How To Get Rid of Cellulite, Natural and Medical Way!

Aulia Hafisa
Illustration of cellulite (Freepik)
Illustration of cellulite (Freepik)

TheIndonesia.id - Cellulite is often a complaint because of its disturbing appearance. There are many reasons causing cellulite, which are generally hard to prevent. Even so, you can get rid of cellulite in various ways, from natural ways to medical treatments. 

Cellulite looks like streaks resembling an orange peel. It is commonly seen on the thighs, arms, hips, buttocks, and stomach. In more severe conditions, cellulite can make the skin look bumpy. However, mild cellulite is only visible when the skin is pinched or pulled.

Causes of Cellulite

Cellulite is caused by a pile of fat between the connective tissue that connects the skin to the muscle layer underneath. This fat deposit pushes the skin upwards, while the connective tissue holds it in place. This condition causes the surface of the skin to appear bumpy and uneven.

Here are some factors that can increase your risk of developing cellulite:

Illustration of cellulite (Shutterstock)
Illustration of cellulite (Shutterstock)

1. Gender

Although it can be experienced by anyone, women are more at risk of experiencing cellulite than a man because of the structure of a woman's connective tissue which is more easily filled and stretched by fat.

2. Hormones

Hormones are also one of the causes of cellulite. The hormones estrogen, insulin, thyroid, prolactin, and noradrenaline are hormones that play a role in the formation of cellulite.

In women, the hormone estrogen has a role in regulating the storage of body fat that will be needed during pregnancy and childbirth. This causes fat to naturally accumulate in the breasts, thighs, and buttocks.

A woman's risk of developing cellulite generally increases when the hormone estrogen is high, for example during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and taking birth control pills for a long time.

Meanwhile, in men, the hormone testosterone is a hormone that plays a role in the production of cellulite. Low testosterone can make a man more at risk of developing cellulite.

3. Genetics

Genetic factors are also one of the causes of cellulite. If any of your family members have cellulite, your risk of developing cellulite will be greater because genetics determine the rate of metabolism and distribution of fat.

4. Age

Increasing age can also increase your risk of developing cellulite because the layers of skin will weaken, thin, and stretch more easily with age. This in turn can make cellulite more easily formed and visible.

How to Get Rid of Cellulite

Cellulite can generally be reduced, but it can be quite difficult to get rid of completely.

If you are among those who are bothered by the presence of cellulite, there are two ways you can do it to minimize it, the natural way and the medical way.

How to get rid of cellulite naturally

Here are various ways to disguise cellulite with simple steps that can be done at home:

  • Lose weight by exercising and adopting a healthy diet
  • Wear stockings regularly, to prevent fluid buildup in cellulite which makes it more obvious
  • Do massage therapy, so that blood circulation is smooth and fluid in the cellulite area is reduced
  • Stop or reduce smoking habits

How to get rid of cellulite medically

If you have taken natural ways to get rid of cellulite and you still fail to get rid of cellulite, here are the medical methods you can take, of course, after consulting directly with your doctor:

  • Using retinol cream for ± 6 months, to reduce cellulite
  • Perform cryo lipolysis, to reduce and remove fat tissue in cellulite
  • Undergoing laser therapy, to melt fat, increase collagen production, tighten skin, and reduce fluid deposits in cellulite areas
  • Undergoing ultrasound therapy to reduce fat deposits and tighten the skin

If you pay attention, the main cause of cellulite is something that cannot be avoided. So, you could say cellulite is something natural and nothing to worry about.

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