Cellulite refers to the dimpled, lumpy appearance of the skin, often described as having a cottage cheese or orange peel texture. It is most commonly found on the buttocks and thighs but can also appear on other areas of the body. Cellulite occurs when fat deposits push through the connective tissue beneath the skin, causing the skin to appear uneven and textured.

Cellulite affects people of all body types and sizes, including both men and women, although it is more common in women. Factors that contribute to the development of cellulite include hormonal changes, genetics, poor diet, lack of physical activity, slow metabolism, and the thickness and elasticity of the skin.

While cellulite is not considered a medical condition and is generally harmless, it is often a cosmetic concern for many individuals. Numerous treatments and products claim to reduce the appearance of cellulite, including creams, massages, laser therapy, radiofrequency, and ultrasound treatments. However, the effectiveness of these treatments can vary, and there is no guaranteed way to completely eliminate cellulite. Regular exercise, a healthy diet, and maintaining a healthy weight can help improve the appearance of cellulite and overall skin health.

Types of Cellulite

Cellulite can be classified into different grades based on its appearance and severity. The commonly used classification system is the Nürnberger-Müller scale, which categorizes cellulite into three grades:

This is considered mild cellulite, where the skin appears smooth while standing, but dimples become visible when the skin is pinched or compressed.

This is moderate cellulite, characterized by the presence of visible dimples when standing without any compression or pinching. However, the skin still appears relatively smooth in a supine (lying down) position.

This is severe cellulite, where the skin has a consistently dimpled and lumpy appearance both when standing and lying down. The texture of the skin is more pronounced, and the affected areas may have a sagging or “mattress-like” appearance.

These grades of cellulite can vary in their extent and distribution on the body. It’s important to note that the grading system is subjective and may vary among practitioners.

It’s worth mentioning that while cellulite can be categorized into different grades, the treatment options and approaches are generally similar regardless of the grade. The effectiveness of treatments may vary depending on individual factors such as skin type, overall health, and response to specific interventions.

Every cellulite condition is different and can be influenced by many factors so we would always recommend an initial consultation where a full skin analysis will be performed to determine the correct treatment plan to fit your goals, budget and lifestyle.

All of our treatments are results driven and clinically proven to make sure you get the clear skin that you deserve.

With over 20 years combined experience in the Aesthetic industry, we have seen all grades and severities of acne scarring and have equipped ourselves with the right tools to manage all conditions. We are considered the best skin clinic in Kenilworth and one of the best skin clinics in Warwickshire so you can be rest assured that you are in safe hands.

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ProMax Lipo is a clinically proven procedure which breaks down fat cells, smooths cellulite and improves general skin laxity.

We understand that there are a lot of treatments available and it can be hard to know what is right for your skin. That’s why we offer face to face or video call consultations to discuss your skin concerns and make a bespoke treatment plan based around your goals and budget.

Cellulite FAQ's

In this treatment, multipolar radiofrequency and vacuum massage technology are utilised. Using
controlled waves of energy to heat the fat cells boosts circulation, reduces the appearance of cellulite and increases the metabolism of fat cells. The thermal energy also results in instant collagen contraction and creates long-term improvement to collagen fibres for firmer, tighter skin. Vacuum massage technology provides powerful lymphatic drainage to process the lipids released during cavitation and remove toxins to improve the appearance of cellulite.

Treatment is not considered painful, most people find a warm, tingling sensation is felt. A high pitched sound is also heard.

Generally, a course 8-10 treatments for the reduction of cellulite is recommended. Treatments are carried out every 4 weeks. Thereafter, top-up sessions are performed as required, but usually once or twice a year.

Most people are suitable for treatment. We recommend a consultation with
your clinician to ascertain if the treatment will be successful for you.

Most patients see an improvement 2 to 3 weeks after the first treatment. Results will continue to get better over time, peaking at 12 weeks following the final treatment. A course
of treatments is recommended for optimum results.