Cellulite Treatments, Causes, Symptoms and Common Questions

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What is Cellulite?

Cellulite is a skin condition characterised by a dimpled, lumpy appearance commonly observed on the thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomen. It results from fat deposits pushing through the connective tissue beneath the skin. Contrary to popular belief, cellulite is not exclusive to any specific body type and can affect individuals of all shapes and sizes.

What Causes Cellulite?

The precise cause of cellulite is multifaceted, involving factors such as genetic predisposition, hormonal variations, lifestyle choices, and ageing. The structure of connective tissue and fat distribution in women makes them more susceptible to developing cellulite. Other contributing factors include poor diet, sedentary lifestyle, insufficient hydration, and thickness and colour of the skin.

Cellulite Treatments

At Pulse Light Clinic, we are at the forefront of cellulite treatment, offering a suite of advanced options tailored to your unique needs:


Combines infrared light, bi-polar radio frequency energy, and vacuum technology to heat fat cells, surrounding connective tissue, and underlying dermal collagen fibres. This innovative treatment stimulates the growth of new and better collagen, resulting in smoother skin.

HIFU (High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound)

A non-invasive treatment that targets deep layers of the skin, encouraging collagen production and promising a significant reduction in cellulite appearance.


A cutting-edge fractional skin treatment that remodels collagen and coagulates adipose tissue, effectively addressing cellulite at its root while enhancing skin tone and texture.

Types of Cellulite

Cellulite can be categorised into three types, each reflecting the condition’s severity:

  • Grade 1 (Mild): A slight dimpling appearance, with 1-4 superficial depressions and a slightly draped appearance of the skin.
  • Grade 2 (Moderate): More noticeable dimpling, with 5-9 medium-depth depressions and a moderately draped appearance.
  • Grade 3 (Severe): A heavily dimpled and significantly draped appearance, with ten or more deep depressions.

How Can I Prevent Cellulite?

Preventing cellulite involves a holistic approach to maintaining a healthy lifestyle:

  • Balanced Diet: Focus on a nutrient-rich diet, low in fat, sugar, and processed foods (we recommend following a Nutritional Therapy).
  • Regular Exercise: Engage in activities that tone muscles and improve circulation.
  • Hydration: Adequate water intake is crucial for flushing toxins from the body.
  • Healthy Habits: Limit alcohol and smoking, as they contribute to toxin buildup.

At-home Treatments for Cellulite

Incorporate the following practices into your daily routine to combat cellulite:

  • Dry Brushing: Stimulates lymphatic drainage and improves skin texture.
  • Topical Treatments: Creams and lotions containing caffeine or retinol can temporarily improve skin appearance.
  • Hydration and Diet: A well-hydrated body and a diet rich in antioxidants can enhance skin elasticity.

If you’re looking to delve deeper into personalised solutions for cellulite or have specific questions about our treatments, we invite you to book a FREE complimentary consultation at Pulse Light Clinic. Our dedicated team of experts is ready to provide tailored advice and design a treatment plan that aligns with your unique skin goals. Embrace the opportunity to transform your skin’s appearance and boost your confidence. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and take the first step towards smoother, more radiant skin with Pulse Light Clinic.

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Treatments for Cellulite Reduction at Pulse Light Clinic

Cellulite Treatment Prices



360 Thighs
Number of Sessions
Was £2,599
£1,879 Total
£1,879 Total
£314 per session
Front Thighs
Number of Sessions
Was £1,999
£1,469 Total
£1,469 Total
£245 per session
Back Thighs
Number of Sessions
Was £1,999
£1,469 Total
£1,469 Total
£245 per session
Bottom Lift
Number of Sessions
Was £1,999
£1,469 Total
£1,469 Total
£245 per session
Bottom Lift & Back Thighs
Number of Sessions
Was £2,559
£1,879 Total
£1,879 Total
£314 per session

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FAQs Cellulite Treatments

Can cellulite be permanently removed?

While no treatment can permanently eliminate cellulite, our procedures significantly reduce its appearance and improve skin texture.

Is cellulite harmful?

Cellulite is a cosmetic condition and not harmful. However, its appearance can affect self-esteem for some.

Who is prone to cellulite?

Cellulite is more common in women due to the distribution of fat, muscle, and connective tissue. However, it can affect individuals of any gender and body type.

How long do treatment results last?

The durability of treatment outcomes varies. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can prolong the effects.
Embrace the journey to smoother skin with Pulse Light Clinic's bespoke cellulite treatments. Our expert team, equipped with the latest technology, is committed to delivering personalised care that meets your aesthetic goals. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and discover the most effective solutions for cellulite reduction.

How quickly can I see results from cellulite treatments?

Results vary depending on the treatment method and individual characteristics. Some clients notice improvements as soon as after the first few sessions, while others may see visible changes after several treatments. Our team will provide a tailored treatment plan that offers the best estimate for your specific situation.

Can diet and exercise alone eliminate cellulite?

While a healthy diet and regular exercise contribute significantly to overall skin appearance and can reduce the severity of cellulite, they may not completely eliminate it. Cellulite is influenced by factors beyond just diet and exercise, including genetics and hormonal factors. Our treatments can complement lifestyle changes for more comprehensive results.

Is cellulite more common as you age?

Yes, cellulite can become more visible as you age. This is due to the natural decrease in skin elasticity and changes in fat distribution that occur with age. However, our treatments can help address these concerns at any stage of life.

Can men have cellulite?

Although less common, men can indeed develop cellulite. The structure of connective tissue and fat cells in men is different, making cellulite less likely to appear. Nonetheless, our clinic offers treatments suitable for men seeking to improve skin texture and appearance.

How can I maintain the results of my cellulite treatment?

To maintain the results of your treatment, we recommend a combination of a balanced diet, regular exercise, adequate hydration, and healthy lifestyle choices. Additionally, follow-up treatments may be advised to prolong the benefits of your initial treatment sessions.

Are there any side effects associated with cellulite treatments?

Side effects are generally minimal and temporary, including mild redness, tenderness, or swelling in the treated area. Our experienced practitioners ensure the highest safety standards are met to minimise any potential side effects.