Ah, cellulite. Everybody who has it desperately wants to get rid of it. Though anyone can develop annoying fat pockets and dimples on their hips, thighs, and tushes, cellulite is visible most often in women due to the way their connective tissue is arranged and how fat is stored beneath the skin. In other words, whether or not you get cellulite is completely out of your control. Pretty frustrating, isn’t it?
Though it’s easy to assume you’re the only one who suffers from that signature “cottage cheese” appearance on her behind, nearly all ladies have at least some cellulite that makes them feel self-conscious in shorts, dresses, and bikinis. While cellulite is an unavoidable part of life for most women, there are a few simple things you can do to improve its appearance for a smoother and firmer rear view.
Melt body fat and tone up
While exercise alone won’t eliminate cellulite, reducing your overall percentage of body fat can certainly help. When you combine cardio with strength-training moves that target trouble spots, you’ll start to notice improved muscle tone and a smoother behind over time.
Eat a clean, unprocessed diet
Eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables helps remove toxins from where they have accumulated in your cells, tissues, and organs. The best way to do this is by eating clean, alkaline foods that magnetize the acidic, toxic matter in your cells, drawing it out so it can be flushed from your system.
Drink lots of water
When you consider that all raisins were once grapes, it’s easy to see how dehydration can make your skin look shriveled and lumpy. Staying hydrated keeps your skin smooth and supple and allows your body to release any water it’s been holding onto, thus reducing the appearance of cellulite.
Swap your salt
When it comes to banishing cellulite, not all salts are created equal. Refined table salt is extremely acidic and dehydrating, which adds to the toxicity in your body. Celtic sea salt and Himalayan crystal salt, on the other hand, are full of beneficial minerals that nourish the body rather than take from it.
Dry bristle skin brushing
The lymphatic system sits just below the surface of your skin and has a tendency to hold on to toxins. Using a dry bristle brush to stimulate the lymphatic system encourages toxins to be circulated into the elimination channels for release from the body.
While these strategies will help reduce the appearance of fat pockets and dimples over time, there’s only one way to make your cellulite a thing of the past.
Get to the root of your cellulite with CelluLaze™
CelluLaze™ is the very first cosmetic procedure designed to attack the root of cellulite and get to the underlying cause of the problem. While many other anti-cellulite treatments focus on cellulite superficially, this advanced laser treatment targets the fibrous bands of connective tissue in the deepest layers of your skin to create a smooth, dimple-free appearance.
How does CelluLaze™ work?
CelluLaze™ is performed under local anesthesia and the entire process takes less than two hours. To begin, Dr. Shumway will make small incisions in the treatment area where he will insert a small tube under your skin. The laser inside the tube delivers energy to the connective tissue, softening the stiff fibrous bands that pull down on the skin. At the same time, CelluLaze™ stimulates collagen production to increase the thickness of your skin and levels out fat pockets to give you the smooth, dimple-free derrière you’ve always wanted.
Are you ready to banish cellulite for a sexy, smooth bikini body?
Here’s the hard truth: 80 percent of women have cellulite. Though you’re definitely in good company, it doesn’t make it any easier to swallow your embarrassment when you slip off your cover-up at the beach. That’s where CelluLaze™ comes in. With CelluLaze™, you aren’t just treating the superficial lumps and bumps that plague your hips, thighs, and tush – you’re also addressing the structural problem beneath the skin to smooth and firm your body from inside out.
At Shumway Cosmetic Surgery, we’re proud to offer CelluLaze™ to patients who have tried everything to reduce their cellulite and still haven’t gotten the results they desire. To find out if you’re a good candidate for CelluLaze™, schedule a consultation with Dr. Shumway today. We’d be honored to help you achieve the sexy, smooth bikini body you’ve been dreaming of!