Cellulite Reduction – Johannesburg Gauteng

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Are you tired of the dimpled skin on your thighs and bottom? Cellulite, often referred to as “orange peel syndrome” and “cottage cheese skin”, affects many women worldwide. Cellulite is not a medical condition; however affects women of all races and ages.

What is cellulite?

Women are mainly only affected by cellulite, although some men who have medical conditions with excess oestrogen can find they suffer with cellulite. Women’s bodies are designed in such a way to allow for cushioning, warmth and the ability for the skin to stretch more than usual; all to compensate for pregnancy. This is why women tend to have more fat mass on their thighs, bottom and stomach.

The appearance of cellulite is often caused when the skin is not as taught or is storing more fat cells than usual; pushing up on the skin and creating the dimpled effect. The skin on the other areas of the body does not require to be as stretchy as the thighs, stomach and bottom; making it more resilient and able to smoothly contain the underlying fat cells.


What causes cellulite?

There are many causes of cellulite and is not just limited to heavier/obese people. These include:

  • Hormone levels – At different points in our lives our hormone levels change and fluctuate to initiate changes in our body, for example puberty, pregnancy and the menopause. These hormonal changes will affect fat storage and skin elasticity and can make cellulite more prominent at different stages of our lives.
  • Genetics – Some people can have a predisposition from their family history to develop similar characteristics; more fat storage in certain areas of the body, slow metabolism and circulation. These factors can increase the likelihood of that person developing cellulite.
  • Diet – People who have a poor or unbalanced diet may find that they suffer with cellulite, even if they have a thin figure. Eating too many foods that contain salt, carbohydrates, sugars and fibre can cause fat cells to swell and develop if we do not burn off the excess unwanted calories we have eaten. People who are thinner can still have cellulite even if they seem thinner, their fat to muscle ratio may be higher and the skin will still have trouble to maintain a smooth appearance.
  • Lifestyle – People who smoke, little exercise or sit/stand for long periods of time can be more susceptible to cellulite. All of these factors mentioned decrease blood circulation. The lack of new oxygen and blood cells can cause the body to not function to the best of its ability.
  • Extreme dieting – People who have a yo-yo diet or who diet to extremes can develop cellulite. They do not allow their body time to adapt to the change in size and fat levels. This often causes the skin to become slack and stretched and unable to maintain a smooth appearance to the skin.


What treatments are available for cellulite reduction?

Venus Legacy for Cellulite

The Venus Legacy™ could be a good option for combating stubborn fat areas and cellulite. It combines VariPulse™ technology with 3D™ MP2  energy, causing it to travel deeper into the skin which may result in increased blood circulation, plumping, and glowing skin. Results can be seen in as little as one treatment – no pain, discomfort or downtime. Results may vary per individual.


Ceccarelli may be an extremely effective method of combating cellulite and enhancing the effects of dieting and exercise. Ceccarelli helps to reduce fat safely around the waist, inner thigh, abdomen, under the upper arms, knees, ankles, face and double chin. Results may vary per individual.


Results of any treatment may vary per individual as everybody is different and may respond differently to treatments mentioned.