Welcome to October, the summer has begun and we are all thinking about the holidays and getting our bodies bikini-ready right?! And that means some of us thinking about our cellulite. If you want to know more about cellulite, how to avoid it and how to treat it, this newsletter is for you!

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The simple fact of the matter is that cellulite is harmless. Cellulite is normal fat and it appears dimpled because the fat cells are pushed against the skins fibrous connective tissue.

Thin people have cellulite. Celebrities have cellulite. If you are overweight, losing weight might reduce visible cellulite but to eradicate it you will need specific treatment.

Many professionals agree that cellulite treatment is particularly difficult.
The key to treatment of cellulite is to break up the fibrous bands in the skin causing the lumpy bumpy skin appearance and also destroying the fat cells.


At my practice I prefer to use a Mesotherapy technique specifically designed to treat both elements.

Mesotherapy for Cellulite
Mesotherapy is a tried and tested skin rejuvenation technique administered via numerous injections containing various types of medicines, vitamins, and minerals.

It is important to work with a trained injector, as this will make the treatment process far more comfortable.


The key ingredients in my Mesotherapy cellulite solution are:

  • PPC
  • L-Carnitine
  • Organic silica

These ingredients are key to the breakdown of fat, and fibrous tissue.

Organic Silica
This ingredient hydrates, renews and regenerates cells.

Organic Silica Drainage & Regeneration Solution smooth’s, tones and lifts the skin, slowing down the ageing process. It restores strength, flexibility and elasticity to the collagen and elastin.

This means more supple skin and less visible cellulite.

L-Carnitine is responsible for metabolizing fat. After breaking down the stored fat, it triggers the fatty acids to leave via the bloodstream, and converting this fat to energy. L-Carnitine Fat Carrier Solution is essential for optimal fat burning.

Phosphatidylcholine (PPC)
PPC is naturally abundant in cell membranes, this phospholipid, breaks down the fat stored in fat cells.

PPC Lipolytic Solution emulsifies the fat, allowing it to be absorbed into the bloodstream and transported. This makes it the ideal solution for eliminating unattractive, localized adiposities

A single treatment can treat these key areas.

Want to know how to avoid Cellulite in the future?
Here are contributing factors to cellulite development.

  • Poor diet
  • Crash diets
  • No exercise
  • Dehydration
  • Total body fat

On average your cellulite treatment schedule will include approximately 6 treatments. Each treatment session lasts roughly 30 minutes, so you can nip in and out in your lunch hour.


→Did you know you benefit from visiting Dr Stasi Botha for a Mesotherapy cellulite treatment in more ways than one? Mesotherapy is also incredibly effective at treating:

  • Stretch marks
  • Skin rejuvenatiom

→There are different kinds of cellulite!

  • Adipose cellulite is the firm cellulite – orange peel effect on loose skin
  • Oedematous cellulite is fluid retention – soft cellulite often on loose skin
  • Fibrotic cellulite is hard – compact cellulite with orange peel effect

Each type of cellulite will require a slightly different treatment approach with a different mix of solutions.

→Cellulite tip
Cellulite is more visible on lighter skin than on darker skin. So if you are heading out in your bikini, apply a little fake tan and make the cellulite less noticeable.

→There are some factors for causing cellulite that are out of your control. This simply means that repeat or additional treatments may be necessary to keep your skin dimple free.

  • Genetics – you may be genetically predisposed
  • Hormones – hormone levels have been proven to influence cellulite
  • Slow metabolism – this can be changed with correct eating

→The most common cellulite treatment areas at my practice are those with poor blood supply:

  • Buttocks
  • Hips
  • Thighs

Make sure to ask Dr Stasi about cellulite even if you are considering another treatment. Mesotherapy is a perfect confidence boosting treatment and many patients combine their Botox and Dermal fillers in the same treatment session.

I hope you loved this newsletter about cellulite and the latest techniques in combatting this common skin problem.

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