Stretch Marks

Cellulite, often referred to as "orange peel skin," manifests as uneven skin texture or divots on the skin's surface. This concern affects individuals of all sizes and genders. The presence of fat deposits beneath the skin's surface leads to the development of cellulite.

What is Cellulite:

To address this condition comprehensively, we must consider various contributing factors, including genetics, hormonal imbalances (such as insulin-related fat increase), gender (with a higher prevalence among females), ethnicity (more common in Caucasians), diet (excessive consumption of simple carbs and fats), excess weight, and even pregnancy (where increased insulin, prolactin, and fluid volume contribute to elevated fat content).

Treatment Options:

At the Marr Clinic, we adopt a multi-targeted approach to effectively treat cellulite. Our treatment protocol combines proven techniques tailored to your unique needs.

Prescription Skin Care: Retinoic Acid Cream and Alpha Hydroxy Acid Body Lotion: We kickstart the treatment with a prescription retinoic acid cream and an alpha hydroxy acid body lotion. Over six months, retinoic acid has shown significant cellulite improvement by enhancing collagen thickness in the deep dermal layers and contouring elastic fibers.

Subcision with Cannula: Following retinoic acid application, we employ a cannula, a rounded-tip needle, to perform subcision. This technique severs fibrous tissues between fat lobules, creating micro-injuries that stimulate your body's natural tissue regeneration process. Subcision effectively reduces skin dimpling.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Bio-Stimulating Fillers: To further boost collagen stimulation and tissue rebuilding, we offer treatments such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, which utilizes your own blood, and the application of bio-stimulating fillers. These procedures amplify collagen-building effects over time, resulting in smoother, firmer, and lifted skin, effectively reducing cellulite's appearance.

The Treatment Process

Your treatment starts with an initial consultation at the Marr Clinic, our experienced practitioners will conduct a thorough assessment of your individual situation. We will discuss realistic and achievable outcomes for your cellulite treatment. We prioritize personalized care, tailoring our approach to meet your specific needs, ensuring you achieve the best possible results.


Dr May Marr Cosmetic Physician Lennox Head


Dr May Marr is a Flinders University Medical School graduate and a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She has a long-held interest in aesthetic medical procedures and evidence-based skin care. She holds a passionate belief that people should have access to procedures and products that are research-backed, ethically prescribed and skilfully delivered.

Dr Marr has trained with Dr Jacque Le Coz at the Institute of Mesotherapy in Paris. She holds an Advanced Diploma in Dermatology from the Australian Institute of Dermatology and in 2020 completed her Dermatology Fellowship.

The ethical, educational and procedural standards that Dr Marr brings to aesthetic medicine have been recognised by some of the largest aesthetic companies in the world. She holds advanced injector status and her extensive clinical experience sees her regularly called upon as an industry educator.