Home of Cellulite Treatment in London
At our London practice, we specialise in cellulite treatments.
If you are concerned about lumpy, ‘orange peel’ or ‘cottage cheese’, looking skin on your upper thighs or buttocks, you are not alone. Indeed, most women are affected from the appearance of cellulite on their body at some point in their lives. Although a few extra pounds can make cellulite appear worse, slim built women can also suffer from cellulite appearance. In fact, between 85-98% of the female population suffers from some form of cellulite. This is one of the reasons that cellulite treatments at our London clinic are extremely popular.
Women store fat differently than men, which is why men rarely suffer from cellulite. In other words, woman store fat vertically and men store fat in a criss-cross structure. Therefore, women’s fat cells push through the overlying fibrous connective tissue on their thighs, buttocks and abdomen thus resulting in cellulite.
Notably, TV adverts and magazines often claim that special creams, elasticated clothing or specific exercise and massage can stop cellulite. However, such claims are not backed by medical, clinical evidence.
ResultsVisible after 2-4 months
PainMinimal discomfort. Anesthesia options included
What is Cellulite Treatment London ?
Cellulite Treatment in our London pracice include of 3 different modalites :
- BodyFX – Non invasive radio-frequency treatments for Grade 1mild cases.
- CelluTite – Semi-invasive radio-frequency treatment for Grade 2 Moderate cases.
- Liposuction – A form of surgical procedure where fat is physically removed from the body.
First, CelluTite, the most popular and effective cellulite treatment we offer at our London clinic. It removes unsightly dimples caused by fat accumulation in the thighs and buttocks.
Second, BodyFX, a non-invasive method of cellulite treatment used by our aesthetician to shrink fat cells. As a result, cellulite appearance will reduce significantly.
The Regenerative Factor
We specialise in incorporating regenerative medicine techniques with all the aesthetic treatments that we perform at the RAE Clinic, in order to optimise natural healing and provide the best results from your treatment. For example, with the CelluTite treatment, we can combine nano-fat sculpting and micro-grafting, for optimised body sculpting.
How does it work?
CelluTite by Inmode is an advanced method of liposuction which uses radio-frequency energy to simultaneously tighten skin and permanently remove fat cells. It is thus the main modality that we use for cellulite treatment at our London clinic.
Significantly, we are able to achieve these results through a combination of fatty tissue coagulation and aspirating destroyed fat cells. As a result, The sub-dermal heating can target these stubborn areas of cellulite without damaging any surrounding tissue. You can read more about this cellulite treatment offered at our London clinic in the Bodytite page. Both treatments work under the same concept.
Please visit our Bodyfx page to learn more about how this technology works at improving, contouring and reducing cellulite.
How do I know if I am suitable for Cellulite Treatment ?During a consultation at our London clinic you will discuss the areas of cellulite which concern you. Dr. Ali Ghanem will consult you whether CelluTite alone or in combination with BodyFX, is the best option for you.
If you are pregnant or currently breast feeding you will not be suitable for cellulite treatments and will need to await the period of weaning your child before we can embark on a treatment plan.
What can I expect to happen during Cellulite Treatment ?CelluTite
The areas treated with CelluTite will be marked on your body. Small entry points are created, approximately 3mm wide, to enable the probe/cannula from the device to enter under the skin and deliver radiofrequency energy to extract fat cells. These entry points are carefully positioned to be hidden and will heal swiftly following the procedure.
The handpiece consists of the spatula-shaped probe, which is also an aspirating cannula that enters the skin and an electrode placed above it and on the outside of the skin. The cannula will be moved around the fatty layer of cellulite to disrupt the fibrous tissue tethering the fat, whilst the electrode glides the surface on a thin layer of gel applied for easy gliding.
As this is happening our surgeon will also deliver pulsed and continuous waves of radiofrequency energy through the cannula probe in order to achieve the optimum temperature under the skin for the required skin tightening and ft cells melting. The liquefied fat is removed through aspiration using the same cannula.
The procedure takes approximately 1 to 2 hours depending on the size of the area being treated.
Please learn more about the non invaisive Bodyfx in the dedicated page.
How many treatments will I need?The exact number of treatment sessions required will depend on the size of the area we are treating and whether a combination of CelluTite and BodyFX is required.
However, we usually recommend a programme of one CelluTite session, followed by one or two BodyFX treatment sessions spaced one to two weeks apart. you will discuss a tailored programme to suit your needs with our doctor.
Does It hurt?Treatment with CelluTite is performed under local anaesthesia which is injected to the treated area to avoid any discomfort. The process of placing the anaesthesia, which is an infiltration liquid, can be a little uncomfortable for some people. For those who prefer it, or are especially sensitive to pain, CelluTite can also be performed under sedation.
During the BodyFX treatment, you can expect a minor sensation of pulling as the applicator pulls at the skin in the area being treated using vacuum suction. Additionally you might feel a sensation of warmth as radio-frequency energy is delivered, and a feeling of flicking or tapping when the electrical pulse is transferred. Treatment with BodyFX is usually tolerable, with most patients experiencing minimal discomfort.
What are the possible side effects?Immediately after the CelluTite procedure you will experience no discomfort due to the lingering effects of the local anaesthesia; As the anaesthesia wears off, any further pain or discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
Expect swelling, redness, pain, tenderness and bruising after the CelluTite treatment, usually subsiding within a week. Some of the initial swelling is due to the local anaesthetic fluid used during the procedure. The incisions are small and heal quickly without requiring stitching. However, in the first 24 hours you can expect leaking of fluid from the small incisions which will be dressed to prevent infection.
A follow-up appointment is usually required to change dressings. You can expect to return to your normal activities, including work, after 2 or 3 days, although as the procedure is focused on the thigh and buttock area, sitting may be uncomfortable for up to a week.
You will need to wear a special compression garment for a few days to assist with body shaping, flushing out any remaining liquid, and to help the healing process in terms of tissue repair and metabolising of any remaining lipids which were not aspirated. We will provide you with full aftercare advice.
With subsequent BodyFX treatments, you can expect redness, minor swelling and warmth to the touch treated areas for several hours after treatment, usually subsiding within 24 hours.
What results can I expect with Cellulite Treatment London?CelluTite
Cellulite reduction is immediately visible and you will be able to see a difference in skin tightness and reduced dimpling in the area immediately, although swelling might temporarily obstruct such visibility. As this procedure stimulates a wound healing response, further tissue tightening will happen over the next 2-4 months, achieving your new sculpted look.
Following each treatment session, there will be immediate tissue tightening, with improvements in the appearance of the skin continuing in subsequent weeks.
How long will Cellulite Treatment London results last?Results are long-lasting and permanent, although this is dependent on lifestyle, maintaining regular exercise and a well-balanced diet in order to avoid future weight gain.
Results are expected to last 2-4 years, and the procedures can be repeated after 12 months.