Spring is in the air!

Spring is in the air, and love is all around us! It’s time to throw away those winter woollies and expose those gorgeous curves. But for most of us, it is also the ideal time to get the body into shape and get rid of the love handles and cellulite that somehow latched itself to us during winter!

The first signs are microscopic changes within the skin which only become visible after puberty as dimples or orange peel. Also referred to ‘hail damage’ by some nasty men as they don’t generally suffer from it. Men generally have less fat on their thighs and their outer skin is thicker, so it obscures the surplus fat below. The hormone, oestrogen seems to initiate and aggravate cellulite, and it plays a dominant role in the formation of cellulite. Our diet also contributes to cellulite as excessive amounts of fat, carbohydrates, salt or too little fibre can increase cellulite. Other factors are smoking, lack of exercise and even sitting or standing in a single position for a long time has been indicated in worsening cellulite.

The successful reduction of cellulite is achieved through a combination of procedures. There is Lipodissolve which involves micro injections of a mesotherapy solution into the batwings under the arms to dissolve the resistant fat cells. Then there is radiofrequency equipment which ranges from Tripollar and Velashape to Accent XL which tightens sagging skin and helps stimulate the production of collagen and builds on the Lipodissolve procedure. In addition there is Carboxytherapy which improves circulation to the treated area, increasing the oxygen and encouraging production of collagen. Spring symbolises new beginnings. May this spring be the start of a new you…embrace who you are and let technology remodel your body to who you were always meant to be!

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