Myth. Sorry, no magic bullets.
Despite what you might read on their labels, no topical creams—prescription or over-the-counter—have been shown to permanently reduce the appearance of cellulite. Studies have found, however, that products containing retinoids (labeled as retinol over-the-counter) may provide some temporary effects by creating a thicker skin cover that can help camouflage. There is limited evidence that creams or scrubs with stimulant ingredients, like caffeine , ginger and even green or black tea, may also help by improving circulation and breaking down fat-cell stores, but they are less proven.
However Velashape lll is proven by the FDA to diminish the appearance of cellulite and tighten the skin. That’s a fact!
Myth, That is why Velashape lll is a great companion procedure for Liposuction, including creating tighter skin.
If cellulite is your problem, liposuction should not be your solution. In fact, the cosmetic procedure could even make fat distribution more uneven, making its outward appearance even worse. Another vacuum-like (but non-surgical) procedure, however, known as Endermologie,has been shown to help: During Endermologie, a technician runs a suctioning device surrounded by rollers over a patient’s skin, pulling and squeezing trouble spots for about 30 minutes. Results are visible after about 10 visits (two per week),which can cost between $80 and $150 each.
Myth, Toxins, smoxins!
You may find or have cellulite products that claim to remove impurities and toxins from the body, but truth is there are no toxins causing your cellulite. Rather, cellulite occurs when underlying fat deposits begin to push through layers of collagen fibers, or connective tissue, under the skin (often in the buttocks and thigh areas, but also on arms, stomachs, and other areas as well). Connective tissue can be weakened by hormones, lack of exercise and muscle tone, excess fat, and poor circulation, but the condition is not caused by “toxins.”
Fact, Sorry, it’s true.
Women tend to carry more fat around their hips and thighs. We also have less supportive connective tissue to keep it all in place. “If you think of a scaffolding outside a building that has those X crosses on them, that is sort of what men’s fat chambers have,” It is estimated, however, that about 10% of men suffer from cellulite, as well.
Fact, Getting older not better?
Hormones also seem to play a role in the appearance of cellulite: as we get older our bodies produce less estrogen—a hormone that helps keep blood vessels flowing smoothly. Less estrogen can mean poorer circulation, which can also mean a decrease in new collagen production and the breakdown of older connective tissue.
Fact, A gift from your mother.
It’s true that cellulite runs in families; if your mother and grandmother had cellulite, you have a better chance of also developing it. But, consider that most women will develop cellulite in their lifetimes. If you’re not one of the lucky ones with smooth-skinned relatives, take heart: Genetics is only one small part of the cellulite puzzle; factors like diet, exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight also play a role.
Myth, Skinny people beware!
Being overweight does make the appearance of cellulite more noticeable; the more fat you have underneath your skin, the more it’s likely to put stress on your connective tissue and bulge out of its weak spots. But cellulite also happens to women of all shapes and sizes. Even Victoria’s Secret models suffer from it sometimes. They’re very lean, they work out and eat well, they do everything right but they still have cellulite.