Made a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight? You’re in good company. Sticking to a diet plan is a popular goal now that we’re past a season filled with extra trips to the dessert table. But all the weight loss tips and fat burning foods in the world often leave us challenged to achieve fat reduction in stubborn areas of the body. From belly fat to thigh dimples to saggy butts, here’s some advice on how to get rid of cellulite:
What Causes Cellulite?
The Girls Have It
Up to 90 percent of women suffer from cellulite on some area of their body. Most men get a pass (not fair, right?)
Thank You, Mom!
Genetics are to blame. If you have a family history of cellulite or fat deposits on the belly, thighs or butt, you’ll likely find yourself bemoaning areas of bumpy, lumpy skin at some point in your life.
The Ticking Clock
As we age, cellulite deposits either grow or appear worse (or both, yicks!) Around menopause, estrogen levels plummet, which cause supportive, connective tissue to lose elasticity, collagen production to slow and blood vessel receptors to work less efficiently in the areas of the legs and torso. This results in decreased blood circulation in the tummy, thighs and butt, as well as less oxygen and nutrition reaching the area, Toxins begin to build up in the fat cells. Then, the enlarged fat cells protrude through weakened connective tissue, making cellulite more visible.
When we gain weight, the fat cells grow and push against the connective tissue, causing the cellulite deposits to appear more prominent.
How To Get Rid of Cellulite
The go-to treatment for cellulite is Lipomassage or Endermologie. This noninvasive procedure mechanically stimulates the skin like a massage. Precise settings allow the treatment to penetrate deep within the skin to reach cellulite-prone areas. This stimulates cell turnover, stretches connective tissue, improves circulation and increases how fast fat is metabolized, which results in the reduction of cellulite.
Ultrasonic Lipo Cavitation
Think of Ultrasonic Lipo Cavitation like a nonsurgical, pain free liposuction treatment. Three modalities work together to penetrate deep within the skin to target stubborn fat. Ultrasound uses low frequency sound waves to destroys fat cells. Radiofrequency gently heats the skin, allowing collagen tissues to regroup and contract. Microcurrent repairs skin at a cellular level with low levels of energy. The treatment does triple duty to encourage lymphatic drainage, improve skin elasticity and reduce inches in the target area.
Microcurrent Body LIft
Looking for a great spot treatment? A Microcurrent Body Lift sculpts and tightens loose skin, restores body contours, while toning and strengthening muscles. Precise electrical currents reach deep within the skin to stimulate fat, muscle and connective tissue, as well as the circulatory and lymphatic systems.
Smooth Synergy offers a comprehensive menu of body contouring, slimming and toning treatments. Call us at 212-397-0111 to speak with an expert in beauty about what treatment options are right for you.