Cellulite is a condition and is not a disease and therefore any treatment should be directed towards improving the appearance and not to treat a supposed biochemical abnormality.

It 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.

It is said that 95% of females have cellulite, and it is normal.  It is rare 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.  

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 the first cellulite treatment that attacks the actual structure of cellulite for clinically proven, longer-lasting results. Unlike non-invasive treatment methods which temporarily treat the appearance of cellulite, intelligent laser treatments directly target the subdermal structure that forms the foundation of cellulite.

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 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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

For many years, the cosmetics and health industry has attempted to develop the best treatment for cellulite given the sheer prevalence of the condition among men and women of a certain age; for example, it is well publicized that roughly 85 per cent of women over the age of 20 have cellulite in some form or another. Whilst, there are several alternatives for cellulite removal, the best treatment for cellulite involves laser solutions such as Cellulaze and Smart Lipo since results are clinically proven, long term and can be achieved in a single session.

Other alternatives include losing weight, applying topical creams and lotions and professional treatments such as massaging techniques and collagen stimulation. However, each of these compare unfavourably to the most effective laser treatments for cellulite, since they are unable to achieve long-lasting and fully visible results. For example, whilst diet and exercise can of course help hugely in terms of fat loss, the associated restoration of skin elasticity required to achieve best results can only be achieved with laser. Creams, too, are only able to achieve this tightening effect temporarily through the action of active ingredient caffeine and are unable to yield long-term results.

To find out more about the full spectrum of cellulite treatments on offer at Cadogan Clinic and a recommendation for the most effective cellulite treatment for you, please feel free to enquire by phone or email and speak to one of our specialist advisors.

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.

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 recommend minimally invasive laser techniques such as Cellulaze or Smart Lipo if you want to fully remove cellulite:

  • 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.

  • 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. You can expect to see a 50% reduction of symptoms at best.

  • Invasive Treatments: Cadogan Clinic also offer invasive treatments such as Smart Lipo which require local anaesthesia and involve the removal of the fat cells following rupturing by 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, please feel free to enquire by phone or email and speak to one of our specialist advisors.

The Cellulaze procedure itself lasts from between one to two hours, depending on the size and number of areas being treated. However, Cellulaze recovery time is always quick, since the procedure is minimally invasive and only requires local 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.

What to expect

Free Consultation with a Patient Advisor

We offer a free, no-obligation 30-60 minute consultation with one of our Patient Advisors. They will work with you to understand your objectives and the results you want to achieve, talk you through the procedure and answer any questions you may have. If you decide that you would like to proceed to the next step and see a surgeon, your Patient Advisor will be happy to arrange this for you. At this point, you will be required to pay a consultation fee. 

Surgical Consultation

The next step is for you to meet your chosen surgeon at the Cadogan Clinic. Your surgeon will use this time to make a comprehensive medical assessment of you, your condition, and your expectations before making a recommendation and personalised treatment plan for you. You will then discuss the outcomes you can expect to see and ask any questions.

The Procedure

On the day of your procedure you will be welcomed at the Cadogan Clinic by your Patient Advisor and dedicated nursing staff. Following a brief medical check, you will meet with both your surgeon and anaesthetist to run through the details of your procedure one final time and answer any last questions you may have.

Recovery

After the procedure, you will recover in the capable hands of our aftercare team. As we are a day-case facility you can expect your recovery to be complete within 2 to 3 hours. If your surgeon is happy with your results, you will be able to be discharged from the Clinic the very same day. In some cases, patients may wish to stay locally in our exclusive partner hotel the day before or after your procedure in order to be close to their surgeon. Talk to us about these options if this is for you.

After Care & Support

Our care and support continues in the days and weeks following your procedure with our complimentary aftercare programme. This comprised of a series of appointments made with your surgeon and nursing team to monitor your progress and recovery. They will also introduce you to several scar minimization techniques and bespoke products to aid your progress. Our team are also on call to answer any questions you have around your surgery at any time you are concerned.