Cellulite doesn’t reserve itself for a select few - in fact 85-90% of women at some point in their lives will see the appearance of dimpled, lumpy looking skin along their tummy, arms, buttocks or thighs. Contrary to popular belief, cellulite appears on women who are slender and fit, as well as on those with fuller figures.
What Causes Cellulite
Unfortunately, being overweight does make the appearance of cellulite more noticeable. This is because the more fat you have underneath the skin, the more likely it will put stress on your connective tissues and bulge out of its weak spots. However, cellulite happens to women of all shapes and sizes, plaguing those that are thin and those that have extra heft.
The reason why cellulite is more prevalent among women than men is because our lovely lady skin is thinner, which means that our fat layer more easily protrudes beneath our skin to leave it looking puckered. The fat appears bumpy because it pushes against the connective tissues to result in what is likened to cottage cheese or orange peel-like skin.
In addition, men are more likely to hold their fat in their abdomen whereas women store most of it in their pelvic region including the booty and thighs. Cellulite becomes more visible because the muscles in these hardworking female regions push the fat against the tissue and skin, to unleash cellulite’s unsightly appearance.
Another contributing factor is the added pressure and restrictive effect of tight underwear and pants. This results in cutting off circulation which in turn forces back lymphatic drainage into the body. It’s kind of like turning on a hose at full pressure and clamping it so everything bulges and backs up. So, bring out the thongs ladies! Or get comfy and give your backside a break from too-tight panties.
But How Do You Reduce Cellulite?
While cellulite is a result of genetics (a total bummer, we know) there are ways to inhibit its appearance. Maintaining a healthy weight through proper diet and exercise will help. Additionally, certain caffeine infused creams and other topical approaches may assist temporarily with reducing the appearance of cellulite.
But I want a cellulite assassin!
Oh, we know! And, we also know of a non-invasive procedure that effectively targets cellulite and reduces its appearance. Woah! What? Yup - Venus Legacy treatments effectively reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks on inner and outer thighs and legs, circumferentially shrinking and lifting the buttocks while tightening loose skin to remodel the legs and booty areas.
Here's a few before & afters of successful cellulite reduction treatments using Venus Legacy:
Venus Legacy for Cellulite Reduction
By combining Multipolar Radio Frequency, Magnetic Pulse Therapy and VariPulse™ technology, Venus Legacy penetrates deep within the dermis, emitting energy into the layers where collagen is located to stimulate the body’s natural healing process. This heat matrix delivered into the deeper layers of the tissue causes collagen synthesis and contraction, fibroblast proliferation, neo-vascularity and lipolysis (i.e. breaking down lipids = breaking down fat cells!)
Reaching therapeutic temperatures faster than any other treatment on the market, Venus Legacy also stimulates circulation for deep down energy penetration which results in tighter and smoother looking skin.
With virtually zero downtime required, Venus Legacy is the ultimate go-to, pain-free, non-invasive solution for those looking to shape and lift their buttocks, contour their waistline, smooth and tighten the thighs, and reduce the appearance of cellulite and stretchmarks.
Cellulite and Aging
As we age our bodies estrogen production begins to decrease. Given that this hormone helps blood flow smoothly through the vessels, less estrogen results in poorer circulation as we get older. This in turn means a decrease in new collagen production and the breakdown of older connective tissues. When these connective tissues breakdown, the fat layer can again push through and result in the unsightly appearance of bumps and lumps. Thus as we age, we appear to get more cellulite.
Venus Legacy: The Anti-Aging Solution
As mentioned earlier, Venus Legacy treatments address this issue by stimulating the production of NEW collagen by increasing circulation throughout the areas and stimulating the body’s natural healing response. Your body is producing more collagen because of the treatment and this results in tighter firmer skin that lasts.
Forget the temporary effects of topical creams which wash off in the shower. Venus Legacy delivers long-term tissue remodeling for lasting results with minimal maintenance.
Venus Legacy treatments change the game when it comes to cellulite reduction. The technology is truly revolutionary and though we’ve only discussed its ability to effectively say bye-bye to cellulite, it can also be used to reduce deep lines and wrinkles in the face, tighten lax skin on the arms, contour the face, neck and other areas of the body, and more.
As with any aesthetic treatment, it is only as good as the esthetician administering it. Sculpt Calgary’s senior aesthetician and body contouring specialist, Monique Schoeman is a pro with extensive experience and skill using Venus Legacy’s state of the art technology.
To learn more or book a complementary, no-commitment consultation to discuss Venus Legacy treatments in Calgary, please feel free to contact our team. Thanks for reading and of course, come back to learn more about effective anti-aging treatments available to keep you looking and feeling your best from head to toe.