Cellulite Cellulite or “cottage-cheese skin” is a condition where the skin forms a lumpy, dimpled appearance. The affected areas include a patient’s buttocks, thighs, and stomach but can impact other regions too. The condition can be demoralizing, unappealing, and cause a loss in confidence. To remove the appearance of “orange-peel skin” patients can seek professional assistance in the hands of a specialist. This clinic is home to trained specialists with years of expertise in relieving cellulite cases. Causes Continuous research is conducted on the occurrence, presence, and removal of cellulite. It’s noted as affecting over 80% of all women at one stage of their life. Researchers have noticed multiple connections between triggers and the appearance of cellulite. Causes include: Hormonal Changes (Pregnancy) Natural Aging Genetic Predisposition (Alignment of Connective Tissue in Women) Loss of Collagen These causes can act as a mirror into the skin condition, its presence, and what triggers it. A qualified specialist will examine the skin to define what’s causing the cellulite. Grades of Cellulite Unlike other skin conditions, cellulite has a three-tiered grading scale to determine its severity. This scale helps define how widespread the condition is and which treatment is appropriate to reduce or remove it. Grade 1 (Mild): Cellulite looks like an “orange peel” and the skin shows signs of sagging/drooping. Grade 2 (Moderate): Cellulite appears to deepen and look like “cottage cheese”. The skin reveals 5-9 medium-depth depressions. Grade 3: (Severe): Cellulite looks like a “mattress” and the skin reveals 10+ deep depressions. This grading scale is used to determine the specificities of your case of cellulite. This aids in understanding the appropriate treatment and how the condition will progress with time. All of this information is assessed and examined during your primary consultation at the clinic. The specialists are trained to use this grading scale before implementing a comprehensive treatment plan. Treatment Patients seeking treatment are requested to book a consultation at this clinic. The specialist will help provide a personalized treatment plan to maximize results. This treatment will include the use of high-end technology approved by Health Canada. Based on the determination made in your consultation, the specialist will list out an ideal procedure, how it works, and the results it will offer. This information is offered on a case-by-case basis. Patients are asked to share all relevant information such as their medical history, age, and area(s) of concern. The treatment will include a pre-procedure assessment to accurately pinpoint target areas with noticeable cellulite. Once the areas are scouted, examined, and mapped, a specialist will give the go ahead for treatment. This procedure will include the use of a local anesthetic to relieve any form of pain/discomfort during your session. Please note, the technology is safe and will not cause major pain/discomfort. The local anesthetic is simply used as a precaution. To help lessen the appearance of cellulite, a patient can seek targeted high-frequency radio wave therapy. This treatment will include the use of thermal energy to reinvigorate a patient’s skin cells. By doing this, the skin refreshes itself and begins to generate collagen and elastin rapidly. In most cases, the results will display a 50-75% reduction in the cellulite. In grade 1 (mild) cases, the cellulite can see a reduction close to 90-95%. This assessment is made post-procedure as the results come in. These results vary and remain dependent on the patient’s reaction to treatment. The recovery phase will not be drawn-out. Most patients report the subsiding of side effects within half an hour. For more information on targeting and reducing cellulite, call in and book a consultation to have your skin and its condition analyzed in detail.