Banish the effects of cellulite by targeting all five causes for increased body confidence.
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite – the bugbear of so many women, those bothersome dimples that seem to be so resistant to diet and exercise. Although only considered a cosmetic concern, one which can have a real impact on our body confidence and can affect up to 80-90% of women. Luckily for men they have a much lower predisposition due to the structure of the fat cell chambers. Cellulite is the term we use to describe the lumpy, dimpling skin on the thighs, buttocks, abdomen and hips. This occurs when the fats cells push up towards the layers of the skin, whilst the connective tissue bands of the fat chambers pull in the opposite direction, resulting in the bumpy appearance. Contributing factors to cellulite include genetics, body fat, age, skin thickness, hormones and lifestyle.
HOW WE CAN HELP
TREATMENTS THAT CAN HELP
You’ve probably got some questions, but before you get in touch, we’ve answered the most common ones here.
What factors contribute to cellulite?
One of the main factors contributing to cellulite is your genetics and your predisposition to developing it, other factors that contribute include:
- Weight gain
- Poor diet
- Unhealthy lifestyle
- Excess build up of toxins
- Poor circulation
- Poor lymphatic drainage
However even slim people with a healthy diet can be prone to cellulite if they have a genetic predisposition.
What are the grades of cellulite?
Cellulite can be classified into different categories or grades from 0-4 as follows.
- Grade 0 – this is where there is no visible cellulite, even on compression of the skin
- Grade 1 – This is classifies as cellulite that is not visible when sitting or standing, however can be seen when the skin is compressed or the muscle is tensed.
- Grade 2 – When there is visible changes to the texture of the skin, this is classified as grade 2. The skin can appear bumpy like orange peel or cottage cheeses without compression and there may be a slight loss of the skin’s elasticity.
- Grade 3 – This grade will appear much more dimpled with deeper skin irregularities. The texture of the skin will be rough and uneven and there will be a moderate degree of skin laxity. This will be very much visible when standing or lying without need to compress the skin.
- Grade 4 – This is classified as severe cellulite, the skin will appear very bumpy and have a nodular, lumpy texture, there will be a marked increase in skin laxity and cellulite will be visible when standing or lying without need to compress the skin.
What treatments are effective for cellulite?
BTL Emtone is a non-invasive, FDA-cleared cellulite treatment. Emtone works by simultaneously emitting a combination of radiofrequency and targeted pressure energy, to reduce the appearance of cellulite dimples. BTL Emtone is a non-invasive, FDA cleared treatment for cellulite. Emtone works by simultaneously emitting thermal and mechanical energies to target all 5 causes of cellulite while tightening and firming the skin. This revolutionary treatment targets enlarged fat cells, damaged collagen fibres, loss of skin elasticity, poor blood flow and metabolic waste accumulation for dramatic results. This combination of energies can produce 50% quicker than standalone treatments. In a clinical study, 93% of patients reported a visible reduction in cellulite after four treatments. Emtone can treat your thighs, buttocks, love handles, abdomen and upper arms.
Will cellulite return following treatment?
Following a course of Emtone, maintenance treatments are always advisable 1-3 monthly, changes to diet and lifestyle will also play an important role, however unfortunately if you have a genetic predisposition then this will always be with you.
How can ZO Skin Health help to support my skin?
ZO Principles of Skin Health Restoration specifically focus on restoring skin’s strength and optimizing cellular functions to provide the best treatment outcomes and achieve overall skin health restoration. Skin should be fortified to renew, protect and strengthen itself to maintain healthy skin for life. ZO has your skin health covered with its clinically proven, medical skin care brand. ZO Skin Health products are specifically designed to be the best skin care for ageing skin by addressing both the visible signs and key triggers of ageing at every phase. Only the highest quality active ingredients like retinoids, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Niacinamide, glycolic acid, lactic acid and more. Following a consultation the best anti-ageing regimen that works to tighten and firm the skin, improve skin texture, repair your skin barrier and restore a healthy, youthful appearance to your skin will be prescribed. One Of our favourites is ZO Cellulite Control, the key ingredients will help to provide the appearance of slimming and toning effect, whilst visibly smoothing and contouring the appearance of skin to minimize the appearance of cellulite, whilst keeping the skin hydrated and firm.
How does the The Advanced Nutrition Programme support my skin?
To help improve the appearance of cellulite whilst supporting skin elasticity, firmness and collagen production experts recommend supporting the skin ageing and detoxifying supplements from the Advanced Nutritional Programme (ANP) supplement range alongside a healthy diet. Traditional skincare is turned inside out with the innovative, award-winning range of evidence-based skincare supplements. While topical skincare only treats 50% of the skin on the surface, ANP potent nutritional blends feed your skin from within for a proven, 100% skincare approach.