Cellulite is a term for lumpy, dimpled flesh on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen. A research shows over 80% of adults (mostly women) suffer from cellulite. Cellulite is caused by the expansion of fat cells below the skin. When fat cells increase in size, the fat cells push upwards resulting in an uneven skin surface and creating cottage-cheese look through the skin. In addition the collagen bonds within where the fat cells are located and are stretched causing further unevenness to the skin’s surface.
Cellulite is commonly classified in four stages. Cellulite most commonly appears on the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks. To determine the level of cellulite, you can first perform a pinch test. Pinch the skin of your outer thigh, buttocks or abdomen between your index finger and your thumb and look for dimpling.
- Stage 0 is when no dimpling or orange peel is seen on the skin when you are standing.
- Stage 1 is when no dimpling is seen on the skin when you are standing, but when you pinch your skin you have bumps and lumps.
- Stage 2 is when you can see dimpling or orange peel appearance when standing, but not when you lie down.
- Stage 3 is when you can see dimpling both when you are standing and lying down.
Treatments for Cellulite
Premier Laser & Skin are offering revolutionary non-invasive cellulite reduction treatments. Our treatments are safe, effective and suitable for all skin types. You can see the immediate improvement only after 1 session. But we would recommend a course of treatment to provide long-term and optimum result.
A course of Lipotripsy™ can greatly reduce the cellulite appearance whilst improve the overall health and look of your skin. Healthy skin requires good blood flow with consistent levels of fat, Lipotripsy™ increases the blood flow and perfusion within your skin
TriActive is an FDA-cleared system that uses of six low-energy diode lasers and rhythmic suction massage technology to penetrate skin layers, promote collagen production, and improve microcirculation. The TriActive addresses both cellulite’s appearance and sagging skin by improving the skin’s elasticity and smoothing out its structure, leaving behind a smoother-looking skin.