What is Cellulite and Cellulite Reduction Therapy?

What is cellulite?

Cellulite is a term used to describe clusters of fat deposits that collect under the skin. Although men can have cellulite, it overwhelmingly affects women and is most commonly found in the thighs, abdomen and buttocks. The fat trapped underneath the skin pushes against connective tissue, making the affected areas look puckered. When women joke that they have “cottage cheese” thighs, they are often referring to cellulite.

What causes cellulite?

Understanding what is cellulite means understanding that, despite it being associated with fat, it is not based on weight. It can affect anyone, even people who have always been thin. Although cellulite may run in the family, it can be caused by the following:

  • Hormonal changes, such as those experienced during puberty, pregnancy or menopause
  • Poor eating habits
  • Total body fat
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Dehydration
  • Slow metabolism

What is the treatment for cellulite?

Now that we know what is cellulite, the question remains how we can get rid of it. While cellulite is completely harmless, it is rather unattractive and can make people feel self-conscious. This is especially true in the hot summer months, when revealing more skin can mean revealing more cellulite.

While creams, liposuction and laser therapy are all available treatments for cellulite, one of the more effective ways to battle the unsightly condition is through cellulite reduction therapy by Endermologie.

What is cellulite reduction therapy?

Cellulite reduction therapy, such as Lipomassage by Endermologie, is an FDA-approved non-invasive, non-surgical treatment of cellulite. It uses a mechanical device, equipped with suction and rollers, which is applied directly to the affected area to reshape the skin and stimulate circulation. It does this by rhythmically and evenly folding and unfolding the skin. This repeated action increases blood flow, tones, softens and smoothes the skin and eventually reduces the puckered, dimpled appearance of cellulite.

How long does cellulite reduction therapy last?

The Endermologie treatment is a gradual process and requires multiple sessions for maximum benefit. Depending on the severity of the cellulite and the areas affected, up to 20 or more sessions may be required, although some people experience results in as little as 6 sessions. Each session lasts approximately 35 to 45 minutes.

Does it hurt?

The expression “no pain, no gain” does not seem to apply here. People report a painless and relaxing experience during the therapy sessions, feeling only a gentle message.

Is it for everyone?

Unfortunately, because this treatment results in a significant increase in blood flow, people taking blood thinners and those with certain medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes or kidney failure, are not eligible for it.

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