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And What You Can Do About It!
Reducing the amount of fat that can be trapped in the connective tissue is the best way to help yourself reduce cellulite. A low fat diet along with a cardio, a strength training plan, and skin tightening treatments will quickly improve your health, reduce fat and may have some effect on the appearance of cellulite.
Additionally, a dermatologist that provides cosmetic skin treatments can also help lessen the appearance of cellulite. Talk to your dermatologist to find out about the latest advancements in cellulite treatment.
Are you aware that there is one skin condition that affects almost 90% of women? You’ve probably thought about your own troublesome skin issues and already guessed what it is - it’s our dear friend cellulite. It is unsightly and can be embarrassing, but you can rest assured knowing that you are not alone. Scientists and specialists understand that cellulite is a common concern and have developed result oriented treatments.
What exactly is cellulite? Cellulite is the appearance of fat deposits beneath the skin which give the skin a dimpled look. To better understand cellulite you need to know the facts from the myths.
Myth # 1- Cellulite only affects women.
False. This is not the case; however, cellulite does affect more women than men. A reason why this is has to do with the fact that women tend to carry more fat around their thighs and buttocks than men do. This is where cellulite likes to form. About 10% of men will suffer from cellulite to some degree.
Myth # 2- Cellulite is a result of being out of shape.
Somewhat True. Cellulite is often to be blamed on our genetics and everyone does have fat deposits beneath their skin. However, whether or not you develop noticeable cellulite is dependent upon the muscle structure beneath your skin. This is where the fat deposits become trapped in the connective tissues. However, cellulite can be more noticeable in individuals who are obese because there are larger amounts of fat deposits beneath the skin.
Myth # 3- There is nothing you can do about cellulite.
False. Since the appearance of cellulite worsens with greater fat deposits, you can decrease the appearance of cellulite by losing fat. Although you may not be able to completely rid yourself of cellulite completely, advanced cosmetic treatments, diet and exercise can improve your skin’s appearance.
Myth # 4- Cardio exercise will get rid of cellulite.
Somewhat True. Cardiovascular exercise will help improve your health and reduce your weight, but in order to see real skin smoothing results, strength training must be done in conjunction with cardio. Strength training will improve the connective tissue beneath the skin which is to blame for cellulite, but this alone will not completely remove cellulite from your body. Ask your skin care specialist what treatment options will work alongside traditional skin firming methods.
Myth # 5- Cellulite creams will cure cellulite.
False. Although there are some creams on the market that will improve the overall appearance of your skin, a topical treatment cannot affect the underlying connective tissue. To learn about treatments for permanent improvement of cellulite contact your dermatologist.
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