Prevention. This is the real weapon to beat cellulite. Possibly the greatest enemy of the female form, affecting millions of women of all ages and all sizes, cellulite is also known as adiposis edematosa, dermopanniculosis deformans, status protrusus cutis, gynoid lipodystrophy, and orange peel syndrome. It is an alteration of the subcutaneous tissue, which mainly affects thighs, buttocks and knees, characterised by a hypertrophy of the adipose cells where excess fluids accumulate in the intracellular spaces. Different factors, often linked to one another, can be the cause. Some are congenital: race, family and gender (men suffer much less from this problem). Others, known as secondary factors, are connected to the time of life – puberty and pregnancy – and to the respective hormonal balances, but also to particular pathologies and the use of prescription drugs, as well as poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle.
There are three phases of cellulite: oedematous, fibrous and sclerotic. In the first phase, subcutaneous swelling forms due to the retention of plasma, which deposits in the interstitial spaces. Initially almost imperceptible, as the toxins gradually accumulate and the tissues lose elasticity, it becomes more obvious and unsightly. There are two classic and effective treatments at our disposal: mesotherapy and microtherapy. The first is a quick and practically painless technique involving a series of surface microinjections of a cocktail of specially selected substances (homeopathic or allopathic), prepared on the spot, depending on the situation to be treated. This works in three ways: breaking down fat, draining excess fluids, and strengthening and protecting the walls of the blood vessels and capillaries. Microtherapy is gentler: microinjections of a natural hypertonic solution, very rich in salts, draw the stagnant fluids (typical of areas affected by cellulite) from the fatty tissue towards the derma, where the very close network of blood vessels and lymphatic vessels absorbs them, allowing faster disposal.
All the strength of Icoone
In the fibrous stage, small nodules appear, caused by the accumulation and increase in size of the adipose cells, accompanied by dilated blood vessels and relaxed skin. The “orange peel” effect becomes more obvious. Lastly, in the sclerotic phase, the small nodules join together and become painful to touch, creating an unpleasant “mattress” effect over the skin, with deep dimples and large swellings. If mesotherapy does not give the required results, a couple of sessions a year of Icoone, a high-tech machine conceived by professor Jean-Claude Guimberteau, a specialist in reconstructive surgery, who has proven how the tissue is made up not of an overlapping of separate layers, but of an infinite network of chaotically positioned micro-vacuoles, could be helpful. Icoone uses an exclusive technology called Roboderm® to treat this skin condition. It consists of a hand-piece with two rollers, each characterised by 132 micro alveoli that create the so-called “Multi Micro Alveolar Stimulation”. In this way, the skin receives a total of 1,180 micro stimulations per square decimetre with every passage. The micro alveoli in the rollers apply fractal aspiration to stimulate the micro vacuoles of the tissue, treating fatty deposits and infiltrations of cellulite evenly and precisely.