5 Strategies for Minimizing Cellulite

When it comes to women and cellulite, it doesn’t discriminate. Roughly 90% of women of all shapes and sizes get it. Cellulite is sneaky, it can appear out of nowhere. Creams and gadgets marketed to help often do little to solve the problem.

While you can’t wish it away, there are solutions that work to minimize cellulite’s appearance. Our experts have separated fat from fiction, so you know what works and what doesn’t.

What exactly is cellulite?

In simple terms, cellulite is pockets of fat that have pushed through bands of connective tissue beneath the skin. In its mildest form, it resembles an orange peel with slight depressions in the skin. As it goes up the scale, it can appear more cottage cheese-like, and at its worst it can have a mattress-like appearance with significant sagging and wide dimpling.

Most women have mild-to-moderate cellulite. Here’s what you can do about it.

1. Slim down

If you’re overweight, slimming down can help the skin on your thighs and butt look smoother. Because cellulite is body fat, decreasing the amount of fat you’re carrying can improve it.

Ironically, losing a large amount of weight can make cellulite appear worse due to the sagging skin that often comes along with major weight loss. So this strategy is best for women who aren’t very overweight.

The Ideal Protein plan can help you lose weight through:

2. Build muscle

An Ideal Protein weight loss coach can create a customized fitness plan with activities you enjoy and that keep you feeling good. A fitness plan to build muscle can help reign in the cellulite. Firming up and building muscle under the skin can tighten your thighs and buttocks so that your skin looks and feels smoother and cellulite is less noticeable. A good exercise plan is also an integral component of a healthy weight loss plan.

3. truSculp3D

Dr. Yohe offers additional solutions for women who aren’t overweight but have pockets of stubborn fat and pesky cellulite that persist despite proper diet and exercise. The truSculpt® 3D treatment is an innovative system that uses targeted light energy to destroy and permanently remove unwanted fat cells. There’s no downtime. You can come in on your lunch break and return to work and your daily activities immediately. It’s the perfect way to sculpt problem areas plagued by cellulite.

4. Tighten skin

Size doesn’t matter when it comes to cellulite. Even slim women battle cellulite on their thighs and buttocks. If you’re already at your ideal weight but still dealing with cellulite, you can minimize cellulite with skin tightening and toning treatments.

As a medical weight loss physician, Dr. Yohe is proud to offer enlighten® by Cutera®, a nonsurgical laser skin-tightening system that helps firm the surface of your skin, so it appears smoother and softer. Ask about this system if you’ve already reached your weight loss goal but have cellulite you’d like to get rid of.

5. Stay hydrated

It may surprise you to know dehydration can have a major influence on cellulite. When your skin lacks hydration, it becomes dry and shriveled and loses elasticity, making cellulite more prominent. Staying hydrated is one of the easiest ways to smoothen skin. If you’re falling short on your water intake, consider boosting it by drinking at least eight glasses of water each day. Carry around a water bottle so you don’t forget to sip throughout the day.

Stop in to see Dr. Yohe and her team if you’re ready to banish cellulite and boost your confidence. Choose from two convenient Ideal Weight Loss locations serving the Austin area. We look forward to discussing how our state-of-the-art treatments can help you achieve your weight loss, fitness, and aesthetic goals. Call us or click the “request appointment” button to schedule your initial consultation.

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