Fact. But it won’t cure it.
Regular exercise can help reduce or prevent cellulite’s appearance in your skin. Exercising, especially yoga and other long stretches and strength building exercises help keep the connective fibers under your skin from getting weak, helping prevent the cellulite’s ability to form.
Myth, Time to pick things up and put them down.
Running and cardio are great for burning fat and keeping off weight, but to smooth out those dimples in your skin you need to strength train. South Shore YMCA researchers in Quincy, MA found that adults who did three 30 minute aerobic workouts a week for 8 weeks lost four pounds and gained no muscle. However, when that 30 minutes was split in half and the other 15 minutes were dedicated to strength training 3 times per week, adults lost 10 pounds of fat and gained 2 pounds of pure muscle! Plus their overall body composition was much improved.
Fact, …well, temporarily.
Injectable dermal fillers like Radiuses and Restylane work great for plumping up sagging facial muscles, and for the most part they work on other cellulite plagued areas of the skin. The procedure can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars per leg, and the results only last for a few months.
Fact, Stay hydrated!
Eating a well balanced diet is important for more than just your cellulite problems. Plant-heavy diets will help reduce inflammation throughout your body and help you maintain a healthy weight. Make sure to include plants with high water content and drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your connective tissue strong and supple. Cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, and bell peppers are all more than 90% water and taste wonderful as a side dish.
Fact, Lasers are a magical thing.
Radio-frequency, lasers and massaging techniques have been used for years to cut down the appearance of cellulite. But like skin fillers, the results aren’t permanent. VelaShape III treatments require 10 to 15 sessions to significantly improve appearance and is on the cheaper side of non-invasive procedures!
Myth, Cellulite Solutions is here to help.
A dermatologist is a great place to start for getting a full assessment of your body and skin and the way it reacts to treatments. But, cellulite is not a medical condition and does not require a medical professional to be treated. Mede-Spas like Cellulite Solutions can perform Endermologie, VelaShape III and other non-invasive procedures to give you the skin you deserve.
Myth, It’s just a marketing gimmick!
Compression style clothing is great for reducing thigh jiggle while you exercise but it is only temporary. You are unlikely to see a real difference when you take the clothes off post work out. The opposite might actually be true, if you wear clothing that cuts off circulation it can contribute to the appearance of cellulite.
Fact, Cut out the stinkies.
Cigarettes and cigar smoke is shown to reduce blood flow and weaker the formation of collagen. Smoking is also terrible for your health and can cause premature wrinkles, aging and leave skin dry while contributing to stretch marks and discoloration. Not to mention it is linked to different cancers including lung and mouth.
Fact, Well, for now.
Scientists seem to be getting better and better at finding long lasting solutions to treating troubled skin. The most promising procedure so far is a surgery called Cellulaze, which was approved by the FDA in 2012 in which an optic laser melts fat, breaks up fibrous tissue and enhances the growth of new collagen all through a pin sized hole in the skin. You might be a little sore after the surgery but the recovery time is very fast. The treatment starts at $3,500 per leg but the results last for at least a year or two!