CelluErase –EvoSkin now offers a minimally invasive procedure for the effective and permanent removal of cellulite after just one treatment.
How does the treatment work?
CelluErase is a minimally invasive procedure where a special micro blade is used to separate the bands of fibrous connective tissue which results in the skin to spring back, giving a smoother appearance.
This is followed by a mesotherapy application of StrikeCell, specially formulated to assist the microcirculation and further help reduce the appearance of cellulite and uneven skin texture as well as reduction in fat. The product contains caffeine, carnitine, EDTA, equisetum and artichoke, products that are all known for their scientific benefits in reducing fat and providing firmness to the skin. If needed there will be a course of mesotherapy at weekly intervals following the initial CelluErase treatment to assist in obtaining the very best results.
During treatment the area is cleansed thoroughly. Local anaesthetic injections are then administered to the treatment areas. Once the area is numb, a sterile microblade called ‘CelluErase’ is used to separate the bands of fibrous connective tissue. Once this is completed, the practitioner will immediately inject StrikeCell into the area. Finally the skin is cleansed and a dressing is applied if needed.
What is cellulite?
Do you have uneven, lumpy skin on your hips, thighs, or buttocks? This may be a sign of cellulite. Cellulite is a term for the formation of lumps and dimples in the skin. Cellulite occurs when the skin overlying certain areas of fat is pulled downward to the deeper tissues by connective tissue bands. This creates an uneven surface. Cellulite is known to look like orange-peel skin, or cottage-cheese skin.
Cellulite can affect both men and women, but it is more common in females, due to the different distributions of fat, muscle, and connective tissue.
What areas can be treated?
Cellulite is most commonly found on the hips, thighs and buttocks but may also appear on the abdomen, breasts or upper arms, which are all areas that can be treated.
How long do results last?
Results are permanent.
When will I notice results?
Immediately, though best results are seen once bruising and swelling has healed.
Is it safe and does it hurt?
Local anaesthetic is used to minimise any pain during the procedure, although there may be a moderate degree of discomfort during the treatment of certain areas. If you find the procedure uncomfortable, further local anaesthetic can be administered.
The treatment is generally safe though it does consist of separating fibrous bands within the cellulite using a specially designed micro blade which is used very superficial so the risk of damage to vessels or nerves is very low. The blade is similar in size to an average hypodermic needle and heals in the same way and no suturing is required. However, if the skin is thin, there may be some tearing resulting in poor healing or scarring.
What can I expect after the treatment?
Following treatment the area can be quite red, warm, tender and swollen for the first few day as healing takes place, occasionally there may be some altered sensation, numbness or tingling within the area, this sometimes takes a few days to settle.
Although the micro blade used is very narrow, occasionally the treatment may result in a tiny scar. Thickened scars, such as hypertrophic or keloid scars may occur, if you have a tendency for these, it is essential you inform your practitioner. Rarely the treatment may result in scabs, blisters or vesicles at the treatment site.
Pigmentation may occur due to the bruising within the skin, it is important to avoid exposure to UV light until healing is complete.
Due to the nature of separating the fibrous bands when performing the treatment, bruising is inevitable and can be quite extensive. The area is likely to be quite tender for several days or more and the bruising can spread beyond the area treated and be black or dark purple in appearance.
There will be a degree of bleeding following the procedure and a dressing will be applied which should remain in place for 24 hours, although sometimes the bleeding may be a little bit more profuse and seep through the dressing. Pressure can be applied to stop any bleeding and a further dressing may need to be applied.
The procedure is highly effective although results cannot be guaranteed and sometimes cellulite will remain in certain areas. Further treatment can be performed if needed. As cellulite is an ongoing problem, it can recur despite having effective treatment.
Who is not suitable for this treatment?
-If a person has soft cellulite.
-If a person has bleeding disorders.
-If a person has an allergic to local anaesthetic.
-If a person is pregnant or breast feeding.
-If a person has an infection at the injection site.
How many treatments will I need?
One or more depending on the extent of the cellulite.
Painkillers may be required for tenderness. Clients are also welcome to wear a compression garment for more comfort and less swelling .