8 Common Myths About Cellulite

Cellulite. It’s a common problem about which health professionals often disagree. Is it your skin type, your diet, or your genes that put those ripples and dimples on your thighs? Should you try exercise, cleansing diets, or liposuction to get rid of it? Before investing in products and services that don’t work, read on for the real skinny on cellulite and the solution that is truly effective, Cellulaze® laser therapy.

Myth: You can diet your way to a cellulite-free body.

A nutritious diet and appropriate weight loss greatly benefit your overall health and may even lessen the appearance of cellulite. But as many successful dieters know, weight loss doesn’t always remove those stubborn pockets of cellulite on your thighs, abdomen, or other common trouble spots. Dramatic weight loss may even make your cellulite look worse than it did before.  

Weight loss doesn’t always work to reduce cellulite because cellulite forms between bands of strong connective tissue that attach your muscles to your skin. The dimpling and ripples you see when you have cellulite are because of underlying fat cells pushing up against your skin.

Structural components of these tissue storage compartments, as well as the strength and elasticity of your skin, greatly affect successful cellulite reduction. Cellulaze works by liquefying the fat trapped by connective tissue so that your body can remove it as waste. The laser treatment also stimulates your body’s natural collagen production, which helps increase your skin’s strength as it repairs and rejuvenates tissue.      

Myth: You can exercise your cellulite away.

This is another common misconception. Exercise can certainly increase your muscle tone and overall cardiovascular health, but it won’t erase the appearance of cellulite. Many people have issues with cellulite even at their peak physical fitness.

Myth: Men don’t get cellulite.

Many more women than men (90% compared to 10%) struggle with cellulite, but it’s not limited to the female gender. Men tend to develop cellulite on their upper thighs, but you may also notice it on your abdomen, upper arms, and other areas. The good news is, Cellulaze laser treatments work as well for men as they do women.

Myth: Only the overweight develop cellulite.

It may be more apparent when you’re overweight, but even people at their ideal weight and those who are very thin struggle with cellulite. It takes fat to form cellulite, but not much fat.

Myth: Topical ointments can reduce cellulite.

While many topical formulas help keep your skin moisturized and may temporarily smooth the appearance of your skin, they can’t address the underlying structural issues that cause the dimples and lumps associated with cellulite. Your Cellulaze treatments stimulate the collagen within your body, and so it is naturally much more effective for skin rejuvenation than any topical therapy designed to strengthen and restore your skin’s health.

Myth: Liposuction removes cellulite.

Liposuction is not an effective treatment for cellulite. It may even make your cellulite look worse by creating more dimples and ripples in the treated area of your skin.

Myth: Supportive clothing can minimize cellulite.

Compressive garments, such as heavy nylons, can temporarily minimize the appearance of cellulite. Once you remove the clothing, however, the cellulite reappears unchanged.

Myth: Cellulite can be cured by a cleansing diet or natural supplements.

There is no medication or supplement you can take or cleansing diet you can follow that will reduce the cellulite present on your thighs, abdomen, arms, or other problem areas.

A healthy, nutritious diet and appropriate exercise will help keep your skin healthy and vibrant. However, the best and truly effective solution for stubborn cellulite is minimally invasive laser therapy with Cellulaze®. Cellulaze laser treatments use laser energy to target the root cause of cellulite. This procedure eliminates the fat cells that contribute to cellulite, by relaxing the connective tissues that pull down on the skin and make cellulite more noticeable. Cellulaze also stimulates the production of collagen, which tightens the surrounding skin. To discuss how Cellulaze can work for you, call my office or book a consultation online.


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