Treating cellulite is no longer a bumpy road…
For women who experience cellulite, it’s an aesthetically annoying, even distressing affliction. Being self-conscious about dimpled, fatty, unattractive skin on the thighs, buttocks and even arms an abdomen can be very frustrating, especially when living a healthy and fit lifestyle and being otherwise quite slim and toned.
No one really knows what makes some of us prone to cellulite. But genetics, hormones and aging all play their part.
One of the downsides of having cellulite can be the seemingly impossible and ongoing challenge in tackling it. People spend vast sums of money on products and creams that are ineffective. Staying a healthy weight certainly helps, but slender women often also suffer from this unappealing skin condition.
At the Harley Street Skin Clinic, we understand the frustrations of cellulite and therefore have sought out the most effective and technologically advanced solutions the market has to offer. Our sensitive consultation will see us take a thorough look at your skin and guide you through the options.
Break-through technologies such as microneedling, skin tightening and PRP have finally offered hope and new opportunities for women to address cellulite. These non-surgical solutions work in different ways to stimulate collagen – now known to be the key element that contributes to smooth, healthy, rejuvenated skin.
Microneedling products work in a variety of ways to cleverly penetrate the skin to a depth where it will be stimulated to rejuvenate itself via the production of collagen and elastic. By disturbing or ‘wounding’ not just the top layer of skin, but the one below, this stimulation causes the skin to reheal and repair itself with new, fresh skin, leading to a smoother appearance and the reduction in bumps and unevenness.
The procedure involves tiny pin prick micro penetrations to the skin by microneedles on a roller or pen. This simultaneously creates enough of a ‘trauma’ to the skin to encourage natural rejuvenation and new, smooth skin growth, but without damaging the skin in any significant or noticeable way.
Microneedling at the Harley Street Skin Clinic is performed using the following proven, high quality, market leading technologies;
Dermapen is an industry-wide respected microneedling device which offers effective results with no negative impact on the skin. Thanks to 12 microscopic needles that oscilate fast, the device can glide over the skin easily and safety, penetrating the layers of skin without damage or tearing. It’s also incredibly sterile and safe, using surgical grade disposal needle tips. Dermapen can offer targeted depths of penetration due to adjustable needles, is able to be used on hard to reach areas such as around the eyes, and gives consistent – and excellent – results.
Dermaroller is an effective microneedling treatment which works to ‘traumatise’ the skin in a non-painful, non-damaging way. It stimulates collagen production though the use of 200 microscopic needles which cause tiny pin pricks as it’s rolled back and forth over the skin. Highly effective for scars and fine lines, the Dermaroller is so effective in stimulating collagen production that often the beneficial rejuvenation effect will continue up to 12 months after the treatment. As the collagen moves towards the surface of the skin, the skin becomes healthier, thicker, smoother, glowing and youthful with the visibility of scarring or marks reduced.
The SkinPen® microneedling device is equipped with 12 tiny micro-points attached to an automated unit equipped with a high-speed motor, which when placed on the skin, delivers tiny vertical punctures to a precise depth of the skin. A safe and effective way to achieve improved, smoother and more refreshed looking skin due to the stimulation of collagen; it is also commonly used for the reduction of acne scars.
Microneedling treatments will generally be recommended as a course, with the duration of each treatment depending on the objective, but likely to be up to an hour a time with treatments spread out 4-6 weeks at a time. Recovery time is minimal and results will be seen in up to six weeks but the beneficial results of the treatment will continue as collagen production is stimulated into the longer term. Initially some redness and can be expected with redness and swelling subsiding within 1-2 days.
Viora Reaction Skin Tightening
An internationally respected and acclaimed skin tightening treatment, Viora Reaction stimulates collagen production, dramatically improving the skin elasticity that we lose with age. Using a laser, radio frequency is applied to the affected areas which very quickly causes collagen fibres to contract, leading the skin to tighten. One of the reasons for the popularity of this treatment is the speed of positive results, with many women noticing immediate significant reductions in the looseness of their skin after just one session. The procedure is also safe and painless with no down-time.
