VigorBuddy | What You Need to Know About Cellulite | Cellulite appears as dimples or bumpy depressions on the skin. It often occurs around the buttocks and thighs, but it could also appear in the abdomen, chest, or arms. Diet and exercise are some ways to manage cellulite at home, although they have limited results. You can rely on Ice Cave Body Sculpting for optimal results from your minimally-invasive San Diego cellulite treatment.
Is cellulite harmful?
Cellulite has a high prevalence rate in females after puberty, occurring in 80 to 90% of adult women. Cellulite describes a condition where fat cells accumulate around a network of connective tissue. The fat buildup exerts weight on the fibrous tissue altering its structure.
The high prevalence rate suggests cellulite is a physiological characteristic. Cellulite poses no medical risks, but it could impact the patient’s body image and self-esteem. Cellulite is more pronounced in females due to the fat distribution around the thighs and buttocks.
What causes cellulite?
Cellulite is more likely to occur as you grow older. The skin loses its elasticity, increasing the depressions around the connective tissue. The fibrous tissue tightens as the fat exerts weight on the skin, causing uneven depression.
Genetics is one of the leading factors of cellulite development. While cellulite could affect lean people, gaining weight makes the lumps more conspicuous.
Genetics and hormones may also cause a loss of elasticity, making the lumps more likely to appear over the skin. Hormones like collagen keep connective tissue firm and supple. Aging reduces the tissue’s ability to maintain shape and structure.
Estrogen hormone imbalances could influence insulin production, which can trigger cellulite formation. Insulin anomalies may cause sugar to accumulate in the connective tissue and encourage the onset of cellulite.
Can you manage cellulite with diet and exercise?
Some exercises could decrease the accumulation of cellulite. Regular physical activity burns fat, reducing the weight exerted on the connective tissue. Exercise can rejuvenate your body and restore the skin’s elasticity.
A balanced diet free of sugar and toxins can reduce signs of cellulite formation. A healthy meal manages problems like insulin resistance, which impacts the lymphatic system. Avoid foods and beverages such as carbonated drinks, snacks, and processed products.
Essential nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids help to protect tissues from toxic compounds. You can benefit by incorporating fish and poultry products into your diet. Drinking water will also flush out toxins and minimize cellulite on your skin.
Due to limited research, the efficacy of diet and exercise has not been established. But there is anecdotal proof of its potential from other related studies.
Cellulite treatment options
Severe cellulite formation may happen due to rapid weight gain. But exercise and diet are not always reliable for such cases. Your healthcare provider may propose non-invasive procedures to revitalize your skin.
One of the treatment options is QWO® injectable, a set of hormones injected under the skin to spur collagen production. Collagen reinforces fibrous tissues, which eliminates lumps and dimples. You may require up to three treatment sessions to attain the desired results.
Contact Ice Cave Body Sculpting to schedule a cellulite treatment appointment today.