Can You REALLY Get Rid Of Cellulite? Here’s The Truth
Everyone has it yet no one likes it. What is Cellulite and How Can We Get Rid of It?
Well, the first thing to remember about Cellulite is that it is extremely common. Statistics show around 80% to 90% of women have it and yes, even the blessed celebrities!
The exact cause of cellulite is unknown, but it appears to result from an interaction between the connective tissue in the dermatological layer that lies below the surface of the skin, and the layer of fat that is just below it.
Cellulite can affect both men and women but it is more common in females, due to their different distributions of fat, muscle, and connective tissue.
Take a look at any aisle of the drugstore and you will see 1000 and one topical creams that can ” cure” your cellulite, while nearly all are a complete waste of money and time, there are some which can temporarily get rid of cellulite.
Twice-daily application of a 0.3% retinol cream for 6 months can thicken your skin and reduce that orange-peel look but the results aren’t that noticeable.
A common misconception is that exercising and a healthy diet will hide away your lumps and bumps while doing this will make you feel better and healthier in general, it can’t vanish away the marks and texture. What exercise will do is get rid of fat deposits which might help you not create more cellulite, in the future.
To get rid of cellulite, you have to look deeper and find the root of the problem. External creams can only do so much.
An age-old method of dealing with Cellulite are deep tissue massages. The idea behind this treatment is that increased blood flow will reduce fluid buildup and help with the texture of the skin.
Nowadays, the use of a specific mechanical massager, Endermologie, is used which applies low-pressure suction cups which kneads your skin with two spinning rollers.
Most studies show that massage techniques, including Endermologie, makes your skin look better for a short time but offer no long-term benefit.
Some experts worry that the suction can even cause your skin to slacken prematurely, making it look worse.
An innovative method of dealing will Cellulite is Cryolipolysis, the practice is a noninvasive way to “freeze” and kill fat cells. While the results are debatable, some do swear by this advanced technique.
Laser treatment, on the other hand, has shown a fighting chance against cellulite and is a favorite of many celebrities.
One popular FDA-approved laser treatment is called Cellulaze. The procedure involves the doctor injecting a numbing solution into the affected area, then puts a laser under the skin. It shoots heat in three directions. You can expect about a 75% improvement in your cellulite.
This method gives you the most drastic results but unfortunately, they are only temporary. You will need regular treatments to keep Cellulite at bay for good.
The effects might last up to a year or at least 6 months, depending on your individual needs.
You can also venture into mixed method laser treatments which combine everything from massage, liposuction, and light therapy into one treatment. The goal is to cut connective tissues and loosen up the puckering texture of the skin.
This procedure also boosts collagen growth and tightens the skin You may also see other benefits such as increased blood flow and decreased fluid retention.
Expect results to last at least 6 months.
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