Cellulite can be quite a nuisance. It makes your thighs and sometimes other areas look dimpled and puckered when all you want is for them to look smooth. If you're struggling with cellulite, you should know that there are ways to reduce it, and they do not all involve surgery. In fact, most medical spas offer at least one or two cellulite reduction remedies. Here are a few worth considering.
Carboxytherapy is a process by which carbon dioxide is released just beneath the surface of the skin. The carbon dioxide is thought to help break down the connective tissue that attaches your skin to the underlying fat -- which is what causes cellulite. The procedure can be a bit uncomfortable, and you'll likely have some bruising afterward. However, there's no serious recovery time, and you can likely go back to work the same day that you have the treatment.
There are several different laser treatments that can be used for cellulite. One involves applying the laser to the surface of the skin. The laser light penetrates the skin far enough to heat up the connective tissue that forms the cellulite. This causes some of the tissue to break down, relax, and lengthen. Your cellulite is unlikely to go away completely with this treatment, but people usually notice that it becomes less prominent and obvious.
Another laser therapy involves the insertion of tiny, laser-emitting wires or threads beneath the skin. This allows the laser to be applied closer to the actual cellulite, which makes it more effective. However, there is more bruising and soreness associated with this procedure, and there is also some risk of infection to consider.
Vacuum release is a procedure that involves applying a pressurized, vacuum-like device to the surface of the skin. This pulls the skin up and out, essentially stretching the connective tissues that form the cellulite. This can reduce the appearance of cellulite for a time, although the results are not usually permanent. However, since the procedure is quite safe and painless, most people do not mind undergoing vacuum release every few months to keep their cellulite under control. It's more a matter of time commitment and the cost of repeated treatments.
If you want to reduce the appearance of cellulite, there are options that don't involve surgery. Visit a local med spa and ask if they offer any of these treatments.