Cellulite is something that causes many people, men and women, some bodily embarrassment. Commonly misunderstood to be simply fat, cellulite is actually a build up of fat right beneath the skin which pushes against the connective tissue. This causes the area to pucker and look uneven. While it is a perfectly normal and natural occurrence in the body, there are also a number of ways to treat cellulite.
Firstly, it’s important to consider the causal factors of cellulite, to consider what aspects of your lifestyle you can alter to address the issue. Things such as a lack of physical activity, dehydration, fad dieting and poor diet can all play a hand in the development of cellulite. Also, a slow metabolism or hormonal changes can make a difference as well which, when regulated, might slow the process of cellulite development.
Massage & Spa Treatments:
Certain treatments can have a temporary effect on cellulite and so is more of ‘quick fix’ option. Massages do not remove all cellulite but will assist in removing excess fluid from under the skin.
This method uses laser energy to melt away the fat under the skin, break up fibres and stimulate collagen production.
Endermologie is a procedure available at many spas. It involves a machine which kneads the skin in rolling suction motions. This works to boost the circulation and increase collagen production, thereby decreases the appearance of cellulite beneath the skin.
Things to be aware of:
Some people think liposuction might be the answer to their cellulite woes, but it can actually worsen the situation as it removes deep deposits of fat, not cellulite that sits just beneath the skin. Furthermore, the procedure can cause depressions when removing the fat which could lead to a worsening of cellulite.
Another treatment to be cautious of is mesotherapy. While there are those who stand by the benefits of this therapy (it is essentially the direct injection of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids) many still claim that there is not enough scientific evidence that it works or that it’s especially safe. The procedure can assist in breaking down fat and slightly improve the appearance of cellulite. It does, however, carry the risk of swelling, infection and scarring.