Edemato-Fibro Sclerotic Panniculopathy (P.E.F.E.), popularly known as "cellulite", is a disease that modifies the texture of the superficial subcutaneous tissues of the thighs and buttocks of women mainly.
Cellulite is an extremely common cosmetic issue that in the past has been notoriously difficult to treat. Thanks to new non-surgical technologies, estheticians now can more effectively address the structural causes of cellulite, helping to reduce the characteristic dimpling and restore a smoother, firmer texture to skin affected by cellulite.
The causes of appearance of cellulite are different in each woman, since they are the most prone due to hormonal factors, among other reasons.
Poor circulation, as it prevents the elimination of toxins and the accumulation of that fat in the deeper layers of the skin.
Sport is essential to activate the circulation and metabolism of these fat cells. If you do not move, cellulite will eventually appear or worsen.
Genetic factors. Generally, genetics is an important factor, but it also serves as a warning to take better care of your eating habits and to start exercising.
Nutrition. Eating greasy, caloric foods with a high sodium content (salt) causes the emergence of cellulite. The retention of liquids and the appearance of edemas, are closely related to it, so is important to follow a healthy diet.
Hormonal factors. High levels of estrogen, which women present at certain stages of their lives (puberty, pregnancy, menopause) are closely related to orange peel skin. In this case, its appearance is inevitable, but it can always be treated with physical activity, electrostimulation and adequate nutrition.
Stress influences our circulation and slows down the elimination of toxins. It is, therefore, another of the conditioning factors.
Alcohol and tobacco. The more toxins you put into your body and the more obstacles you put in for their natural expulsion, the worse the problem will be. Both alcohol and tobacco produce these toxins and affect blood circulation.
Improper clothing. The use of too tight clothes, as well as shoes with a high heel as usual, worsen the venous return and circulation, producing edema and dreaded cellulite.
What are my treatment options?
Our estheticians use a variety of treatments to help our clients reduce cellulite. While none are permanent, many can achieve results that last a year or longer. Below, we’ve outlined the most commonly used treatment types.
PRP: This treatment involves the collection of your blood (approximately 8 –16ml), then your blood is spun down using a centrifuge to separate out the plasma and platelet portion using the separator gel’ as a special filter. The PRP portion of your blood is then injected back into your skin to stimulate new collagen production, and to re-energise your cells into rejuvenating themselves.
Wood therapy: This procedure employs anatomically-sculpted wooden implements to improve the body's size and proportions while advancing overall health. This therapy helps redefine body contours, reduce cellulite and facilitate weight loss.
Lymphatic drainage massage: Known as manual lymphatic drainage, relieves swelling that happens when medical treatment or illness blocks your lymphatic system. Lymphatic drainage massage involves gently manipulating specific areas of your body to help lymph move to an area with working lymph vessels.
Electric muscle stimulation: Electrostimulation is one of the most popular toning methods today, either for aesthetic or health reasons. EMS has numerous benefits too.
Vacuum Therapy Cupping: Intended to improve your skin’s appearance by draining fluids and toxins from your body. Treatment, used to improve blood circulation, reduce cellulite, smooth the underlying fat layers, and increase elasticity.
Carboxytherapy: Series of small injections with a thin needle attached to a tube which delivers tiny quantities of medical-grade carbon dioxide below the skin’s surface in a controlled flow and dose via a specially designed machine.
Radio Frequency: Very effective for increasing blood circulation and tightening the skin. It causes the fatty deposits under your skin to drain out through your lymphatic system, which significantly reduces the appearance of cellulite.
Vacuum RF Therapy: Non-invasive scientifically researched treatment, certified by the FDA. It offers an effective solution to fight cellulite in all stages, reduces localized fat and reshapes the body. This therapy is painless, safe and highly effective. Vacuum-Rf stimulates the blood and improves lymphatic drainage, stimulates the fibroblasts, and increases collagen elastin, therefore improving the texture and tone of the treated zone.
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