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.
The causes of cellulite are not well understood, but there are several theories that have been put forth as explanations. Among these are:
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.
To book your appointment with Dr Comins to discuss cellulite reduction please call Hans Place Practice on 0207 584 1642
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.
We understand that finance is often a deciding factor when it comes to undergoing Cosmetic Surgery or treatments. At Hans Place Practice we are able to offer finance solutions with manageable payments to suit a variety of budgets.
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