How to get rid of Cellulite
Cellulite is annoying! It shows up in pictures, shows through leggings and there is no way to hide it in a bathing suit. It can be especially annoying when you are putting the work in for a better body. You are running, leg lifting, eating right and still you look down and see cellulite. It can be especially frustrating trying multitudes of products that claim to get rid of your cellulite without producing any significant results.
You’ve tried everything, right?
Lotions, creams, coffee scrubs, dry brushing, self-tanner, weight loss, massages, and all kinds of different treatments to try to get rid of the limps, bumps, and dimples off cellulite. And yet, it is still not going away! It’s frustrating! Doing rep after rep of different forms of squats and ‘booty blasting’ leg lifts, and still having visible dents and dimples can be disheartening! You can be putting in the work for a better you and still be unable to get rid of the cellulite on your body.
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is a cosmetic skin condition, that can be recognized by dimpling, puckering or denting on the skin. The appearance of cellulite is commonly compared to an orange peel or cottage cheese. Cellulite is most often found on the legs, thighs and buttocks regions, and is more common for women than men. It does not affect your health but it can cause women to feel uncomfortable and focus on how it affects your appearance when you have other things you can be doing.
What causes Cellulite?
The exact cause of cellulite is unknown though many doctors agree that genetics, weight-loss, a sedentary to stressful lifestyle and hormones are all factors can contribute to cellulite. Although maintaining a healthy diet and exercising is important, they are unable to get rid of your cellulite. Cellulite forms due when the fibrous bands below you skin tighten, causing the natural layer of fat surronding to bulge. So even though cellulite is visible on the surface of your skin, it is formed below it.
Cellfina is the longest FDA cleared treatment for cellulite. It uses a procedure called subcision to address the underlying causes of cellulite and its results last for at least three years. It is minimally invasive, requires minimal downtime and is a one-time 45-minute procedure with durable results.
Subcision is a process that inserts a small needle into the skin and disconnects the fibrous bands. Fibrous bands, also called septae, connect the skin to underlying muscle fascia, and they are surrounded by a natural layer of fat. Cellulite forms when these bands tighten unnaturally and cause the fat to bugle up. Subcision is also commonly used to treat wrinkles and scars.