The lumpy, bumpy appearance of cellulite does not discriminate when it comes to targeting victims. Slender, fit and thick body types all suffer from cellulite. Nearly 85-90% of women have attested to their disdain of cellulite and their desire to fix it or downplay its appearance. Fortunately, there are measures that can be taken to effectively reduce the appearance of cellulite.
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite occurs when fat deposits push through the connective tissues beneath the skin and as such, often appears in areas where the body tends to store fat i.e. the thighs, buttocks, upper arms and belly. Basically, our network of connective tissues called septae act like a kind of scaffolding or netting meant to hold fat in place. When the septae is not woven together tightly enough or strong enough, fat then protrudes between the ‘netting’ creating the rippled appearance of cellulite on the skin’s surface.
Granted those who are overweight will have more prominent and noticeable looking cellulite, given the fact that the more fat there is underneath the skin, the more likely stress will be put on the connective tissues causing bulging to occur. However, as mentioned previously cellulite plagues body’s both thin and thick.
As we age, our body’s ability to produce new collagen decreases adding to the likelihood of developing cellulite. With less collagen available to the body, connective tissues weaken and skin gets thinner creating the ideal conditions for cellulite to rear its ugly head.
How to Lessen the Appearance of Cellulite?
Because half the cellulite equation is fat, losing weight through diet and exercise can help. However, your skin’s elasticity plays a large part in whether or not getting rid of the fat will also reduce the appearance of cellulite. Regardless, maintaining a well-balanced diet and regular exercise routine is essential to leading a healthier lifestyle, which in itself is always sexy.
There are topical solutions and creams that can alleviate the appearance of cellulite temporarily. Most fall into two kinds, either containing caffeine to create a tightening effect that helps smooth out bumps and lumps or creams that work to thicken the outer layer of the skin to minimize the appearance of cellulite. Though both can work, results are fleeting and wash off in the shower. For those looking for more permanent results…
Long Lasting Treatment for Cellulite Reduction: Venus Legacy
Venus Legacy is an effective radio frequency treatment that harnesses energy to stimulate tissues on a cellular level to reduce cellulite for long-lasting results. Venus Legacy penetrates deep within the dermis, delivering energy into the layers where collagen is located to kickstart the body’s natural healing process. This heat matrix causes collagen synthesis and contraction, fibroblast proliferation, neo-vascularity and lipolysis (i.e. breaks down fat cells.)
The blood flow in the treated area is improved, enhancing the skin tone and texture. Vitamins, minerals, and oxygen are carried more easily to the cells, and toxins and waste materials are removed. Skin tightening is another result of the Venus Legacy treatment, as tiny new blood vessels are formed in the treatment areas and dermal fibroblasts are created; fibroblasts then increase the number of collagen and elastin fibers. New collagen and elastin creation results in tighter skin and wrinkle reduction.
This non-invasive treatment can tackle a variety of cosmetic concerns including reducing arm and belly fat, smoothing and shaping the buttocks and thighs, reducing the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks, tightening the skin and more without having to undergo surgery.
Venus Legacy Treatments in Calgary
For those looking to learn more about long-lasting cellulite removal and body contouring in Calgary, the Sculpt Face & Body team is here to help. We supply complimentary, no-obligation consultations to ensure you leave armed with the knowledge to make a confident and informed decision.
As with treatment, it is only as effective as the esthetician who administers it. Our team is comprised of skilled professionals who deliver the results you want and the safety you deserve.