You may have heard it or said it before; “Cellulite is caused by eating bad food” or “It’s in my genes” or “Cellulite can’t be cured.” The very common dimpled appearance we see on the surface of the skin effects the vast majority of women and is the result of enlarged fat cells that are separated into compartments by connective tissue being pushed outwards.
Cellulite can be embarrassing and it can make you feel self-conscious. It may even restrict your type and choice of clothing, but how can we minimise these effects? There are many myths and misconceptions regarding cellulite, the following will explain these further.
- Exercise alone can eliminate cellulite
While a balanced diet paired with regular exercise can assist in minimising the appearance of dimpled skin, it will not always eliminate it. Cellulite can occur because of hormone issues, genetics, smoking and circulation problems which will not be solved by exercising alone.
- There is a miracle cream
Topical creams are readily available, unfortunately these creams will have little to no effect in the reduction of cellulite. To improve the appearance of cellulite, the treatment must reduce fat and tighten skin by encouraging the production of new collagen and elastin.
- It only effects the unlucky
The reality is, up to 80% of women will suffer from cellulite following puberty and pregnancy, no matter what their body type or shape may be.
- Cellulite is caused by toxins
Cellulite is the result of underlying fat, pushing up against the skin to create that uneven effect. Toxins in the body may be one of the contributing factors, however it is most likely to be caused by a range of factors and that vary from person to person.
- Only those that are out of shape are effected
Lumpy fat can impact anyone, although being fit and healthy is the best way to reduce your chances of developing dimpled skin. Because cellulite is caused by other factors like hormones, genes, smoking, and poor circulation as well as poor diet and lack of exercise, it can affect a range of body shapes and sizes.
Diet and exercise are popular options when it comes to the goal of smoothing skin. However, this may not remove cellulite on everyone. For stubborn, diet resistant fat, there are clinical options that are effective in the removal of cellulite.
The VelaShape III is a FDA approved device designed to smooth out your targeted areas and simultaneously tighten skin. It works by triggering fat cells to release their contents and also stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin.
Cellulite is categorised into three difference grades. The first grade is not visible unless you pinch the skin. The second grade is noticeable when you are standing without pinching the skin. The third grade includes cellulite that is visible whether you are standing or sitting. The VelaShape III is designed to target all grades. To book a complimentary consultation or to view our cellulite treatment pricing, simply click on the button below.
The ideal treatment for targeting stubborn fat is non-surgical liposuction with the UltraShape Power, combined with VelaShape III treatment. UltraShape Power body sculpting treatment offers fat cell destruction, a non-invasive alternative to liposuction surgery, and VelaShape smooths and tightens skin. To book a complimentary consultation or to ask a question, simply click on the button below.
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