Different Types of Cellulite You Must Know To Treat Effectively

Depending on the areas of the body being affected, women can have different types of cellulite although the one thing that most women share is that cellulite (or cellulitis) will affect them some time in their life, only to what extent. Being concerned about cellulite and how it will affect your appearance is common and being able to accurately identify the type of cellulite that you have is key when it comes to effective treatment.

The type of cellulite and how developed it is will determine the most appropriate treatment, although having more than one type of cellulite affecting your body at the same time is a very real possibility. Below we’ll examine the different types of cellulite how to identify and its treatment.

Soft Cellulite

Soft Cellulite - Spider and Vericose Veins

The legs, upper arms, abdomen, buttocks, thighs and other areas of the body where fat typically builds up are the most susceptible to this type of cellulite, which is soft and spongy when touched and can make your skin look somewhat uneven. Soft cellulite is worse if you lack muscle tone, it moves as you move, and if you have this type of cellulite you may well have noticed the unwanted signs of spider veins or varicose veins too. Weight gain or aging can make its appearance more noticeable, and if you lie down it’s also more obvious. Losing weight can help to eliminate the effects of soft cellulite, as can a better skin tone and improved circulation.

Treatment For Soft Cellulite

Massaging cosmetic cream into the affected area can help, as can increasing your intake pf proteins and trying to lose weight and keep it off. Better muscle tone and resistance training are both effective in fighting the effects of soft cellulite, as are medications that trigger venous return. Also extremely effective is the rolling and lifting of the skin tissue using a mechanical stimulation massage technique known as endermologie. Electro stimulation treatment and radio frequency treatment may be needed if you have areas of excess cellulite.

Hard Cellulite

Hard Cellulite - Dimpled While Pressing

Often one of the first noticeable signs of cellulite, this tends to affect the upper thighs and hips, and the inside or back of the knees and mostly affects younger women. Affected areas are dimpled, looking somewhat like an orange peel and they remain in the same position even when you move your body. The areas affected by hard cellulite, or solid cellulite as it’s sometimes known, tend to be sensitive or painful if touched.

Treatment For Hard Cellulite

Your chances of effectively treating hard cellulite are much better if it’s treated sooner rather than later. Twice daily applications of a cosmetic cream can help to improve its appearance, as can an endermologie technique that involves lifting and separating the cellulite from the muscle. Injecting a mix of natural extracts, vitamins and drugs into the mesoderm layer is also believed to effectively treat the problem below the skin’s surface, a technique known as mesotherapy.

Edematous Cellulite

Edematous Cellulite Symptoms and TreatmentAffecting the knees and thighs, and especially the lower legs which can appear columnar and lose their defining shape, this type of cellulite can be hard to effectively treat but is also the least common type. Poor circulation and excess fluid retention is often the cause, and swelling, cramps, water retention and varicose veins can be unwanted effects, indicating a lymphatic deficiency in the legs. Edematous cellulite often hurts if you are sitting for an extended period, or when you touch it and it makes the skin look pasty or a little like foam rubber.

Treatment For Edematous Cellulite

Addressing any problems with circulation and excess fluid retention is important for anyone with this type of cellulite, as these two conditions are often contributing factors. It can help to wear compression stockings and it’s also recommended to walk, cycle or swim or take up another exercise that is low impact and not too strenuous. For the determined few, you can follow our 2-week regime to get rid of cellulite. You can help to strengthen the walls of your veins by taking horse chestnut, ruscus (sometimes known as butcher’s broom), ginseng or another venotonic supplement, and showering with cold and hot water alternately is also effective. Try to avoid or reduce your intake of fizzy drinks, prepared foods and foods that are rich in salt, as these foods can all increase the chances of retaining too much fluid. Fluid retention can also be lowered by including green tea or a herbal tea such as horsetail teas as a regular part of your diet. Other effective measures to tackle this type of cellulite include the ancient Chinese technique of acupuncture, and lymphatic drainage massage.

Generally for all types of Cellulite, you can consider alternative treatments such as the traditional Cellulite Cupping which has proven to be very popular with several celebrities. It is a given for women to develop cellulitis at some point in their life. While some can accept and live with it, but many will still strive to display their best self. You will come across many cellulite removal techniques ranging from application to consumption and even invasive! You must always be aware of the consequence of any such cellulitis removal solution and question if you can.

Just like our tagline, You Can be More Beautiful, but at the same time,  you must be careful.