Cellulite is a cosmetic problem that affects 85% – 95% of British women and 20% of British men.
Cellulite can affect people of all ages, shapes and sizes including those who are very slim. Cellulite can appear anywhere on the body, but most commonly appears on the thighs, buttocks, hips, upper arms and back, or wherever fat deposits are at their most concentrated.
Cellulite is caused when the connective tissue bands beneath your skin surrounding fat cells become tight and inflexible. Enlarged pockets of fat trapped by the rigid bands push up against the skin, giving the familiar dimpled appearance of cellulite at skin level. This effect can be exacerbated by thin skin which makes it appear more prominent.
Cellulite is best treated by Cellulaze, a sophisticated laser treatment that targets the underlying cellulite tissue and fat and simultaneously tightens the overlying skin.
Cellulite Treatment (Cellulaze)
At A Glance
1 hours (depends on the number of areas)
Exercise Including Gym
1 - 2 weeks
Time Off Work
3 days at most
Bras & Garments
Worn for 1 - 2 weeks
Restricted activity 3 days
Shower after 3 days
1 - 2 weeks
1 week at most
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We have invited a selection of the country's very best consultants to join us at the Cadogan Clinic so that you can be sure that whatever the nature of your treatment, you will be seeing one of the top practitioners in the country.
Mr Ayham Al-Ayoubi
Facial Plastic and Laser Surgeon / GMC: 4497305
Mr Ayham Al-Ayoubi is an ENT, Facial Plastic Surgeon and Cosmetic Consultant specialising in Smartlipo and Cellulaze....
Cellulaze Laser Therapy is the world's first aesthetic laser treatment that uses minimally invasive means to reduce cellulite by directly targeting its actual structure beneath the surface of the skin.it works by stimulating an increase of the skin's thickness, treating the bulging fat, and releasing the tethering fibrous bands.
Cellulaze is an 'intelligent' laser treatment that is able to deliver longer-lasting results than other non-invasive treatment methods, by directly targetting the subdermal structures that forms the foundation of cellulite instead of only temporarily seeking to treat the cosmetic appearance of cellulite.
Every year millions of pounds are spent on creams and gels trying to get rid of those stubborn dimpled, fatty deposits. Cellulaze is a one off treatment that can deliver far more impactful improvements.
What is the difference between Cellulaze and Liposuction?
These procedures do not achieve the same goal; however, many patients may find themselves torn on which one would be best for their personal needs.
Liposuction is the best option if you’re looking to remove unwanted fat from specific areas on the body.
Cellulaze treats smaller pockets of cellulite to improve the appearance of the skin, but does not remove fat. In some cases, patients may actually benefit from a combination of both these treatments. You surgeon will be able to help you determine which procedure can treat your areas of concern.
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If you have any questions or queries please call to speak to one of our advisors or request a call back to speak at a time that suits you.
The benefits of cellulite treatment are both cosmetic and psychological, and include:
Quick, non – invasive laser treatment
Single, one-off treatment
Permanently removes or reduces Cellulite
Permanently smooths and tightens skin
Sculpts and contours treated area
Reduced self-consciousness wearing summer clothes
Improved emotional wellbeing
Who Is Suitable?
Cadogan Clinic considers individuals fit for the procedure, if all of the following are true of them:
You are in good psychological and physical medical health
You are at your ideal body weight
You have a positive outlook and realistic expectations of what can be achieved via Cellulaze
You are seeking to eliminate or reduce cellulite
You are seeking to smooth and tighten the overlying skin
You are looking for an effective solution, able to deliver long lasting results
Three weeks ago I had advanced fat transfer surgery and I am over the moon with the results. My whole wellbeing has been uplifted and I am so much more confident and happy with myself. Thank you to the Clinic and my surgeon for their fantastic work and expertise
I could not praise the Cadogan Clinic or their fantastic staff more highly. I had a wonderful experience, am delighted with my outcome and in particular very grateful to the 24/7 nursing staff who were always on hand for any questions I had, at whatever time day or night
The Cadogan Clinic and their surgical and nursing staff were excellent throughout my experience with them. The 24/7 nursing support in particular was a huge comfort to me, and I found them extremely responsive
A massive thank you to the Cadogan Clinic. I am very pleased with the results from my surgery. My patient advisor was extremely organised and made me feel reassured throughout the whole experience. My surgeon was excellent and so was the Clinic team - I could not have asked for a better service
I would like to thank the Cadogan Clinic and my surgeon for the outstanding job he did on my complicated and difficult surgery. Mine was an unusual case, but I could not have had a better outcome. Throughout the whole process from my first contact with the clinic I had wonderful support. Someone was always on the end of the phone, and I really appreciated the support
A huge thank you to the Cadogan Clinic who looked after me whilst having surgery. They treated me with so much care and it was truly appreciated. The care from the nurses was wonderful, and I genuinely felt that they really cared. First class service from the start. I also had follow-up calls the day after, couldn’t ask for more. A huge thank you to all involved
I was nervous before my procedure, but I was put at ease by all the staff I encountered from my patient advisor, surgeon and the nursing staff. It was a huge reassurance to have access to the 24/7 on call nurse service immediately after my procedure also.
