Cellulite Removal Treatment Singapore
Cellulite is the unsightly uneven skin appearance that appears like an orange peel, which is why it is also known as “orange peel skin” (even in Mandarin). Problem areas like the thighs, buttocks and calves. It is a common aesthetic concern among women in Singapore. Cellulite affects 80-90% of women and affects men as well. It may also appear together with stretch marks, which are common concerns after pregnancy. There are so many cellulite treatments available, ranging from invasive treatments to non-invasive options. What works and what doesn’t?
What causes cellulite?
Contrary to popular belief, the cellulite is not just due to excessive fats. It is actually due to the fibrous connective tissue bands that separate the fat cells into different compartments. As the fat cells grow with weight gain, the fat cells compartment swells, making the dimpling of the skin more obvious. If these fibrous bands are weakened, stretched and broken (via subcision treatment), that will improve the appearance of cellulite.
Causes of Cellulite include:
- Inactive Lifestyle
Grades of Cellulite
Nürnberger and Müller propose the clinic grading of cellulite into three grades:
Cellulite Treatments in Singapore
How quickly will I see results after cellulite removal treatment?
Radiofrequency and vacuum suction treatments typically offer an immediate treatment result but will require several cellulite treatment sessions to create a long term improvement. Sculptra treatments offer an immediate result that improves per treatment session. Subcision typically will have bruising and swelling after the cellulite treatment, but the results are distinct after a month and permanent.
What should I expect during the cellulite treatment in Singapore?
One of the positive factors of a non-invasive cellulite treatment is that it won’t cause any pain. As the doctor carries on with the transformation procedure, it massages and smoothes the skin. The process can also be soothing and relaxing thanks to the innovative technologies they utilise. There is minimal pain involved with PLLA injections with topical anaesthesia. Tumescent anaesthesia is needed for cellulite subscription.
Can dark circles be removed by laser?
Cellulite treatments are commonly considered and combined with fat reduction treatments such as our FREEZEMAX treatment.
Why does cellulite form more frequently on women than men?
The simple explanation is that people, mainly women, have more fats distributed at their hips (love handles), buttocks, and thighs and, therefore, more susceptible to cellulite.
Is cellulite only found in overweight individuals?
Cellulite is found in underweight and overweight people. However, the appearance of cellulite is probably worse with weight gain. Stretch marks are also one of the skin issues people can get when they lose weight.
Does the frequency of cellulite forming increase with age?
Yes. With aging, the skin continues to lose its elasticity and become laxer, worsening cellulite. This also happens as the fatty deposits increase as people age.
Are there any side effects and downtime after treatment?
Cellulite treatments that don’t require surgery do not have any significant side effects or downtime. There might be some bruising and swelling post PLLA injections. Subcision treatment may cause some bruising, swelling and discomfort in the cellulite treatment area for 1-2 weeks.