Stubborn Fat | Cellulite
A normal, healthy adult body contains approximately 30 billion fat cells which are part of our genetic code and designed to allow us to use that stored energy in times when food resources were scarce. That may have been true for early man but not in modern society. When more calories than are needed are consumed, the body stores them as fat. If you eat fewer calories, that stored fat should be used up, but not all fat is the same. The distribution of fat varies from one individual to another, depending on nutritional habits,
Stubborn fat is slow-metabolised adipose (fat) tissue and even relatively slim or thin people may suffer from this condition. Problem areas such as love handles, the belly,
Cellulite affects up to 90% of post-pubertal females, this condition has become a modern-day curse, often seen as the dreaded divide between a young body, and one that has entered the slippery slope towards aging. Cellulite refers to deposits of subcutaneous fat within fibrous connective tissue which gives a dimpled appearance to the skin surface. It is often described as “orange peel syndrome”, “cottage cheese skin” and even “hail damage” due the way it manifests itself. It is a cause of shame and self-consciousness among the myriads of women who have been stricken with it and curtails their desire to be seen in revealing clothes in public, since it often is most noticeable on buttocks and thighs. However it can also appear in other areas of the body. Several factors are believed to play a part in the formation of cellulite, and It has no direct connection with being overweight.
- Hormonal Factors
- Lifestyle choices
- Tight clothing
Even relatively thin people occasionally suffer from this condition as it lies directly under the skin. It usually develops during, or after puberty, and occurs mainly, but not exclusively, in women. It is, however, more visible in women, because of their thinner skin. Many treatment approaches have been tried and few have found any real acceptance as a solution to removing cellulite. It cannot ever be completely eradicated, but non-invasive treatments options are available at The Melrose Aesthetic Centre that will minimize its appearance and visibility effectively. Liposuction and Body Sculpting Procedures, as well as Carboxytherapy are available as a solution to stubborn fat and cellulite.
Liposuction is a body sculpting procedure that removes unwanted fat. Liposuction is ideal for patients who want to eliminate areas of fat deposits that are resistant to exercise and diet. These fat deposits give rise to unwanted body shape and are often described by patients as “stubborn fat”. This also happens to be an extremely beneficial post-pregnancy treatment. Read More
Palomar Icon Laser
The Palomar Icon™ Laser incorporates Laser and Optimized Pulsed Light into one platform to deliver a comprehensive suite of treatments for patients with various skin colours and concerns.
Offering multiple devices in one machine, it enables aesthetic practitioners to provide a complete set of the most popular treatments, from hair removal to wrinkle reduction to scar and stretch mark treatment. Read More
Carboxytherapy is a revolutionary new skin rejuvenation treatment, which is being touted as the biggest advance in Aesthetics since Botox®. Small quantities of pharmaceutical grade, warmed carbon dioxide are
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