What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is NOT a disease. Cellulite is nothing more than normal fat beneath the skin. The fat appears bumpy because it pushes against connective tissue, causing the skin above it to pucker. It is just a biological caused modification of connective tissue. Cellulite is also known as cottage cheese skin, orange peel syndrome, or in medical terminology it is called nodular liposclerosis, cellulitic dermohypodernosis, sclerotic fibrous edematous panniculopathy, hypodernosis or herniation of fat with hypodermic tension bands. Cellulite affects more than 90% of women of all ethnics. This appearance causes aesthetic problem and is a concern to a great number of women than men worldwide. And there is no known correlation between obesity and cellulite.
What causes Cellulite?
The patho-physiology of cellulite includes alteration of adipose tissue and micro-circulation causing fibro-sclerosis in the connective tissue. It is a NON-inflammatory, degenerative condition, producing changes of the hypodermis. The negatively affected microcirculation may also cause intracellular edema and decreased lymphatic drainage. It can be also classified as fibrotic, edematous, adipose or combinatory.
What are Cellulite Treatments?
Cellulite creams (no scientific evidence that these creams are effective against cellulite, and for some people, they can be harmful)
Laser or radio-frequency treatment (recommends about four to eight 30-minute sessions at $300 to $500 a session, total costs of $4,500-$7,000 and you can expect to see up to a 50 percent reduction in dimples)
Liposuction (surgical procedure to remove fat deposits from the body. But liposuction removes deep fat, not cellulite)
Acoustic Wave Therapy (we have substantial body of evidence that AWT or ESWT is non-invasive and is effective in treating cellulite)
What is the best treatment for Cellulite?
Acoustic Wave Therapy has been the best studied therapy option for cellulite. It is non-invasive, does not require drugs and can be easily completed within a few minutes per treatment session without any side effects. Patient's satisfaction and acceptance is very high.
- most effective
- most affordable
- scientifically proven