If you don’t have cellulite, you are one of the lucky few who have been spared. That’s right, over 90% of women in the entire world are affected by cellulite in some way. This skin condition, characterized by dimpled skin, may appear on your arms, midsection, legs and even neck.
Millions of women, and some men, have it and most don’t like it. For this reason, there are a plethora of treatments claiming to eliminate its existence on your body, from topical creams to “magic” pills, yet cellulite is still around.
The Only Way Cellulite Can Be Eliminated
Unfortunately, most treatments available today don’t work simply because they don’t fix the actual problem. Cellulite refers to skin that is uneven and dimpled caused by subcutaneous fat (fat that’s just underneath the surface of the skin) that has essentially burst through connective tissue fibres that are arranged vertically. Trapped toxins and fluids worsen its appearance. While it’s not a serious medical condition, it is considered one of the top concerns of women in regards to their aesthetic appeal.
To eliminate cellulite, an effective treatment would have to change the structure of your skin, so that the connective fibres would keep any fat neatly packed inside. The elasticity of your skin would also have to be improved, so that it could accommodate any accumulation of fat without leading to uneven bulges.
So what’s a girl to do?
With the advancement of aesthetic technology, you may want to consider lasers. No longer reserved for hair removal and skin rejuvenation, lasers have been found to positively affect cellulite. Laser cellulite treatment has the ability to adjust the structure of your skin to eliminate cellulite. This nonsurgical solution improves blood circulation, boosts collagen and elastin production, as well as helps make your skin healthier and more elastic. One such system, known as Venus Freeze, has been approved by Health Canada for the temporary reduction of cellulite (“temporary”, because cellulite can return if you don’t follow a healthy lifestyle to complement treatment).
Of course you can go the adventurous route, which is surgery. Serious cellulite can be surgically removed in a treatment like a tummy tuck or body lift. While some may remain, a lot can be removed (along with unwanted fat and lax skin). But alas, who has time (and the guts) for costly and time consuming surgery?
Find out more about laser cellulite treatment by talking to your medical practitioner.
Cindy Clark is a medical consultant for Skin Vitality, one of Canada’s largest aesthetic medical providers. Based in Toronto, Ontario, Cindy has consulted with thousands of patients in her career about cellulite, a problem that affects almost all women.
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