Do cellulite patches work?
We will get into the numbers below, but so many people deal with cellulite! Whether you noticed them after the first wave of puberty or later when you got pregnant, we are here to tackle the mystery of why they exist and how to get rid of them effectively. Just know that cellulite is not in any way dangerous; if you are happy and comfortable with your dimples, keep them! But if you are looking to glow up a little bit, read on to learn more.
Is cellulite normal?
Yes, cellulite is very common! In fact, between 80% to 90% of women have cellulite. If you are a grown woman who went through puberty, you have likely spotted it or are personally familiar with it. Surprisingly, less than 10% of men have cellulite!
It’s unknown why cellulite is more common in men than women. There are two working theories. Theory one looks at the bands connecting the skin. In men, the fibers that make up the connective tissue crisscross, and in women, the fibers run parallel. It is thought that the parallel bands show cellulite more clearly. The other theory relies on higher amounts of estrogen. Cellulite is commonly linked to puberty and pregnancy, and women produce more estrogen during these times.
So, obviously, gender plays a role in whether you have cellulite and how much, but what else is a factor? Genetics, age, fat, and the thickness of your skin all determine how much cellulite you have and whether it is visible. As you age, you lose elasticity in your skin which emphasizes cellulite. Gaining weight can also increase visibility.
Either way, let's clarify how cellulite comes about—cellulite forms when the bands connecting your skin to underlying muscles tighten irregularly. The tightening pulls down your skin and pushes up the fat beneath, creating the dimple or pucker you can see. Cellulite actually has four grades.
Grade 0: No cellulite.
Grade 1: Skin is smooth when standing, but when sitting, mild dimpling appears.
Grade 2: Moderate dimples are visible standing or sitting.
Grade 3: Severe dimples are visible standing or sitting.
Cellulite can be found on your stomach, thighs, and butt. You may notice varying grades of cellulite.
Can pregnancy cause cellulite?
As we investigated above, there are many reasons why cellulite can develop, one of which is pregnancy. Because you gain weight during pregnancy, it can worsen the appearance of cellulite. With a plan in place to gradually lose weight and some additional tips and tricks we will outline below, many women find they can improve the appearance of cellulite.
Can you get rid of cellulite with exercise?
Honestly, no. It is not possible to get rid of cellulite with exercise alone. But below, we identify a routine and some specific exercises you can add to your gym sessions to help lessen the appearance of cellulite.
Think walking, running, biking, and swimming. Basically, anything that helps strengthen your heart and lungs and burns calories. Be sure to mix it up with intensity and trade-off between moderate and high as you design your workout schedule.
This doesn’t just mean lifting weights. You can do pilates or use resistance bands. Building muscle mass helps burn more calories. When building out your routine, include two to three days of strength training.
Prioritize a low-fat diet with lean proteins and plenty of vegetables.
- Bulgarian split squat
- Glute bridge
- Curtsy lunge
- Lateral lunge
- Reverse lunge
- Romanian deadlift
- Squats & squat jumps
Does water help reduce cellulite?
Good news, water does help reduce cellulite! Something you should be doing all the time, every day, is already helping you. Water helps encourage circulation and lymphatic flow, flushes out toxins, and keeps the skin hydrated and bouncy. Break out your favorite water bottle and sip up!
What is the best treatment for cellulite?
There are a lot of products to get rid of cellulite out there. Below are the top four procedures to treat cellulite. Be warned; these procedures are relatively invasive and expensive.
Acoustic Wave Therapy
Acoustic wave therapy produces a pressure wave that passes through skin and fat. The pressure breaks up the collagen and releases the skin, smoothing out the surface. The length of the results is unknown, but multiple sessions are necessary to begin seeing change.
For laser treatment, a tiny laser fiber is inserted beneath your skin and, when fired, helps break up the bands beneath the skin that cause cellulite. Additionally, the laser helps thicken your skin. Results are expected to last about six to 12 months.
Subcision is similar to laser treatment but employs a needle. For this procedure, a dermatologist inserts a needle under the skin to help break up the bands. Results can last up to two years.
Vacuum-Assisted Precise Tissue Release
Again, very similar to Laser treatment and subscion but a little more intense. This procedure involves a dermatologist using a device that contains small blades to cut through the bands. After the bands are cut, the tissue moves up to “fill” the cellulite, or dimpled skin. Research claims results can last up to three years.
It’s worth repeating; these procedures are pretty invasive. Before moving in this direction, a lot of thought and discussion with your doctor should be had. And, if you are anything like us, and you read the last few paragraphs and sort of cringed, you are not alone. Lasers, needles, and blades are all scary. There is a better, safer, non-invasive way to reduce and eliminate cellulite.
Products that help with cellulite
There are a lot of products to reduce cellulite, but the only one that should catch your eye is Dermaclara.
Do anti cellulite patches work?
Dermaclara cellulite patches are made of 100% medical-grade silicone. They are dermatologist-approved, non-invasive, chemical-free, and guaranteed to deliver results. Our patches are also pregnancy and breast-feeding safe, so no matter when you need the care and attention, you can get it.
Cellulite is caused by a decrease in collagen and a thinning of the skin, making Dermaclara the ultimate solution. When applied, the anti cellulite patch creates an airtight microclimate between your skin and the seal of the silicone. Inside this microclimate is where all of the magic happens! A process is kickstarted where moisture is amplified, and collagen production is boosted. What results is plump, flawless skin: no more dimples or puckered spots. Your skin will bounce back into shape.
Dermaclara silicone patches are versatile and work where you need to see results. They can be applied to the stomach, thighs, and butt. Hands down, they are the best product for cellulite on legs. Just apply them and forget them, as the patches work behind the scenes to give you the glowing skin you deserve. See below for a step-by-step guide.
- Prep the area
Clean the area, clearing away dirt and sweat.
- Apply the patches
Take your selection from our vast array of patches. We have medium and large silicone patches for any area you are targetting.
- Set the Timer
Keep them on for about 15 to 20 minutes. Maybe do a face mask while you are waiting.
- Peel Off
Gently remove the patches and clean them with Patch Prep. Let them dry and reapply to the backing card. Our patches can be reused for 15 to 30 uses.
There you have it! Armed with Dermaclara and the tips and tricks above, you will have dimple-less, beautiful skin in no time.