What is cellulite?

Cellulite is a condition in which the skin appears to have areas with underlying fat deposits, giving it a dimpled, lumpy appearance. It is most noticeable on the buttocks and thighs, and usually occurs after puberty.

Cellulite is also known as adiposis edematosa, dermopanniculosis deformans, status protrusus cutis, and gynoid lipodystrophy in the medical field and as orange peel syndrome, cottage cheese skin, hail damage, and the mattress phenomenon in colloquial language.

Although cellulite can affect both sexes, it is much more common in females, mainly because they are more likely to have particular types of fat and connective tissue.

What causes cellulite?

The causes of cellulite are not well understood, but there are several theories that have been put forth as explanations. Among these are:

  • Hormonal factors – hormones likely play an important role in cellulite development. Many believe oestroge, insulin, noradrenaline, thyroid hormones, and prolactin are part of the cellulite production process.
  • Genetics – certain genes are required for cellulite development. Genes may predispose an individual to particular characteristics associated with cellulite, such as gender, race, slow metabolism, distribution of fat just underneath the skin, and circulatory insufficiency.
  • Diet – people who eat too much fat, carbohydrates or salt and too little fibre are likely to have greater amounts of cellulite.
  • Lifestyle factors – cellulite may be more prevalent in smokers, those who do not exercise, and those who sit or stand in one position for long periods of time.
  • Clothing – underwear with tight elastic across the buttocks (limiting blood flow) may contribute to the formation of cellulite.

How can cellulite be reduced?

At Hans Place Practice we are now providing an effective treatment in the reduction of Cellulite. Velashape 3 is a third generation treatment device which uses infra red and radio frequency technology to reduce cellulite and smooth and tighten the skin. Treatment is undertaken by our resident therapist and a course of 3 treatments per area of concern is recommended. A two week gap between each treatment is necessary and results can be seen from 1 to 10 weeks. The treatment lasts around 10 months depending on the patient and can be topped up with subsequent treatments such as Velashape 3 “Once” which is a one off treatment, perfect for that special occasion or holiday where you want to look your best in that new dress or bikini. The treatment works by heating the collagen deep within the dermis and creating a “shrinking” and “smoothing” effect on the skin.

Click here for more information about Velashape 3

To book your appointment with Dr Comins to discuss cellulite reduction please call Hans Place Practice on 0207 584 1642

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Dr Mike Comins is highly professional with great attention to detail. I am two weeks post op and although I have been advised that results will take between 6 weeks, with full healing and definition up to 6 months I can honestly say that I can already see the benefits. I have a naturally slender...
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Really good experience. I had VASER Lipo on the chest, flanks and abdomen. Dr Mike listened to everything that I wanted and so far so good. I’m only 2 weeks post op so there’s still some swelling around the flanks and all over in general but it’s looking amazing in comparison to what it was....
- Michael
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This was a ‘top up’ procedure following the original lipo on the abdomen and a knee (!) in September 2019. Really pleased with the results especially as Mike finally got a fatty lump out of my knee which has been there for many many years and on my 3rd attempt to try and remove it....
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Meet Dr Mike Comins

As a leading practitioner in aesthetic medicine, Dr Mike Comins founded Hans Place Aesthetic Practice in 1999. Dr Mike Comins has always been at the forefront of his industry, being both the Medical Director of The Private Clinic Group and the President of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine.

Dr Mike Comins practices aesthetic medicine as opposed to cosmetic surgery. All his treatments are walk in/walk out without the need for general anaesthetic or overnight hospital stay.

Hans Place Practice was one of the first clinics in the UK to specifically focus on non invasive, minimally invasive and minor surgical aesthetic treatments.

Dr Mike Comins MBBS MRCGP FBACD is a fellow of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine. He was also president of the college from 2009-2011.

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