Cellulite removal

Cellulite – a change in the shape of the skin that occurs mainly in women around the hips, abdomen, outer thighs, internal surfaces of the knees, buttocks, characterized by the formation of irregular swellings, bumps under the skin, sometimes painful, adopting on the characteristic appearance of "orange peel" or "mattress". Symptoms of cellulite usually appear in puberty (12%) or during pregnancy (20%) and in pre-menopausal women (20%).

Other terms of cellulite:

  • nodular liposclerosis

  • edema - fibrosing subcutaneous tissue degeneration (oedemato - fibro - sclerotic panniculopathy)

  • degenerative changes of subcutaneous tissue (panniculosis)

  • lipodystrophy of the female type (gynoid lipodystrophy - GLD)

Factors predisposing to cellulite:

1. Genetic:

  • sex (almost exclusively in women)
  • race (mostly white)
  • biological type (in Latin American women the changes are located mainly on the hips, in women of the Nordic or Anglo-Saxon type - on the stomach)
  • fat distribution, number, readiness and sensitivity of hormone receptors
  • predisposition to the development of venous insufficiency

2. Hormonal (mainly an excess of female hormones - estrogen)

3. Environmental:

  • bad eating habits:
    - excessive consumption of fats and carbohydrates
    - excessive salt supply (accumulation of water)
  • sedentary lifestyle:
    - reduction of muscle mass in favor of adipose tissue
    - tendon and muscle relaxation
    - reduction of muscular pump performance in the lower limbs (fluid stagnation)
  • wearing tight clothes (impeding venous drainage)
  • wearing shoes with high heels (promotes calf muscle dysfunction, impedes venous outflow)
  • smoking (changes in the microcirculation, triggers the formation of free radicals)
  • drinking alcohol (increases fat formation)

4. Emotional disorders ( they cause an increase in hormones that increase the formation of fat in the body)

5. Comorbidities:

  • metabolic
  • hormone
  • cardiovascular disease
  • gynecological diseases
  • nephrological diseases
  • stomach and intestinal disease

6. Iatrogenic factors (associated with treatment):

  • contraceptive preparations
  • antihistamines
  • antithyroid preparations
  • Beta-blockers

7. Pregnancy

Because many factors contribute to the pathogenesis of cellulite, so many different therapeutic methods are used, among others physical, mechanical, surgical treatment, pharmacological factors and methods aimed at weakening the factors that increase the changes.


i-lipo Ultra - lymphatic drainage in combination with the action of laser light, breaking down deep deposits of fat and its metabolites, improving circulation, which results in better tension and smoothing of the skin.

Accent Elite - radiofrequency causing the reconstruction of collagen fibers of the skin, giving the effect of firming.

Mesotherapy (intradermoterapia) - a stimulus method in which the preparations are given directly to the skin. It involves infusing medications through thin and short needles into the tissues of the affected area.

Surgical treatment: invasive laser lipolysis

Physical and mechanical methods:

  • Iontophoresis: effects on the contractility of blood vessels, better penetration of drugs
  • Ultrasound: the expansion of blood vessels, which increases the penetration of drugs, action on the degeneration of fat cells
  • Thermotherapy: dilation of blood vessels
  • Presotherapy: improved venous outflow
  • Lymphatic drainage: stimulation of lymph flow, edema reduction
  • Electrolipophoresis: the contribution of low-frequency current to the elimination of fat cells
  • Endermology: negative pressure + massage: stimulation of the circulatory system, lymphatic system, elimination of toxins, improvement of cell oxygenation; non-invasive, safe method, stimulates only natural processes in the body

Pharmacological treatment:

  • Methylxanthines (caffeine, theophylline, theobromine, aminophylline)
  • β - sympathomimetics (yohimbine, phentolamine)
  • Coenzyme A, L - carnitine: destruction of fat cells
  • Silicon
  • Extracts from Centella asiatica: beneficial effects on microcirculation
  • Extracts of ivy and Indian chestnut (rich in saponins) and Japanese ginkgo, routine: seal small blood vessels, improve venous outflow
  • Iodine (free) as well as preparations containing large amounts of iodine (seaweed): counteracts fat accumulation in fat cells
  • Flavonoids - in topical and oral preparations (Detralex, Venoruton, Venescin): anti-inflammatory effect, normalization of capillary permeability, decrease of blood viscosity, reduction of free radical formation
  • Pentoxifylline: regulates blood flow in vessels
  • Retinol: increase in skin thickness and tension by increasing the amount of collagen
  • Sea algae
  • Coenzyme Q
  • Plankton

Surgical treatment: invasive laser lipolysis


1) outdoor movement
2) a diet rich in vegetables, low in fats
3) drinking at least 2 liters of water a day

4) protection of body fat against injuries (avoiding tight clothing)
5) regular physical exercises
6) weight control