Cellulite is nothing but common. If it is bothering you, you’re not alone. Our desire to get rid of — or at least lessen — cellulite has brought us to many treatments for removing cellulite. There are many treatments out there, and it can be hard to know if anything works at all.
The beauty market today has a lot of devices and potions out there that claim to remove your cellulite and make it totally disappear. The truth is cellulite is extremely tough to get rid of because cellulite happens to the skin on a deeper level. Canada MedLaser in Toronto is here to help you sort through this mess. In this article, you will have what you need to know about the best treatments for removing cellulite.
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What is Cellulite?
If you have lumpy and uneven skin on your buttocks, hips, and thighs that could be an early sign of having cellulite. Cellulite happens when fat pulls overlying skin downward to the deeper tissues by connective tissue bands. That then results in an uneven and lumpy skin surface, which can be characterized by dimples and bumps in the skin.
Cellulite is commonly found on:
Women are more affected by cellulite compared to men. That is because women have a different fat, muscle, and connective tissue distribution than men. It is believed that more than 80 to 90 percent of women are affected by cellulitis in varying degrees. All in all, cellulite is not really harmful but can be a sign of some underlying conditions like high body fat percentage or obesity.
Causes of Cellulite
The build-up of fat underneath the skin is the main cause of cellulite. Studies have found that some women are more predisposed to it compared to others. Individuals vary in the amount of cellulite they have and how noticeable it can be. Factors like your genes, body fat percentage and age are what can determine how much cellulite you may have on your body. The appearance of cellulite is also affected by the thickness of your skin. The truth is, everyone of all body types and weights is susceptible to get cellulite.
It is known that fat distribution in women is more visible compared to men. Underlying fat is separated into a number of pockets by the collagen fibres between the skin and muscle. As you age, cellulite can become more visible. Ageing also makes your skin become thinner and lose elasticity, thus exposing the rippled connective tissues underneath the skin.
The common causes of cellulite may be:
- Poor diet
- Accumulated toxins
- Inactivity and weight gain
- Pregnancy and giving birth
- An unhealthy lifestyle
Do Topical Treatments Work?
There are a lot of topical treatments that claim to help in removing cellulite, but the effects may not last long compared to other treatments. With topical treatments, you’ll need to apply the product daily just to have results. With the use of creams, you can tighten the skin and make the skin appear firmer and smoother. These creams also add moisture that could seem to help in removing cellulite.
But the truth is, creams don’t remove the cellulite. These kinds of products only temporarily reduce the appearance of cellulite. Since the cause of cellulite are the fat cells under the skin, creams won’t work since it only targets that top layer of the skin.
Over-the-counter and prescription creams that claim to help in removing cellulite are readily available. It is best to consult your local dermatologist first and try to do a skin patch test on a small area before purchasing. Watch out for allergic reactions in about 24 hours before proceeding with using creams for removing cellulite.
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The Best Cellulite Treatment That Actually Works
Most – if not all, women suffer from cellulite. As studies suggest, more than 90 percent of all women are experiencing signs of cellulite. Hence, there is a big need for removing cellulite.
Cellulite, which most commonly affects areas like the butt, thighs, and stomach, results from the connective tissue beneath the surface of the skin, which can create the puckering effect of cellulite dimples.
As those dimples don’t discriminate based on the weight and size of a person, cellulite treatments come into play. Thanks to your genes and hormones, like estrogen, they play a big role in the development of cellulite. As observed, estrogen increases during pregnancy, that is why cellulite often worsens during pregnancy. Men on the other are not normally victims of cellulite except for men in an androgen-deficient state.
Bipolar Radio Frequency Cellulite Reduction with VelaShape III
At Canada MedLaser Clinics in Toronto, we provide a non-surgical treatment option for removing cellulite. By using VelaShape III by Syneron Candela Medical, we are able to treat cellulite fat. The VelaShape III uses multiple technologies combined into one machine – and it can effectively reduce the appearance of cellulite, and also create a firmer and more contoured look.
The VelaShape III machine utilizes bipolar radiofrequency energy that safely and evenly distributes heat over the treatment area with cellulite. The heat from the bipolar radiofrequency energy can penetrate up to 15 mm in depth without damaging the surface of the skin. This results in a significant reduction in body volume, skin laxity and also shrinks the circumference of the area that is being treated.
This handheld device uses infrared light, radiofrequency, and massage with suction to increase lymphatic drainage (making the area less puffy) while reducing the actual size of the fat cells and fat chambers.
It’s FDA-approved and considered a non-invasive treatment (meaning it doesn’t require injections or cuts). Results start to appear after about four treatments. It’s effective on the thighs, back of the thighs, butt, abdomen, and love handle.
Get Rid of that Cellulite
The VelaShape III technology by Canada MedLaser in Toronto can treat both Stage 1 and 2 of cellulite. Moreover, we can treat multiple areas of the body with the different size applicators, including the chin, arms, thighs, flank, buttocks and abdomen.
Thanks to our highly skilled medical aestheticians and Gold Standard technology, you can achieve the body that you desire. We are here to help you! Call us today for a free consultation and for more information about removing cellulite today!