There is nothing wrong with having cellulite or lumpy skin that commonly occurs on the thighs and buttocks. The reality is, though, many of those who have it want nothing but to banish this skin dimpling. This is because for some, cellulite can negatively affect self-confidence and body image
If you feel the same way and don’t like your cellulite, you may be glad to know that you can improve its appearance. Although you may not completely banish cellulite, there are things you can try to minimize skin dimpling. Here are a few things worth considering:
Lose unwanted weight
Cellulite can look worse or more noticeable with the presence of more fat. If you’re overweight, obese, or carry excess fat in certain areas, weight loss can improve the appearance of skin dimpling. Losing weight can also boost your overall health and self-esteem.
Just be sure to avoid yo-yo dieting, as repeated stretching and shrinking of the skin can damage your collagen and elastin fibers. This leads to an uneven looking skin, which can aggravate the appearance of existing skin dimples.
While working out won’t completely erase cellulite, dimpled and lumpy skin is less noticeable on a firm and toned body. Exercise (particularly weight training) enables you to build more muscle mass, which helps in decreasing the appearance of loose or jiggly skin.
Cellulite, according to the American Council on Exercise (ACE), retains water, which only means that dehydration can result in a more dimpled appearance. This makes it important to maintain proper hydration to keep water in your cells and help improve the appearance of skin dimpling.
Protect your skin from the sun
Since UV rays can damage collagen, prolonged and unprotected exposure to the sun can make your cellulite more visible. This only makes it important to wear sunscreen daily, especially on areas with skin dimpling. This is especially true if you’re out in the beach or participating in outdoor/summer activities.
Try aesthetic treatments
Here at Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore, we have a number of nonsurgical procedures that can tighten skin and minimize the appearance of cellulite. Below is a list of aesthetic treatments that can help with cellulite reduction:
Acoustic shockwave therapy
Acoustic shockwave is a US FDA-cleared non-invasive procedure that is clinically proven for breaking down fat and reducing the appearance of cellulite. At Cutis Laser Clinics, we have the two clinically-proven acoustic shockwave therapies in the market: BTL X Wave and Zimmer Z Wave.
Both X Wave and Z Wave feature a handheld device that delivers acoustic waves that cause pressure and vibrations to connective tissues. This then breaks down the buildup of cellulite’s cell structures, and makes tissues softer and more active. The targeted vibrations also increase the elasticity of the epidermis.
As the procedure is non-invasive, it has no recovery or downtime. The treatment can take about 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the area of concern. You may also be glad to know that acoustic shockwave therapies can help deal with other skin concerns like skin laxity and stretch marks.
Exilis Ultra 360
Exilis Ultra 360 is a US FDA-cleared device that can reduce fat, tighten the skin on the face, and address other body skin concerns. It uses radiofrequency waves and ultrasound energy to heat up the deep layers of skin. This melts the fat underneath while stimulating new collagen production.
This works by using a handpiece that safely emits monopolar radiofrequency energy, penetrating the deep layer of the skin. It also features a controlled cooling mechanism, which protects the skin during the treatment. This helps ensure maximum safety and efficiency throughout the procedure.
According to studies, Exilis is proven to contour tissue, tighten skin, and reduce fat. It can also improve the skin’s appearance without any cuts and recovery time. For an in-depth look at this face and body rejuvenation treatment, check out our previous post.
Schedule a consultation today
Don’t let cellulite get in the way of feeling better in your own skin. Consider the tips mentioned above and don’t hesitate to try non-invasive cellulite reduction treatments.
To find out which cellulite treatment suits you best, contact Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore today. Schedule your body assessment and consultation with one of our aesthetic doctors to learn more about your options.