Dermatologists Share Tips to Reduce Cellulite
You can spend all your life fighting against cellulite without getting any results. It could be due to genetics which means no diet or exercise can help. However, there are some ways to minimize cellulite and make your buttocks appear more shapely.
We at Bright Side were curious about what dermatologists and studies said about the most popular anti-cellulite procedure around and would like to share what we learned with you.
1. Deep massage
It’s a massage that uses a special vacuum device and rollers. Dermatologists say that it can help circulation and improve the appearance of the skin. The only problem is that the effects don’t last.
To maintain good results, you need to have regular sessions of deep massage, like once a week, for example. But the real downside to this procedure is its price. You may need to fork up lots of money to have sessions like these every week.
There’s no scientific proof that anti-cellulite creams are effective. But it may moisturize your skin so it looks firmer. Your buttocks will look better but you shouldn’t count on it for a huge result. The only thing that dermatologists are sure about is that they don’t provide long-lasting effects. The therapy must be continued.
In case you decide to try creams, doctors suggest buying an inexpensive variety and giving it 8 weeks to work.
3. Body brushing
Dermatologists say that dry brushing can be effective, but again, you shouldn’t count on seeing huge results. Moreover, you need to have this procedure done over a long period of time. But the good news is, you can do it at home yourself.
Dry brushing should be skipped whenever there’s an active skin infection, otherwise, you risk spreading the germs around. Undergo this procedure no more than twice per week. If your skin is too irritated, have a dry brushing session less often, or quit it altogether. You can pick any brush made of natural materials.
How to do dry brushing:
- Brush your skin using clockwise motions.
- Use light pressure where your skin is thin and brush harder over thicker skin.
- After dry brushing, take a cool shower to help remove any dry skin. Then apply some oil to smooth it out.
4. Devices based on radiofrequency
Research has shown that radiofrequency devices are effective at reducing cellulite. In a study, 16 people were tested. They underwent this treatment twice a week over the course of 6 weeks and there was a 71.87% decrease in thigh circumference and 25% improvement of cellulite.
By using RF energy to heat fat, your skin tightens and blood circulation increases, which in time, helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite.
5. Professional treatment
Dermatologists say that some special procedures performed by experts can be very effective at reducing cellulite. One of the most useful of these is known as subcision. This manipulation breaks up tough bands that cause cellulite. But be sure to consult with your doctor before undergoing this treatment.
232 patients were studied and 99% of them were satisfied with the effect. The results can last for up to 2 years. Practitioners have noticed improvement even after one session.
Which treatment do you usually do to make your buttocks look perfect? What procedures have you tried in order to minimize cellulite? Were they effective?