What is Cellulite?


Often likened to ‘orange peel skin’ in appearance, cellulite is caused by the increase of fat cells pushing up against the skin, creating a dimpled outer surface. Cellulite is harmeless and very common, but can really affect people’s quality of life. Cellulite mainly affects the buttocks, thighs, abdomen and hips.

What causes cellulite?

Cellulite is caused by fat building up underneath the skin and affects people of all body types and weight, though some women are more predisposed to cellulite than others. 


There are 5 main causes of cellulite:

  • Enlarged fat chambers
  • Damaged collagen fibres within the skin
  • Loss of skin tone and elasticity
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Metabolic waste accumulation

Can men get cellulite?

Yes, men can get cellulite, although it is less common than in women as the distribution of fat in men is less visible.


How to reduce cellulite?

The appearance of cellulite can be reduced with a combination of diet and exercise supported by appropriate, clinically-proven  treatments.

Diet: Eat plenty of fresh vegatables, include high fibre foods and healthy fats. Avoid or reduce salt and sugar intake and refined flour and grains.

Dehydration can also be a cause of cellulite, so it is important to keep hydrated.

Exercise: Regular exercise has many known benefits, aim for between 20 to 40 minutes of daily exercise. Interval Training is particularly effective as it helps tone muscle.

Treatments: Clinically-proven treatments such as BTL EmTone™ (using shockwave and radiofrequency) and T-Shape 2 (using lymphatic drainage and radiofrequency) to reduce appearance of cellulite and tighten skin. T-Shape 2 can be used to deliver short term results (if you’ve not planned enough ahead for a beach holiday next week), or both can be taken as part of a course for longer-lasting results.

Both these treatments are available at Dr Preema London Clinic, designed to support a healthy lifestyle and achieve results.

Cellulite treatments available at Dr Preema london Clinic

BTL EmTone™

BTL EmTone™ is a safe and effective way that simultaneously treats the five causes of cellulite by using clincally proven shockwave and radiofrequency.


T-Shape 2

T-Shape 2 combines lymphatic drainage and radiofrequency to promote an increase in collagen deposits and cellular metabolism, reducing the appearance of cellulite and tighten skin. 

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