The effectiveness of cellulite treatment depends largely on a good diagnosis. Cellulite can have different etiology and occur in various (four) stages of advancement. The more advanced, the harder to eliminate. Therefore, it would be best to diagnose cellulite before it even becomes visible to the naked eye.
Of all the available methods of cellulite detection, the most effective, precise and most often used in Triclinium is the contact thermography. It helps evaluate the advancement of cellulite based on examining the uniformity of blood supply to the subcutaneous tissue.
How does it work?
The test is carried out in a standing or sitting position. It involves applying a specialist film, containing thermosensitive liquid crystals, to the skin. The crystals glow when exposed to heat. Individual crystals take on different colors depending on the temperature of the tissue. Since in the presence of cellulite the tissue temperature is not uniform (there are differences in blood supply, and thus in heat), therefore the thermographic film begins to show different colors.
In case of contact with healthy skin, the color of the thermograph will be uniform (blue or green). If multi-colored contrasts appear on the film, this means cellulite. The grater the color contrasts, the more advanced cellulite.
Diagnostics carried out this way take approx. 30 seconds, are very sensitive and reliable. It gives the opportunity to examine a larger area than in the case of ultrasound. Also, it helps to detect cellulite at a very early stage (before it becomes visible to the naked eye). Later on, film image comparison can very well show the effects of each stage of cellulite therapy implemented.