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How to avoid cellulite in legs

How to avoid cellulite in legs

Written on 16th October 2017
by Cellulite Institute editorial staff

If you’re asking yourself how to avoid cellulite on legs is fundamental to know that avoiding cellulite on the legs is important because cellulite changes the structure of the dermis and also alters the circulation. This process causes heaviness and swelling in the legs.

Cellulite manifests itself with different degrees of severity and with different causes.

Cellulite can improve, but it is essential to accurately define the type, degree and causes for the most appropriate treatment; in general, it cannot be eliminated.

 

How to avoid cellulite on legs: What are the different types of cellulite?

Cellulite exists in various types, including:

  • Compact
  • Flaccid
  • Edematous
  • Mixed

 

Treatments to avoid cellulite on legs 

The legs are the parts most affected by cellulite, but are also the area where it is most visible, and this “visibility” makes it a blemish that can develop into a problem. A problem that is linked more to psychological aspects and quality of life than to a real disease.

The treatment and elimination of cellulite begins with a proper diet and physical activity.

 

How to avoid cellulite on legs: Treatments – the aesthetic medicine approach

  • Tissue stabilized guided subcision, new technique for combatting orange peel skin
  • Draining massages improve microcirculation and lymphatic circulation with a temporary benefit.
  • Laser and radiofrequency; these treatments seem to be able to guarantee some results, even if temporary.
  • Liposuction is used to remodel the body, but not for treating cellulite (which in some cases may worsen).
  • Cryolipolysis and ultrasound are the most innovative treatments currently available, and studies on their effectiveness keep appearing.

These treatments act in different ways to achieve the same result, that is, to attenuate the visibility of cellulite, both on the skin and on local adipose tissue, with an improvement in its “orange peel” appearance.

These are non-invasive treatments, with the exclusion of liposuction, which mainly affect the adipocytes, or fat cells.

Reducing the number of these should be accompanied by a significant improvement in microcirculation, and hence, by a reduction in cellulite.

Non-invasive treatments of localised adiposity are used to remodel the body, particularly as an alternative to liposuction. Generally, with this kind of treatment the following can be treated:

  • Moderate amounts of cellulite and adipose tissue
  • Very small areas of cellulite
  • Those who cannot undergo surgery

These treatments can be performed on almost any individual, as long as they have:

  • Excellent health
  • Elastic skin
  • No varicose veins

 

How to avoid cellulite on legs: treat skin relaxation

in addition to cellulite you can also have problems related to drooping and overly relaxed skin, which affects the appearance and aesthetics. In this case, you could turn to lifting the skin on the thighs.

This treatment lets you:

  • Recover and improve tone
  • Restore the compactness of thigh skin.

 

How to avoid cellulite on legs: What are the factors that make cellulite worse?

Among the aggravating factors for cellulite are:

  • Smoking
  • Being overweight
  • Birth control pills
  • Hormones
  • Reduced venous and lymphatic circulation
  • Lack of sleep
  • Stress
  • Sedentary lifestyle

Other factors that can increase the likelihood of finding yourself with cellulite include:

  • Stress
  • Smoking
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Hormonal factors and use of oral contraceptives
  • Subcutaneous and connective tissue disorders
  • Microcirculation and lymphatic system disorders
  • Skin inflammations
  • Genetics
  • Pregnancy
  • Weight gain, and even more, the yo-yo effect

 

How to avoid cellulite on legs: Lifestyle

  • Losing weight, following a healthy diet and doing regular exercise, is probably the most effective way of combating and possibly eliminating cellulite.
  • At the same time, it is advisable to work to strengthen the leg muscles, which is also useful for cardiovascular and osteoporosis prevention.
  • Drinking a lot and reducing salt consumption will help counteract water retention.
  • Avoid crossing your legs for long periods
  • Avoid, if you can, spending too much time on your feet
  • Avoid clothes and shoes that are too tight (apart from graduated compression stockings)
  • Avoid or reduce the use of high heels
  • Reduce stress
  • Stop smoking
  • Reduce alcohol consumption
  • Combat chronic constipation

How to avoid cellulite on legs: There is an ongoing debate in the scientific community between those who consider it a pathology and those who, on the other hand, believe it is simply a blemish.