What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is a common condition that affects many people, particularly women. While there are a variety of treatments available, mesotherapy and carboxytherapy have become increasingly popular in recent years. We will explore the pros and cons of these two treatments for reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Cellulite is a term for the developement and formation of lumps and dimples in the skin.
Common names for cellulite are orange-peel skin, cottage-cheese skin and even the mattress phenomenon.
Cellulite can affect both men and women, but it is more common in females, due to the different distributions of fat, muscle, and connective tissue.
Cellulite becomes more visible as fat cells grow and the skin layers becomes weaker whilst natural ageing results in a decreased volume of tight stretchy collagen and elastin in the skin allowing the enlarged fat cells to push outwards on the weaker skin resulting in an uneven texture.
How we treat Cellulite
We use a combination of two proven methods to reduce cellulite. Carboxytherapy and Mesotherapy.
Carboxytherapy works to rupture the fat cell membrane and the fat stored in them leaks out and is removed out of the body naturally.
Medical CO2 gas is administered into the skin using a special equipment which injects Carbon Dioxide subcutaneously (into the skin) with a sterile thin needle similar to one used for insulin injections.
Carboxytherapy uses medical carbon dioxide which dilates and widens the blood vessels of the treated area. This increases the blood circulation in the area which leads to rush of oxygen and nutrients to the area. This removes built up fluids between fat cells. Our patients have noticed a slimming effect of the upper thighs.
The increase in oxygenated and nutrient rich blood following carboxytherapy has the added benefit of skin tightening and improving the skin health and texture.
Mesotherapy is the application of pharmaceuticals using tiny injections to deliver the medication just under the skin.
Whilst not being as efficient to address fattty deposits as carboxytherapy, mesotherapy is very powerful in increasing the skins elasticity and strength and this keeps the skin looking smoother and flatter and even for longer.
Cellulite treatments are best perfromed as a course of 4 or 6 weeks depending on the severity of the condition. Although cellulite can not always be completely removed, it is certainly much improved. A notable benefit is the slimming of the thighs. In our trials we have observed reductions of up to 6%* in the circumference of the thickest part of the thigh.
4 weeks (4 x carboxytherapy + 4 x mesotherapy) £1499
6 Weeks (6 x carboxytherapy + 6 x mesotherapy) £2199
Call 02080880735 to arrange a discovery call with our medical director.
Pros of Mesotherapy:
- Mesotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment that involves injecting a solution of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids into the affected area.
- The solution works to break down fat cells and stimulate collagen production, leading to smoother and firmer skin.
- Mesotherapy has been shown to be effective in reducing the appearance of cellulite, particularly when combined with other treatments such as exercise and a healthy diet.
Cons of Mesotherapy:
- Mesotherapy can be painful, as it involves multiple injections into the skin.
- There is a risk of infection or other side effects such as swelling, bruising, or numbness.
- Mesotherapy is not a permanent solution, and multiple treatments are often required to achieve the desired results.
Pros of Carboxytherapy:
- Carboxytherapy involves injecting carbon dioxide gas into the affected area, which helps to increase blood flow and oxygenation.
- The increased oxygenation can lead to improved skin texture and the breakdown of fat cells.
- Carboxytherapy is a relatively painless and non-invasive treatment.
Cons of Carboxytherapy:
- Carboxytherapy can be expensive, as multiple treatments are often required to achieve results.
- Some patients may experience short lived discomfort or pain during the treatment.
- There is a risk of infection or other side effects such as bruising or swelling.
Both mesotherapy and carboxytherapy can be effective treatments for reducing the appearance of cellulite, but they both come with their own set of advantages and disadvantages. Patients should carefully consider their options and consult with a qualified healthcare provider before choosing a treatment plan.
Ultimately, the best treatment will depend on each individual’s specific needs and goals.