What Cellulite Treatments Actually Work?
What Is Cellulite?
Cellulite happens when subcutaneous fat protrudes into the dermis layer of skin, which is the layer of skin below the outermost layer of skin (epidermis). Inside the dermis is a network of honeycomb-like connective tissue. These layers become weakened as fat cells increase in size, giving the skin a dimpled appearance.
There are many factors that contribute to the appearance of cellulite. These include:
- Skin thickness
- Connective tissue strength
- Amount of body fat
- Distribution of fat
Women more commonly have cellulite due to hormones and the fact that men often have thicker layers of skin, making it harder for fat to push through to the dermis.
Why Cellulite Happens
What makes cellulite hard to manage is that even many experts can’t agree why it suddenly appears. A popular opinion on the development of cellulite is poor circulation in the skin covering your butt, thighs, love handles and other treatment areas.
Blood vessels in these areas begin to break down and causes fat to cluster together, push to the surface and cause lumps.
As this happens, the health of the skin deteriorates and age causes the structure of skin becomes weaker, making the appearance of cellulite more pronounced.
What Doesn’t Work
There are many popular cellulite removal treatments that have been introduced and developed to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Because cellulite is such an unknown area, there are and have been a lot of cellulite treatment fads that have come along over the years.
Liposuction is a surgical body sculpting treatment has been marketed as a treatment for cellulite, often makes the affected areas worse. Fat reduction with lipo can leave the treated areas even bumpier-looking than it was before. As the skin does not have any time to naturally adapt to the changes.
Unfortunately, you can’t just diet cellulite away. Losing weight can make it better
Losing weight sometimes makes it better, but ironically, it can also make it worse. When you drop pounds, your skin can become saggy after weight loss-making cellulite more pronounced.
Endermologie is a body contouring treatment in which your fat is squished and rolled in a machine that supposedly increases circulation and removes stored fat. There is little to support that this treatment works.
Creams and Medication
There is little evidence to support claims that creams and medications work.
Now for the reason you’re here. While cellulite isn’t “curable”, it can be significantly reduced with a cellulite treatment plan that includes diet and exercise, skin tightening, and fat loss methods.
Diet and Exercise
You may see this and say “didn’t they say dieting doesn’t work?”
Dieting is only half of the solution. By combining diet with exercise, you will not only lose weight, but also do the important task of natural skin tightening. A toning routine while losing weight is a method of natural body shaping. By replacing fat with muscle, your fat layer isn’t as thick, making your skin smoother.
Balance is important. Taking a nosedive on the scales without doing any resistance training will make your skin appear looser. Keeping the skin tight is the overall best way to reduce the appearance of cellulite in the long run.
HYPOXI Cellulite Reduction Treatment
The HYPOXI method is a low impact exercise using a patented vacuum and compression technology with healthy nutrition to make your body work smarter to burn fat and reduce the appearance of cellulite. Our method supercharges your body’s natural fat-burning system.
Independent studies have shown HYPOXI to be up to 3 x more effective at targeted fat burning than regular exercise. HYPOXI’s 30-minute sessions are focused on using a sports-science approach to targeting stubborn fat around areas where cellulite is most prominent. Whether you’re looking to tone up, transform your body, regain your pre-baby body or break through a weight loss plateau, HYPOXI has a fat loss treatment for you.
What Else Can You Do?
Make your skin stronger
One of the most agreed upon factors that contributes to the appearance of cellulite is skin structure. Making your skin stronger is a no brainer. Supplements that may build collagen in the skin, like Retin-A or creams with retinol or vitamin C, definitely wouldn’t hurt.
Stop smoking (if you do).
Research shows that cigarette smoke can weaken the formation of collagen, the main structural component of connective tissue, making cellulite more visible.
Research liposuction well before considering getting it.
Liposuction can actually make the dimple-like appearance of cellulite look worse by removing too much fat from under layers of the skin.
At the end of the day, keeping your body fit and healthy is the best way to get rid of cellulite.
The best way to do that is with HYPOXI. Become another one of our success stories by booking a FREE TRIAL 30-minute HYPOXI session today.