Cellulite is a condition that affects most men and women, although more men than women tend to develop it. Many people have the misconception that it is when there is too much fat in one particular area of the body. In truth, it is a condition that occurs when fat cells become entrapped within the body and creates a dimpled and wrinkled appearance on the skin. When many people discover that they have this type of cottage cheese looking fat, they often resort to drastic measures to get rid of it.
There are several types of cellulite treatment. Depending on your particular condition and medical history, you may be a good candidate for one or several options.
The most inexpensive and easily available form of cellulite treatment is the cream. There are several different ingredients that can be found in most creams. Some of those ingredients include cocoa butter, which has been used for hundreds of years as a skin smoother. There are oils and other ingredients that can be used to help decrease the appearance of cellulite. When the application is aided by rubbing the cream in, this form of cellulite treatment is much more effective in diminishing the appearance of fat.
Another way to get rid of the appearance of unsightly fat is to use electrical stimulation. In this process, small electrical currents are used to stimulate the muscles where the cellulite is located. Pads are placed at predetermined spots on the body to protect the skin and then the electrical currents are applied onto the pads. The currents pass through the pads to stimulate the muscle. This causes blood circulation to increase and loosens up the connective tissues that have fat trapped within them.
Massages can also facilitate the disappearance of cellulite. Through special techniques, massage helps to drain the lymphatic system of toxins, which in turn causes cellulite to disappear. These toxins, which are in the form of liquid and solidified fat, all aid in the appearance of cottage cheese skin. Once the toxins are liquefied and released from the body, cellulite is no longer a problem.
Liposuction is the most popular kind of cellulite treatment. It is also the most expensive. In order to take advantage of liposuction, you have to first consult with a plastic surgeon. It is important to know that if you have large amounts of cellulite, you may have to have several rounds of cellulite treatment. This is due to regulations that only allow a certain amount of fat to be removed at one time per liposuction procedure. Since liposuction is a form of surgery, many people often resort to it as a last chance option.