Summer and Cellulite are two things that don’t go well together. During these pre-summer months we often start evaluating our appearance and become our own harshest critic. It’s also the time of year that we start to compare our bodies to everyone whether it’s your mailman’s great legs, or your co-workers toned arms, sometimes it can seem like everyone but you has the perfect body.
Cellulite is a common area of concern for many people, making them want to cover up their bodies even when the sun is shining. We’re here to tell you that we hear you, and cellulite is a common affliction that patients often ask us about.
Below we’ve offered some information on Cellulite, and some of the ways that you can treat it, and learn to accept it.
What is Cellulite?
Not so affectionately referred to as “cottage cheese”, cellulite is an incredibly common occurrence on the body. Believe it or not, almost everyone has it – even people who are in excellent shape. Cellulite appears on the body as dimpled areas on the skin most commonly on the hips, thighs and upper arms. Cellulite in its most basic definition is a series of fat deposits that lie under the skin. Its appearance is one of the many common reasons that women and men alike feel uncomfortable with their bodies.
How does it happen?
Cellulite is not just caused because you ate one too many slices of pizza, or like to enjoy the occasional pint of beer. Cellulite can be caused by many factors such as genetics, hormonal imbalances and other health factors and most often occurs after puberty, meaning that no matter how fit you are, you may not permanently ever get rid of cellulite. In addition, those that smoke, and appear to be regularly dehydrates are more likely to suffer from large amounts of cellulite.
What Can I Do About Cellulite?
While there are numerous factors that are not diet related that cause cellulite having a proper diet that is high in fruits, vegetables and fibre as well as ensuring that you exercise regularly (even if it’s just a walk after dinner) can prevent cellulite from getting worse and help tone the body to make it less visible.
There are also other ways to get rid of stubborn cellulite in conjunction with diet and exercise. Accent Radio Frequency treatments can assist in breaking down the fat that causes cellulite through superficial dermal heating. This non-invasive treatment is great for forcing the collagen that is found under the skin to reorganize and reposition itself, therefore showing less visible traces of cellulite. While this is a treatment that can certainly help treat cellulite, it works best when it’s in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise.
Remember That it is Okay
It’s important to remember that everyone has parts of their body that make them feel less than comfortable in their own skin. We all have goals that we want to reach and DermMedica is here to help you achieve them. Regardless of whether you have had cellulite for an extended period of time, or are just starting to notice the effects, everyone’s body is different and it’s up to you to accept it for what it is.
If you have additional questions about cellulite, and the treatments that we can offer, please give us a call for a consultation today.