What is Cellulite and How to Treat it?

Cellulite is a term for dimpled, lumpy flesh on the buttocks, thighs, hips and abdomen. Under your skin, there are tissue strands called septae. This network of connective tissue holds the fat in place. If septae are not tightly woven together or strong, the fat can bulge out between them, creating lumpy, dimpled ripples on the skin’s surface which is known as cellulite. Women have thinner skin, fewer and less tightly arranged septae then men and so are more likely to develop cellulite. Connective tissue can be weakened by excess fat, lack of exercise, hormones, muscle tone and poor circulation.

It is a proven fact that cellulite gets worse with age. Hormones play an important role in the appearance of cellulite. Estrogen is a hormone that helps keep the blood vessels flowing smoothly. As women age, they produce less estrogen. Less estrogen means less circulation, which can also mean a decrease in the new production of collagen and the breakdown of older connective tissue.

Cellulite can run in your genes giving you a greater chance to inherit it. If your mother or grandmother has cellulite, you have a chance of developing it. Genetics is only a small part of how you can develop cellulite. Some factors that contribute to having cellulite are exercise, diet and maintaining a healthy weight.

Exercise cannot cure cellulite but it can play a role in reducing the amount of cellulite your body develops. Cellulite occurs when connective fibers underneath the skin lose their elasticity or become weak, but stretching and strengthening those areas can help reduce the cellulite appearance. If you work out, firming and toning those muscles will tighten the skin giving the illusion that cellulite is less noticeable.

Certain foods will help with cellulite. Eating a plant heavy, well balanced diet can reduce inflammation throughout your body and help maintain your weight. Staying hydrated and eating foods with high water content will also keep your connective tissue strong which in turn reduces cellulite. If you want to help fight cellulite, aim to eat more fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, radish and ball peppers, all are more than 90% water.

Smoking will affect the appearance of cellulite. Blood vessel flow is reduced when smoking cigarettes which weakens and disrupts the formation of collagen. This allows the connective tissue to become damaged or stretched more easily and for underlying fat to show through. Smoking also causes premature wrinkles and aging, leave skin discolored and dry and can contribute to stretch marks.

Some cellulite products that are over-the-counter may claim to help remove toxins and impurities from the body. But those claims are not supported by science.

Balance Face + Body Wellness have an innovative cellulite reduction treatment to stimulate the collagen and elastin production by utilizing micropulse technology. The cellulite treatment stimulates collagen and elastin production in each millimeter of the treated skin. The treatment will reduce the appearance of cellulite by smoothing and tightening the skin.

Many people in New Jersey have benefited from our cellulite reduction treatment therapy. We are proud to have served communities in Mansfield, Middlesex, East Hanover, Mount Olive and Hopatcong.

In addition, we’ve served people living in Hackettstown, Mendham, Tewksbury, Bedminster, Califon, Allamuchy, Port Murray, Flanders, Chester, Glen Gardner, Independence, Voorhees, Lebanon, Peapack, Roxbury, Randolph, Dover, Morristown, Somerville, Berkeley Heights, Madison, Bound Brook, Manville, Florham Park, New Providence and North Plainfield.

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