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The unwanted "orange peel": technologies to reduce appearance cellulite

Cellulite is a common condition in which the skin appears dimpled and lumpy, often defined as having an "orange peel" texture. It typically occurs in areas with a high fat concentration, such as the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen. Cellulite affects the bums and thighs of between 80% and 90% of all women who have gone through puberty, pregnancy, and menopause, while only around 10% of men have it.

Cellulite is caused by a combination of various factors, including the structure of the skin, the distribution of fat, and hormonal changes. The skin consists of several layers, including the epidermis (outer layer), dermis (middle layer), and subcutaneous tissue (inner layer). The subcutaneous tissue contains fat cells arranged in chambers separated by connective tissue called septae.
In the female body, the septae are arranged in a vertical pattern, which can create a bulging effect when fat cells push against them. In men, the septae are placed in a diagonal pattern, less likely to cause cellulite.
Hormonal changes can also contribute to the development of cellulite. These changes can affect the structure and function of the skin's connective tissue and fat cells.
While cellulite is not a severe medical condition, it can be an aesthetic concern for some people.

Unfortunately, unlike 'normal' fat, cellulite is not correlated with how much we eat and exercise we do. Various cellulite treatments, including massage, lotions, and other therapies, are available. These treatments may be very effective in combination with maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced diet, and be the most effective way to reduce the appearance of cellulite.

What is cellulite?

Cellulite (gynoid lipodystrophy) is a prevalent multifactorial condition caused by subcutaneous adipose papillae herniating into the dermis and altering the cutaneous topography of the skin/ it commonly presents on the gluteal and abdominal areas, as well as the breasts, brachium and femoral areas.
"Cellulite, in its simplest term, is trapped fat". It develops because of increased fat, which stretches the connective tissue cords below the skin's surface surrounding the fat, entrapping them". These tough cords pull down around the fat and create imbalance and dimpling.

Although typical and harmless, this action separates fat into different areas in the shape of a honeycomb, which causes clumpy, dimpled skin on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen. In addition, it may look displeasing and leave the fat in a position where it cannot be used for energy and nutrient consumption as needed and instead gets stored as cellulite.

How to treat cellulite

There are several ways to treat cellulite, but it's important to remember that there is no simple one solution. What works for one person may only work for one person. Additionally, it's important to remember that cellulite is a natural part of the body's structure and may not completely disappear with treatment.

Here are some possible treatments for cellulite:
  1. Exercise: Regular exercise can help reduce the appearance of cellulite by burning fat and building muscle. Focus on exercises that target the affected areas, such as squats, lunges, and leg lifts.
  2. Diet: A healthy diet low in fat and fibre can help reduce cellulite. Drinking plenty of water can also help flush toxins and improve skin health.
  3. Vacuum Massage: Massaging the affected areas can help improve circulation and reduce water retention, which can help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
  4. Topical treatments: Creams and lotions that contain caffeine, retinol, or other active ingredients may help reduce the appearance of cellulite by improving skin elasticity and reducing inflammation.
  5. Aesthetic therapies: Aesthetic treatments, such as radiofrequency and shockwave therapy, pressotherapy, EMS and others, can help break down fat cells and improve the appearance of cellulite.
It's important to discuss any cellulite treatment options with a healthcare provider or qualified professional before beginning any new treatment. They can help determine the most effective treatments for your needs and advise you on any potential risks or side effects.

Non-invasive aesthetic devices are increasingly popular for tackling cellulite's appearance, and the results they can deliver are remarkable.
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Technologies to address cellulite from Zemits

Shockwave therapy with Zemits WaveRestore 2.0

Shockwave therapy is the most effective and safe method for trouble with cellulite, poor lymphatic circulation, muscle tension, stretch marks and stubborn fat.

Extracorporeal shockwaves (ESW) are pressure waves generated acoustically. Shockwaves are different from other acoustic waves because they are at a lower frequency.

Over the past few years, radial extracorporeal shockwave treatment, also known as RESWT, has become one of the most investigated treatments for cellulite, including cellulite on the stomach.
With shockwave treatment, extracorporeal shockwaves (ESW) are generated. These are single, acoustic high-pressure pulses, and a device will transfer the acoustic energy wave to the skin.

The connective fibrous walls that trap toxins and fat under the skin, the cause of cellulite, will break down thanks to the sheer force of the oscillating wave of energy. This will help eliminate any lumps and bumps that are getting you down. The toxins and fats are released once the connective fibres have been destroyed. With shockwave therapy, you can also expect increased blood circulation, enhanced metabolic activity and accelerated lymphatic flow.
⭐️ Shockwave creates a mechanical effect, which means that it mobilises the connective tissue. This tissue flexes, loosening it up yet strengthening it simultaneously. This results in denser elastin, which will improve the firmness and flexibility of your skin.

⭐️ The treatment will aid lymphatic drainage. This ensures that broken-down fat cells are removed, draining away in the lymph and processed out of the body.

⭐️ You will also see your body tone because of the fact that the vibration from the shockwave transfers to the muscles as well. This causes the muscles to resist and contract, which generates a toning effect.

⭐️ Shockwave treatment will also increase the flow of blood to the treatment area. This is because of the high pressure of the therapy. The increased blood flow increases the size of your existing blood vessels and encourages new ones to be created. This is known as neovascularisation. Improved blood flow will also increase oxygen and nutrients in the area, which means that you will see long-term benefits from this treatment.
Are you a beauty professional striving to deliver the best results for your clients and achieve their goals of looking confident? Clients complained about having trouble with cellulite, poor lymphatic circulation, muscle tension, stretch marks and stubborn fat. In that case, Zemits WaveRestore 2.0 is your ideal choice for your business.
The non-invasive, pain-free treatment uses high-energy shockwaves to remodel skin, resulting in tighter and toned skin. Cellulite is gone!


