Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Cellulite and Stretch Marks - Disappear!

Welcome to ‘Skin Deep’ – This month’s feature looks at our ‘Cellulite and Stretch Marks’.  
Any questions, just ask Dr. Angie Winnington-Sharp or 01925 263660 & 07967 481594.  Next month – ‘Non-Surgical Face Lifts’.

Many people have cellulite or stretch marks and spend a good deal of time trying to cover them up and make them less noticeable with creams and oils, or just ‘body conscious’ clothing.  However, the good news is that both conditions can be treated to either drastically improve the appearance, or remove them altogether. Cellulite is commonly described as fatty deposits, causing a dimpled or uneven
appearance, often around the thighs and buttocks’. It is often genetic and not always related to a person’s size. It is possible to remove cellulite by radio-frequency, which can naturally heat up the effected area and break down the deposits, which are then naturally removed as waste from the body, whilst simultaneously toning and tightening the effected areas.
Stretch marks frequently result from rapid stretching of the skin linked with rapid growth or rapid weight changes. Stretch marks may also be influenced by hormonal changes associated with puberty, pregnancy, body-building and hormone replacement therapy These can also be treated in a similar manner to cellulite in terms of tightening the surrounding skin. However, to get the best results it is ideal to treat when still slightly pink/pigmented as this appearance can also be alleviated with the use of a vascular targeted laser system to make the area look less visible, thus allowing the person being treated to return to wearing short sleeves, a bikini or shorts etc without worrying that the area is noticeable to others.
Both treatments are assisted by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and ensuring that the body is hydrated. In addition, both also benefit from being treated as early as possible as they take longer to respond they age. Look forward to great skin and body confidence for the summer.