DTAP Clinic (Caring & Treating Since 2005)
Cellulite Treatment Singapore
Why some people undergo cellulite treatment in Singapore?
Cellulite is generally harmless, and one of the main reason decide to undergo Cellulite treatment is mainly due to aesthetic reason. Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT) Cellulite Treatment is a clinically proven treatment to improve the appearance of cellulite.
Cellulite is an aesthetic concern that at least 85% women face, and commonly appears on the thighs, buttocks and belly. At a glance, it may not be obvious, but by manipulating the skin and muscle with your hands, you may see those notorious dimples colloquially known as “orange peel” syndrome.
Cellulite is the appearance of the skin caused by the underlying muscle – it is easily confused with the process of the condition.
Women tend to have cellulite due to the biological structure of their connective tissue. Women’s connective tissue is made up of perpendicular “rubber bands” like an ‘I’, known as the septae, in the hypodermis layer where fat is stored, between the skin (dermis) and muscle. As fat cells expand in each pocket between septae, space in the pocket decreases causing a squeezy environment. This is similar to balloons expanding in a big plastic bag – you would see an uneven surface of the bag. As a result, the septae is stretched upwards, fat cells protrude abnormally within the pockets, and the dimpling effect appears.
Men’s hypodermis, on the other hand, are more resistant to fat cells warping the skin as they have approximately 20% less fat cells and their septae crisscross like an ‘X’.
How Does Cellulite Form?
Though cellulite may be a harmless biological modification, when left untreated can continue to grow and worsen, sometimes causing discomfort. This occurs when the fat cells accumulate and bunch together, they push upwards on the skin while the septae pulls the skin downwards. The cellulite affected area will feel pain and tender when touched.
Besides the superficial dimpling effect, the enlarging of fat cells between the septae can also reduce microcirculation of blood and lymph, possibly leading to intracellular swelling and reduced lymphatic drainage that can cause more fat being stored. The more pronounced and prolonged cellulite is, the more time it will take to remove its cause.
Till now, there is no permanent cure for cellulite, however, there are technologies that help in reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT) is a clinically proven treatment to improve the appearance of cellulite. By delivering sound waves into the tissue, tissue metabolism and blood flow are increased, promoting lymphatic drainage, stimulation of collagen production within the dermis and stimulation of microcirculation in fatty tissue takes place. The end result is smoother looking skin.
Apart from reducing cellulite, Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT) has also been proven to reduce body circumference, tighten the skin and reduce wrinkles by improving skin elasticity.
How Does This Cellulite Treatment Work?
Your doctor will first locate the areas where cellulite is most prevalent and mark those areas.
A gel is then applied to the affected area to ensure optimal transfer of acoustic waves into the body.
Upon your first treatment, your doctor will start at a low frequency and slowly adjust the settings according to your comfort level.
You will hear loud clicking sounds, similar to that of a jack-hammer, but thetreatment feels like a deep massage.
Depending on the area treated, each treatment lasts 30 to 45 minutes.
Why should I choose this cellulite treatment?
Acoustic Wave Therapy (AWT) is a safe, comfortable and proven way to reduce cellulite. Unlike other solutions, AWT does not involve pain, injectables, heat or over-the-counter creams.
Are there any side effects?
Besides temporary mild redness at the treated area, there are no side effects from the treatment.
How effective is it and how long does it last?
For optimal results, AWT should be accompanied by 30 minutes of physical exercise daily, a low-fat diet and 2 to 3 litres of liquids a day to ensure rapid elimination of waste products.
Patients report that effects last between 3 to 6 months, although lifestyle and diet also play in a huge part in preventing cellulite from reappearing.
Are there any follow-ups?
We recommend 6 to 8 treatments, 2 times a week. More treatments will be recommended for more stubborn cellulite. Treatment schedule can be tailored to your personal schedule.
Prevention is the best cure in Medicine. AWT is not only able to effectively reduce the appearance of cellulite, by starting treatment early and regularly can also promote blood circulation and oxygen supply on a cellular level to prevent visible dimpling.
This service is also available in our women's clinic at Bencoolen.
Dr. Tan & Partners @Bencoolen
Cellulite Treatment is only available at our Bencoolen Branch.
180 Bencoolen Street,
#02-20, The Bencoolen
Telephone: +65 6884 4119