Content with credentials. This article has been reviewed by Doctor Isabella Sillar.
To some people, cellulite is the skin dimpling and nodules that form from herniated subcutaneous fat inside fibrous connective tissue on the buttocks, lower limbs and abdomen, and can form due to many factors including hormones, genetics, predisposing and lifestyle.
But, for most people, cellulite is just the stubborn bits of body fat that won’t go away. It affects most people, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be treated. In fact, cellulite is one of the many conditions that the qualified medical professionals at Elucell can treat, thanks to our advanced ONDA Coolwaves body sculpting system.
Can cellulite go away?
Cellulite is a condition that technically never goes away, simply because fat is a normal part of the body that itself never truly goes away. It’s impossible, and it also wouldn’t be healthy, to have 0% body fat, as fat both stores energy and protects your vital organs. For reference, bodybuilders aim for 3-4% body fat, which requires a strenuous fitness routine that is both time and energy consuming.
That said, if you want to manage your excess cellulite, the best course of action is to be consistent, both with effective treatment and a complementary healthy lifestyle. At Elucell, our qualified medical professionals perform consultations with our patients, so they are always aware of how to get the most out of their treatment.
Does anything really work for cellulite?
There are many different causes for cellulite, including changes in metabolism, physiology, diet and exercise habits, obesity, sex-specific dimorphic skin architecture, alteration of connective tissue structure, hormonal factors, genetic factors, the microcirculatory system, the extracellular matrix, and subtle inflammatory alterations.
This means that there are many different ways to treat cellulite, but it also means that certain treatments won’t work for certain people because they target specific causes while ignoring others.
Before any treatments are administered, our staff of qualified medical professionals gauge the eligibility of our patients for cellulite treatment through consultations. People with conditions such as these are unlikely to benefit from treatment:
- Heart failure
- Metal implants or pacemakers
- Severe clotting disorders
- Current or recent cancer
- Severe vascular disease
- Skin disease in the treatment area
- Uncontrolled diabetes
- Old Age
What is the most effective treatment for cellulite?
This is where Elucell’s treatment stands out, as our use of ONDA Coolwaves Body Sculpting presents a more universal solution to treating cellulite, reducing localised fat cells, tightening and remodeling the skin to improve laxity and removing cellulite.
This is achieved with microwaves. Microwaves have been used in medicine for centuries, but Elucell is the first to use a frequency of 2.56GHz. At this frequency, skin becomes almost transparent, allowing energy to be concentrated at the subdermal fat layer. In the 15x15cm area covered by these microwaves, fat cells are broken down and then cleared out by the lymphatic system.
What is the best non-invasive cellulite treatment?
Because there are a lot of treatments for cellulite, there are also varying degrees of pain and invasiveness incurred. Again, Elucell stands out, as its ONDA Coolwaves cellulite treatment is a completely non-invasive, painless method of treating cellulite that doesn’t require any needles or surgery.
Two handpieces are applied to exposed skin by an experienced and medically qualified nurse. This cooling system offsets the heat generated by those handpieces, making body sculpting as comfortable as possible.
It is possible for the concentrated area to experience possible side effects, but they are minor and usually go away within a few days of treatment. These include itching, numbness, hardness, warmth, tenderness, redness, swelling, bruising, nodules and blisters.
How do you prepare for body sculpting in Melbourne?
We recommend that you do the following to get the most out of your cellulite treatment at Elucell:
- Avoid the application of any moisturiser on the treatment area 48 hours prior. This is because dry skin allows for easier passage of the energy emitted from the Coolwaves into the target subdermal layer of fat.
- In order to aid the lymphatic system with the removal of drained fat and cell debris in between body sculpting sessions, drink an additional litre of water on:
- The day before treatment
- The day of the treatment
- The day after the treatment
How many treatments would I need to improve my cellulite and how long does each treatment take?
Cellulite treatment does not require a specific number of sessions. In order to achieve optimal results, we recommend four to five sessions over sixteen weeks.
It is important to take a break between sessions, as it allows the lymphatic system, which carries white blood cells throughout the body, to drain away all the free fat and debris that has accumulated in the treatment area. Increased frequency of body contouring will not speed up or enhance the process.
What are the results of cellulite treatment?
Within 4 weeks of the first session the area of fat reduces in size, areas of cellulite become smoother and skin laxity is improved. Maximal results are achieved when the 4 sessions are complete at the end of that 16 week period.
As mentioned previously, the results of cellulite treatment are permanent when a healthy diet and lifestyle are maintained.
Are the results of cellulite treatment permanent?
With Elucell’s cellulite treatment, you can effectively remove fat and cellulite. These results involve a reduction of fat cells, the smoothing of areas which previously had cellulite and an improvement in the laxity of the affected skin area.
However, cellulite treatment does not stop the body from producing fat. In order to prevent the creation of additional fat that would undo the effects of body sculpting, it is highly recommended that the patient retains an active lifestyle with a healthy diet after receiving treatment.
Cellulite treatment helps people with a BMI less than 30 remove stubborn fat deposits throughout the body. However, it does not replace an active lifestyle and a healthy diet. Optimal results can be achieved by complementing your daily routine with the treatment.
What is the recovery process for cellulite treatment?
One of the best aspects of Elucell’s cellulite treatment is that it doesn’t have a recovery process because it doesn’t need one. Once you receive your cellulite treatment, you are free to return to your normal daily routine or activities immediately with zero downtime.
How much does cellulite treatment cost?
Elucell cellulite treatment is priced according to the number of zones where it will be applied. The more zones you have, the cheaper each zone is.
- 1 zone = $250
- 5 zones = $1,125 (with $225 per zone)
- 10 zones = $2,000 (with $200 per zone)
Are you ready to take the next step towards your ideal body? Book a free consultation with one of our friendly staff members to start your body sculpting journey.