A good majority of women (and sometimes men) develop cellulite in their lifetime. It is a natural occurrence for the body but society has viewed them negatively because of the way the cellulite affects the skin. As a result, there have been many attempts to prevent and reduce the appearance of cellulite.

What is Cellulite?

Cellulite looks like a cluster of dimples on the skin that has been compared to the texture of cottage cheese. Cellulite is caused when the connective tissue (made of collagen) beneath the skin separates and causes the skin to form lumps and bumps.

There are many factors that can cause cellulite – one of them is genetics. If your mother and grandmother are prone to cellulite in certain areas, chances are that you will develop some too. You can easily predict if you will develop cellulite by looking at your family members. But not to fear, in this day and age there are various techniques that can be used to reduce and possibly completely rid the appearance of cellulite.

Treatment for Cellulite

There have been a variety of methods that claim to reduce the appearance of cellulite such as topical creams, yoga, meditation and more! Some of these techniques do not have full scientific backing that they are successful, but here are some techniques that are guaranteed to work.


Cellulite appears where there is fatty tissue. In some cases, losing weight through proper diet and exercise might help reduce the appearance of some cellulite. This depends on the elasticity of your skin. Once the weight has been loss, your skin can bounce back due to development of collagen, and the appearance of cellulite can be reduced. However, due to factors such as hormones and age, the skin may not bounce back but sag, which can worsen the appearance of the cellulite. This is a suggested technique but there are more effective techniques such as professional treatments which will guarantee positive results.

Ultrasound Cavitation

Ultrasound Cavitation is one of the latest and advanced methods to treating cellulite today. It has been proven to reduce fat (and as a result, cellulite) on the body. How it works is that the machine will direct high energy waves to a target area. Once the waves hit the target area, micro bubbles made of vapor are formed with the connective fat tissue of the skin and as a result it heats and vibrates the layer of fat cells beneath the skin’s surface. This high intensity vibration will cause the fat cells to liquefy and get released into the blood stream. This liquid gets absorbed by the body and is released systematically through the liver.

Ultrasound Cavitation has been known to help tighten the skin and minimize the appearance of stretch marks while reducing the appearance of fat and cellulite at the same time. It has been known as a professional detoxification of the body.

It is thanks to modern technology and the determination of skin care specialists everywhere that there are a variety of effective techniques to be used to minimize the appearance of cellulite and to put people forward onto the path of being confident in their own skin.