No matter how healthy you are, how much you exercise, or how many fruits and vegetables you eat on a daily basis, cellulite can still be a problem you have to deal with.
For many people, cellulite is genetic. In other words, if your mother, grandmother, or sister has it, you likely will too. Naturally, men can have cellulite as well. However, it remains a common issue for women in particular. The good news is, even if you can’t control cellulite quite as well as you can other types of fat buildup, there are still some techniques you can use to reduce it.
Here are some key tips for getting rid of cellulite once and for all. But first let’s talk about a basic question: What is cellulite?
What Is Cellulite?
Cellulite is a form of subcutaneous fat. It lies beneath the outermost layer of the skin, the epidermis. Because of this, as fat cells get larger, their uneven structure peaks through, making the skin appear dimpled, bulging, and sometimes, cottage cheese-like. If you’ve noticed this appearance on your thighs, buttocks, or other parts of your body, you have cellulite.
How to Get Rid of Cellulite
Practice a Healthy Lifestyle
Generally speaking, diet and exercise aren’t the end-all, be-all to getting rid of cellulite. Again, this is often a hereditary issue that can’t be controlled with lifestyle changes.
However, this doesn’t mean that reducing your overall weight to achieve a healthier BMI is useless. We recommend that all of our patients focus on a nutritious eating plan of vegetables, fruits, lean meats, whole grains, and healthy fats in general. Daily exercise is also recommended, including cardio workouts at least three times a week and weight training one to two times a week.
For some, massages can be a helpful way to combat cellulite too. This disturbs the honeycomb-like structure of fat that creates the appearance of cellulite and helps even out the surface.
Minimally Invasive MedSpa Procedures
Several patented procedures performed at DermaClinic can help you reduce cellulite without having to lift a finger.
Known colloquially as a CO2lift, Carboxy Therapy targets cellulite as well as stretch marks. It promotes the breakdown of fatty deposits in the skin by the injection of extremely small amounts of carbon dioxide. This reduces fat as well as stimulates collagen to provide a smoother, softer skin surface.
VelaShape 111 is an FDA-cleared device that targets underlying deposits of dimpled fat. The procedure involves the use of several key treatments, including bi-polar radio frequency, vacuum technology, massage rollers, and mechanical tissue manipulation.
Contact DermaClinic to Learn More
DermaClinic of Coral Gables provides state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures to help with stubborn body issues such as cellulite, scars, acne, wrinkles, and more. To learn more about our cellulite-reducing procedures and other services, contact us today at 786-210-4234.