Getting Rid of Cellulite: Is Exercise Enough?

July 4, 2019

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Although having cellulite is mostly a cosmetic problem and does not pose serious health consequences, most women would want to get rid of it. Many are bothered by it as cellulite makes the skin look dimpled and bumpy – resembling how an orange peel or cottage cheese look like.

In our previous blog titled, “Why Do I Have Cellulite?”, we mentioned that this cosmetic condition is said to form due to the fat and tissue buildup underneath the skin and its interaction with the skin’s connective tissue. A number of factors such as age, hormones, genes, lifestyle, and weight gain can also contribute to its formation.

Since weight gain or having a high body fat percentage can make the cellulite more noticeable, many think that working out is enough to get rid of this bumpy and dimpled skin. Is this true? Can you really work cellulite off?

Is Your Regular Exercise Routine Enough?

The straight answer is: working out alone cannot instantly remove cellulite, but it can help prevent or minimize its appearance. As this condition occurs when the skin’s connective tissues become weak or less elastic, firming and toning the area can help tighten the skin and make the appearance of cellulite less noticeable. This is especially true for routines that target the buttocks and thighs. 

Do take note, however, that you cannot solely rely on working out to get rid of cellulite. Proper diet and nutrition, as well as proper blood circulation (by massaging, slimming cream or using a body brush) in the affected area,  should also be part of the process. Keeping your body and your skin cells hydrated can also help.

What is Really Effective?

If you want to take your cellulite reduction method on another level, consider undergoing safe aesthetic procedures at Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore.  We have non-invasive treatment options that can effectively reduce the appearance of cellulite. 

These procedures are clinically proven to tighten the skin and minimize cellulite appearance. Here are some options worth considering:

Acoustic Shockwave Therapy

Acoustic Shockwave Therapy

Acoustic Shockwave is an FDA-cleared non-invasive procedure that has been clinically proven to break down fat build ups using safe vibrations and pulse pressures to reduce cellulite appearance. 

At Cutis Laser Clinics, we have the two clinically-proven acoustic shockwave therapies in the market: BTL X Wave and Zimmer Z Wave.

Both Zimmer Z-Wave and BTL X-Wave use specially modified wave pulses to induce targeted vibrations within the connective tissues, making them firmer and tighter. These vibrations can also make the tissue softer and more active, which then increases the elasticity of the epidermis.  

The treatment can take an average of 15 to 60 minutes depending on the number of treatment areas and the size of the treated area. It also has no downtime or recovery, making it an ideal option for busy patients. It is also good to know that acoustic shockwave can also improve skin laxity and stretch marks. 

Exilis Ultra 360

Exilis Ultra 360

Exilis Ultra 360 is a US FDA-cleared treatment that uses radiofrequency waves and ultrasound energy to heat up specific layers of skin to melt fat away and stimulate new collagen production. It is ideal for reducing fatty deposits and minimizing the appearance of cellulite. 

Exilis Ultra 360 involves the use of a hand piece that safely emits monopolar radiofrequency energy that penetrates and heats up the deep layer of the skin for reducing fat. It also has a controlled cooling mechanism that helps protect the skin while the heat energy treats the fat layer.

This treatment is safe and effective for all areas of the face and body. The procedure, furthermore, is reportedly painless, with some patients enjoying it and comparing the sensation to a hot stone massage. No aesthetic or numbing cream is required during treatment.

According to clinical studies, Exilis is proven to eliminate fat, tighten skin, contour tissue, and improve the skin’s appearance without any cuts, downtime, and discomfort. Read our previous blog to learn more about this all in one face and body rejuvenation treatment.

Schedule a Consultation Today

Contact Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore today and schedule your body assessment and consultation with our Harvard-trained aesthetic doctor, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, to find out if you’re a good candidate for these non-invasive cellulite treatments.

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