Cellulite is a very common, harmless skin condition that causes lumpy, dimpled flesh on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen. The condition is most prevalent in women. Between 80 and 90 percent of women may experience cellulite at some point in their lives.
Cellulite refers to the puckered appearance of skin when fatty tissue pushes through the fibrous bands, called septae, that connect skin to muscle. These bands “pull down and tether the skin, and that’s what leads to the dimpled appearance of cellulite or ‘orange peel skin.’
Grades of Cellulite
There are three grades of cellulite appearance:
- Grade 1: You have smooth skin while laying down and standing up also called Orange Peel Skin due to its appearance.
- Grade 2: You have smooth skin while laying down, but some dimpling appears while standing also called Cottage Cheese appearance, and the skin appears moderately draped.
- Grade 3: Dimpling appears while you are standing and laying down also called “mattress” appearance, with 10 or more deep depressions, and the skin is severely draped.
The exact cause of cellulite is unknown, but it appears to result from an interaction between the connective tissue in the dermatological layer that lies below the surface of the skin, and the layer of fat that is just below it.
Some common factors appear to be linked to the chance of having cellulite:
- Hormonal factors and age: Hormonal factors play a large role in the development of cellulite, and genetics determine skin structure, skin texture and body type. Age also causes the skin to becomes less elastic, thinner, and more likely to sag. This increases the chance of cellulite developing.
- Genetics: Genetic factors can be linked to a person’s speed of metabolism, distribution of fat under the skin, ethnicity, and circulatory levels. These can affect the chance of cellulite development.
- Dietary and lifestyle changes: People who eat too much fat, carbohydrates, and salt and too little fiber are likely to have greater amounts of cellulite.
- Other factors include weight gain or weight loss, a poor diet, a sedentary lifestyle, and smoking. Wearing tight clothing and frequent sitting can also contribute to the formation of cellulite.
Home remedies for cellulite
- Healthy diet: A diet rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and a good balance and variety of all the food groups will provide the body and skin with all it needs.
- Exercise– Perform 20 minutes of aerobic exercise and 20 minutes of strength training two or three days a week, paired with a healthy diet can really help with cellulite.
- Massage: Massage may reduce cellulite by improving lymphatic drainage. It can also help stretch your skin tissue. This may help stretch out cellulite dimples, too.
- Dry Brushing: Dry brushing helps stimulate blood and lymph flow in the body. This is something you can — and should — be doing daily, even twice a day before your shower.
- Body Scrub– Coffee scrubs can be beneficial in reducing cellulite as well as coconut oil. The massage and exfoliation benefit the skin by stimulating blood/lymph flow and the caffeine in the coffee have a tightening effect. By massaging this trifecta onto any problem area, you’ll stimulate blood flow resulting in smoother, firmer skin
- Products with Retinol and Caffeine: It exfoliates the skin and it helps build the collagen and would make the skin look firmer. Caffeine is in almost every cellulite-reducing product that shows any benefit, it helps blood flow to the skin and works as a diuretic.
Treatments for cellulite
If cellulite bothers you, you’re not alone. Our desire to get rid of — or at least diminish — cellulite has led to many treatment options. At ISAAC LUXE, we have many treatments according to your preferences.
- Radiofrequency: Unlike surgical treatments that require a lot of downtime, IntraGen skin tightening treatment makes most of radiofrequency. Just like laser, radio frequency is energy. It is in fact electrical energy (which is why the tool has pins) to tighten skin and improve texture as well as skin tone. It stimulate your skin’s fibroblasts that improve collagen production, tighten skin and reduce wrinkles and fine lines.
- Insta Sculpt: No needles, no gas, Insta Sculpt is a versatile Korean beauty treatment, that is effective for body contouring, cellulite reduction and improving skin elasticity. Our innovative needle-free carboxy therapy helps redefine body contours with a dramatic improvement in skin laxity and cellulite reduction. If you have post-surgery marks or stretch marks, you can naturally reduce them with our treatment, Insta Sculpt.
- Medcontour: Be it muffin top or excessive thigh fat, we all have problem areas that we need extra help with! Considered as one of the best alternatives to liposuction, Med Contour is a unique and new ultrasonic treatment used for skin tightening and contouring. With immediate changes by 2.5 cm after the first treatment, Med Contour is a safe treatment of localised fat at the subcutaneous layer, that guarantees long-lasting results.
- Exilis Ultra: Exilis Elite Ultra is one of the few non-invasive face tightening and body contouring treatments that allow you to lose fat and reshape your body without any cuts or incisions. Known to be as good as a facelift in the beauty world, Exilis Elite Ultra uses a combination of radiofrequency energy, ultrasound and skin cooling to transfer heat onto the deeper layers of the skin, whilst protecting the outer layer.