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Top ways to reduce cellulite with minimal effort
August 5, 2019 at 12:00 AM
by Atlas Bodyworks
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According to some statistics, around 93% of women suffer from at least some cellulite. Although it’s a common problem, not everyone wants to leave it unaddressed. At Atlas Bodyworks, we offer a range of cellulite treatments to our customers throughout Fairfax. If you want to banish your lumps and bumps, you may want to try some of our top tips.

Lose weight

Although exercise and weight loss aren’t guaranteed to banish your cellulite entirely, they will make a big difference. Cellulite arises when fatty deposits push through layers of collagen. This results in a bumpy appearance that you can offset by reducing the amount of fat present in your body and toning the muscles beneath. When there’s less fat to cause lumps and leaner muscles that smooth them out, your cellulite will look far less pronounced. Losing weight also means you’ll feel healthier overall, especially if you choose to continue with a nutritious diet after you hit your weight loss goal.

Try endermologie

As a non-surgical cellulite reduction technique, endermologie delivers quick results. During the procedure, you’ll wear a body stocking and your technician will use a handheld massaging device to ease the cellulite away. Endermologie also improves bloodflow to the target area and skin tone. The sessions usually last between 40 and 60 minutes and we may recommend that you have between 6 and 10 sessions. With a regular commitment, you could use endermologie to make your skin look smoother than ever. When you attend your first appointment with us, we’ll tell you how many sessions you may need to see optimal results. 

Quit smoking

If you’re a smoker, now’s the time to stop. Every cigarette you smoke reduces the bloodflow to your skin and contributes to the breakdown of collagen. When combined, looser skin and less collagen make it easier for cellulite to form. Although treatments such as endermologie can help, they don't replace healthy lifestyle habits. If you’re struggling to quit smoking, consider finding a support buddy or joining a quit smoking group. You may also want to use smoking cessation aids, such as nicotine patches or gum.

Try a contouring wrap

In addition to endermologie, you may want to consider visiting our Fairfax clinic for a contouring wrap. Each wrap is designed to help you lose inches from your body over the course of one treatment. This can help to reduce the amount of cellulite present. Our contouring wraps are also ideal for improving the lymphatic flow throughout your body. As a result, you may experience a healthier immune system that supports your exercise and weight loss aims. Although you’ll see rapid results with our contouring wraps, we may recommend that you try more than one to maximize your results.

Massage or brush your skin in the shower

Massaging or brushing your skin in the shower is an effective way to break the fat beneath the surface apart. Additionally, it boosts bloodflow to the skin, which can help to remove some of the toxins that contribute to cellulite. Try using a handheld roller device for an easier experience. Alternatively, you can use a body brush that you move in circular motions away from your heart and across your body. Brushing your skin is also a reliable way to exfoliate and improve your blood circulation, which means it’s a great technique for detoxing too.

At Atlas Bodyworks, we help people throughout Northern Virginia improve their bodies. Whether you want to reduce cellulite or enhance your weight loss, we’re here to help. To learn more about our treatments or to make an appointment, call us at 703 560 1122.