Let’s Talk Cellulite: Why Do I Have It, and How Can I Reduce Its Appearance?
You don’t have to let those body dimples get you down.
Many of us love dimples - but only when it comes to a smiling face.
As many people are aware, cellulite is an extremely common (and completely harmless) skin and fat condition thought to affect roughly 90% or more of women, as well as some men. With that said, a lot of people aren’t a big fan of the lumpy or bumpy appearance that cellulite creates on the thighs, hips, abdomen, buttocks and/or breasts - and understandably so.
So with sunnier days now among us, it’s SO important for us to take the steps to protect our skin from the damaging ultraviolet (UVA and UVB) rays.
What exactly causes cellulite?
Cellulite is caused by fat buildup underneath the skin, and appears as a result of this underlying fat being pulled downward to deeper tissues via connective tissue bands. Some people are more predisposed to the appearance of cellulite than others, with factors such as genetics and body fat percentage playing a fundamental role in the level of cellulite present. With that being said, women of all body types and weights can experience cellulite.
Furthermore, the degree of cellulite present may be exacerbated by factors such as hormones, age, a poor diet and/or unhealthy lifestyle that may promote the accumulation of toxins in the body, inactivity, and/or pregnancy.
Is there a way to get rid of cellulite?
While there is no known way to eliminate cellulite completely, there are certain methods and treatments that can help to significantly reduce their appearance - helping you to achieve a smoother physique with fewer lumps and bumps.
Aside from topical treatments such as creams, coffee grounds/scrubs and microdermabrasion that help to tighten the skin, thus potentially helping with cellulite visibility - there are more effective, non-surgical treatments for cellulite reduction available today that include but are not limited to the following:
BTL CELLUTONE™: proudly offered at our skin care clinic in Mississauga, the BTL CELLUTONE™ device uses the magic of targeted therapeutic vibration which works by increasing lymphatic drainage, eliminating waste and improving blood flow – leading to a beautifully smooth and firm result.
Cryolipolysis, or CoolSculpting: a procedure that works by freezing the fat cells beneath the skin, causing them to rupture before being absorbed by the body.
Cellfina: a procedure that involves the use of a needle to break up the stubborn bands beneath the skin to eliminate cellulite on the thighs and buttocks.
Vacuum-assisted precise tissue release: a procedure that uses a device containing tiny blades to break up and cut these bands, allowing for the tissue to move upward and fill in the dimples.
Laser and radiofrequency treatments: treatments like Cellulaze uses laser to break up the bands beneath the skin, whereas treatments like CelluTite use radiofrequency.
Ultrasound: a procedure that works by using sound waves to target and eradicate fat in the abdomen and thighs.
Acoustic wave therapy: a procedure that works by vibrating the connective tissues in areas of the body most susceptible to cellulite, which helps to promote increased collagen production.
Treating cellulite at home
Aside from these procedures, your best bet against targeting cellulite on your own is to make the appropriate lifestyle changes where necessary, such as: quitting smoking and reducing alcohol intake, making healthy and detoxifying dietary changes and, of course, exercising more - which will play a role in reducing body fat and increasing muscle mass/ tone. A more muscular body, after all, will appear and feel more smooth and firm.
Additionally, performing a regular dry brushing technique may also help to promote detoxification in the body while stimulating the nervous system, blood and lymph flow - ultimately helping to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
Let Beauskin help you address your most stubborn cellulite this summer
Looking to treat yourself to an effective cellulite-banishing procedure like BTL CELLUTONE™ for truly amazing results? You deserve it!
Reach out to our team of skin care experts in Mississauga to schedule your BTL CELLUTONE™ consultation with us today.