Cellulite is a common problem for women of all ages, but just because it appears in 80 percent of ladies doesn’t mean that they like it. The condition can make the skin on the thighs, buttocks and abdomen look loose and bumpy, which could be bad news for some, considering that summer is just around the corner.
It may be somewhat comforting to know that celebrities are not immune to cellulite, which is the result of lost elasticity in the connective tissue due to aging or genetics. Whether you are a Hollywood star or just a regular person, growing older can impact metabolism, leading to the enlargement of fat cells and loosening of the fibrous bands that maintain skin tension. This contributes to the “orange peel” or “cottage cheese” appearance of cellulite.
Christina Aguilera is one such celebrity for whom considerable fame and fortune have not prevented the development of the condition. The singer and actress recently taped a segment for the TV show Extra in Los Angeles, where she was photographed in pricey Louboutin heels and a tiny skirt, according to the Daily Mail. However, when she sat down and crossed her legs in front of thousands of adoring fans, the cameras caught a glimpse of considerable cellulite on both thighs.
US Magazine reports that Khloe Kardashian is no stranger to dimpled legs, either. The 26-year-old reality TV star is teaming up with cosmetic company NIVEA to help American women fight cellulite.
Experts recommend eating a healthy, low-sodium diet and drinking plenty of water, which can help strengthen muscles, increase blood flow and loosen fat deposits. Exercise can also reduce body fat while toning the legs and abdomen, leading to less dimpling.
But what if diet and exercise are not enough? Women who are looking for quick results may want to talk to their local medical spa about undergoing Thermage treatment, a minimally invasive technique that uses radiofrequency energy to tighten and improve the look of dimpled skin, or the velashape procedure, which utilizes heat to contour and shape the body.
These remedies can help ladies get smooth, shapely legs that they can be proud of when swimsuit season comes along.
Dr. Mitchell Chasin founded Reflections Center for skin & body as a place where physicians specializing in cosmetic medicine could focus on helping empower patients to feel their most beautiful. Dr. Chasin believes strongly that the best cosmetic physicians are those who are dedicated to mastering their craft through continuing education and collaboration with the industry’s top doctors.