I had a procedure at the Cadogan Clinic. From my first consultation, my surgeon was honest, straight forward, and precise. All the details and expectations of the surgery were fully explained, along with the after care. I am still in recovery, but the results already look fantastic; they delivered on all the promises that he made to me.
Why come to The Cadogan Clinic for your Cellulite Treatment (Cellulaze)?
Cadogan Clinic is an award winning specialist cosmetic clinic, with a track record of delivering safe, high quality cosmetic surgery
We were founded by Mr Bryan Mayou, the surgeon who first brought Liposuction the UK, and he has trained the next generation of specialists at the Clinic
Unlike many of our competitors, we use the latest anaesthetic technologies to minimise your downtime, and allow you to return home on the day of your procedure
Our nursing team provide a dedicated 24/7 oncall service during recovery – whatever your question, we can provide the answer
We offer a complimentary consultation and treatment with our onsite team of aestheticians to ensure you heal and scar quickly and efficiently
What are the benefits of day case surgery?
What are the risks
Complications are unlikely. That said, as with all surgery, some complications are possible, your surgeon will discuss each of these risks comprehensively at your consultation.
There is no known reason why cellulite develops but certain risk factors that may contribute to the development of cellulite include;
Weight gain or loss
Hormone changes throughout life, such as pregnancy and menopause
Loss of tone and elasticity due to ageing
Lack of exercise and a sedentary lifestyle
WHAT IS CELLULAZE TREATMENT?
The Cellulaze procedure is an innovative treatment to combat the effects and symptoms of cellulite by attacking the very structure of the cellulite cells.
Cellulite occurs when underlying tissue bands stiffen and the fat cells they surround enlarge, pushing up against the skin to create the effect recognized as cellulite. The cellulaze procedure pulses a laser wavelength under the skin via a tiny fibroptic cable to target the cellulite at its source in the underlying tissue. The pulse gradually heats the skin to melt away the fat and release the fibrous bands contributing to the cellulite 'look', replacing it with a more even look. The laser energy finally stimulates collagen production to increase skin elasticity.
In just one treatment Cellulaze can visually improve the appearance of cellulite, increase skin thickness and elasticity and produce measurable clinical improvements lasting a full year or longer.
Cellulaze is the first and only minimally invasive cellulite treatment to be supported by clinical evidence under trial conditions.
WHICH AREAS CAN BE TREATED BY CELLULITE TREATMENT (CELLULAZE)?
Most commonly, cellulite appears in areas where fat deposits are most concentrated. These typically include:
Thighs (saddle bags)
Cellulaze is appropriate treatment to treat cellulite wherever it appears on the body, and it is also common to treat the following areas
WHO WILL PERFORM MY CELLULITE TREATMENT (CELLULAZE) TREATMENT?
Our Cellulaze procedures are performed by Mr Ayham Al-Ayoubi, a leading surgeon and pioneer of new techniques and surgical innovations. Mr Al-Ayoubi fully developed the concept of Laser-Assisted Liposuction and was the first surgeon to introduce all generations of SmartLipo and Cellulaze laser into the UK.
WHAT IS THE BEST / MOST EFFECTIVE CELLULITE REMOVAL TREATMENT?
Whilst there are several alternative treatments for cellulite removal, the best treatment for cellulite involve powerful laser solutions such as Cellulaze and Smart Lipo since results are clinically proven, long term and can be achieved in a single session.
Other non – laser alternatives include
losing weight, e.g. exercise, diet
applying topical creams and lotions
professional treatments, e.g. massaging and collagen stimulation
These are unable to deliver as long-lasting or fully visible results as Cellulaze as their action does not target the underlying structure of the cellulite formation.
For example, whilst diet and exercise can of help hugely in terms of fat loss, the associated restoration of skin elasticity that is achieved by laser is not possible. Creams are only able to achieve this tightening effect temporarily through the action of active ingredient caffeine and are unable to yield long-term results.
WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVE CELLULITE TREATMENTS OTHER THAN CELLULAZE?
There are several ways to eliminate cellulite and get rid of cellulite symptoms.
Non-invasive alternatives include losing weight, applying topical creams and lotions and undergoing professional treatments such as massage and collagen stimulation. These alternatives aim to treat the condition only superficially by working at the skin's surface going some way to reduce cellulite symptoms, but are unable to fully eliminate cellulite or get rid of cellulite completely.
We always recommend minimally invasive laser techniques such as Cellulaze or Smart Lipo if you want to fully remove cellulite.
WHAT ARE THE PROBLEMS WITH NON-LASER BASED CELLULITE TREATMENTS?
Losing weight: dieting and exercise combats cellulite by reducing the number of fat cells in the body. But fat cells themselves are only half of the equation. If your skin elasticity isn't restored simultaneously the overall effect can be sagging which make the bumps look worse.
Topical solutions: the easiest of all the solutions but the most temporary in terms of results. Caffeine is typically leveraged as an active ingredient to make the bumps look smoother, or else Vitamin A derivatives are used to thicken the outer layer of the skin. These treatments are only temporary however
Professional Treatments: massage and suction techniques are used to boost circulation and stimulate collagen production. You'll probably need about six sessions to start seeing your results. These aren't fully effective however, and you can expect to see a 50% reduction of symptoms at best
IS SMART LIPO A GOOD ALTERNATIVE?
Yes we do recommend Smart Lipo as a potential alternative.
Smart Lipo, which requires local anaesthesia, involves the removal of the fat cells by rupturing them with a laser. This solution achieves the most permanent and long-lasting results.
To find out more about the full spectrum of ways to eliminate cellulite at Cadogan Clinic, speak to one of our specialist advisors.
WHY DO MEN SUFFER FROM CELLULITE LESS THAN WOMEN?
It is said that 95% of females have cellulite, and it is normal.
It is much rarer in men and this is thought to be due to the fact that there is less fat in men in the areas where we see cellulite.
Men also have a different arrangement of fat in the superficial layer of skin, which are arranged flatter, rather than as vertical columns. The influence of female hormones in cellulite is mainly down to fat distribution, as it is at puberty that girls develop fat over the buttocks, hips and lower abdomen where cellulite most commonly occurs.
HOW LONG IS CELLULITE TREATMENT (CELLULAZE) TREATMENT?
The Cellulaze procedure itself lasts from between one to two hours, depending on the size and number of areas being treated.
Treatment can be done under local or light general anaesthetic.
HOW MANY CELLULAZE TREATMENTS WILL I NEED FOR THE BEST RESULTS?
You will typically only require one single treatment. In cases of particularly stubborn cellulite, a stepped programme may be recommended.
WHEN WILL I START TO SEE RESULTS FROM CELLULITE TREATMENT (CELLULAZE)?
Some results will be visible immediately, although it typically takes between 3 – 6 months to see your results in full.
ARE MY CELLULITE TREATMENT (CELLULAZE) RESULTS PERMANENT?
Cellulaze cellulite treatment results are permanent as it is the underlying structures of cellulite that are targeted by this high powered laser treatment.
That said, cellulite tends to worsen with age, so over time you might see the condition gradually return. You will be starting from a far improved position, however.
You should avoid gaining or losing too much weight to preserve your results.
IS CELLULITE TREATMENT (CELLULAZE) PAINFUL?
Pain is managed completely by anaesthetic during the procedure. You may have some bruising or swelling post procedure, but this is easily managed with painkillers.
IS CELLULITE TREATMENT (CELLULAZE) SAFE?
Yes it is very safe. Cellulaze lasers are precisely controlled by your surgeon, and contain in built safety mechanisms to prevent misfiring.
Cellulaze laser treatment is FDA and CE approved.
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME AFTER CELLULITE TREATMENT (CELLULAZE) TREATMENT?
Cellulaze recovery time is always quick, since the procedure is minimally invasive and only requires either local or light general anaesthesia.
This means that you can be back to normal daily activities within just a day or two. Cellulaze recovery may involve wearing a compression garment for a short period after treatment, but your doctor will advise according to his or her preferred recovery process.
DOES CELLULITE TEND TO WORSEN WITH AGE?
Yes cellulite generally worsens as our skin loses its elasticity and becomes saggy due to a lack of collagen. These are key elements of the ageing process.
Whilst your results will be permanent for the treated area, it is possible that with age additional cellulite forms in the region. Your consultant will explain this in detail at your consultation.