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Estimates suggest that 98% of women - and 20% of men - will experience cellulite at some point in their life and, while many choose to live with it or even embrace it, there is also a huge contingent of women that want to get rid of it - and pronto. Cellulite can appear anywhere on the body, and most commonly appears on the thighs, hips, buttocks and upper arms.
LYMA’s Laser system is at the cutting edge of cellulite removal and is the number one way to achieve smooth, firm and dimple-free skin. The laser’s anti-sagging, texture enhancing technology gets straight to the heart of the problem and is second-to-none when it comes to achieving results quickly, safely and in the comfort of your own home.
If you’re looking for a way to treat cellulite quickly, conveniently and with no pain or discomfort then the LYMA Laser is the best home treatment available. Read on to find out what causes cellulite, and why laser treatment is the best way to tackle those dimples and achieve the contouring you desire.
The primary cause of cellulite is a build up of fat cells beneath the surface of the skin. Cellulite develops as a result of the connective tissue bands which surround your fat cells becoming tight and inflexible, trapping the cells and pushing them up against the surface of your skin, thereby rendering them visible.
Some people are more predisposed to cellulite than others, and women tend to be more susceptible to it than men. The amount of cellulite you have and how noticeable it is varies from person to person and depends very much on your genes, body fat to muscle ratio, age and weight. If you have thin skin, cellulite may be more noticeable than if you have thick skin. Cellulite can develop at any age, but women are particularly prone around puberty, pregnancy and menopause.
The bottom line is that anybody - man, woman, mesomorph, endomorph, overweight, underweight - can develop cellulite and, in fact, if you’re a woman you’re overwhelmingly likely to experience it at some point.
Cellulite can be triggered or made worse by the following factors:
Certain creams and over-the-counter ointments may help to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Creams might be able to tighten the skin, making it appear smoother and firmer and thus reducing the visibility of cellulite, but they are not actually getting to the nub of the problem - the results are merely superficial and will not last the test of time. You’ll most likely need to apply the product daily if you wish to maintain results. This can be time-consuming and cumulatively very expensive.
A cream can’t remove the cellulite in the same way that laser treatment can. Creams just temporarily reduce the visibility of cellulite; the fat cells remain under the skin and ready to rear their head again.
Yes, Laser treatment for cellulite can have both a profound cosmetic and a profound psychological effect. Not only can Laser treatment permanently reduce or remove cellulite, smoothing and tightening the skin, it can also sculpt and contour the target area.
"Cellulite is fat, but actually the dimple pattern you see on the skin is caused by fibrous strands that anchor the dermis to the underlying tissues," explains leading craniofacial and plastic surgeon Dr Graeme Glass. This is important in some areas of the body, such as the buttocks, because it stops the skin sliding over the underlying fat. “Cellulite comes about because all this fat is packed into spaces that aren’t able to expand, because the fat pockets are tethered down by the fibrous strands." The Laser can even out these areas of fat cells, reducing the deposits and therefore reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Dr Glass explains there are still a few theories as to how Laser does this, but the evidence points towards red and infrared lasers causing fat cells to release their fat content, making that fat easier to remove. "This evidence has been extrapolated from liposuction studies, where laser is used as a preparatory device for the liposuction surgery," Dr Glass explains. In a study where laser was applied to 'subcutaneous fat deposits' (aka cellulite) prior to liposuction, "the ability to perform liposuction was made easier," and the results much better. Additionally, several studies have observed focal reductions in fat deposits when the overlying skin was exposed to red and infrared laser.
This study also found that 100% of female subjects saw an effective reduction in subcutaneous fat deposits like cellulite (the study focuses on the abdomen) following laser treatment.
There is nothing that even comes close to the LYMA Laser when it comes to safe, pain-free, at-home cellulite removal. Unlike liposuction, the popular anti-cellulite treatment, the LYMA Laser is completely non-invasive.
The LYMA Laser contains a state-of-the-art and totally unique filtered beam which works to diffuse a tiny pinprick of light over a large surface area of skin, tightening and obliterating fat cells as it goes.
The LYMA Laser is incredibly powerful. Consider that the power in generic beauty lasers will typically register somewhere around the 15 milliwatt mark: LYMA’s laser registers close to 560 milliwatts - that’s almost 40 times more powerful than its market rivals - and penetrates deep into the skin and through the epidermis and dermis to treat the fat cells and raised bands of connective tissue directly.
Another unique facet of the LYMA Laser is its three part application system:
First, you take the LYMA Activating Serum, which acts as a conduit for the laser, enhancing its efficacy and ensuring that its beams penetrate as deeply as possible into the skin. The LYMA Activating Serum also works to stimulate fibroblasts in the skin: fibroblasts are the cells responsible for the production of collagen and thus the serum has the added benefit of directly anti-ageing the area of skin that it is applied to.
Next comes the utilisation of the laser itself. All you need to do is pass the powerful portable Laser over your problem area - be it thighs, buttocks or arms - for 15 minutes, slowly moving the beam over the skin. You won’t experience any sensation or pain, but the Laser will be working its magic.
Finally, to the third step in the three step process: LYMA’s soothing oxygen-based mist.
LYMA Mist is a mineral-rich formula that holds up to 100 times more oxygen than oxygenated water. When applied directly to the skin, LYMA Mist floods the cells with oxygen and hydration, leaving your skin looking instantly tighter, brighter, sculpted and toned.
After just 15 minutes of use per target area every day for three months, you should notice vastly improved skin texture, skin elasticity and a marked reduction in cellulite. Initial results could be apparent after as little as five weeks of daily use. Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy the confidence that comes with having smooth, cellulite-free skin.
Over time, the bio-stimulation provided by the laser restores cell function such that it is actually primed to resist cellulite build-up in the first place. With the LYMA Laser, your skin not only appears less dimpled, the fat cells really have been blasted away for good.
The LYMA Laser, LYMA Activating Serum and LYMA Mist come at a combined cost of £2,000 and are available to buy here.