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How to get rid of Cellulite

Posted in Beauti-Med Tips


Nearly all people have it, some a little more than others due to genetics, which is why it is important to embrace it: cellulite.

Cellulite Elimination

Cellulite is the ripples that form of the skin’s surface when fat bulges out between septae. Septae refers to the network of connective tissue strands situated under the skin, which are supposed to be strong and tightly woven together.

Unfortunately for women, the female forum is more likely to get cellulite. But why is that women more prone to it than men?

  1. Women have fewer and loosely arranged septae compared to men
  2. Women have thinner skin
  3. Hormones in women affect the size of fat cells, as well as the strength of septae

Can you get rid of cellulite?

According to dermatologists, complete cellulite elimination is only possible with the removal of the fat, coupled with modifications to the internal structure of the skin. This explains why weight-loss through diet and exercise is considered one of the natural ways to get rid of cellulite.

While losing weight solves one half of the equation (fat removal), your skin needs to be elastic enough to bounce back after shedding the fat for you to notice cellulite reduction. However, factors such as hormones and aging affect skin resiliency, which may cause the skin to sag after weight loss, making the bumps to look even worse. So what do you do?

Short-term Solutions

The easiest way to improve the appearance of cellulite is by applying certain creams or lotions prescribed by a skin professional that contain one of two key ingredients:

  • Caffeine – which provides a temporary tightening effect and helps to make bumps look smoother
  • Vitamin A derivative – take a bit of time to thicken the outer skin layer and subsequently make bumps less visible

These ingredients are usually combined with others, such as vitamin C and gingko, which enhance circulation to reduce bumps and tighten the skin.

Professional Cellulite Treatment

While most people can’t get rid of cellulite completely on their own, there are certain high-tech treatments that offer longer-lasting solutions.

One such reliable treatment is Thermage, which involves the stimulation of collagen, deep within the dermis, using radio frequency energy to cause an immediate and continuous tightening to occur. In the 4-6 months following the procedure, new collagen forms and occupies the hollows that caused the dimples effect, giving you a firmer, tighter, and smoother silhouette.

Although Thermage is a great long-term solution, it does come at a higher cost than other reliable options. For those seeking treatment but who are still budget-conscious, VelaShape II is an affordable and reliable answer. The VelaShape II improves cellulite, and has comparable short-term results to the Thermage.

The best thing about professional, long-term cellulose treatments is that they are non-invasive. This reduces the risk for other problems, such as cellulitis infection, which could arise due to cracks, peels, or breaks in the skin while giving you the smooth and refreshed look you desire.

Sources

http://www.healthgrades.com/right-care/skin-hair-and-nails/cellulitis–causes

http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/skincare/cellulite-treatment

http://www.medicinenet.com/cellulite/article.htm

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