Before we look at how to treat cellulite, you should first know what is cellulite. Cellulite is a condition in which the skin appears as dull and lumpy. It usually affects the buttocks and thighs, as can be seen in other areas. The result is when the fat drives the connective tissue located under the skin. It affects both men and women. But it is more common among women. Due to the different distribution of fat, muscle, and connective tissue. Where 80-90% of women suffered at some point in their lives. It is called cellulite because it is similar in appearance to orange peel skin.
Cellulite shows the skin as thin, and the affected part of the body appears lumpy. It usually appears on the buttocks, thighs, and abdominal area. As it sometimes appears on the breasts, arms, and cellulite usually does not appear when it is light except when the skin disc.
Causes of Cellulite
In fact much is still unknown about the causes of cellulite. But it is linked to fibrous connective cords that connect the skin to the muscles beneath it. With a fat layer between them, when fat cells accumulate. They squeeze the skin outward, while those long, solid ligaments pull the skin downwards, that is, in reverse. Which constitutes a flat surface, or a surface.
Stages of cellulite
The appearance of cellulite is divided into three phases based on its severity as follows:
The skin is smooth and does not appear to be cloudy or flat when standing or lying down. The skin appears as an orange peel when pressed or pressed only.
Cellulite appears when standing, but disappears when lying down.
It can be seen in all situations, whether standing or climbing. The problem of skin clicking or appearing as dorsal when squeezed or pressed is also exacerbated.
How to Treat Cellulite
Although there is no known cure for cellulite so far. However, there are many treatments available, including the following:
Creams and lotions
Many creams claim to reduce and limit the appearance of cellulite and help improve its appearance by:
- Analysis or cracking of fat.
- Improve blood flow.
- Improve skin elasticity.
- Minimize fluid retention.
However, these products have not been well studied and their benefits are not entirely clear. The active ingredient is usually caffeine, retinol, or some plant-derived compounds.
Massage the skin
It is said that skin massage with mild pressure helps to get rid of excess fluid, and reduces the appearance of cellulite. Also it is believed that the massage works to destroy the fat cells; it is then rebuilt and distributed evenly, making the skin appear more smooth or polished. In fact, studies have found that massage can help reduce cellulite in the short term.
Acoustic Wave Therapy
This treatment sends low-energy shock waves through cellulite-damaged tissue. This method is believed to increase blood flow, reduce fluid retention, and break fat. Scientific views on this treatment are contradictory. Some studies found it effective in treating cellulite and reducing its appearance, while other studies found no effect.
The high-energy laser is used either directly on the skin in a non-surgical procedure. Or subcutaneous surgery, however, non-surgical treatments have not been successful and effective yet. While studies on the use of laser surgery have shown its ability to improve the appearance of cellulite.
For Radio-Frequency Treatment
This treatment works by heating the skin by electromagnetic radio waves. As laser therapy, radio frequency therapy stimulates skin regeneration, collagen production, and fat cell breakdown. In fact, studies on this treatment are not strong, with mixed results.
It is a small injection of vitamins injected into the skin.
The introduction of subcutaneous carbon dioxide.
Collagen injections in affected areas