Cellulite affects nearly every woman to a certain degree, although some suffer with it more than others. Cellulite is also known as adiposis edematosa cutis and gynoid lipodystrophy within the medical field. It appears most commonly on the buttocks and thighs and other areas where there are underlying fat deposits. Although both men and women can suffer from this, it is most common in women and normally occurs just after puberty.
It is not fully understood as to what causes cellulite, although there are a few factors that undoubtedly exacerbate the condition. As the condition does tend to appear just after puberty, hormones play an important part in its onset. Genes can also affect its development with certain people predisposed to the condition. Gender, race, a slow metabolism and poor circulation can all be reasons why people suffer from cellulite. Diet can also be an important issue and people who have a diet that contains too much fat, carbohydrate or salt tend to have more apparent cellulite. Also those who have a poor fibre intake can be afflicted. Other lifestyle choices that can affect cellulite include smoking, lack of exercise and those who have to sit or stand for long periods of time.
At 111 Harley St. we offer the new, innovative treatment Thermage. Thermage uses radio frequencies to stimulate collagen production and tighten the skin. It is a fantastic non – surgical treatment for sagging skin and it is ideal for treating cellulite. Only one treatment is necessary and though the results are gradual they last for two to three years. There is no recovery time and the treatment utilises Comfort Pulse Technology to provide minimal discomfort, safe and effective results. Thermage can also be used on facial wrinkles as well as on the stomach, knees, arms and hands.