For women, the presence of cellulite often leads to various insecurities, at the beach, in gym class, in summer, or in their intimate life.
Her silhouette is getting heavier, this orange peel skin is clearly lacking sensuality. Aesthetic medicine provides a range of non-invasive and painless options to regain firmer and thinner skin. Find out how to restore perfect contours with anti-cellulite mesotherapy.
Causes: a few simple things to know about cellulite
Cellulite or lipodystrophy is a condition which mainly affects women for strictly hormonal reasons. It is associated with excess fatty tissue deposits in the subcutaneous layers (hypodermis) coupled with water retention. The fatty tissue compressed in the lodges protrudes under the skin coating, giving this typical orange peel appearance of the skin. There are three types of cellulite:
- Aqueous cellulite, where oedema predominates;
- Fatty cellulite, where lipid deposits are predominant;
- Fibrous cellulite, where fibroses inhibits the fat in the capitons formed, often painful because of the pressure.
Female gynoid type have more fat cells in the lower parts of the body, explaining why cellulite progresses more easily in these areas of the body: inner thighs, saddlebags (buttocks) or love handles on the hips.
Mesotherapy is an injectable procedure in which the active substances are injected into the heart of the tissues in which they achieve their effects. Unlike injection drugs, they do not move into the bloodstream and are thus not broken down or metabolized by other organs. The in situ effect is therefore optimum thanks to its total bioavailability.
How does mesotherapy work on cellulite?
For medical treatment of cellulite, mesotherapy will introduce active compounds in situ. It is often possible to combine the pharmacological effect with the mechanical effect of mesotherapy, and to weigh the advantages and inconveniences of the combined operation. In order to reduce fat, the products injected must trigger the catabolism of the adipocytes by burning fat, which results in a decrease in the size of fat cells (caffeine, L carnitine).
In order to suppress water retention and oedema, the practitioner will select draining active ingredients with veino-tonic or diuretic properties. It is intended to eliminate any venous stasis (artichoke, silicon, fragon ...).
In order to improve vascular circulation, mesotherapy can include non-volumizing hyaluronic acid with a trophic effect on the dermis, to nourish it and promote angiogenesis capable of stimulating cellular activity.
In order to tighten the skin texture, the practitioner prefers, if appropriate, plant growth factors or peptide precursors of collagen fibres.
Indications: who can have anti-cellulite mesotherapy?
This mesotherapy is especially intended for fat and watery cellulite, but not for fibrous cellulite. More intensive techniques, such as the innovative and powerful Cellfina ® system, are often needed due to the very strong fibrous septum.
Mesotherapy, on the other hand, helps to reinforce the skin, drain the tissues and define the contours:
- It moderately tightens the orange peel skin;
- Burns fat tissue;
- It drains the accumulation of water;
- It alleviates the swelling of heavy legs.
The anti-cellulite mesotherapy session
Mesotherapy is performed in a sterilized medical space at the Clinique des Champs-Elysées in Dubai.
We favor the Mesoline® range, which is well-known for reducing cellulite, firming tissues and draining edemas.
Pluryal Mesoline BodyFirm is a remedy specifically designed for cellulite mesotherapy, with silicon, plant extracts (Ruscus aculeatus, Centella Asiatica, Artichoke), caffeine or L-carnitine.
There are two primary mesotherapy methods:
- The roller (or other multi-needle devices) allowing a slight mechanical effect but a less precise targeting, often sufficient for a slight aqueous cellulite;
- Precise intra-dermal injections to work in situ on fatty deposits and eliminate orange peel skin. It is often the most efficient method from a medical point of view.
The session will take about 20 minutes. Several are often advised, with an average spacing of 2/3 weeks apart for better results.
Mesotherapy Mesoline Body Firm results
Mesotherapy works on aqueous and fat cellulite, tissue toning, edema drainage and fat burning. Patient recovers a slimmer silhouette and a more sensual skin.
To preserve this result, 2 to 3 annual sessions are advised, with good diet and regular physical exercise.