When it comes to trying any new beauty treatments, you’re bound to have lots of questions. Get the lowdown on cellulite treatment in London.
Cellulite is dimpled or lumpy skin caused by the build-up of fat tissue. Cellulite marks are caused by fat cells pushing through the tissue and becoming visible on the surface of your skin. Research suggests that up to 90% of women will get cellulite at some point in their life. Cellulite usually develops on the thighs, hips and bum – although it can crop up just about anywhere.
Contrary to popular opinion, men aren’t immune to cellulite. However, it’s usually less visible because of how fat cells are distributed in the male body. Cellulite is a pain for everyone – young and old, men and women, tall and short. It’s not thought to be dangerous, and it doesn’t require medical intervention. But if you’re unhappy with the way your skin looks, you might want to try one of the cellulite treatments available in London.
Cellulite is not permanent. There’s no easy, one-size-fits-all solution for getting rid of cellulite, but there are ways to minimise its appearance:
Some studies suggest cellulite is genetic, so preventing it might be out of your control. However, scientific evidence suggests that social factors place more of a role. Having a healthy diet, exercising regularly and stopping smoking can all prevent those pesky dimples from appearing.
Cellulite is also linked to your age. As we celebrate extra candles on the cake, the amount of collagen in our skin decreases. This makes it easier for fat cells to push through to the surface and appear as cellulite. Short of finding a youth potion, there’s nothing we can do about getting older – but professional treatments could help you reduce the appearance of cellulite if it’s bothering you.
Cryogenic lipolysis (sometimes called fat-freezing) is a popular type of anti-cellulite treatment. It reduces the appearance of bumpy skin by cooling the fat cells in problem areas like your hips and thighs. It’s a non-invasive and non-surgical alternative to liposuction, which is widely available in London.
If you’re looking for something more gentle, try a cellulite massage to stimulate your blood circulation, or an exfoliating body scrub to remove old skin for a dewy glow. With new cellulite treatments regularly emerging, keep an eye out on our top vouchers near to you to find one that works best.