All women dream of having toned legs and buttocks. Sometimes diet and exercise alone do not suffice, but luckily aesthetic medicine offers an arsenal of treatments.
The three adversaries of a perfect body are localised fat deposits, cellulite and sagging skin.
- Fat deposits are due to an increase in the size and number of adipose cells.
- Sagging can affect just the skin or sometimes the tissues underneath as well.
- Cellulite can be adipose, oedematous and/or fibrous.
The aesthetic medicine techniques available are as follows:
Mesothreads are absorbable polydioxanone threads placed under the skin using an ultra-fine needle.
The presence of these threads causes reactive fibrosis, which induces collagen synthesis around the thread, thus stimulating the skin tonus on the areas treated. This new collagen reduces wrinkles, firms any sagging skin tissue, smooths crinkled skin, improves the skin quality and radiance, and densifies the dermis.
V Lifting treats moderate sagging on the arms, abdomen, inner thighs and buttocks, and can also be used to smooth the décolletage, knees, etc.
A current penetrates the skin and heats the deep dermal layers without overheating the epidermis. This gradual, in-depth heating causes the existing collagen fibres to contract and speeds up collagen renewal.
The tissues thus become firmer. This is the go-to treatment for sagging skin, and it also has a significant effect on the appearance of “orange peel” skin.
Multiple injections containing a blend of draining and fibre-reducing products are carried out in the superficial intradermal layers (product injected to a depth of less than 2mm) or deep intradermal layers (product injected to a depth of 4mm) using a mesotherapy gun or by hand.
The injection of sterile medical C02 under the skin, using a very fine needle, boosts oxygen flow and local microcirculation in the tissues, which improves skin sagging, fat deposits and all types of cellulite (adipose, fibrous and oedematous).
Ultrasound waves are delivered, causing the perpetual creation of microbubbles of gas in the interstitial liquid of the adipose tissue.
These microbubbles continuously increase in size until they burst and cause the fat cell membranes to rupture. The technique is completely pain-free and the settings are adjusted according to the amount of fatty tissue to be treated.
Cryolipolysis leads to the self-destruction of fat cells within three months of treatment. The hand piece, which is applied to the treatment area and protected by a sheath, combines suction and cooling, which causes the adipocytes to crystallise.
Pressotherapy is a technique which, by alternately compressing and decompressing the treatment area, aims to reboot the blood circulation and lymphatic system, which can cause cellulite if it is not working efficiently.