Radiofrequency releases heat, essentially melting the fat, smoothing the tissues and stimulating the formation and growth of new collagen and elastin. This results in a lifting and toning effect, which is obtained thanks to collagen contraction at different depths in the cutis.

Cellulite is stubborn and likes to hide and trap itself in areas of the body, making it tough to treat and dislodge from those areas. Increasing the metabolic activity of the fat cell will ultimately reduce cellulite structures, reducing oedema and fluid retention by creating oxygenation and increased blood flow via lymphatic drainage within the fat cells.

This will promote lipolysis, which is ultimately the hydrolysis of triglycerides. By breaking down the triglycerides, we can improve the function of the adipocyte to use fat for energy rather than store it as cellulite. Also, cellulite is best treated by reducing inflammation signals and promoting collagen and elastin production to strengthen skin elasticity. The Zemits Abigon Pro machine incorporates controlled heat from technology such as radiofrequency combined with endo massage and lymphatic drainage to cover all these bases.

Vacuum and Endo massage combined with RF or infrared laser

Lymphatic massage with Zemits Bionexis Lite, using vacuum suction and motorised rollers to stimulate the lymphatic system. Lymphatic vessels are responsible for draining excess fluid and toxins from the tissues. The combination of infrared laser, LED light and radio frequency energy increases intracellular oxygen diffusion by heating the skin. The infrared laser reduces skin resistance by heating the skin, and the RF energy penetrates deep into the connective tissue. At the same time, vacuum and roller mechanically compress and stretch fibrillar connective tissue, effectively breaking down subcutaneous fat, increasing lymphatic drainage, promoting metabolism, and reducing the size of the actual fat chamber.

Vacuum technology allows RF energy to penetrate a specific fold of the body up to 5-15 mm, significantly improving the effect and safety of the procedure without affecting other tissues.
Radiofrequency causes an immediate contraction of existing collagen fibres and promotes instant skin tightening.
The Zemits EndoLuxx technology uses a high-speed rotation of medical-grade rollers of various shapes and densities. This safe, thus effective holistic massage performs drastic skin stimulation and energising on all skin layers. The superficial effect of the application of the roller engages friction with the epidermal skin layers and enhances the oxygenated blood supply from the dermal skin layer. The comfortable pressure applied with rotating spheres and improved blood circulation and lymphatic flow allows deeper tissue massage of the hypodermal fatty layer, thus decreasing the cellulite appearance and improving muscle tone and body contouring.

HI-EMS - high-intensity magnetic therapy for body sculpting

High-intensity magnetic therapy is a relatively new treatment option for cellulite, and there is currently limited scientific evidence to support its effectiveness. However, some studies have shown that this type of therapy may help improve the appearance of cellulite.

High-intensity magnetic therapy involves using a device that emits electromagnetic pulses to the affected area. These pulses are thought to stimulate collagen production and improve circulation, which helps reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Zemits Giostim - a device for electromagnetic stimulation of muscles on the body with two handles for body sculpting. It is an advanced non-invasive body-shaping technology that burns fat and builds muscle mass. Electromagnetic stimulation has replaced the more outdated electro-stimulation technique due to its high advantages:
  • It allows you to work out muscles at different depths.
  • Fewer sessions are required for visible results.
  • It is more comfortable for patients.
One technology, double action: fat burning and muscle building
The Zemits Giostim High-Intensity Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulator uses a focused electromagnetic field with an intensity measured in Tesla and is based on the Faraday principle of electromagnetic induction. The electromagnetic field non-invasively passes through the body and interacts with motor neurons, which subsequently causes supramaximal stimulus of muscle due to the action potential. The impact of these contractions on the muscles leads to their strengthening.

Electromagnetic stimulation (or magnetotherapy) is a highly effective treatment, the average course of which takes 10-14 days (it is recommended to carry out 4-6 treatments 2-3 times a week), and visible results are achieved within two to four weeks. Furthermore, one session takes only half an hour, no rehabilitation period, and the effect lasts longer than other technologies.

Zemits GioStim treatment results :
  • Increased muscle tone
  • Strengthening muscles
  • Skin tightening
  • Elimination of cellulite
  • Elasticity development

Combine and defeat

As all the technologies mentioned above are non-invasive, many can be combined with pressotherapy treatments to enhance the result.

Pressotherapy is an aesthetic slimming treatment and a popular medical treatment with physiotherapists, wellness spas, clinics, nutritionists, personal trainers, gyms, and sports massage professionals. Currently, it's in high demand, conveniently found at a growing number of local high-street clinics and salons across the UK.

The lymphatic system plays a vital role in the absorption of fats from the intestine.
This treatment promotes lymphatic system drainage through alternating compression/decompression air pressure waves (or valves) on different body parts. I.e. various chambers placed on the feet, legs, stomach, and arms.

In addition, pressotherapy allows for added hands-free moments for aestheticians, where one can focus on other in-clinic duties while the client relaxes during their treatment. Meanwhile, state-of-the-art devices work away at lymphatic drainage by flushing out unwanted fat cells, toxins, and excess fluids through the lymphatic system.
All these results in improving well-being and reducing cellulite.

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