Cellulite is extremely common and we are seeing more and more patients seeking the innovative cellulite treatment we offer at PHI Clinic. Grades of cellulite (zero, one, two or three) come in two variations (hard or soft), which can be diagnosed by a doctor.
Grade Zero – The skin feels and looks smooth with no visible cellulite, even when the skin is pinched.
Grade One – Cellulite only becomes noticeable when skin is pinched but smooth when standing.
Grade Two – Cellulite is visible when patient is standing, but disappears when they lie down horizontally.
Grade Three – Cellulite is clearly visible; the skin appears dimpled whether patient is standing or sitting down, and more so when the skin is pinched.
Soft and Hard Grades of Cellulite
Soft Cellulite – Soft cellulite often affects larger areas of the body and can be more noticeable because it is saggier and seems to ‘move around’ a bit. It is also more noticeable because it does not attach itself to your muscle, but as it is closer to the surface this makes soft grades of cellulite easier to treat.
Hard Cellulite – Hard cellulite is much tougher to get rid of than soft cellulite because it sits closer to, or even on the muscle. It tends to be harder to see and occurs more often in athletic bodies. It is a more concentrated variation of cellulite and can be sensitive when touched.
What are the options for removing cellulite?
There are many products and treatments available on the market that promise they can remove your cellulite, but for most of them there is little evidence to back up their claims:
Cellulite creams are said to dissolve fat and smooth your skin, but there is no evidence for their efficacy. Liposuction is another option, but liposuction is supposed to remove deep fat – not cellulite; in fact, in some cases it is likely that liposuction could actually worsen your cellulite. Mesotherapy has been known to treat cellulite, and although it can improve the appearance of cellulite, the results are only slight. Massage and spa treatments may have an immediate affect on the dimply appearance of your skin, but they will not help with cellulite.
Cellfina is a cellulite reduction treatment that we have available to our patients at PHI Clinic. Mr Apul Parikh is the clinician who offers this innovative treatment, which treats all grades of cellulite. Many other anti-cellulite treatments treat cellulite superficially by applying treatment onto the skin’s surface; Cellfina targets the fibrous bands between skin and underlying tissue to reduce the appearance of dimpling.
Cellfina at PHI Clinic
If you would like to find out more about Cellfina for treatment of your cellulite, then come to visit Mr Apul Parikh at PHI Clinic. We are situated at 102 Harley Street, which is perfectly located at the heart of London’s medical district.