Viora Reaction Skin Tightening will usually require a course of treatments. Results are likely to be immediately obvious in how the skin feels and looks, and the subsequent treatments will build on the benefits, further tightening and smoothing the skin and improving the contours of the body as a result.
With the procedure lasting less than an hour, aside from some possible minor redness you’ll have no recovery time and can get straight back to your day.
Platelet rich plasma / PRP
Also known as ‘vampire’ treatments; for those looking for a non-surgical solution, the Harley Street Skin Clinic’s expert team are able to offer this innovative cosmetic treatment to treat cellulite.
PRP is a new, revolutionary aesthetic treatment, but one which is tried and tested in the medical arena in treating scar tissue and encouraging skin healing. It works through enabling the skin to rejuvenate itself; a process which naturally slows down as we get older or due to damage to the skin. The platelets are gathered via a small sample of your own blood, and when injected into the affected areas, act to stimulate growth and regeneration, and smoother, healthier skin.
This cosmetic procedure is administered by injections with micro-needles by a specialist, skilled, qualified Doctor. After removing a small amount of your blood, the platelet plasma is extracted and prepared, and combined with the natural substance Hyaluronic acid.
PRP is likely to involve a course of sessions, where injections are carried out with topical anaesthetic to the areas being treated. Following some likely initial swelling or redness, patients will recover within a few days.
Results are evident within two to three months and are long-lasting – up to 18 months.
Thanks to the incredible expertise of surgeon Ian Morgan, my heavy and tired looking 62-year-old eyelids have gone forever. The results were dramatic immediately and as each day passes, they simply get better and better.
The benefits of Cellulite Treatment
- Minimal risk and recovery time
- Range of breath-through, innovative options available
- Some treatments come with immediate, visible results
- Treatments involve stimulating the body’s own natural rejuvenation processes to improve the skin
- Gain confidence and feel better in summer clothes and swimwear
Why the Harley Street Skin Clinic for Cellulite Treatment?
- Outstanding standards of excellence that are synonymous with the Harley Street name
- Specialist, experienced Surgeons at the top of their field
- Beautiful, spotless Clinic offering a comfortable and pleasant experience
- Run by a Clinic Manager with senior level experience in some of the most prestigious and highly acclaimed clinics in London
- Wide range of cosmetic solutions and treatments to skin conditions and concerns
- Free, no obligation Consultation
- Second to none personal care, with all your questions answered and any concerns addressed
- Track record of success in aesthetic cosmetic surgery and treatments
- Assurance of safety and risk minimisation in all aspects of our clinical work
- Access to the most ground-breaking, innovative techniques and technology in the cosmetic treatment market
Hello, I’m Davina Saunders, Clinic Manager
Cosmetic surgery and aesthetic medicine, for most people, is a big step. For some, it’s a journey from feeling unhappy with a physical feature; through to eventually undergoing a procedure to improve how you feel.
All the procedures at our Reigate-based, Harley Street Skin Clinic are doctor-led and carry the quality seal that is synonymous with the Harley Street name. My background in managing Clinics and Theatres including a prestigious Hair Transplant Clinic, combined with detailed knowledge of regulations and legislation in the Private Medical Sector, ensures our practice remains at the forefront of standards within the cosmetic treatment industry.
With a staff formed of committed, experienced, specialist clinicians and non-clinicians; you’ll have the most exceptional knowledge, leading-edge technology and professional service possible at your disposal.
The Harley Street Skin Clinic puts patients firmly at the heart of everything we do. We’re driven by delivering every patient the comfort, safety and cosmetic outcome that exceeds their expectations.
Am I suitable?
Ideally you should have light to moderate cellulite, good skin laxity, be in good health and have a healthy stable weight.
When will I see results?
You will see results within 2-3 treatments, sometimes after one treatment if we use a lot of energy.
How long will I need to recover?
There is no downtime and you can return to work immediately. The treatment only affects the targeted fat and does not damage the skin or the tissues surrounding it, generally you would expect redness to subside within 12-24 hours.
How long will results last?
Results last for about three months when a top up treatment is suggested to enhance results.
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