Techniques And Tricks For Removing Cellulite
Cellulite is basically unwanted fat trapped under the skin which gives the skin an ugly and dimply look like an orange peel. Though it is fat it does not affect only obese people. Even thin people can suffer from cellulite formations, especially women.
Over the years, there have been many studies and much research and experimentation on cellulite removal. Though not all are medically proven quite a few of them have worked and have become popular. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Therapies: There are a wide range of physical and mechanical therapeutic methods which aim at removing cellulite formations. These include
- Pneumatic massages
- Lymphatic flow stimulating massages
- Radial waves therapy
- Heat therapy
- Acoustic wave therapy
- Electrical stimulation
- Radio frequency therapy
- Magnetic therapy
- Massage and spa treatments
Drugs and products: Certain drugs are supposed to act on fatty tissues and help in cellulite removal. These include natural and pharmacological agents like-
- Methylxanthines (caffeine and theobromine)
- Beta-agonists and adrenaline
- Gnkgo biloba
- Amino acids
- Indian chestnut
Cellulite special clothing, like compression garments are often worn to reduce the ungainly appearance of cellulite. These garments aim at compressing the arteries so that blood and lymph flow is increased and the cellulite is reduced, at least in appearance. But there is no clinical evidence to back these claims.
Topical agents like cellulite creams are widely used to combat this problem. The manufacturers of these creams vouch for their effectiveness. These creams are known to dissolve fat and make the skin smooth.
Many of these contain aminophylline which narrows the blood vessels and squeezes out water from the skin. But it could lead to allergic reactions so consult your physician before you apply any such product.
One commercial product that is now available and proving to be a success especially in Australia is Slendex, the newly introduced Crackle Mousse. Read about cellulite removal mousse
Invasive techniques: Other than these there are several invasive techniques which are applied to remove cellulite from the body. Some of these include:
- Smart Lipo (Laser Lipolysis)
- Cellulite Subcision Surgery
- Lower Body Lift (Belt Lipectomy)
- Fat Grafting (Autologous Fat Transfer/Fat Injections)
One of the latest techniques in this field is the use of red and infrared light emitting diodes (LEDs) which are known to emit certain wavelengths which can disrupt the fat tissue and make it shrink. A combination of suctions and rollers are used to often the fibrous bands of connective tissues. Post application the skin appears smooth and wrinkle free.
While the various cellulite removal solutions change from time to time, rising and ebbing in popularity and efficacy, there are some things that remain constant. Diet and exercise are the core constant of good health and key tools to combat fat and cellulite. The effectiveness of a balanced and careful diet and regular workouts will never fade or ever go out of fashion.
A little bit of aerobics and strength training combined with brisk walks would go a long way to contain cellulite formations.
A balanced diet which is rich in fruits, green vegetables and fibers are also conducive for effective fat loss. If you give in to fast foods cravings constantly then you are bound to gain weight. After some time excess fat will start getting stored in the body and eventually under the skin.
The color and texture of the skin also matter a lot. Of course, one cannot change the thickness of the skin but maybe something could be done about the color.
Those with fairer skin are more prone to cellulite so safe tanning options could be applied to make the skin some shades darker. Other than this, you can consciously keep active and avoid the sedentary lifestyle which is the root of so much evil – obesity, all kinds of serious health conditions, not to mention the ugly wrinkles from the cellulite.