There is no woman who does not have somewhere in her body a certain degree of that number one public enemy called “orange peel”. It is something that has to do with female hormones and other factors that we cannot avoid. But as time goes by and kilos are added, the picture tends to get worse. The good news is that you can fight it. We tell you which is the most effective treatment for cellulite and what options there are to take care of the health of your skin.
The first thing we need to understand is what cellulite is and why it is important to treat it beyond the aesthetic. And also, what are the peculiarities of each area where it is usually installed and how to combat it according to the origin of the condition, the age of the person and other important factors.
What is cellulite?
It is an accumulation of adipose tissue that is located in certain areas of the body and becomes visible in the form of nodules or adipose pots, earning the famous nickname “orange peel”. The prevalence of this condition is around 95% of the female population and should be treated following the advice of a dermatologist. It is not advisable to make treatments or use products without consulting.
The treatment should always be comprehensive: it requires good eating habits, low-impact physical activity, increased hydration and the use of dermo-cosmetic products in the affected areas. To all this can be added options such as electrodes, mesotherapy, laser treatments and other innovations of laser aesthetic medicine that are worth knowing.
Keys to a good cellulite treatment
Patience and method: like all habit changes to improve health, results do not come fast. There is no magic.
Avoid risky techniques: non-invasive treatments based on creams, massages, exercises, lymphatic drainage, and other more natural alternatives usually have no contraindications.
Medical diagnosis: it is key for a specialist to advise you what is best for you. Remember that there may be hormonal or circulatory problems that must be treated responsibly.
How to eliminate cellulite
Cellulite has different degrees and its approach depends on the habits, the skin of the woman and the stages of life. Some of the treatments depend on the stage of the condition:
- Mesotherapy: is recommended in the first phase because it is a good preventive treatment. In this stage, the problem is not very visible. It is key to accompany this treatment with healthy eating and exercise.
Electrodes: are a good resource to mobilize the area and improve circulation. It also helps to tone up.
- Laser treatment: when adiposity is already visible and localized, we are in the second stage. It is a good time to try laser treatments that are zero invasive and help reduce localized fat and improve the epidermis.
- Laser Lipomodelation: This treatment is recommended when the condition is in its third stage. Here the proceeds are very evident and deep and often cause pain, so this technique and liposuction are appropriate to improve the quality of health.
Cellulite in the legs
The area of the tail and hip is, along with the legs, the areas of the body most affected by adipose tissue that, when accumulated, causes fatty nodules and give ugly appearance, rough and flaccid skin.
Obesity is one of the most important causes, but it is not the only one. Genetics, bad habits, and circulatory problems have great responsibility too.
How to remove cellulite from the legs
In addition to implementing the good habits described above, it is important to lower salt intake, since sodium favors fluid retention and can cause edema in the legs that accentuate the problem.
To attack cellulite in the legs, mesotherapy works very well. Through localized injections, they apply vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and xanthines, which act on adipose tissue, improve cellular metabolism, oxygenate the organism and regenerate tissues. It is key to drink plenty of fluids to eliminate toxins through urine and perspiration to obtain better results and prolong their effects.
In the case of laser treatments, the application requires minimum local anesthesia and the sessions are ambulatory. The laser is applied in the affected areas and acts on the flaccidity of arms and thighs, eliminating the most rebellious adiposity with quick and visible results.
There are many different products to combat this condition that torments so many women, but it is important to seek medical advice. Always remember that there is no magic and that it is important to consider serious laboratory brands. According to experts, some pills and products that are ingested can be good allies, especially if they are of natural origin.
Some of the most recognized brands are Cellasene, Lidherma, and Elancyl, among others. In general, they have Centella asiática, Ginkgo Biloba, oil of seed of
borage, Fucus vesiculosus, Melilotus officinalis, soy lecithin, and other substances.
Pregnancy cream: care and risks
During pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes many changes. Many kilos are gained, the skin is stretched, there are more fluid retention and very large hormonal changes. That is why it is highly recommended to use creams to moisturize, moisturize and protect the skin during the months of pregnancy and postpartum as well. However, it is key to be careful, because there are many products that are contraindicated because they can be toxic to the baby.
Taking Care of Your Skin During Pregnancy
- Stretch marks: the best prevention is to keep the skin always moisturized and moisturized. Apply creams suitable for pregnant women between 2 and 3 times a day from the beginning of pregnancy, because once the stretch marks appear it is very difficult to leave.
- Cellulite: if before pregnancy you already had cellulite on your buttocks and legs, you are more likely to get it out in the abdomen. That’s why I prevented its appearance by massaging you gently and circularly with a moisturizing cream or with an anti-cellulite cream suitable for pregnant women.
- Acne and blemishes: due to the hormonal changes that are characteristic of this period, acne may appear on the face. Most creams to combat acne have components that are harmful at this stage, so it is best to use moisturizers that provide water and do not use nutritious creams because they usually have oils.
- Sun protection: at this stage, it is common to have spots on the face or a dark line along the belly. It is caused by the increase in melanin caused by hormonal alteration. That is why we recommend the use of high-grade sunscreens with UVA and UVB filters.