What is Cellulite?
Cellulite (also known as adiposis oedematosa) is the protrusion of fat (adipose tissue) between fibrous connective bands that separates the fat, causing surface skin dimpling and the well-recognised orange peel appearance. Classically it affects the buttocks, along with the posterior and lateral thigh regions.
Summary Of Your Treatment
30 minutes estimated
24 hours estimated
Back to Work
1 hour estimated
No anaesthetic necessary
Duration of Results
3-4 months *
Risk & Complications
Infection, bruises, drooping brow, allergic reactions (e.g. swelling) *
Why choose Centre Of Dental Excellence?
All Centre Of Dental Excellence doctors have years of experience in assessing and treating cellulite. Our knowledge allows us to select the best treatment for you and avoid complications. We use only the best quality products and will advise you through every step of the procedure. Your skin and your health is our priority.
The Science behind Cellulite
The fat under our skin (subcutaneous fat) is composed of two layers: superficial and deep layers. The superficial layer is dense and compact and has multiple fibrous bands or septae running through it. The deeper layer is looser and has fewer of these septae. Essentially, the fat present in cellulite is no different from ordinary subcutaneous fat, but the architecture of the superficial fat changes. The presence of dense vertical fibrous septae separates the fat into pockets. As the fat hypertrophies (enlarges) or the skin relaxes with age, the septae act as anchor points to the skin, causing the dimpling or orange peel appearance visible on the skin surface. There are numerous associated causes, including hormonal changes (especially oestrogen), genetics, stress, toxins and yo-yo dieting.
How can Cellulite be treated?
Cellulite is a difficult condition to treat. Things that can be done to improve its appearance are:
A healthy diet, with plenty of water and minimal toxin e.g. caffeine, alcohol and smoking intake
Regular exercise and body brushing / massage to improve blood flow and lymphatic drainage
Things to consider…
Recovery after micro-needling depends on the needle length and the density of needles on the rollers selected. Treated skin will be inflamed and red for 24-48 hours, much like a sunburn, with some minor bleeding and occasional mild bruising. The skin may also feel warm, tight and itchy for a short period. Generally, the inflammatory skin reaction is short and fades after a couple of days, although this recovery period does vary across skin types.
Although a single treatment can provide significant results, a course of 2-3 treatments every 6-8 weeks is recommended for optimal effects. It can also take anything up to 8 weeks before the visible signs of skin regeneration are seen and this may continue to improve and evolve over the following months, providing a steady gradual improvement in appearance.
These side effects cannot be prevented but we are fully trained to recognise and treat any additional issues early and safely.
What our Patients Say
"I would recommend this practice to friends or family. I was treated with dignity and respect by staff at the practice at all times. I was treated very well and the procedure to be carried was fully explained to me as was the cost. I would recommend this practice to everyone. Wonderful service and treatment."
- John Langton -