What is cellulite?
Cellulite is a circulatory issue. People develop fat pads, typically along the legs, that have almost become isolated and they don't get circulation to them. As the cellulite worsens, you start to get a lot more fibrotic tissue around it, which ends up looking like a "cauliflower" clustered area of fat cells.
Why do women tend to get cellulite more then men?
Hormones are a contributing factor. Low levels of activity also contribute to cellulite (although this applies to both men & women)
How can you treat cellulite naturally?
One cellulite treatment is mesotherapy.
Some supplements can help with getting rid of cellulite, like Chromium.
Exercise is very important to help with circulation.
You can also try treating cellulite with massage. This will help with circulation to the area being massaged. Dr. JJ recommends a hand held massager to his patients who want to decrease their fat and/or cellulite.
Dry skin brushing (use a special brush), will help increase the circulation in an area.
Cellulite creams are another option to consider. Jennifer asked if it is the active ingredients in the creams or the "rubbing action" that helps with cellulite. Dr. JJ said that it's both.
What is Mesotherapy?
Mesotherapy delivers very small does of vitamins, minerals, homeopathics, and herbals directly into the fat cells. In this example, they would be put directly into the fat cells of the cellulite. The injections are injected along a grid, targeting the area where the fat cells are. This is one of the most effective treatments Dr. JJ has seen for getting rid of persistent fat and cellulite reduction
Once you treat cellulite, is it gone for good?
No, once you get rid of cellulite, it is not gone for good. You have to maintain a healthy lifestyle, with a good diet and lots of exercise. You don't have to continue with mesotherapy treatments. Once a patient's cellulite is treated, Dr. JJ doesn't typically see them again. Dr. JJ doesn't just perform Mesotherapy, he also coaches his patients on creating a healthy lifestyle.
Typically with fat loss, there isn't a magic bullet.