Cellulite has long been a bugbear. Cellulite is normal fat under the skin but appears bumpy because the fat is pushing in pockets against the connective tissue in the skin. This causes the skin above it to dimple. Cellulite is not necessarily a symptom of being overweight; it is in many cases a hereditary problem. Getting rid of cellulite has not always been easy and it can have a negative effect on inner confidence.
As one of London's foremost laser and light only clinics for non-invasive laser and light treatments for both the face and body, Silk Skin Laser Care Clinic on Harley Street offers the ultimate solution for cellulite.
Our technology is an evolution in non-invasive body treatments and utilises three revolutionary technologies to target a range of bodily concerns including cellulite.
With no two bodies or concerns being the same, following your consultation with one of our qualified nurses, you will be prescribed a bespoke course of results driven treatments to help you eliminate cellulite and its effects. At Silk Skin Laser Care Clinic, we know that outer beauty helps inner confidence.
Frequently asked questions about cellulite reduction treatment
How does the cellulite reduction treatment work?
Precisely controlled short pulses of light are released which heat up the layers of the skin. The light results in the stimulation of fibroblast cells, leading to increased production of new collagen and elastin. It also affects the permeability of fat cells, allowing fat to be metabolised, broken down and processed by the body naturally. This improves the overall quality of the skin and results in tighter and firmer appearance.
How is the cellulite reduction treatment carried out?
A light applicator is placed onto the skin and a short pulse of light is released. The hand piece is then moved to the neighbouring area and the process is repeated until the entire area is treated.
Am I suitable for cellulite reduction treatment?
Most people are suitable for treatment. We recommend a full consultation with one of our qualified nurses to ascertain your suitability and tailor the treatment to your needs.
How does the cellulite reduction treatment feel?
Treatment can be mildly uncomfortable but no anaesthesia is required and most people describe the discomfort as moderate and acceptable.
What can I expect after cellulite reduction treatment?
Redness and a slight warming sensation are normal after treatment. Tightening of the skin should increase over the following months as new collagen is produced within the dermis.
How long does each cellulite reduction treatment take?
Depending on the area being treated, treatment times can vary but typically take between 45 to 60 minutes.
How many cellulite reduction treatments are necessary?
Generally 8 to 10 treatments are recommended for best results. Thereafter, top-up sessions are performed as required, but typically once or twice a year.
Are there any side effects from cellulite reduction treatment?
The skin may be quite red and swollen after treatment but this usually subsides quickly. Most people experience no side effects and any skin reaction usually disappears within a few hours. As a result of some of the metabolism of fat passing into the urinary system it is also quite normal to experience an increased need to go to the toilet. In fact, it is recommended that patients drink increased quantities of water for a short period of time after the treatments to encourage and enhance this particular removal process for the fat cells.
Prior to treatment, one of our qualified nurses will conduct a consultation and take your medical history in confidence to confirm whether you are suitable for treatment. This is also a good opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have. Before treatment commences you must provide your written consent.