blood circulation, stimulates collagen remodeling, releases skin puckering and enhances elimination of toxins around the cells. In a nutshell, your body’s detoxifying and healing systems are called upon, and the resulting effect is smoother looking and firmer skin because the entire area has been shaken up.
Step 2 is a deep tissue, lymphatic drainage massage devised by the beauty experts of Freia Aesthetics that uses Body Oxygenant, a repairing, soothing treatment delivered via a specialized ‘acu-point’ technique. Rich in Corn Oil with its effects enhanced by the presence of Biologique Recherche Oxygentating Complex in its formulation, it targets uneven texture and weakened dermal supports by boosting collagen and elastin production. By improving skin tone and texture as well as smoothening out the dreaded ‘orange peel’ effect, it is an excellent way to round off your CELLU-MELT treatment for cellulite across all skin types.
Am I a suitable candidate for Cellu-melt?
Cellu-melt treatment engaging FDA approved BTL X-Wave is safe for patients of all ages and skin types who are suffering from any form of cellulite and or wish to further enhance the results of other non-invasive body shaping procedures such as CoolSculpting and X-Lift Body. This is an option for those who desire aesthetic improvement without the cost and recovery time of surgery.
What kind of downtime do I expect?
There is no downtime with the BTL X-Wave treatment and the lymphatic drainage massage is extremely relaxing. You can easily have the treatment during your lunch break and return to your daily activities immediately.
How many treatments do I need?
Based on the assessment of our trained therapist and taking into account your specific needs, an individualised treatment program will be drawn up for you. Generally, you should be prepared to commit to 1 to 2 treatment sessions done at weekly intervals for a duration of 4 to 6 weeks.
Will I need to change my lifestyle or follow a special diet pan?
One must bear in mind that a holistic approach will optimize the results of any body contouring procedure, including Cellu-melt. Aim to drink 1.5 liters of water a day, especially post treatment, to maintain a healthy lymphatic system to remove waste products and keep water levels in your skin at an optimum level. Combining both cardiovascular and weight training exercises improves circulation, removes excess fluid and tones muscles, giving you smoother looking skin that adds on to the effects of Cellu-melt.
Do cellulite creams work?
Not exactly. Till this point in time, no cellulite creams in the current market can get rid of cellulite. However, there are certain caffeine, collagen and lipid rich preparations that can improve the skin texture and bring you a whole lot closer to having ultra smooth skin.
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