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What Causes Cellulite and How You Can Reverse It

What Causes Cellulite and How You Can Reverse It

January 15, 2018 No Comments Cellulite
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Most often when we open celebrity lifestyle magazines and see the rich and famous luxuriating on beaches in the French Riviera, we daydream about what it might be like to be so lucky.  But when we turn the page to find mean, close-up shots of their cellulite, we cringe and thank our lucky stars that no one bothers to take photos of our dimpled bums and thighs.

Although a whopping 90% of women have cellulite, most of us are extremely self-conscious about it, even when we’re not being chased by the paparazzi. Unfortunately, there is no cure, but there are a number of things you can do to reduce and prevent cellulite.

What causes cellulite?

Structurally, cellulite is caused by fat cells bulging up between bands of connective tissue beneath the skin. But cellulite is not exclusively about fat. Even slim people can have puckered and dimpled skin beneath their skinny jeans. So although fat does play a role, there are a number of other factors that cause cellulite, including:

  • Genetics
  • Body fat percentage
  • Toxin build-up
  • Low muscle tone
  • Smoking
  • Stress

How to get rid of cellulite

Luckily, even if your genetics do predispose you to developing cellulite, you can make some lifestyle changes that diminish the appearance of those unattractive lumps and bumps.

Change your diet

Waste products and toxins trapped in fat cells play a large role in the appearance of cellulite. One of the best ways to help flush out those toxins is to eat a healthy amount of fruits and vegetables daily. Limit sugar and salt intake, and stick to lean meats. Avoid processed and deep-fried foods that cause cellulite, and limit alcohol consumption.


Drinking sufficient amounts of water each day helps to flush toxins out of your body and diminish the appearance of unsightly cellulite. Of course, if you’re not making dietary changes as well, water can only do so much.

Strength and cardio workouts

The best way to beat the high-body-fat-low-muscle-tone conditions that cellulite loves is to add both strength training and cardiovascular exercise to your exercise routine. Anti-cellulite exercises target and tone high-fat areas like the legs and bottom. Building muscle and burning fat alters your muscle-to-fat ratio and reduces the appearance of cellulite.

Get a massage

Massage and exfoliation stimulate your body’s lymphatic drainage system, which enhances circulation and helps get rid of the toxins and excess fluids that create the rippled appearance of cellulite. Massage also helps to soften the connective tissues and minimize the dimpled effect caused by cellulite.

Want immediate cellulite busting results? Try Cellfina in San Diego today!

While all of the above tips and strategies for reducing the appearance of cellulite require a significant amount of time and effort for minimal results, Cellfina® provides a solution that is both effective and immediate.

Cellfina® is an FDA-approved procedure for minimizing the appearance of cellulite in the bottom and thighs. It uses a painless and minimally invasive microblading technique to release the bands of connective tissue that cause bulging, thus correcting the structural issue beneath the skin. No need to wait months to see results—in as few as 3 days after your Cellfina® treatment, you’ll start to see smooth, beautiful, dimple-free skin. And as long as you maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine, the results last up to 3 years!

At San Diego Body Contouring, we’re proud to offer Cellfina®, and we can’t wait to see the look on your face when those lumps and bumps finally disappear. After your treatment, you can luxuriate on some of the world’s most beautiful beaches right here in San Diego. Bring on the paparazzi!

Give us a call at (619) 697-1325 to schedule your Cellfina consultation today.

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