Combat the signs of cellulite with
Cellulite is characterized by lumps and bumps on the skin surface, giving an orange peel, cottage cheese, or mattress like appearance . It is commonly found on the thighs and buttocks of women, beginning in puberty and progresses during life. It is considered a non inflammatory condition in the fat layer just below the skins surface (Dermis) to maximize fat storage for adequate caloric availability during pregnancy and lactation.
Reducing cellulite has never been easier, with approximately 85-98% of women over the age of 20 are believed to have some degree of cellulite.
The fat layer is made up of fat cells bunched together into rectangular sections with fibrous perpendicular (straight) branches called septa that secures the dermis to the deeper layers. The fat cells begin to herniate into the dermis with age due to the break down in collagen and increase in fat volume, this causes the bumpy appearance on the surface.
Cellulite worsens with pregnancy, menstrual cycle, use of contraceptives, and hormonal replacement. Estrogen also influences the stimulation of an enzyme (lipoprotein lipase) which is responsible for the accumulation of fat as well as the breakdown of collagen type 1 in the dermal layer of the skin. Therefore skin laxity has also been considered to play an important role in cellulite appearance or worsening.
During your consultation with our clinical experts, we will discuss your medical history, the age at which cellulite appeared, as well as prior occurrence of trauma, liposuction or injections on the affected area, presence of chronic vascular or associated hormonal disorders, and use of any medication that may contribute to the increase in the deposit of fat in the affected area.
The cellulite will be graded according to a Clinical Severity Scale (CSS) which assesses the depth of the cellulite, amount/number of depressions and raised areas, laxity of the skin, whether it is present standing, sitting or when pinching the skin as well as using the Nürnberger and Müller classification scale.
This will then determine the type of treatment and the number of treatments you will require.
A combination of treatments can be used to reduce the overall volume of fat cells, regenerate collagen within the dermis, improve circulation and assist in lymphatic drainage in the affected areas.
Treatment Pricing and Packages
WHAT IS MICRODERMABRASION?The Microdermabrasion Treatment is a skin resurfacing treatment suitable for all skin types. It combines a deep clean and exfoliation, extractions and antioxidant rejuvenation for instantly brighter, cleaner and clearer skin.
HOW DOES THE MICRODERMABRASION WORK?Using an abrasive hand-piece with vacuum suction directed onto the skin, it simultaneously exfoliates, clears blocked pores, buffs and polishes the skin for a smooth even complexion. This treatment is completed within half an hour. The Microdermabrasion treatment buffs and polishes the surface of the skin, stimulating the receptors in the epidermis which in turn stimulates the production of new skin cells in the deepest layer of the epidermis. This encourages the production of new epidermal skin cells, while the buffing and polishing action removes dead skin cells from the surface. Together this process creates glowing skin, refreshed with bright new skin cells. As we age the regeneration of skin cells slow down leaving our skin looking dull and lifeless, showing wrinkles, pores and old acne scarring, by stimulating the upper layers of the skin, we will begin the process of regeneration. We recommend combining with Skin Needling treatments to stimulate the second layer of the skin, the dermis. Clinical trials and studies of microdermabrasion show a smoother, more even and healthier looking epidermis. The results of Microdermabrasion are instant with little downtime. Your skin may be pink immediately after treatment, this subsides over the next few hours. For those with a more sensitive skin type it may appear pink to red until the next day.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?It is normal to experience some redness immediately post treatment, which usually subsides within a few hours. Some people may experiences dryness or peel several days post treatment as the skin cells shed and fresh new skin cells are brought to the surface.
HOW MANY SESSIONS DO I NEED?You will notice improvements immediately after your first treatment. One treatment will improve the skin, however a series of treatments will give you long-term stimulation of the epidermis, leading to fresher, brighter looking skin. Depending on your age or the nature of why you are having the treatment, your skin therapist will discuss with you how many sessions it will take to get the results you're looking for. We recommend a course of 6 to 12 sessions depending on your skin focus and a maintenance session with every change in season.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING MY TREATMENT?The Microdermabrasion is performed as a multi-step process. First we will deeply cleanse and exfoliate your skin. Next we will perform the Microdermabrasion on your skin, and then apply a pumpkin enzyme peel to smooth the skin. This is followed by an extraction of blackheads and whiteheads. The final step offers rehydration where hyaluronic, peptides and an infusion of antioxidants and essential nutrients is applied to the skin. The entire treatment takes 30 minutes.
IS THE TREATMENT PAINFUL?You may experience a slight scratching sensation, but no pain.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER MY TREATMENT?You may experience slight redness for up to an hour following your treatment, similar to that after a workout. Otherwise you will notice instantly fresher, dewy, clear and glowing skin.
WHAT PRECAUTIONS CAN I TAKE PRE AND POST TREATMENT?As we have removed layers of dead skin cells, we recommend no scrubs, acids or anything harsh for 24-48 hours post treatment. We also recommend to not use any harsh products on the skin for at least two days before a treatment – specifically no Vitamin A or home masks. We always recommend the daily use of SPF 30 sunscreen to prevent the skin becoming sun damaged. Please apply at least once every two hours when out in the sun.