Cellulite & What You Can Do About it

Everyone has cellulite, whether you choose to embrace it or hate it, it is a very natural appearance. There are many options how you can reduce cellulite, and increase the production of collagen. But first, what is collagen and cellulite? 

Cellulite: cel·lu·lite

/ˈselyəˌlīt/

noun

persistent subcutaneous fat causing dimpling of the skin, especially on women’s hips and thighs. Not in technical use.

Collagen: col·la·gen

/ˈkäləjən/

noun

the main structural protein found in skin and other connective tissues, widely used in purified form for cosmetic surgical treatments.

As each year goes by… we age, and our skin ages with us. At the age of 25, your body is no longer naturally producing the collagen protein, which is why some may start to notice early signs of aging in the mid-to-late 20’s. Collagen levels drop by 2% each year after the production has stopped. Collagen is known as the “glue” that holds tissues together firmly. Once the collagen starts to die off, it is more noticeable that the skin may not be so firm in some areas, or may start to wrinkle. After collagen starts to become less prominent in the skin, there is spacing where cellulite begins to sag into, revealing an “orange peel” effect. This “orange peel” effect is the lack luster appearance that many people disagree with, on areas such as legs, arms, abdomen, and much more.

Orange-peel skin is referring to the texture which is created by the cellulite over collagen ratio in the body. When collagen becomes more present over the ratio of cellulite, the skin begins to look smoother in texture. 

There are many things that you can change in your day-to-day life style, that can improve the appearance of cellulite, and slow down declining collagen production. 

Dietary Change

Changing your daily diet is a big step towards a healthier body. Increasing your intake of citrus fruits, drinking plenty of water in a day (8 cups to be exact), managing your daily coffee to a minimum, and adding more green vegetables to your meals can surely make a big difference in how cellulite is stored in your body.  

Regular Exercise

This might seem as an obvious approach to helping the appearance of cellulite. A weekly routine of exercise, and healthy eating is the best way to naturally aid your body to shrink cellulite cells, and it’s more effective than you think! Regularly attending a fitness centre can show results after only 6 weeks, program depending. 

Radio Frequency (skin rejuvenation) Treatment:

For stubborn areas with cellulite and collagen production issues, particularly “Orange-peel” skin, there is a perfect treatment for you. While this treatment comes in many different names/brands,the results depend highly on the technique of the Medical Aesthetician as well as the number and timings of treatments.

Students at the School of Natural Medical Aesthetics train on advanced technology that concentrates radio frequency heat, directly on to the skin to help shrink the appearance of cellulite, and accelerate the production of collagen. After a series of treatments, the patient will notice the “orange-peel” effect slowly starts to diminish naturally, leaving the skin smooth, and dimple free. 

Radio frequency skin rejuvenation is a safe treatment, and any skin type can be treated. 

At the School of Natural Medical Aesthetics, this is one out of the 5 hands-on treatments that we offer to our students to practice, research, and demonstrate their knowledge from the course on real patients. 

For more information on our 6 week medical aesthetics course, please visit us here.

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