Argh. Cellulite, that dimply-looking skin that is a frustration for so many of us, especially on our thighs and backsides. Almost 85% of adult women have cellulite, but the condition affects all genders. We diet and exercise to no avail. Isn’t there some way to get rid of cellulite?
Yes, there are steps you can take, and we’ve listed some of the best below. First, though, it’s important to understand what you’re dealing with. Cellulite is not, as many people assume, simply a result of too much fat under the skin. That’s why diet and exercise aren’t very effective at producing smoother results.
In fact, the dimpled look occurs when fatty tissue pushes up fibrous connective tissues that are just underneath the surface of the skin. Aging, elevated estrogen levels, genetics, weight gain, and poor circulation can all increase your risk of developing cellulite. It is not a health risk, but it’s not pretty, either.
There are several ways you can try to reduce the appearance of cellulite:
Massage helps stretch the skin and stimulate lymphatic flow, which can also help smooth the dimples caused by cellulite. Massage creams can enhance the massage process, but they don’t do anything on their own to improve cellulite.
#2: Drinking more water
This helps flush toxins from the body. That can help reduce overall fat build-up.
#3: Dietary supplements
Bioactive collagen peptides may help reduce cellulite in overweight women, but scientific research is still inconclusive.
#4: Weight loss
Eating a healthy diet can help reduce the appearance of cellulite, and losing pounds can, too, but only if you are genuinely overweight to begin with.
#5: Strategic exercise
While eating a healthy diet and exercising more will not eliminate cellulite, it is certainly true that both are good for your overall health. And certain thigh, leg, and glute exercises can improve muscle tone, which in turn may improve your skin’s appearance.
#6: Scrubs and cover-ups
Regularly using salt scrubs and moisturizers can help minimize cellulite’s appear. And while makeup or self-tanning products won’t reduce cellulite, they can help disguise it.
None of these alternatives is very effective, and none of them are permanent. So it’s a constant battle with constantly disappointing results.
#7: There is only one way to get rid of cellulite
Dr. Hernandez understands just how frustrating cellulite can be, so here at Eterna Cosmetic Surgery we offer an alternative to all those at-home remedies – a solution that really works. Results last five years or longer. It’s called Cellfina.
In just one office visit, Cellfina treatment gets rid of cellulite puckering by releasing tension in the connective tissue bands that are interwoven with fat cells beneath your skin. This is an FDA-cleared medical aesthetic procedure that typically takes about an hour. Dr. Hernandez will inject a numbing agent to the targeted area(s) before using Cellfina’s innovative technology to treat the sub-surface tissue.
There is no downtime required, so you can go right back to daily activities, although most patients prefer to relax for a day. You will start to see results in just three days, and your skin’s appearance will continue to improve over time.
Get even better results
Dr. Hernandez often combines Cellfina treatments with BodyTite and Morpheus8 for patients who want broader spectrum skin rejuvenation. Blending these treatments not only eliminates cellulite but improves contouring, firms the skin, eliminates excess fat, and improves skin texture, elasticity, and even stretch marks.
Want to know more?
We knew you would. Who doesn’t want to get rid of cellulite? You can call now to schedule a personal consultation and start imagining smooth cellulite-free skin.