In my more than 30 years’ experience working on this issue for others and myself, I’ve found with the proper treatment you can significantly improve the appearance of cellulite and create smooth, tone skin.
While cellulite is not relegated solely to women, it is more common in women than men for a few specific reasons. For one, the arrangement of the fibrous connective tissue that adheres the skin to the muscle beneath is different in women than men. Testosterone, the prominent hormone in men, stimulates the production of proteins and creates a denser layer of the connective tissue. Since men tend to have thicker skin, cellulite is not as easily seen.
While fat content is a component of cellulite, all women are susceptible to it regardless of size or weight. As we age, the afore mentioned connective tissue contracts and stiffens with age causing it to pull down or tighten the skin which pushes the fat cells out against the cells. So you can see why the arrangement of this tissue would impact the visibility of cellulite.
Some researchers and skin care professionals also link cellulite to the buildup of toxins and trapped fluid (water) in the tissue. A poor diet, smoking, hormones, sluggish lymphatics, and not drinking enough water may contribute to cellulite. So, how do we treat it? That’s the million-dollar question.
While there is no actual cure for cellulite, we can drastically minimize its appearance by increasing circulation, flushing toxins, strengthening collagen, and reducing fat. There are a number of body peel treatments to support this effort, but you will also want to provide clients with a good home-care system. We recently created the Three-Step Cellulite Reduction System to reduce the effects of cellulite:
- Stimulate and Exfoliate – start with the Bamboo Scrub to remove dead skin cells and give skin a polished glow. This should be used as a “dry rub” prior to the shower. Following a hot shower or bath, the Ultra Exfole may be worked into the skin to stimulate collagen production and cell turnover.
- Increase Circulation – the Energizing Peptide Spritz will awaken, retexturize and oxygenate the skin.
- Strengthen and Rebuild – the Bio Reform 28 will tone, reform, renew and repair the skin using 28 active nutrients, stem cells, growth factors and peptides.
You might also provide clients the protocol for our Cellulite Thigh Wrap, a weekly or bi-weekly home treatment, which uses the unique system above to enhance results. This home-care system will address two common types of cellulite conditions – the dimpled, fluffy appearance, and the orange peel texture visible when the skin is squeezed.
Help clients tackle this issue by providing solutions to cellulite. Keep in mind, cellulite is more common in women than men at a 90 to 10 ratio, so it’s likely your clients are in search of a solution.
Question: In your practice, what kinds of questions are you getting about cellulite?