Causes and Treatment of Cellulite
Cellulite…that ugly, cottage cheese textured skin so many of us get on our abdomen, hips, thighs and elsewhere. Is it just something we must learn to live with? Can we prevent it from occurring? Here are the answers you are looking for in your quest to combat the dreaded cellulite!
Cellulite is Fat, But It Doesn’t Mean You Are Fat
Cellulite is comprised of bands of fatty deposits that lie just below the skin, causing that dimpled appearance with which we are all familiar. Although even thin people can suffer from cellulite, it’s often more pronounced on overweight women and if they lose a lot of weight, it’s likely to make a noticeable difference.
Unfortunately, just your gender is a determining factor in who will get cellulite. Women far outnumber men when it comes to the formation of fatty deposits. It’s also genetic so if other women in your family have it, you’re likely to develop cellulite, too.
While there isn’t a single cause, cellulite can be more pronounced in those who eat poorly and are prone to fad dieting. A slow metabolism and hormonal changes can also be blamed. If you are mostly inactive, dehydrated and/or carry a lot of extra fat, your chances of getting cellulite go up, too.
There are many products on the market which claim to eliminate cellulite but few of them are effective. Creams, in particular, are quite common but so far none of them have proven to do anything more than temporarily constrict blood vessels at the surface of the skin to make the appearance of cellulite temporarily less severe. For some people, especially those with circulatory problems, blood vessel constriction can be harmful so always be cautious when using cellulite creams.
The same is true for massage treatments. Although they may temporarily redistribute subcutaneous fat and thus reduce the appearance of cellulite, the effect is very short term.
Laser treatments are one of the newest forms of cellulite banishment. Laser devices target the fat beneath the skin, zapping it and effectively melting it. This breaks up the fibrous bands of fat which cause dimpling and it also stimulates the production of collagen. This is one of the most effective, albeit most expensive, forms of treating cellulite.
Now there’s a new option in the form of a FIT® Bodywrap. Using far infrared ray technology, the body wraps send heat underneath fat tissue, thinning the blood so that it can get into the areas where fat exists. Applying heat to the body softens fat tissues and speeds up metabolism, causing fat to enter the bloodstream.
Far infrared ray therapy also seems to speed up the processing of enzymes in the body, which increases metabolism. Just an hour of the far infrared ray therapy from a FIT® Bodywrap will break down fat, cellulite and other toxins while burning hundreds of calories the body’s sweating to cool itself down. This rids the body of heavy metals, pollution and other toxins, which are flushed away via sweat. That’s another way a body wrap helps reduce the appearance of cellulite. An added bonus is the weight loss you will experience while targeting that ugly cellulite on your body!
Thanks to modern technology, you no longer have to put up with the cottage cheese effect of cellulite on your abdomen, hips and thighs. Try a relaxing one-hour FIT® Bodywrap and see just how effective it can be at smoothing and softening your skin.