If you’re one of the many women who are unhappy with their cellulite, you may have heard of red light therapy as a potential solution. At Sculptology, the Bay Area’s leading medical aesthetics spa, we love to help both men and women look and feel more confident, so one of the many wellness treatment options we offer is red light therapy. If you’re ready to say goodbye to your cottage cheese for good, keep reading to learn more about how red light therapy at Sculptology may help.
First, What Causes Cellulite?
Before we dive into how red light therapy can help get rid of cellulite, let’s first take a quick refresher on what cellulite actually is. Cellulite occurs when fat deposits push through the connective tissue beneath your skin, resulting in the telltale orange peel or cottage cheese appearance. It’s characterized by dimpled, lumpy skin, usually on the thighs and buttocks. It’s certainly not painful or harmful, and it’s totally normal to have some cellulite (after all, 80-90% of women over the age of 20 have it!), but it’s understandable that many women feel self-conscious about their cellulite and would love a painless, non-invasive way to get rid of it. That’s where red light therapy comes in.
How Does Red Light Therapy Work?
Red light therapy works by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin in the skin by basically exciting the mitochondria, or the powerhouse of your cells. Collagen is a protein that gives the skin its structure and elasticity, while elastin helps the skin to snap back into place. As we age, our bodies produce less and less of these important proteins, resulting in wrinkles, sagging skin, and a generally unhealthy appearance. Red light therapy can help to reverse this process by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in firmer, smoother, more youthful-looking skin. How soon you see the benefits depends on a variety of factors, as we covered previously in our blog: How Long Does it Take For Red Light Therapy to Work?
Does Red Light Therapy Get Rid of Cellulite?
So, the big question! Does red light therapy get rid of cellulite? This popular skincare treatment is already known for its anti-aging and acne-fighting benefits, and now there is some promising research that suggests it may be effective in reducing the appearance of cellulite! While there’s no definitive answer as to whether or not red light therapy can get rid of cellulite, in a recent study, participants who received regular red light therapy treatments saw significant improvement in the dimpling of their skin, as well as a major reduction in circumference around their thighs.
Red light therapy uses LED lights to penetrate your skin and boost circulation. This increased blood flow can help break up the fat cells that are responsible for cellulite, and also helps increase collagen production, which results in firmer, smoother skin. Most treatments are quick (think: less than 30 minutes) and painless, making them easy to fit into even the busiest of schedules. Plus, there’s no downtime afterward, so you can immediately go about your day as usual!
Reduce Cellulite at Sculptology
If your cellulite is holding you back from looking and feeling your best, Sculptology may be able to help. We’ve reigned as the number one CoolSculpting provider in California for a long while, and are proud to offer many other treatment options, such as red light therapy. Get in touch with our amazing staff to have a conversation about your goals – no pressure and no judgment, ever! Call us at 925-329-6333, and be sure to check us out on Instagram – @Sculptology_life for more pics, info, specials, and some fun!