Cellulite is extremely common, especially among women. In fact, around 85-90% of women have some form of it. And while it is a completely normal occurrence, most women would prefer if it wasn’t there. The term cellulite is thrown around quite often, but what is it?
Well, in short, cellulite is the formation of lumps and dimples in the skin. Pretty simple right? So then what causes cellulite? How can you get rid of cellulite in areas around your butt and thighs?
1. The Cause
So since cellulite is so simply explained, the cause of it must also be pretty straightforward, right? Well not quite. You see, there are various types of cellulite, as well as various causes.
The various types of cellulite include:
- Mild: With mild cellulite, your skin will have an orange peel look. Additionally, it will have between 1 and 4 superficial depressions, and a slightly “draped” or sagging appearance to the skin.
- Moderate: There are between five and nine medium-depth depressions, a “cottage cheese” appearance, and the skin appears moderately draped.
- Severe: There is a “mattress” appearance, with 10 or more deep depressions, and the skin is severely draped.
Most people fall into the mild or moderate category. So then what is the cause of cellulite? Well actually, this cause is still pretty much unknown.
However, it appears to result from an interaction between the connective tissue in the dermatological layer and the layer just below it.
Cellulite can also be affected by factors like hormones and age, lifestyle and diet, genetic factors, and much more.
So if the cause of cellulite is unknown, how exactly can you get rid of it? Thankfully, cellulite is completely reversible in 99% of cases.
Additionally, there are many techniques that have been successful in reducing cellulite by breaking up the bands of connective tissue under the skin’s surface. Here are a few ways you can reduce the appearance of cellulite:
- Body Lyft’s Anti-Cellulite Vacuum Therapy: This therapy is used to tackle the hard-to-shift, dimpled fat that is often found on thighs, knees, buttocks, stomach and the tops of arms so it can be easily eliminated. The skin is gently drawn upward with vacuum suction to break down and loosen hard cellulite and stubborn fatty deposits, lifting the cellulite away from the muscle, encouraging blood flow, and stimulating lymphatic drainage.
- Get Moving: One of the best lifestyle changes you can make (both for cellulite and your overall health) is exercising regularly. The more you get up out of that chair and move, the better blood flow you will have and the quicker the cellulite will go away. Weight and resistance training is a great option for both men and women.
- Make Your Skin Stronger: Want to do even more to de-lumpify your derriere? Topical treatments that may build collagen in the skin, like Retin-A or creams with retinol or vitamin C, couldn’t hurt and may help.
- Hydration: In order to improve circulation (and overall health), you should be drinking as much water as possible. By getting more water into the system, you’ll be naturally improving blood flow, increasing skin quality, and helping the metabolism.
These are just a few things you can do to help reduce cellulite, but there are plenty of other options!
The Cellulite Takeaway
All in all, the best way to reduce cellulite is by making small lifestyle changes. This includes regular exercise, drinking enough water, and making your skin healthier and stronger.
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Not only do we offer treatments to improve your body’s overall appearance, but we also offer skin care treatments including derma-plane, facials, chemical peels, organic peels, micro-needling, LED Light Therapy, and more.