Cellulite is a general term for the abnormal formation of small bumps and dimples on the skin. Common names for cellulite, which may also be described as orange peel skin, cottage cheese skin, hail damaged skin, or mattress skin are cottage cheese deposits, orange peel deposits, and the bed phenomenon. Cellulite can affect people of all ages, but it is most common in women, because of the unequal distribution of fatty tissue, muscle, and subcutaneous fat. Cellulite usually begins during adolescence, although it sometimes appears earlier in life. It can also affect any person of any body size and weight, regardless of age, ethnicity, or health.
Cellulite occurs when the collagen fibers in the dermis break down and do not form a complete sheath around the skin’s surface, allowing fats to leak through. When the fatty layer then begins to oxidize and turns to deposits, the result is cellulite. This is because the fibrous connective tissues, which are responsible for holding the skin together, are too thick to adequately cushion the penetration of the fat cells.
A dermatologist will most likely recommend that you have noninvasive treatments in order to reduce cellulite, such as collagen injections, mini-tummy tucks, body wraps, myotherapy, massage, and acoustic wave therapy. If you choose to have an acoustic wave therapy session, your doctor will tell you beforehand what results to expect, and he or she will also discuss how to care for you after the treatment. If you have been living with cellulite for some time, you might be surprised to find out that acoustic wave therapy can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite. The treatment makes use of an instrument, called a probe, which is introduced into the fatty layers of the body.
By using this device, technicians are able to break up the fat and collagen production in order to make the desired impact on the affected areas. The probe is held close to the surface of the skin while an electrical current is applied to it. This current causes the collagen production to increase and the dimpled skin to contract. The skin will heal naturally, although it may take a few weeks. Some patients prefer to apply a self-adhesive patch to reduce the visibility of the scars, although they will not be completely healed.
In addition to the treatments that are mentioned above, many dermatologists will also prescribe an oral diet supplement to their patients who suffer from cellulite. This is done in conjunction with a topical cream or lotion. The diet supplements target the problem areas of the body where cellulite is most noticeable. Many review sites have rated these supplements as being effective for reducing both the appearance and size of the dimpled areas. While this type of treatment can take a while, patients who choose this method are satisfied with the results.
Other creams are designed to improve the metabolism and blood flow in order to eliminate toxins that cause cellulite. These creams often contain caffeine or other caffeine-like products. Although the caffeine in such products may make a person feel “buzzy” or “eersy,” such products are generally safe. A word of caution, however: Before treating cellulite with caffeine, it is important to seek the advice of a dermatologist who can advise about any potential dangers such products may have.
Another technique, many dermatologists recommend is the use of anti-cellulite solutions that are applied to the problem areas. The solutions are applied by a dermatologist or technician to reduce the visibility of the fibrous bands underneath the skin’s surface. The solution, which typically contains caffeine, hyaluronic acid, or retinol, works by binding the fibrous bands beneath the surface of the skin and thickening them, creating a smoother surface. These solutions can be used for all areas of the body, although treatment is recommended for only localized areas. If you decide to use one of these solutions, be sure to talk to your dermatologist first, as concentrations and absorption through the skin can vary from product to product.
Cellulite on the buttocks is notoriously hard to get rid of. However, these solutions can work if used properly. By improving circulation and by binding the skin better, these products may help reduce the appearance of cellulite in the buttocks. As long as they are used correctly, they are an effective way to help improve the look of the skin on your buttocks.