Cellulite Treatment *BESTSELLERS*
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Of all the things women already have to worry about, cellulite stands on top of the list of unwanted and unsightly appearances on the body, keeping close spots with stretch marks, acne marks and flabby skin.
In line with that, there have been many effective and not-so-effective methods to take care of cellulite. There are workout routines, gels, creams, pills and even machines that are designed to bust out those dimples and sacs that hang around your thighs, arms and sides.
One of the newest ways to get rid of them is microdermabrasion. But before you hit the spa, it’s best to understand cellulite and microdermabrasion and how it works.
What is Cellulite?
Some call it deposited fat. Others call it the next stage in the evolution of wrinkles, and there also those who call them the dark secret behind their penchant for pants even during summer.
Many would be surprised to know that cellulite is not even a medically-recognized term. It’s a term that marketing experts and clinics have used to create hype for their services and products to sell, and boy did they sell.
Cellulite is used to refer to those saggy, dimpled formations that show on the back of the thighs, under the arms and spilling over the sides of your jeans.
They’re not lethal, but they can certainly kill your sex appeal when you step into a bikini. They are unsightly skin characteristics that you can’t seem to scratch, wax, burn or jog off no matter what you do.
Unlike what most products and spas want you to think, cellulite is not made of fat, but it is somewhat affected by the presence of fat.
With that being said, no matter how many pounds you manage to shed, it’s not going to help you get rid of these things, especially when they’re already there. You’re going to need something a little more specialized to take care of those bad boys.
In today’s age of facial care, microdermabrasion currently sits atop the throne. It’s one of the most sought-after treatments by a lot of people and it has very surprising results.
The process is rather simple. Patients who undergo microdermabrasion sessions lie on top of a table, waiting for their specialist to begin the procedure.
The specialist uses a special device which is known as a “wand”. This wand is tipped with either diamond or crystal materials that work their magic onto the skin.
When the procedure begins, the specialist will use the wand and rub it against the surface of the skin, where the diamond or crystal tips will do their thing. These specialized tips will dig into your pores and take out anything blocking them. This could mean anything from dead skin cells, dirt, oil and even pus.
Along with this digging into the skin, these wands also come installed with mini-vacuums that suck in all the removed debris from the surface of the skin. It’s one of the most efficient ways to clear up the skin and reveal a more youthful glow.
In order to further improve the treatment, microdermabrasion procedures are accompanied by special gels that seep into your pores ones the wand has dug out the undesirables from within, feeding your skin with a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals that will help rejuvenate your complexion.
The above description may sound like a commercial for a facial clinic, but microdermabrasion can be done on almost any part of the body. It can be done to the arms, torso and even the feet.
Most importantly, it can also be done on the thighs.
Microdermabrasion versus Cellulite
Cellulite is mainly composed of messed-up skin cells and layers that have responded to a sedentary lifestyle. People who don’t exercise their legs and thighs end up with a lot of pressure on these areas, causing their skin cells to develop in a strange manner.
That is what causes those iconic dimple marks and unsightly waves to appear.
Because this area doesn’t get a lot of scrubbing and treatment in the massage parlor or even in the bathtub, this causes the skin to take care of itself, creating those hideous dimples.
Microdermabrasion gets to work on cellulite by performing several things for your thighs:
1. It lifts the dead skin cells from the surface of the thighs.
In doing so, those awkward skin cells get removed from the surface of the dimples, further lessening the severity of your cellulite.
Microdermabrasion will also remove any oils, dirt and bile that have found their way into these dimples, eliminating their chances of growing and causing more harm than good.
2. It prods the body to repair the damage.
Because you’ve gotten rid of the dead skin cells that have found their way on your thighs, your body will have to create new ones. This means a repair team for your thighs is well on its way!
These new skin cells will correct the errors made by the now-removed skin cells and will pave way to smoother skin underneath those thighs.
3. It boosts your skin into action.
On top of getting the body started on repairing the damages from cellulite, microdermabrasion also gives the skin a boost through the use of gels.
