Cellulite Treatments that Actually Work!

Most women are well aware of cellulite, and we’d rather not have it. What isn’t commonly known is what can be done to effectively get rid of it. Many lotions and potions claim to reduce it, but what really works? We’re going to bust some cellulite myths and give you some tips on the best ways to get rid of it.

What is Cellulite?

In scientific terms, cellulite forms when pockets of fat squeeze between bands of tissue under the skin. These bands, or septae, are supposed to hold fat in place, but depending on your genetics, fat cells can squeeze between the septae, leading to a lumpy ‘cottage cheese’ look.

Men rarely have cellulite, because in men the bands of tissue (septae) that keep fat in place are in a criss cross pattern, and they’re stronger than those in women, whose septae are flimsier and in parallel lines.

Cellulite Myths Busted

Myth #1 – Only overweight people have cellulite

One of the most widespread myths about cellulite is that it only affects overweight women. However, while cellulite can be quite sexist – targeting more women than men – among women, cellulite does not discriminate. It affects women of all ages, shapes, races and sizes, usually starting around puberty. If you’re lucky enough to have minimal to no cellulite, it’s probably due to good genes.

Myth #2 – Liposuction is a quick & easy method to rid cellulite

Although medical procedures like lipo may seem like an easy way to get rid of cellulite, one of the most common myths about cellulite is that losing weight will automatically eliminate it.

While it is true that having more fat may make cellulite more pronounced, swift and unnatural weight loss will leave your skin saggy, and may even make cellulite more noticeable.

Myth #3 – There is a magical cellulite cream out there

Topical treatments can help build collagen in your skin. Collagen is part of what makes up the septae under your skin that holds fat cells in place. Applying topical collagen treatments can’t hurt, and may help, but it’s not going to do all the work for you.

What Actually Gets Rid of Cellulite?

Natural Weight Loss

While quick-fix weight loss like lipo and fad diets can leave your skin and cellulite in a worse condition that when you started, the healthiest and most effective methods of reducing cellulite are often the most natural ones. Steady and natural weight loss from a change of lifestyle is the best way to reduce cellulite. Eating right and exercising often will allow your body to expel excess fat naturally and evenly and allow your skin time to spring back into shape little by little.

Maintaining a Healthy Weight

Once you reach a healthy weight, maintaining a that weight can help to manage and further reduce cellulite. Maintaining a healthy weight means your skin and the tissues underneath retain strength and elasticity.

Weight Training

Lifting weights can be a huge help in improving cellulite. Weight training leads to more defined muscles, toned and taught body and smoother skin.


Slow and steady weight loss isn’t always possible. Rapid weight gain and loss can occur at many times in life – brought on by hormonal changes associated with aging, puberty, pregnancy or menopause. If this is the case for you, or if your attempts to rid your skin of cellulite naturally haven’t yielded results, then Endermologie treatments could be the next step and the answer to your prayers.

Endermologie is an effective, non-invasive cellulite treatment. The treatment feels like a deep massage, and is carried out using a machine that effectively kneads, rolls and manipulates the fat tissue, increasing circulation and working stored fat out of the body.

Endermologie treatments can lift, sculpt, shape, and reduce the volume of fat in the skin, targeting areas that can be difficult to target with diet and exercise.

At Keturah Day Spa, we have the only top-of-the-line Integral Endermologie machine in Perth, which uses the most up-to-date technology in the field. If you’re trying to eliminate cellulite and natural methods aren’t working for you, contact us today to set up an appointment or find out more.