Do you have lumpy or dimpled flesh on your hips, thighs, buttocks, or belly? You’re not alone. Cellulite is a common condition that affects 90 percent of women and 10 percent of men. While cellulite is not generally harmful, it can look unsightly, especially in the summer months when sporting shorts or bathing suits. While it’s not easy to cure cellulite, you can significantly reduce its appearance with the right treatment plan. Learn what causes cellulite and how to treat it.
Causes of Cellulite
Cellulite is the presence of ordinary fat deposits underneath your skin. It often causes the skin to appear lumpy as the fat pushes against the connective tissue, causing the overlying skin to pucker. Cellulite can occur if you’re thin or heavy. It can also have a wide array of causes, such as poor diet, slow metabolism, fad dieting, lack of physical activity, dehydration, and hormone changes.
As cellulite is caused by fat deposits, it would seem like losing weight through diet and exercise would eliminate the problem. However, that’s not entirely true. After cellulite develops, it can be difficult to get rid of it even after weight loss. A reduction in cellulite will partly depend on your skin’s elasticity. The good news is that you can greatly reduce the appearance of cellulite with some proven at-home and professional treatments. One of the easiest and quickest ways to improve cellulite is with an anti-cellulite lotion or cream. Most body contouring products contain one of two active ingredients: vitamin A or caffeine. A firming cream with vitamin A helps to thicken the outer layer of skin to make cellulite bumps appear less noticeable. Products with caffeine create a tightening effect that makes the bumps appear smoother. These ingredients may be combined with others to optimize treatment. One such body firming lotion is the Slim Contour Cream by Dr. Sylvia Skin Care. Designed for use on the face and body, this versatile fat burning lotion addresses cellulite and excess adipose for smoother, firmer skin. (The tissue-tightening and anti-cellulite properties of the active Slim-Excess were already visible on volunteers’ thighs after 4 weeks of application.) In clinical studies, Slim Contour Cream was also found to effectively tighten facial contour by reducing fat production which lessened skin sagging. For an even longer lasting solution, try a professional anti-cellulite treatment. TriLipo, available at the Cutis Medical Laser Clinics, offers skin tightening, fat reduction, and cellulite smoothing benefits. This non-invasive treatment is safe on all skin types and can be used on nearly any part of the body, such as the thighs, arms, and abdomen. It has been found successful in treating cellulite, stretch marks, facial wrinkles, and skin laxity. If you’re tired of battling cellulite, know that safe and effective treatment options are available. From convenient at-home treatments like body firming creams to fast-acting professional treatments like TriLipo technology, the right treatment can help you look great and feel confident in your own skin. To learn more about our body firming cream created by our skin specialist in Singapore or to schedule TriLipo, contact us at the Cutis Aesthetic Clinic at 6801 4000.