As excess body fat can make cellulite more pronounced, many believe that dieting or shedding unwanted weight can make it go away. While it is true that losing weight, along with muscle strengthening, can help reduce the appearance of skin dimpling, it won’t necessarily make cellulite go away altogether.
Areas prone to skin dimpling include buttocks and thighs, but it can also occur on abdomen, breasts, or upper arms.
So, why do I have cellulite?
The exact cause of skin dimpling is not entirely known. Cellulite is believed to appear due to the breaking up of fat underneath the skin. As fat cells accumulate or grow in size, the connective fibers weaken or degenerate over time. This can then cause the surrounding fat to push through the skin, resulting in a dimpled appearance.
A number of factors also play a part in the development of cellulite, as well as its grade or appearance. These include genetics, hormones, and lifestyle. Cellulite is more visible after gaining weight, as having more fat cells can exaggerate the appearance of lumps in certain parts of the body.
Also, it is more common and prominent in aging, as the skin tends to be thinner and less firm as we grow old. Apart from making the look of dimpling worse, aging and less elastic skin can also increase your risk of having cellulite.
Can I diet my cellulite away?
Weight loss can improve the appearance of cellulite, but do take note that it won’t completely eliminate it. Just be sure to avoid yo-yo dieting, as constantly putting on and losing weight (or vice versa) can damage collagen fibers and elastic structure. This is due to the repeated stretching and shrinking of the skin, which can worsen cellulite appearance.
Do take note, however, that there are cases where losing weight can make skin dimpling worse. This is when the skin becomes saggy as a result of your weight loss efforts. Less elastic and sagging skin can make the appearance of cellulite more pronounced.
What can help with my cellulite?
There is no cure for cellulite, so don’t rely on treatments that claim to erase or eliminate skin dimpling. It is best to keep a healthy lifestyle, which includes eating healthy and exercising daily. You can also supplement your efforts with a contouring gel that supports skin elasticity and help reduce cellulite appearance.
Cellu(e)rase with Caffeine by Dr. Sylvia Skin Care is a good choice as it can help firm the skin. This contouring gel is formulated with Caffeine, which then provides antioxidants, as well as invigorates and energizes the skin. It also contains Niacinamide (a form of vitamin B) that plumps up the skin and reduces the look of skin dimpling.
Some of the benefits of Cellu(e)rase with Caffeine include:
- Improves the look of uneven skin tone and texture
- Sculpts and tones the skin
- Supports skin elasticity and firmness
- Hydrates and revitalizes the skin (for smooth and firm look)
- Helps create a contoured appearance
Non-invasive and energy based treatments can also improve the appearance of cellulite. Exilis Ultra 360 is one good option. It combines radiofrequency and ultrasound energies to heat up the deep layers of the skin. It can help reduce fat and cellulite appearance, tighten skin on the face, and address other face and body concerns.
This can be combined with acoustic shockwave therapy, which is a non-invasive procedure that sends modified acoustic wave pulses. This induces targeted vibrations within the connective tissues. This causes pressures and vibrations, which make the tissues more active and break down the buildup of cellulite’s cell structures.
Cellu(e)rase with Caffeine and both aforementioned treatments are available at Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore. A consultation with our aesthetic doctor will let you know more about Cellu(e)rase and how Exilis Ultra and acoustic shockwave therapy can address your skin concerns. Contact us today to learn more.