With over 90% of women affected by cellulite in their lifetime, cellulite is one of the most common body issues that women face. Since it is so common, there are a lot of myths about what causes it and how to treat it. In this article, we will reveal the facts about some of the top cellulite myths.
While every client is different, treating their cellulite requires an initial consultation to assess the cause and determine which treatment best fits their needs. Before making a decision on how to treat your clients, it is best to understand their lifestyle and the main cause of their cellulite.
1. Cellulite appears more with age.
True! As women age, less estrogen is produced. This can result in a decrease in circulation, which can affect the production of new collagen as well as the breakdown of old collagen. One way to prevent this is with endermologie® treatments, which help increase circulation to the skin.
2. Women get more cellulite than men.
True! Yes, women get more cellulite than men because they have more fat in the thighs and buttocks, and less connective tissue supporting that fat. In contrast, it is estimated that only about 10% of men suffer from cellulite.
3. Cardio exercise alone removes cellulite.
False! Cardio alone does not reduce cellulite as even people in great shape still have cellulite. In order to see improvement, add strength training to your client’s workout routine. The increase in muscles will help tighten the skin and help reduce the appearance of cellulite.
4. Cellulite only appears if you are overweight.
False! Anyone from models to athletes can fall victim to cellulite because it has to do with a combination of factors, not just being thin. Other factors include diet, genes, stress, and hormones.
5. Topical creams alone can eliminate cellulite.
False! Topical creams affect the skin, but are not powerful enough to penetrate the fat cells under the skin. Therefore, they help tighten the skin, which reduces the appearance of cellulite, but this is only a temporary solution.
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