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What is cellulite?


What is cellulite?

Cellulite is one word that most people dread hearing, you would think it is more threatening than it actually is. However cellulite just refers to fat that grows beneath the skin which appears causes the appearance of lunps on the skin’s layer. Most persons incorrectly believe that cellulite is a sign of poor health, but in reality cellulite is perfectly normal and can affect persons of all sizes. Over the years, there are people that have attributed cellulite to being overweight, but there are even thin people out there living with cellulite. However, losing weight may be considered one way of reducing cellulite. Research shows that cellulite is found more among woman than men and it could be sometime hereditary. Slow metabolism, hormone changers, body fat, poor diet, dehydration are considered some of the factor that can influence how much cellulite your body can develop. Cellulite can be found in many area of the body more commonly the arms, stomach, buttocks, thighs etc.

There are several treatment options today with the promise of a potential cure or treatment of cellulite. Most treatment involves the use of serums, creams, caffeine, heating and freezing treatment. However, many of these treatments a temporary improvement on the body part affected by cellulite. These remedies require multiple application to get a better result and then after treatment maintenance. One of the most common forms for cellulite removal is Laser therapy. Laser therapy is a new treatment for cellulite which involves surgery; it is a one-time treatment and known to bring out a best result of a smoother skin and healthier appearance. Laser therapy is the only available treatment that gets rid of the cellulite right from the root and the cause of it. That is it treats the structure of the cellulite itself and delivers a long lasting result. Laser therapy involves the use of lasers such as Cellulaze and CelluSmooth which are FDA approved and clinically proven to be a successful procedure. The laser procedure is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon in which a small incision is made to the cellulite affected area, a probe then inserted through the incision (deep below the skin) and a laser through the probe emits heat thereby melting and completely dissolve the fatty bulge cutting out the fibrous bands on the surface and making way for the skin to stretch.

Although laser surgery can seem like the quick solution is does have some side effects. Some of the most common side effect after the procedure includes; pain, discomfort, swelling, fluid leaking from the incision point etc. most of which will go away in less than 48 hours. The result will continue to improve over the next few months and sometimes your doctor may advice you to wear a compression garment over a period of time depending on the outcome of the procedure. Cellulite can also be reduced through proper diet and exercise. By engaging in strength conditioning training technique you can build up muscles in the body which reduces the buildup of fat. Exercise also helps your skin to appear tauter and tightened which would not allow for the surface to appear lumpy with cellulite. In any case remember that cellulite can affect anyone of any shape and size. Instead of being fixated on what you don’t like about your body focus on what you do like and appreciate the many wonderful attributes you do have.