What to expect from a cellulite treatment?
They say cellulite can never be completely eliminated, but with so many effective treatments out there, you can get pretty damn close. The best part? Most procedures are painless, making that transition from dimpled to smooth a whole lot easier. What you can expect from the process totally depends on the treatment, but regardless of what you pick, you will likely start by having a chat with your therapist about your wishes, the treatment zone and the recommended course of treatments. Time to go get that silky, soft skin!
Massage and wraps
Probably the most relaxing and natural way to lose the lumps. Lipo massage uses rollers and light suction, gently encouraging blood flow and lymphatic drainage in those problem areas. Body wraps work in a similar way, helping the body to sweat out excess fluids and improve circulation to flatten pesky bumps.
Machine-aided: LPG endermologie and ultrasonic cavitation
'LPG endermologie' is a connective tissue massage using a special LPG device. You'll be wearing a tight body suit and your skin is massaged using suction power. It might sound a wee bit scary, but there's nothing to be afraid of! The cellulite treatment is pain-free and works wonders for your skin texture. Another mechanical way to get rid of cellulite is ultrasonic cavitation. The ultrasonic sounds break the barriers of fat cells, so the cells are no longer able to hold on to that fat. As a result, the fat cells will be naturally drained out by the body's filtration system. It is possible to improve the contours of your stomach, buttocks, thighs, back or hips - no surgery involved! It's important to keep in mind that multiple sessions may be needed to get you that desired result.
The sciencey stuff
Annoyingly, the stubborn ripples are most common in women, while men seem to get away scot-free. Why? Because women have a thin layer of skin and they store fat almost right beneath the top skin layer, whereas men have thicker skin and store their fat slightly further beneath the skin's top layer, making it harder to spot. How unfair.