5 Things You May Not Know About Cellulite
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5 Things You May Not Know About Cellulite

If there’s one thing that most of us have had to deal with when it comes to our bodies, it’s cellulite. The truth is, cellulite really doesn’t discriminate based on body shape or size. Most people have cellulite, and you may be surprised to learn some of the truths about cellulite. Here at Novopelle Med Spa, we know that cellulite is something that many people, men and women alike, have tried to get rid of, often with little luck. That’s why we offer different spa treatments that you can try to help target your problem areas when it comes to cellulite. If you’re curious about our cellulite and weight loss treatments at your Houston Novopelle, visit our page dedicated to weight loss now! To find out more about cellulite and how you can reduce its appearance, keep reading!

Five Truths About Cellulite You May Not Know

  1. Cellulite is caused by the fat in your body.

    While cellulite itself is not fat, the appearance of cellulite is caused by the fat in your body being divided into pockets in your skin. That is why cellulite appears as bumps and dimples on the surface of your skin.

  2. Cellulite is not as common in men.

    Women do tend to get the short end of the stick when it comes to cellulite. This is because of the way that the skin collagen in women is arranged. Women’s collagen is arranged in rows that are parallel, whereas men’s collagen is arranged in an x-like pattern. Because of the parallel way in which women’s collagen is arranged, it is much easier for fat to compartmentalize, which makes fat more visible on the skin.

  3. Exercise can help with the appearance of cellulite.

    Your size and weight may not play as much of a role in having cellulite as you’d think, but exercise certainly can help to reduce the amount of cellulite that is visible on your skin. Using a foam roller on trouble spots may help to reduce cellulite, as well as fat-burning interval training, along with lunges and squats.

  4. Losing weight may not reduce the appearance of cellulite.

    Even if you lose weight, due to your skin being stretched, it is harder for pockets where fat was once distributed to shrink, which makes it difficult to reduce cellulite. On the bright side, our body wraps and Novo Lipo treatments can target the cellulite that weight loss doesn’t!

  5. The appearance of cellulite worsens when exposed to ultraviolet rays.

    You may love to lounge by the pool and bask in the rays of the sun, but unfortunately, your cellulite may worsen if you do. UV rays can be damaging to the collagen in your skin, which will lead to your cellulite being more noticeable. If you’re going to be out in the sun for any period of time, be sure to use more than enough sunscreen.

If you’re concerned with the appearance of cellulite and you’ve tried everything you could think of to get rid of it, you’re likely not having much success due to the reasons outlined above. Cellulite can be tricky to target and get rid of even with the most diligent exercise routine and diet. At Novopelle, we’re here to help if you want to reduce the appearance of cellulite on your body. We offer spa treatments like Novo Lipo injections that target cellulite and may even help to tone your body as well. 


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