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Innovative methods for combating cellulite

The long struggle with cellulite may be over. Innovative imaging instruments and methods for identifying and treating cellulite have been designed by a French SME.
Innovative methods for combating cellulite
Cellulite is the term used for stretched fat cells under the surface the skin that creates a bumpy appearance. Women are most prone to cellulite and it primarily occurs in the hip and thigh area. Contrary to what one would expect, exercise does not work to reduce these pockets under the skin's surface. Besides exercise, numerous other methods are around today in an attempt to fight against this cosmetic defect. Some of these include creams, wraps, scrubs, supplements and liposuction surgery.

Since there is no single miracle cure for combating cellulite, the combination of several methods is perhaps the most effective means of producing long-lasting effective results. The surest way to do this is to first of all tailor the method for the needs of the client. Secondly, it is important to apply a dual action of attacking and releasing the cellulite from the problem area. Thus the company has designed an array of tools and methods that operate based on an initial diagnosis that can detect body mass, muscle mass, stage of cellulite, etc.

The tools are comprised of a patented technology of imaging equipment. These include a sensor head that measures fat, an electronic unit and a computer complete with acquisition card, a motorised control unit and a flat screen. Both the source location as well as the dispersion of fat can be detected by colour encoding and the image can be mapped for monitoring.

Since technology can be used in collaboration with scientific research organisations, expertise and quality can be ensured. Additionally, the low frequency ultrasound used has the advantage of low manufacturing costs. Given that the equipment is not complicated and can be easily and quickly implemented in healthcare centres, it may not be long before clients finally see the results they've been hoping for.
Record Number: 82016 / Last updated on: 2005-09-18
Domain: Biology, Medicine