Did you know that 90% of the women in the world are affected by cellulite? Unlike men, women store the excess fat in the lower region of their body, mainly around the hips and thighs. Because of our increasingly sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy diet, our body starts to build adipose tissues under our skin cells. These adipose tissues comprise of layers of fat cells that become harder and thicker with time.
These adipose tissues are commonly referred to as stubborn fat pockets as it is hard to get rid of these fat cells even after strict diet and exercise. When the buildup of these fat cells intensifies under the skin, they start to push the skin cells upwards. The overall effect of this is seen in the form of dimples or depressions on the skin. The skin looks old, rough and uneven.
But because cellulite is multifactorial and not just associated with weight gain, even slim and slender-looking women can have minor to moderate cellulite because of genes and hormonal changes. Cellulite is also said to affect a small percentage of men in the world.
However, its prevalence is less common in men because most men store excess fat in the middle section of their body, around the abs. Also, the fibrous tissues that are connected to the skin cells in men’s bodies have a crisscross structure that makes it hard for the fat cells to push through.
To reduce the appearance of cellulite, both women and men are recommended non-invasive body contouring treatments like radiofrequency treatment and ultrasonic body cavitation.
Radiofrequency Treatment & Ultrasonic Body Cavitation for Cellulite
During the radiofrequency treatment and ultrasonic body cavitation, technicians at the body contouring studio use specialized devices that emit radiofrequency or ultrasonic waves. As both of these waves are high-frequency waves, their production releases heat and energy. The combined effect of high-frequency waves, heat and energy penetrates into the deeper layers of your skin to target, break and disperse the stubborn fat cells.
It can take around 30 to 40 minutes each week for a duration of 3 months to see a reduction in cellulite and complete elimination of excess fat. As the body starts to consume and excrete the fat debris through its natural drainage system known as the lymphatic system, the skin cells fall back into their place, and the skin restores its even smoothness.
The most beneficial aspect of using non-invasive body contouring treatments for cellulite reduction is that during the process, the surrounding skin cells get damaged. The heat and waves first have to break down the skin cells in order to reach the fat cells underneath. But to repair this damage, our body immediately produces collagen, an essential amino acid that gives the skin its elasticity and firmness. As a result, not only does our skin become even, it also becomes younger, firmer and softer than before.
Can Cellulite Come Back After Body Contouring?
Cellulite can come back after body contouring if you neglect your health and weight. Clients chose an unhealthy lifestyles, such as lack of regular exercise and a diet that mostly comprises of fatty or processed foods, have reported reappearance of cellulite on their thighs and buttocks. However, it doesn’t reappear overnight. Since everyone’s body is different and taking the above factors into consideration, it may reappear in weeks, months or years.
Also, with age, our skin becomes more inelastic. This increases the chances of cellulite coming back after body contouring treatment. But again, this will not cause it to reappear overnight.
So, in order to keep the appearance of your cellulite at a minimum, you must keep your skin hydrated, eat healthy and exercise regularly.