Cellulite is the term used to describe dimpled, lumpy skin that develops on the hips, thighs, buttocks, and belly. While it is most common in adolescent and adult women, anyone can develop cellulite. While the exact cause is still unknown, the condition is thought to be the result of an interaction between connective tissues within the dermatological layer beneath the skin and the layer of fat just below it. Over the years, there has been much discussion about cellulite and how to treat it. While many people have some degree of cellulite, most do not know how to get rid of it.
Weight loss is one of the best ways to reduce the appearance of cellulite. While you do not need to be overweight to develop cellulite, dimpling of the skin is much more noticeable in people who are above the normal body mass index (BMI) for their height. By eating more nutritious foods and reducing the amount of sugar and fat in your diet, you can shed extra pounds which can have a positive impact on your cellulite. However, know that weight loss is not always successful in getting rid of all of your cellulite as the condition is also heredity.
Exercise has also been found to help reduce the appearance of stubborn cellulite. Cardiovascular exercise, such as cycling, as well as weight and resistance training can help reduce the amount of fat under the skin which in turn smooths out the skin. Consistency is key when following any type of workout program. To maximize your odds of success, you want to exercise at least three to four times per week for at least 30 to 40 minutes. As you cannot target fat loss to specific areas, you should engage in fat burning exercises that help burn fat all over the body.
Certain skin care products have also been proven effective in reducing the appearance of cellulite. However, not all of these products are made equal. It is important to carefully read the label and list of ingredients to determine if a product is likely to give you the results you’re looking for.
Cellu(e)rase with Caffeine from Dr. Sylvia Skin Care is formulated with caffeine and niacinamide to help reduce the appearance of cellulite while visually sculpting and toning. The formula also fights dryness, firms and tightens skin, and improves the appearance of uneven skin tone and texture. When used in combination with a non-invasive procedure like Acoustic Shockwave treatment, Cellu(e)rase can be even more effective.
What Doesn’t Work
Some treatments claim to remove cellulite but may not be effective in getting rid of the excess fat responsible for the skin’s lumpy appearance. Be cautious of treatments like bowel cleansers, electric muscle stimulators, body wraps, herbal extracts, or gels that “dissolve” cellulite.
Need assistance with cellulite removal? At the Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore, we offer a number of topical products and procedures designed to reduce the appearance of cellulite for smoother, firmer skin. Contact our office today to learn more.