Depending on the gel you’re using, these substances will seep into your pores and bathe the dirt and dead skin cells with a healthy dose of vitamins that will further catalyze the repair process.
Through these actions, microdermabrasion will loosen up those skin layers and make that cellulite more sensitive to change and exercise.
Microdermabrasion Limitations for Cellulite
Although this procedure sounds like it can zap away those dimples, it won’t get rid of them permanently. This is because there is a close link between cellulite and fat.
It was mentioned earlier that cellulite isn’t composed of fat. That much is true, but despite that, cellulite is actually triggered by the presence of fat within your thighs.
What causes cellulite?
When your body creates fat deposits in the lower layers of your skin, your skin cells will respond by expanding its compartments, causing them to work around those fat deposits and allowing for more room to grow.
This is what ultimately causes cellulite to appear.
Because these fat deposits are registered in the darkest corners of your thighs, regular exercise doesn’t cut it anymore. You would need serious fat-burning methods to reach that deep to break down those chunks of fat.
Although microdermabrasion can change the skin cells at the surface, it does little for the fat deposits in your thighs, especially if there’s a lot. No matter how much lighter and smoother your skin becomes, as long as those fat deposits are still there, cellulite is bound to return.
With that being said, microdermabrasion is one of the best remedies for the effects of cellulite, but it isn’t a guaranteed cure.
If you want to permanently get rid of cellulite, you would need to create a multi-treatment approach, which eliminates the fats inside and helps the skin gain more elasticity on the outside.
Other Cellulite Reduction Treatments
On top of radically changing your diet and staying away from fat for the rest of your life, a lot of other known remedies have been known to hit those deep-seated fat reserves. Here are other cellulite treatments that work that you should combine with microdermabrasion:
This stands for High-Intensity-Interval-Training. What sounds like a machine from the future is actually a workout method that is designed to rapidly increase your fat-burning capacity. It does so by pushing your body to its absolute limit, making it one of the most effective cellulite solutions available.
The reason why it’s known as high-intensity is because these kinds of workouts do not just cause you to sweat. They cause you to burn.
Instead of completing a number of repetitions of a certain activity in a given time frame, HIIT forces you to complete as many repetitions as humanly possible within a very short time window.
That could either mean sprinting at full speed for 30 seconds or lifting the heaviest weight you can for 20 seconds. This type of approach catches your body off-guard, forcing it to burn up all your energy reservoirs.
When all these reservoirs have been used up, your body will turn to those deep-seated fat deposits in your thighs, melting them away. When this happens permanent cellulite removal and cellulite reduction can take place.
Microdermabrasion will take care of restoring the skin to its natural luster. This is what makes HIIT one of the best cellulite treatment methods that don’t require needles and doctors. By burning up all those fat deposits in your arms and thighs, you could be reducing cellulite in a matter of weeks!
If you’re more interested in clinical approaches, this one has to be the most direct. Instead of burning off the fat, why not have it sucked out from your thighs?
Depending on your clinic, this method is sure to get rid of everything in one fell swoop. It’s one of the most immediate treatment for cellulite available in the market.
With that being said, you could be burning through your bank account rather than your fat reserves. These procedures could cost within the thousands bracket, depending on the notoriety of the clinic you’re visiting.
It’s best to get doctors advice before taking this method.
Microdermabrasion will make your body look better all over
Coupled with these fat eliminating methods, microdermabrasion will work wonders on your skin. HIIT and liposuction will take care of the deep-seated fat that causes cellulite while microdermabrasion will iron out the effects of cellulite that are already present on your thighs.
Think of this as a one-two punch combination that will knock out those unsightly dimples from the face of your thighs.
One cannot work without the other. You may get rid of the fat through exercise and other methods, but when cellulite is already present, you will have to depend of microdermabrasion procedures to give your skin a second life after cellulite has affected it.
With continued visits to your dermatology clinic for microdermabrasion sessions, you can eliminate cellulite as long as it is accompanied by fat reduction.
It is important to couple microdermabrasion sessions with whatever fat-burning, weight-losing, lard-sucking method you have planned. Those take care of the inside while microdermabrasion will take care of the outside.
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