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Cellulite Basics

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015


Is cellulite on your thighs or abdomen making you self conscious about your appearance? Keep reading to learn more about cellulite and find out how to improve your skin.

What is cellulite?

Uneven dimples and lumps in the skin are often created when fat pushes up against the connective tissue in your body. These dimples and lumps are cellulite.

Cellulite is usually found on areas of the body where there is more fat such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, and buttocks.

Cellulite is not harmful to your health, but it can damage your self-confidence. You may have a higher risk of developing cellulite if you have a family history of cellulite, if you’re older and your connective tissue is weaker, if you smoke, or if you are a woman.

cellulite treatment fresno ca Can you avoid getting cellulite?

You can’t always avoid developing cellulite, but the best way to reduce your chances of getting noticeable cellulite is to maintain a healthy weight through regular exercise and a healthy diet.

Protecting the connective tissue in your body can also help you keep your skin firm and smooth. Keep your skin healthy by avoiding UV radiation and limiting your consumption of sugar, since UV rays and sugar can both break down collagen in your skin.

What can you do to reduce the appearance of cellulite?

Healthy habits can help you keep cellulite to a minimum, but you can’t always avoid it entirely, which is why you should know how to reduce the appearance of cellulite. The following things can help:

  • Lose the extra weight: Even very thin people can have cellulite, but if you have extra weight, it can make cellulite appear more noticeable. Even small changes like taking the stairs, packing your lunch instead of eating out, drinking more water, and going for a 15 minute jog each day can all help you shed the extra pounds.
  • Add weight training to your workouts: Better muscle tone underneath results in smoother, firmer skin on the surface.
  • Cosmetic treatments: Schedule a consultation with Dr. Behr to learn about cosmetic treatments that can smooth out your skin and reduce the appearance of cellulite.

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