We often read about the “easy way to get rid of cellulite” or the “5 simple things to do to get rid of cellulite, however there are lots of things that don’t work. The one truth is, it’s not ‘easy’ to get rid of cellulite once it’s there!
Here are 10 facts about cellulite that you may not know, as well as information about causes, treatments and solutions which will actually help to make a difference:
1. Cellulite happens to all people regardless of shape and size.
90% of women have cellulite and weight is not an impacting factor, it may just change the appearance of cellulite making it more noticeable as the skin is under more stress. People of all different body shapes, different ages and different races get cellulite.
2. Cellulite could be due to your genes.
Cellulite does run in families but other factors such as diet and exercise do have an impact. So even if your mother doesn’t have cellulite, doesn’t mean you never will.
3. Smoking will make your cellulite more severe.
Cigarette smoke has been proved to reduce blood vessel flow and weaken the formation of collagen (the protein keeping your skin together). This means tissue becomes stretched and damaged easily and increases the formation of cellulite.
4. Women suffer from cellulite more than men, BUT anyone can have it.
Women tend to carry more fat around their hips and thighs, and have less supportive tissue to keep it in place, therefore there is a greater appearance of cellulite. But 10% of men do suffer from cellulite too, so women aren’t alone.
5. Cardio won’t help reduce cellulite.
Although cardio exercise is good at keeping weight off, which therefore reduces the appearance of cellulite, it won’t smooth out the skin itself.
6. Cellulite is not caused by toxins in the body.
The biggest myth about cellulite is that toxins in the body are the cause, this is not supported by science at all. Cellulite actually occurs because of fat deposits pushing through layers of collagen fibres. This is often due to lack of exercise, hormones and muscle tone.
7. Cellulite reducing creams will not reduce cellulite long term.
Special creams may work short time to reduce the appearance of cellulite, however there is no evidence of them working long term to permanently reduce it.
8. Liposuction will not help cellulite.
Liposuction will not help the appearance of cellulite and in fact might make it worse. Liposuction may make fat deposits more uneven and make the appearance worse overall. Liposuction is designed to remove fat not cellulite.
9. Certain foods can help the appearance of cellulite.
Eating a well-balanced and plant heavy diet will reduce inflammation around the whole body and therefore reduce the appearance of cellulite. Foods with high water content will help strengthen the connective tissue, making the skin tighter and firmer.
10. There is a treatment which is clinically proven to help.
Endospheres therapy is a clinically proven treatment carried out at Cosmetech Chelsea Private Clinic, which uses a micro vibration and micro compression technology called Compressive Microvibration to shape the body and treat cellulite. The treatment is non-invasive and pain free whilst working biologically to restore the tissues and processes. Endospheres therapy is clinically proven and guarantees results from the first session and works by breaking down, removing and reshaping fat deposits. It also stimulates collagen production to leave you with a fully toned and shaped effect. It has achieved an impressive 97.8% patient satisfaction rate.
For more information about cellulite treatments please see our Endospheres therapy page or call us on 020 7565 0333.