Cellulite is an issue that plagues many women and until now has been notoriously difficult to treat. It’s thought that around 85% of women over the age of 20 have cellulite to some degree. A common misconception that cellulite is a fat-related problem- the ‘orange peel’ look is common in slimmer ladies too and is basically down to genetics and a hormone unique to women that causes rupture of fat within fibrous connective tissues in the skin.
Having cellulite can affect your self-confidence, especially on holidays in your bikini or with a partner. There are a whole host of remedies out there claiming to be the best treatment for cellulite. Here’s the Cadogan Cosmetics guide to the best cellulite removal treatments on the market:
- Body Brushing
Dry brushing those troublesome areas can assist in diminishing cellulite and basically consists of using a firm brush on your dry skin, in vigorous circular motions towards the heart to boost blood flow and break down fatty deposits. Experts recommend using a dry body brush once a day, preferably first thing in the morning before you take a shower or a bath.
Whilst cellulite is caused by factors outside your control, eating a variety of brightly coloured fruit and vegetables can help improve skin circulation and remove toxins. This includes berries, mangoes and bananas which boost blood flow, and include plenty of Vitamin C to increase collagen levels. Nutritionists say we should avoid salty, processed foods as they are an aggravating factor, and cut out the caffeine but drink a lot of water to flush out toxins and keep skin hydrated.
If you’re a gym-bunny, you want to be on that treadmill or cycling at least three times a week, or if that’s not for you try squats and lunges in front of the television. This kind of training targets fat burning in your thighs and bum- the areas most prone to cellulite.
If you suffer from cellulite, you may have already tried these home remedies and countless expensive creams in the high street with little or no results- so what is the best treatment for cellulite? The answer is Cellulaze at Cadogan Clinic, a minimally invasive surgical cellulite treatment (which unlike other treatments that work superficially) truly attacks cellulite beneath the skin, at a structural level whilst thickening and adding elasticity to the skin.
Following a consultation, when you come in for your treatment your doctor will mark out the areas to be treated and tiny incisions are made for the Cellulaze laser to level out fat bumps, treat ‘dimples’, stimulate collagen production to increase skin elasticity and smooth the skin and liquified fat is pressed out. A relatively quick procedure under local anaesthetic, surgical removal of cellulite will take around an hour with little down time- you are able to resume normal activities after a day and exercise within two weeks.