Does Infrared Light Help With Cellulite ?
Cellulite occurs when fat has too little room to move due to poor circulation or the body's inability to break down cellulite. When this happens the result is usually ugly orange peel skin or cottage cheese like dimples on the body. This is because there is not enough movement in the areas affected by cellulite. Infrared light works by penetrating through the skin and into the body's connective tissue where it is able to directly affect cell growth and breakdown.
How does infrared light work? When the body is exposed to infrared light, the light is absorbed by the fat which causes it to be broken down. The broken down fat then re-forms into new, healthy cells. In the process the dark areas on the skin which have become cellulite dimples and are less visible. This effect can last for as long as six months with continuous treatments and can be maintained with no change in diet or exercise.
When the body's metabolism is increased it allows more energy to enter the muscles and this causes them to burn off fat more effectively. The increased amount of energy helps to improve circulation, which means the connective tissues will be able to repair themselves. When the connective tissues are repaired they are able to heal the damage that has been done by the fat and this improves the appearance of the skin caused by cellulite. As more time passes and the body does not produce excess fat cells any more cellulite is reduced or even completely erased.
People who do not wish to undergo surgery may opt for an infrared light treatment. There are two types of treatments available. The first type is a type that does not require heat to work. This type is carried out by placing the light over the target area. The other type is a type that requires heat to be used and this is the type which is most commonly used to treat cellulite. One can choose between these two depending on their requirements.