Text by: Koko Tamura
Can’t enjoy the summer season because of dimples and dents on your thighs? You’re not alone. These skin problems affect just about 90% of women, including slender and toned ones.
There are so many theories and tips on how to effectively remove cellulite, but only few ever delivered a measurable success. So before exerting effort and spending lots of money on a possible treatment to get rid of bumpy thighs, get to know the myths and truths about the treatments first.
- Myth: Exercise can get rid of dimples and dents on thighs.
Fact: According to experts, cellulite occurs in the “superficial layer,” which is about a half millimeter under the skin. “Reserve fat” is the one that burns by doing exercise. Hence, exercise will not help get rid of cellulite.
- Myth: Massage can remove cellulite.
Fact: Massage is a temporary remedy to reduce the appearance of ugly dimples and bumps on skin as it helps increase circulation, realign lobes, and tightened tissues but could not eliminate the cellulites at all.
- Myth: High-priced topical creams can cure cellulite.
Fact: There are no topical creams and over-the-counter medications that can permanently remove cellulite. Although studies revealed that products with retinoids may give a temporary fix by creating a thicker skin cover that help conceal bumps.
- Myth: You can only get rid of cellulite through surgery.
Fact: If you’re afraid of the pain involved with surgical procedure, a non-invasive technique called RadioFrequencey (RF) treatment has been used for several years by many derm clinics globally. The significant change is best observed after finishing the required number of sessions. If can also be done in combination with other treaments for best results.
- Myth: Only a dermatologist ought to execute the treatment.
Fact: Cellulite is not a life-threatening medical condition. Hence, non-invasive procedures can be performed by non-medical practitioners as long as they have proper training and license.
There is no permanent solution in getting rid of cellulite as of yet, but scientists are still discovering long-term solutions for treating bumpy spots.