For many women in this country and beyond, the thought of cottage cheese conjures images of the back of their legs, butt, or abdomen. Cellulite is a very common and unsightly condition that produces a dimpled or lumpy look to skin. It is generally seen on a person’s thighs, stomach, or buttocks areas of the body and is far more common in women than men. Though it is a purely cosmetic issue, it costs this country a lot of money each year as women seek a solution.
What Causes it? The skin condition is caused by fat deposits that are pressed together within the body, but divided by thick collagen fibers. As the fat deposits grow larger, they create bulges at skin level, which, of course, have valleys as a result of the collagen fibers dividing them.
Who Can Get Cellulite? Though this condition is more common in heavier set women, even thin people can have cellulite. This is because thinner skin makes cellulite more apparent. So, skinny people with very thin skin can see the same dimpling as people with much larger fat deposits. There are risk factors, aside from thin skin. The first of these is simply being female. However, it is a genetic condition and can occur more often in certain races as well. For instance, white women are more likely to see it than Asian women. Hormonal changes and natural aging can also make it a more likely problem for a woman.
Can I prevent it? Cellulite can get worse if you practice irregular periods of dieting. When you consistently lose and then regain weight, regularly repeating the pattern, cellulite is likely to become a larger issue. A diet high in carbohydrates is also a bad move when trying to avoid the lumps and bumps. Regular diet, exercise, retaining a healthy body weight, and staying hydrated are the very best ways to keep your skin smooth.
Common Myth Some women have come to believe that tanning is the best way to hide the effects of cellulite. While darker skin may make it less obvious, the cellulite could become worse as a result of the regular UV exposure. UV rays damage the integrity of the skin, making it thinner, and thereby making cellulite more pronounced in the long run.
Getting Rid of It It can be a challenge to leave cellulite in the past, but it is not impossible. The Austin HcGdiet can help you reduce the look of cellulite and has helped many women enjoy an improved overall look. When the fat deposits shrink, the appearance of cellulite fades. If weight, though, is not the issue, then you will need to concentrate on skin health. Using cosmetic products that improve the health and thickness of the skin can also help to create a smoother look to the skin. This includes retinol cream, methylxanthine cream, and many herbal creams. You might also consider massage or lipomassage the next time you are at the spa for a facial. Austin laser spas are often prepared to help tighten the skin and improve its overall health with special massage techniques or a process called lipomassage that combines massage and suction to encourage a reduction in the signs of cellulite. It may require several sessions to see the desired outcome, but can be well worth it for women who have tried everything else to get rid of the orange peel like look of their skin. There are also laser devices that can assist in the efforts.
11111 Research Blvd, Ste 370B
Austin, TX 78759