To research cryoskin for cellulite, I consulted the most authoritative health organizations I know. Neither the World Health Organization nor the Center for Disease Control and Prevention offer any web pages that even mention cellulite.
In other words, the WHO and the CDC consider cellulite to be such a trivial health consideration that they don’t even deal with it. In a way, that’s great news. According to Wikipedia, cellulite affects 85-98% of women. If it were a serious health problem, that would be an incredible burden for our species to carry. But whatever health problems those 85-98% of women might have, cellulite is not one of them. In the words of Wikipedia, cellulite is physiological, not pathological.
Causes of Cellulite
To understand cellulite, you need to understand your skin has three layers. The outermost is the epidermis, which is the part we usually think of when we think of skin. It’s the thinnest and the most disposable layer of skin. In fact, it continually renews itself and sloughs off old layers. Directly under the epidermis is the dermis, the workhorse of the system. It houses the capillaries, sweat glands, hair follicles, nerve endings, lymph vessels, sebaceous glands, and connective tissue. The fibers of its connective tissue are what keep the three layers of your skin together.
The deepest layer of the skin is the subcutaneous tissue, and that’s where you store most of your fat cells. According to one theory of cellulite, when you increase the quantity of fat, the outer layers of the skin expand to accommodate the increase. But where the connective fibers of the dermis anchor the epidermis, it can create dimples (a little like the depressions around upholstery buttons) in the expanding skin. These dimples are called cellulite.
First, Reduce Fat
You’re not going to reduce the appearance of cellulite without eliminating some of the subcutaneous fat that causes it. As usual, I recommend diet and exercise. Note that liposuction is not an option. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Liposuction doesn’t improve cellulite dimpling or other skin surface irregularities.”
For targeted fat loss, I recommend Cryoskin 3.0, which we offer here at Peak. Full disclosure: there is another cyrolipolysis process out there called CoolSculpting. CoolSculpting has a greater market presence, but I don’t recommend it. This post from spring of 2019 explains my reasoning.
Cryoskin for Cellulite
I do recommend Cryoskin, however. Cryoskin works because the intracellular electrolytes of the fat cells are the first to crystallize in very cold temperatures. By regulating the temperature precisely, the Cryoskin 3.0 wand is able to crystallize fat cells before any crystallization of skin, muscle, or nerve tissue.
The crystallized cells die and then are flushed out gradually through blood, lymph, and ultimately urine. Encouraging results are often visible from the first session, but the best results appear 15 days to three weeks after the first session, which is how long it takes the body to naturally remove all the dead cells. In fact, for multiple sessions, you are advised to allow 15 days between them, so as not to overload the lymphatic system.
Furthermore, Cryoskin 3.0 reduces the appearance of dimples in the skin. It does this by stimulating the production of collagen, which makes skin look more toned. And it is that part of the process that creates immediately visible results.
If you have cellulite, it poses no particular risk to your health. But many people think it looks ugly and would rather get rid of it. If you’re one of those people, book a few Cryoskin 3.0 sessions at Peak Recovery & Health Center. Be sure to allow 15 days between appointments.