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What Can I Do If I Have Cellulite Thighs?
- Cellulite is caused by the impact of excess fat deposits under the skin on collagen fibers
- Various lifestyle changes can help you in getting rid of cellulite. Such changes may include cellulite exercises such as intense cardio and aerobic workouts
- Many people turn to cellulite surgery for cellulite removal; however, cellulite treatments such as endermologie and mesotherapy are much more effective when it comes to dealing with cellulite than such commonly known fat-removing procedures as liposuction
For many women and men, body cellulite is one of the most annoying problems they are facing with their appearance. While you can lose weight and exercise to get rid of most unsightly body issues, cellulite thighs (the most common problem) are much more challenging to expunge from your life. Below are some treatment options and cellulite information that might help you solve your own battle.
What Causes Cellulite?
There is no one single cause of cellulite. Some people do seem to be genetically predisposed to developing these lumpy bulges. What is known is that cellulite is caused by deposits of extra fat in the layers under the skin. When the fat cells expand and impact the collagen in the skin around them, they can cause the unsightly appearance associated with cellulite. While some types of cellulite respond well to lifestyle changes, such as weight loss and increased exercise, other types do not. The difference has to do with where the deposits are located and their impact on the collagen fibers in the skin. Making those lifestyle changes is a good idea because they can prevent the future development of cellulite in the body but if it doesn’t help get rid of your problem you’ll find some other options available.
When people think about getting rid of cellulite, their first thought is often cosmetic surgery. Unfortunately, liposuction is not a good choice even though many people use this method. The problem is that liposuction removes deep fat deposits and cellulite is not deposited at a deep enough level. In fact, liposuction can sometimes worsen the appearance of cellulite. A procedure known as Endermologie has also been used and is more promising because it focuses on the fat deposits closer to the skin.
Mesotherpy Cellulite Treatments
A more recently developed treatment for cellulite is mesotherapy. In this type of treatment, herbs and other chemicals are combined then injected into the affected area. The cocktail of chemicals is designed by your physician to cause the breakdown of the fat deposits so it can be flushed easily out of the system and so the skin will smooth out. Multiple treatment sessions are needed to see complete improvements. Despite some bruising and soreness in the area around the injections, mesotherapy has few risks and side effects.
Besides the above treatments, you’ll find plenty of others being hailed as the ultimate treatment for cellulite. Unfortunately, the research has now always backed up these claims. Some of the top cellulite treatment creams include xanthenes, retinoids, and/or alpha hydroxy acids. While these chemicals do have some benefits for skin care, the studies that have been one have shown no evidence that they reduce cellulite. Retinoids are the most promising of the bunch but large scale studies are lacking.
Body wraps are sometimes considered a treatment for cellulite but they do nothing to get rid of fat deposits. They only help you eliminate fluids and even that is temporary. Some types of massage might be effective, but the results depend on the techniques of the practitioner.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Cellulite Treatment21 Jan 2009|