Unsightly, dimply thighs are something that no woman wants to live with. But what is cellulite and what causes it? Cellulite is actually a medical disorder – it is microscopic changes in the skin that manifest as dimples, which are fat cells pushing through the middle layer of the skin (dermis).
It can be a real downer when you feel those dimples on your thighs. BSA reader, Louise Hendricks, asked: “I am 39 years old and have cellulite on my thighs. I have used numerous body products. What else can I do and use to make it go away?”
Skin Renewal founder, Dr Maureen Allem, replied:
Cellulite manifests in varying grades, with grade 1 being very mild and grade 4 being more critical, with lumps being visible at all times. It’s advisable to try and target the problem before it gets out of hand. Because cellulite is a multi-level problem, it needs to be combated in multiple ways.
Topical products, such as creams, gels or serums, which have been specifically formulated to target this specific skin problem by stimulating circulation, can be applied to the affected area. These products can only help up to a limited point and it’s best to use them in conjunction with a few other treatments.
If you’re really serious about banishing your cellulite, the Skin Renewal cellulite packages include the revolutionary carboxy therapy treatment. This affordable, non-surgical gas treatment helps to improve venous insufficiency (which causes poor circulation and toxin build-up), improve varicose and spider veins, treat fat deposits effectively, tighten superficial skin with collagen stimulation and improve stretch marks.
There are many factors that can cause cellulite. These include poor diet, hormones, bad circulation, lymph drainage and certain medications. Some lifestyle changes, along with your chosen treatments, will help to combat cellulite effectively. Start by drinking more water to help your body flush out toxins, eat less fatty or starchy foods, cut down on salt intake, eat more fibre, exercise more to increase circulation and lymph drainage and try to keep your stress levels in check.
Take a deeper look
If you don’t see any improvement, then you can undergo further tests for a deeper look. Often, hormonal imbalances, medications or illness can be the cause of your cellulite. You can book a consultation with Body Renewal, who will establish what to test and investigate.
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