Summer is right around the corner & it’s time to slip into a bikini. However, warmer weather comes with a risk of developing cellulite - a real concern for women.
Not only weather, but cellulite also appear due to several other reasons that include hormones, genetics, unhealthy lifestyle, and poor blood circulation.
Is cellulite Normal?
Absolutely, more than 90% of women have cellulite to some extent regardless of their weight and shape, as per research studies.
The appearance of cellulite should not prevent you from enjoying your summer and being confident in your own body. To put it simply, getting rid of cellulite is not something you must do to be happy and confident. However, sometimes it makes women feel uncomfortable, driving them to search for ways to reduce the cellulite. While getting rid of cellulite is near to impossible due to its nature, there are a few things you can do to make it less prevalent.
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What is Cellulite?
Before we discuss how to get rid of cellulite, let’s understand more about cellulite.
Cellulite is a consequence of the collection of fat in the subcutaneous tissue of body areas, mainly the abdomen, buttocks, hips, or thighs - caused due to overproduction of hormones that results in improper function of cells.
Unable to perform their drainage function as they should, these cells swell, increase in size, and become rigid - impacting the circulation of fluids.
What causes cellulite?
Genetics is one of the prominent factors that play a crucial role in the appearance of cellulite in a body. Nevertheless, there are some other factors that can cause the presence of cellulite, that includes:
- Natural hormonal changes in women such as puberty or pregnancy.
- Taking artificial hormones such as estrogen.
- A sedentary lifestyle.
- A diet high in sodium.
- Wearing tight-fitting clothes.
Types of cellulite
The appearance of cellulite differs from one person to another based on the skin and other factors. Here are some types of cellulite that are specific to a unique characteristic.
1. Soft cellulite
It is the most common type of cellulite among people over 35 years. It looks like the typical “orange peel” and is soft to the touch and very flaccid. Although it is not painful, it can produce some sensation of heaviness.
This type of cellulite can increase with age or weight gain and may accompany varicose veins.
Lack of exercise or sedentary lifestyle can aggravate the condition. The affected areas are mainly the front and back of the thighs and buttocks. It also impacts the abdomen, arms and back - though less frequent.
2. Hard cellulite
This second type of cellulite tends to be the first sign of cellulite that affects young women. Unlike the previous type of cellulite, this is an easier one to treat. The skin appears smooth and firm, similar to the “orange peel” appearance.
The most common visible areas would be thighs, buttocks and inner knees and the irregularity of cellulite is visible when the skin is tightened. It is mainly a cause of poor circulation, aggravated by fluid retention.
3. Oedematous Cellulite
Oedematous is the least common type of cellulite that usually accompanies excess weight and fluid retention. Its appearance tends to occur in women in their 20s and 30s. The affected areas are mainly the legs (thighs, knees and lower legs).
They appear very swollen and can take on the appearance of a spine. The feeling of the skin is soft and even painful to the touch or when sitting for long periods of time. There is significant fluid retention due to poor blood or lymphatic circulation.
Can you get rid of cellulite?
There is no magic pill to get rid of cellulite. Cellulite cannot disappear completely, but it can diminish and modify the appearance of the affected areas. Depending on the reason why certain areas are affected by cellulite or not, there are various treatments and habits that can help reduce your cellulite:
1. Diet and Exercise
Diet and exercise highly impact the appearance of cellulite. Maintaining a healthy diet can improve the accumulation of toxins and fats in the body. Through exercise, you could make your cellulite less noticeable by reducing body fat and building muscle. A tailor-made exercise routine that focuses on those areas prone to cellulite can help with its appearance.
Drinking less water than your daily recommended amount can make your cellulite more noticeable. Drinking more water can help with the retention of fluids in your body and consequently reduce the appearance of cellulite.
This treatment consists of intramuscular injections with substances that have lipolytic principles. They help reactivate circulation, break down connective tissue and eliminate excess fat and fluids.
4. Hyaluronic Acid for Cellulite
Medical science has contributed in various forms with research and treatments that reduce cellulite in a more effective manner.
If you thought Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers were only for the face or body, you guessed it wrong.
Recently, some doctors have been injecting Hyaluronic Acid underneath the skin to create a smoother skin surface.
HYAcorp MLF1 is a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that provides body contouring for cellulite and reduces its appearances significantly by administering a firmness in the shape and smoothness in the skin.
Cellulite is common among people of all ages. With the appropriate tools and treatments, you can help reduce its appearance. However, don’t let cellulite ruin your summer!
If you want to know more about how you can reduce the appearance of cellulite with our Hyaluronic Acid product, contact us for more information.