Cellulite is a sexual female aspect that appears at the age of puberty and then evolves with time, increases in volume, shape and size. It is mainly affected by hormonal changes including menstrual cycle, pregnancy and menopause. Other factors that affect the aspect of the cellulite are water retention, presence of adipose tissue and fibrosis. It is normally found in specific regions including the Outer Thighs, Inner Knees and Buttocks. Cellulite can be staged as the following:
Stage 0 No visible cellulite, even when the skin is pinched.
Stage 1 No visible cellulite when standing or lying down. However an "orange peel" texture can be seen when the skin is pinched.
Stage 2 Visible cellulite when standing but not when lying down.
Stage 3 Visible cellulite when standing and lying down
Mesotherapy can eliminate cellulite on the legs and buttocks, breaking down the orange-peel appearance of skin, and producing a smooth contour. The average patient eliminates all visible cellulite in 10-25 sessions. Some patients require additional treatments if their cellulite is particularly severe.
Intralipotherapy is a commonly used technique to dissolve localized fat deposits on parts of the body that can’t be adequately shaped with persistent trainings or diet. Usually those are thighs, buttocks, hips, stomach and chin. Substances used for this treatment are enzymes that are in use for several years now, applied intravenously to incite liver to clean the blood from the fats, and to prevent fat embolism.
Treatment of localized fat
During application, active substances lead to cracking of the membranes of fat cells in the treated zone and to outpouring of their content into the surrounding tissue. From there, in a natural way, via the bloodstream, the fat is transported to the liver and gets thrown out of our organism. It is necessary to emphasize that this procedure doesn’t change the level of cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.
One region is treated with 3 to 4 treatments until the wanted effect is achieved. The process of fatty cells breakdown is slow and this lipolytic treatment affects the skin in such a way that makes it more firm and doesn’t allow an excess of skin to appear after the fat loss. Depending on the amount of fatty tissue on the patient’s body, sometimes only one treatment is enough. During the treatment bruises may occur. In addition, an occurrence of painful nodules is usual and transient and it is a consequence of an inflammatory process that develops when fat is dissolved.
Three days after the treatment, massages and the usual exercises may begin. It is recommended to drink from 1.5 to 2 liters of fluids a day.
The effect is permanent in persons who do not gain weight again.