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Cellulite 101: What is it and how do you get rid of it?

Cellulite 101: What is it and how do you get rid of it?

Most people consider cellulite to be a problem for overweight people, but this isn’t actually the case. In fact, cellulite can be caused by a variety of different factors and the one commonality is that those who suffer from cellulite are looking for a long term solution to their problem, rather than a treatment that has to be repeated over and over again. Cosmetic surgeries like Cosmos Clinic find the most successful treatments for this unsightly condition lie in targeting the cause of skin dimpling, rather than just concealing it.

What is cellulite?

Cellulite is caused by large fat cells beneath the skin pushing up against connective tissue. This puckers the skin above, causing the familiar dimpled appearance known as cellulite. While often associated with problems of dieting and overweight, the presence of cellulite actually indicates a problem within the structure of the skin, as opposed to any specific dietary or weight condition.

Factors such as ageing, hormones, gender, and even genetics can be relevant in determining whether or not one may develop cellulite post puberty. The condition is most often found in women around the buttocks and thigh area, and many spend a lifetime wishing it away. While cellulite is embarrassing and undoubtedly undesirable cellulite is quite normal and affects over 80% of women; however, it can be treated and while it may not be possible to prevent cellulite there are effective ways to treat it.

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It IS possible to loose the lumps!

How do you get rid of it?

Fat cells pressing up against other skin tissue creates the cottage cheese appearance associated with this condition, but the cellulite can be treated. There are several ways to remove cellulite, with some procedures offering more effective solutions than others. Various pills, lotions and creams can only offer minimal improvement in the appearance of cellulite because they fail to target the underlying problem of skin structure. These over the counter treatments attempt to impact the dimpled skin which can be seen on the surface. They do this by removing the water pocketed around the fat cells; while this does result in a short-lived improvement in the skin’s appearance, the results are not lasting and the cellulite soon returns.

While cellulite appears on the surface of the skin, its causes actually lie far beneath this layer. Laser procedures are a new innovation that are minimally invasive but target the underlying cause of cellulite. The laser targets the area beneath the skin, stimulating collagen production and improving elasticity. It also thickens the skin, improving its resilience. As a result, the appearance of cellulite is greatly reduced and the results last for several years.

There are several solutions for getting rid of cellulite but many only target the surface of the skin. Newly developed laser procedures reach down into the layers causing cellulite and can offer more long term results, while remaining minimally invasive.

What cellulite treatments have you heard about? Have they worked really well?

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