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Perceptible as small, subcutaneous fatty clusters, cellulite is a result of fat accumulation and storage, especially in the buttocks, hips, chest, thighs or even the arms. It has a rather unsightly “orange peel” appearance and can cause some people to be embarrassed when it comes time to put on a bathing suit. Few women are immune to this natural phenomenon, as about 90% of females of all ages and all body types have or will have cellulite at least once in their lives. Fortunately, there are some effective treatments to keep it at bay.
The Venus FreezeMD Platform: A Complete Treatment
By constantly heating the skin from the inside using multipolar radiofrequency waves and pulsed electromagnetic fields, the Venus FreezeMD platform causes the treated areas of the skin to tighten. The magnetic field pulses make cellulite significantly disappear by encouraging the production of lipase, the enzyme required to reduce adipose cells. The radiofrequency reshapes the body by stimulating the production of collagen, elastic fibres and supporting tissue. This cellulite treatment must be carried out as a cure for optimal results. The skin’s appearance improves in four to five sessions. The treatment is very comfortable for patients and is very simple: First, an ultrasound gel is applied to the target area then the applicator is placed on the skin, which gradually heats the tissue. It concludes with a cleaning and applying Functionalab’s triple action reshaping gel in order to continue working at home.
ThermageMC Patented Technology
For light to moderate cellulite, ThermageMC patented technology is an excellent option that is non-invasive and highly effective. It uses unipolar radiofrequency to help the skin regain some of its tone, thus significantly improving its overall appearance in a single session. Since we lose 1% of our collagen per year once we hit our 30s, this unipolar radiofrequency treatment tightens the skin’s structure in the deepest layers of the epidermis by simultaneously heating the collagen fibres that have been deformed. This process then stimulates and triggers production of new collagen and elastin in the hypodermis. The skin tightens again and reduces the appearance of cellulite.
Palpate and Roll Massages
By kneading the skin and the subcutaneous tissue, messaging areas affected by cellulite can release fats slightly and improve blood circulation. Depending on the kind of cellulite – adipose, fibrous or aqueous – and the area where it has accumulated, massage professionals will used different techniques. This can unclog the surface tissues, eliminate toxins and dislodge the cellulite. These techniques are limited, however, and their results manifest themselves over the long-term.
A Balanced Diet
Since fats are responsible for the appearance of cellulite, adopting a healthy lifestyle including regular physical activities and a balanced diet is a preventative, limiting solution. Without depriving yourself of life’s small pleasures, you should avoid meals that are too rich in bad fats, refined sugar and salt on a daily basis. If you are particularly prone to water retention and storing fats, you can also opt for cuisine based on natural anti-cellulite foods such as onion, celeriac, cabbage, papaya, green tea, peppers or even pineapple.
In all cases, you should understand that the selected treatment will never make cellulite completely disappear and maintenance sessions will always be required to sustain results. Get advice from a specialist like the Dermapure team, which can set the record straight about the best treatment option for your condition.