The technologies involving skin care and weight reduction have always been some of those that have been heavily focused within the aesthetics industry. Many men and women have been looking for solutions whenever they face these types of cosmetic issues. Medical spas have been able to help these patients by offering them different kinds of treatments to help improve their physical appearances. In addition, having ways to fix cosmetic irregularities can have positive psychological effects on people. The use of body wraps in treating weight reduction and skin irregularities caused by the buildup of fat cells has been improving throughout the years. There are various types of body wraps that are applicable in treating such issues.
Cellulite and the increase in a person’s weight can have a direct relationship with each other. The human body naturally has fat cells. They have their benefits that are meant to help the body of a person. One of the most important reasons why fat cells are necessary is the fact that they act as cushions to constantly protect the vital organs of the body. Another good thing with fat is that it helps the body maintain its optimal temperature. Fat helps process certain vitamins such as A, K, E, and D. These are good vitamins and fat soluble. Fat even has advantages in complimenting the analytical part of the human brain. Looking at these positives, it just shows that fat is an integral part of the human body. Issues arise, however, when there is a buildup of too much fat in the body. It can pose a health risk to anyone that has more fat than what is needed.
In relation to skin conditions, one of the negative effects of having too much fat in the body is the formation of cellulite. This is one of the negative effects that pose no threat to the health of the person. It purely gives a negative cosmetic look to people, usually women. In addition to cellulite formation, too much unnecessary fat can also increase the weight of a person. These issues cause the appearances of people to change, which some would become unhappy with. These changes in the way people look can produce negative psychological effects on some people. Depression and anxiety are the most common effects given by the unnatural increase in weight and the formation of cellulite on certain areas of the body.
Cellulite is basically formed when there is a buildup of fat cells underneath the skin of a person. This adds weight to the person because these are the unwanted fat cells that give no benefits to the human body. As the fat cells increase in size, the fatty tissues start pushing through the septae. Septae are the fibrous bands that connect the muscle and skin. A dimple-like appearance starts to show on the surface of the skin in areas such as the thighs, buttocks, upper arms, and the abdomen. Other than the natural causes of cellulite, there are also cases that it is formed due to the activities that are done by people. Below are some of these other common causes of cellulite formation and weight increase:
o Women are known to have problems with cellulite more than men. This is because of how the septae are arranged beneath the skin. The arrangement differs between men and women. The septae underneath the skin of men are arranged in a diagonal or cross-hatched manner. This produces a smoother and more continuous pattern. In addition, the skin of a man is naturally thicker than that of a woman. For women, the septae runs vertically and is perpendicular to the skin. This causes the septae to connect the skin and its tissues underneath at some points. As the fat cells increase in size, they push up the skin while the bands are pulling the skin down.
o This is a female hormone that is helpful in the regulation of fat. Fat increases in the body of a woman when she is in a high estrogen state. Such as the time when a woman becomes pregnant. When a woman is pregnant, estrogen helps the body increase the fat in areas such as the buttocks, thighs, and breasts. Fat is an important source of energy during pregnancy. In addition, estrogen will keep on maintaining a consistent level of fat even at the menopausal stage of a woman. This means that the women may still receive an increase in their fat levels, which would be one of the causes for her weight to increase.
o At a younger age, the connective tissues under the skin are known to be elastic and very flexible. This makes it easier for the skin to stretch and contract while maintaining a smooth appearance. During the age of puberty, the connective tissues become less flexible and elastic due to the effects that hormones can have on them. The connective tissues will continue losing their flexibility and elasticity as the person ages. The skin will then start to sag and the connective tissues will not be able to effectively return the skin to its smooth appearance.
o For those people who live a sedentary lifestyle, the buildup of cellulite on their bodies may come much faster as compared to others. This is due to the fact that without regular movement, there are fats in the body that will not be burned even if the person does not eat too many fatty foods. Some people say that exercise can help prevent or reduce the buildup of cellulite. This is partially correct because exercise helps with burning some of the unwanted fats in our bodies. However, cellulite occurs naturally and is a structural issue within the bodies of people. This is why there are thin people who still have cellulite showing up in certain parts of their bodies.
Body wrap treatments are services given by medical spas that are not considered to be invasive. These treatments are comfortable choices as compared to laser treatments or treatments that involve injecting solution or carbon dioxide gas underneath the skin of the person. Body wraps are meant to reduce the size of the body of a person while making the skin appear smoother. The treatment involves removing any excess water from the person’s body. In addition, this type of treatment aims to remove all the toxins that are trapped inside the fat cells underneath the skin. When these toxins are removed, the fat cells reduce their sizes and will eventually stop pushing through the septae. When this happens, the appearance of cellulite also decreases. The treatment uses sweating as a way for the body to release the excess water and toxins that have been removed from the fat cells.
Medical spas are known to offer various types of body wraps that patients may need to choose from. Each of these types has its own characteristics in the removal of cellulite and the reduction of a person’s weight. You may find in the following list the common types of body wraps being offered today:
o This is the most common type of body wrap being used by medical spas. This type of body wrap takes advantage of the weight loss and skin rejuvenating characteristics of certain types of herbs. Detoxification is a very important characteristic that these herbs have. Just like in a rosemary body wrap. It uses the carnosic acid of the rosemary herb to remove the toxins that are trapped inside the fat cells underneath the person’s skin.
o This is a type of body wrap that uses a topical heat cream and wrapping the body with a non-breathable plastic film so that heat and perspiration are induced. Heating up the body helps in removing excess water and also liquefies the hardened fat cells underneath the skin. As the person perspires, the excess water and liquefied fat are removed from the body.
o This is a type of body wrap that uses infrared technology to provoke the body to sweat and increase circulation. The technology is aimed to burn calories through sweating out all the excess water and the unwanted fat cells. With infrared saturation, the energy produced will stimulate the body to increase collagen production. This is crucial as collagen will help make the skin look smoother and younger. This would then reduce the appearance of cellulite. Furthermore, collagen also helps rebuild the connective tissues underneath the skin, improving their elasticity and flexibility.
As it can be seen, all types of body wraps are effective in inducing weight loss and reduction of cellulite appearance. However, some types of body wrap treatments may take more time or sessions depending on the severity of the excess water, toxins, and fat cells build up inside your body. It would then depend on your budget and time which type you would prefer to avail. To find out more about body wraps and other body treatments that will help improve your skin, you may contact Solea Medical Spa & Beauty Lounge at 305-932-2555.
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