Vanish Cellulite Treatment
What is Cellulite?
The best approach to treating cellulite, is to first understand the causal factors and the science behind them.
Cellulite takes shape when the fat cells gather and push upwards against the skin even as other connective tissues get pulled downwards. This push – and – pull process results in giving an unsightly, uneven texture to the skin surface. The stomach, hips and thighs are the most common skin areas that cellulite tends to form.
Although cellulite affects both, men and women, it is the women who suffer more commonly due to the difference in distribution patterns of fat, muscle, and connective tissue. While in men, the fibrous septa holding the subcutaneous fat are arranged in a lattice pattern, they are shaped in a parallel pattern for women.
As we age, these connective tissue septa tend to lose their elasticity and grow shorter. Similarly, the subcutaneous fat begins to accumulate and the skin becomes thinner as we lose collagen. As a result, the fat bulges through to create the unsightly nodules on the skin surface. Circulatory insufficiency and inadequate lymphatic drainage are another reason for the formation of cellulite.
It is a common misconception that cellulite will disappear with weight loss. Unfortunately, that is not necessarily the case always. Since cellulite is located in the upper levels of the skin, when fatty tissue and volume are reduced, the cellulite does not always disappear. Cellulite condition is difficult to treat as there isn’t any one single treatment modality in the market that can effectively remove all the cellulite. But by using an appropriate combination of medical grade technologies, cellulite deposits can be visibly reduced.
How Are The Treatment Options?
There are various of ways to treat cellulite and these treatments are completely safe, non-surgical procedure that’s popular for its fast effectiveness and long-lasting results.
For a more deep cellulite dimple, patients can consider using laser thermolysis machine, a FDA approved machinese that heats up to 47°C to permanently destroy fat cells.This method can remove up to 25% of fat cells.
For Grade 1 or Grade 2 cellulite, patients can consider the microwave therapy – ONDA COOLWAVES(TM). Onda Coolwaves is the latest permanent fat reduction treatment in the medical aesthetic scene. Coolwaves™ refer to special microwaves that selectively target fat cells and reduce localized fat deposits in a safe, effective and non-invasive way. Onda Coolwaves™ microwaves are emitted in a controlled fashion, focusing energy only where it is needed. The smart device includes a high-tech skin cooling system that cools the skin as it counterbalances the heat issued by the microwaves. This preserves the derma, and ensures total patient comfort while reducing risks, inflammation and side effects.
This microwave therapy can treat 3 main body concerns –
- Subcutaneous Fat
Coolwaves™ is able to deeply disrupt the membranes of subcutaneous fat cells safely and effectively.
- Fibrous Tissue Septa
Coolwaves™ effectively target the connective tissue between the adipose lobules in the more advanced stages of cellulite.
- Skin Quality
Coolwaves™ induce an immediate shrinkage of the collagen fibers in the dermis and stimulate the production of new collagen, making tissue more compact and toned.
As an adjunct treatment, we also use a high energy radial shockwave that consists of 2 components – a positive pressure pulse and a comparatively smaller tensile wave component.
The shockwave squeezes the surrounding tissue and breaks the grid structure of the molecules, while the tensile wave collapses gas bubbles within the fat structures (cavitation) – which then re-expand after the high energy radial shockwaves hit them, resulting in a destabilisation of fat structures.
Visible results can be seen and felt within a few treatments. Your skin will be firmer, smoother and look healthier. Cellulite and stretch marks will be noticeably reduced, or even eliminated.
When Coolwaves™ target adipose tissue, it produces the following effects:
Remodeling of the connective tissue matrix
Adypocite metabolic changes trigger the release of a high amount of destroyed lipids
Initiates a process of lysis of fat cells with adipocyte membrane rupture
Lipids are eliminated via the lymphatic system
Types of Cellulite
There are three grades of cellulite;
Cellulite that only appears when you pinch the skin.
Cellulite that appears when you’re standing up and when you lie down, it disappears.
Cellulite, the nodules appear whether you are lying down or standing up.
It is a common misconception that cellulite will disappear with weight loss and it is not the case necessarily because cellulite is located in the upper level of the skin which is why when fatty tissue and volume are reduced, the cellulite does not always disappear.
Cellulite is a difficult to treat condition and as there is no one treatment modality in the market that can effectively remove all cellulite. But, by using a combination of medical grade technologies, we can visibly reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Treatment of Cellulite
Cellulite is mostly present in Gynoid subjects, often found in the front and back of the thighs, knees and buttocks. It is usually more obvious when the skin is pinched although in severe cases it appears even when the subject is relaxed.
If left untreated, the process gradually and inexorably develops into the following phases:
Stage I – Oedema: reversible, characterised by venous-lymphatic stasis, hypo-oxygenation and insufficient drainage of the interstitial fluids. The skin appears spongy and less elastic. Stage I cellulite, usually occurs at the ankles, calves, thighs and arms and is caused by an accumulation of fluid (edema) within the adipose tissue.
Stage II –Initial Fibrosis: normally the fat cells are wrapped in a net of very fine reticular fibres. The persistence of conditions characterising Stage I gives rise to a breaking away of these fibres which react by increasing in number and thickness. The skin appears pallid, spongier, hypothermic, and hypoplastic, and paresthesia begin to manifest with the typical “orange peel” appearance.
Stage III – Fibrosclerosis and Micronodules: stasis becomes accentuated and the entire skin structure breaks down. The collagen and reticular fibres degenerate and tend to create a fibrous, compact weft which encapsulates the fat cells and forms true micronodules. The progression towards sclerosis generates further compromise and distress of the tissues. The skin features described above are accentuated and pain is felt with palpation. In this type of cellulite there is a greater production of connective-fibrous tissue, and the adipose tissue is harder, with possible formation of small nodules.
Stage IV – Sclerosis and Macronodules: the fusing together of several micronodules, leading to the appearance of large macronodules that are painful to the touch. The macronodules can also fuse together. At this stage, which is irreversible, the skin takes on a typical “mattress” physiognomy. Skin streaks appear and there is pain, both spontaneous and with palpation. In this case the nodules that are created are larger and the adipose tissue becomes even harder.
Treatment of Skin Laxity
Skin laxity occurs when there is a relaxation of the dermal-epidermal tissues and subcutaneous layer as a consequence of:
Underlying muscular mass hypotrophy: typically found in thighs and arms when there is insufficient physical activity and dietary imbalances.
Dermal elasto-collagenic components reduction; typically due to ageing and sun-damage supporting fatty tissue reduction; typically due to ageing and sun-damage
Dr. Kenneth Thean will start by understanding your area of concern and fat reduction goals. After a detailed body assessment completed by our Body Specialist, he will evaluate and assess the suitable treatment plan for you and review what results you can expect from this procedure.
A detailed body assessment will be conducted by our Body Specialist.
- 360° 3D Imaging
- 2D 6-position baseline
- InBody weight
- Body fat analysis
- Tape circumferential measurements
- Calliper readings
The procedure’s framework will be assessed and marked on the targeted area(s).
The appropriate applicator will be placed onto the area within the planned framework. As the technology only focuses on fat cells, the other tissues will not be affected. Relax and enjoy your treatment in our adjustable bed while streaming your favourite Netflix shows.
A non-invasive shockwave therapy that uses low energy acoustic wave pulsations is applied onto the treated areas to break up the fat cells. This process also helps to enhance circulation and stimulates lymphatic drainage, which increases the elimination of destroyed fat cells.