How Do I Get Rid of Cellulite?
Cellulite is something that most, if not all, women will experience at some point in their life. Thankfully, Cellulite is in no way harmful to your health, it’s just unsightly. Unfortunately, cellulite isn’t understood all that well by the medical field at the moment, but what is know is that cellulite is pockets of fat that have pushed through between bands of tissue called septae under the skin. The reason that women get cellulite more than men is because men have a different formation of septae that keeps fat in place more effectively. All that you need is to have fat between the muscle and skin for cellulite to occur, which is why both large and small women alike get cellulite. It is suspected that another reason that women are affected by cellulite more is because of the female hormones, although evidence for this is inconclusive. Another theory for what causes cellulite is that it is genetic. Ironically, dieting isn’t a way to make cellulite go away. Treating cellulite is no easy task. Liposuction is an option, but there is also a risk that it can make the condition worse.
So what can you do to get rid of cellulite? Unfortunately, there is no cure, but you can make it look better. The first important thing to understand is that cellulite is a structural problem, so any treatment that promises a quick fix targeting the cellulite from a surface level, like creams, won’t work.
The best way to minimise cellulite is through exercise. By building the muscle in the area where the cellulite is visible, your skin will start to look smoother as the muscle acts as a filler. Another important way to reduce the appearance of cellulite is getting to a healthy weight. However, this doesn’t just mean losing weight, as doing so can make the skin lax, pulling on the septae so that cellulite becomes more visible. Thus, strength training in conjunction with weight loss is the key.
Once the building blocks of strength training and weight loss are in place, the next step is to make your skin stronger. While topical treatments alone won’t help, they can work used a third step to less cellulite. Treatments that build collagen in the skin, like ones containing vitamin C or retinol can help. In a nutshell, having a healthy lifestyle with lots of exercise and a diet high in plant-based nutrition are your best ways to lesson the appearance of cellulite.
While liposuction will probably only make matters worse, there is a cosmetic procedure that can help with reducing cellulite, called Cellulaze. This treatment is basically laser therapy that liquefies the fat and cuts the septae that surround the fat cells, so that the puckering is loosened and the skin is heated to encourage collagen regrowth. The results of the treatment last at least year, and reduce the appearance of cellulite up to eighty percent. However, the treatment will only be successful for women who are active, have good muscle tone and are not significantly overweight with only mild to moderate cellulite. It is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure so that patients can return to their normal life the day after the procedure.