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RADIOFREQUENCY CELLULITE TREATMENT
What is cellulite?
Cellulite affects 90% of women and is accompanied by fat and flaccidity. It is a condition that affects cell tissue that lies beneath the skin, which includes adipocytes and arterial, venous and lymphatic microcirculation. Circulatory alterations occur which cause changes in the structure of the skin and thus cellulite appears. The first alteration that causes this disease is the dulling of lymphatic drainage, in charge of the circulation of body fluids.
Cellulite tends to be common in areas like the pelvis, thighs and buttocks, being more common in women because they have five times more fat cells in these areas of the body. Above all, at puberty and due to hormonal stimulation, is when more storage of fat and fluid retention occurs.
The appearance of cellulite can worsen due to food disorders, consumption of toxic substances, coffee, cigarettes, alcohol, physical inactivity and pregnancy.
Radiofrequency creates an electric field that changes from positive to negative, generating heat. Deep heating of the skin and subcutaneous cell tissue, promotes lymphatic drainage and thus decreases, as well, fluids and toxins where adipocytes inside the tissue are found. An increase in the circulation of the area will enable an improvement in the metabolism, both of the subcutaneous fatty tissue and an improvement of the skin’s appearance.
The duration of the treatment of radio-frequency depends on the area to be treated. Small areas such as arms or abdomen are usually carried out in 25-30 minutes, while broader areas such as thighs can last 45-50 minutes. The patient can go on normally and immediately, avoiding the sun and UV rays during the next 24-48 hours.
The number of sessions is variable but 8 to 12 are considered necessary, once a week. The procedure is very well tolerated and does not require anesthesia.