Cellulite, what can we do about it?

Cellulite. Ugh, just the word itself can conjure up images of bumpy thighs and unwanted texture. For many women (and some men!), cellulite is a persistent concern. But what exactly is it, and more importantly, can anything be done to minimise its appearance?

At Sisä Skincare, we have many treatments that can help you achieving the results you are looking for. One of our most popular treatment to reduce cellulite is Morpheus8 Body.

What is cellulite?

Cellulite is a structural change in the fatty tissue beneath the skin. Connective tissue tethers pull down on the skin, while fat pushes up, creating that uneven, dimpled look. While genetics play a major role in who gets cellulite, other factors like weight, age, hormones, and even diet can influence its severity.

Causes and Risk Factors

  • Genetics: Genetics are a significant player in the whole cellulite game. Here’s how they influence that dimpled appearance:
        • Skin Structure and Thickness: Your genes determine how thick your skin is and how the collagen and elastin fibres are arranged. Thinner skin with less supportive fibres is more prone to showing cellulite.
        • Fat Distribution: Genetics dictate where your body stores fat. People with a tendency to store fat in the thighs and buttocks, areas commonly affected by cellulite, are more likely to develop it.
        • Connective Tissue: The strength and structure of your connective tissue bands also have a genetic component. Thicker, more rigid bands can pull down on the skin more readily, contributing to the dimpling effect.
        • Circulatory and Lymphatic Function: Genetics can influence how efficiently your body circulates blood and fluids. Poor circulation and lymphatic drainage can worsen the appearance of cellulite.
        • Metabolic Rate: Your body’s natural rate of burning calories is partly determined by genetics. A slower metabolism can lead to increased fat storage, potentially making cellulite more noticeable.
  • Hormones: Oestrogen helps keep skin elastic. Fluctuations in oestrogen, like those that occur during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause, can contribute to cellulite.
  • Body fat percentage: While cellulite isn’t exclusive to those with higher body fat, having less fat means there’s less pushing against the skin.
  • Diet: A diet high in processed foods and sugar can worsen cellulite’s appearance.
  • Inflammation: Chronic inflammation can contribute to the formation of cellulite.

Treatment Options

Let’s be honest, there’s no magic bullet for cellulite. However, there are a number of strategies that can help improve its appearance:

  • Diet and Exercise: Maintaining a healthy weight and getting regular exercise are key. Focus on a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, while limiting processed foods and added sugar. Strength training can help build muscle tone, which can smooth out the look of cellulite.
  • Dry Brushing: This technique involves using a special brush to stimulate circulation and lymphatic drainage. While studies haven’t definitively proven its effectiveness, some people find it helps reduce the appearance of cellulite.
  • Massage: Massaging the affected areas can help improve circulation and break down connective tissue bands that contribute to cellulite’s appearance. There are even specialised massage techniques specifically designed for cellulite reduction.

Considering a More Targeted Approach with Morpheus8

While lifestyle changes are a great foundation, some people seek a more targeted approach. Here’s where Morpheus8 comes in:

Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive treatment that combines microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) technology. The microneedles create tiny channels in the skin, triggering the body’s natural healing response. This process stimulates collagen production, which thickens and tightens the skin. The RF energy further enhances this effect by delivering heat deep into the tissue layers, promoting fat cell breakdown and tightening the underlying structures.

While multiple sessions may be needed for optimal results, Morpheus8 offers a non-surgical option for improving the appearance of cellulite. It can also address other skin concerns like wrinkles, loose skin, and stretch marks.


Cellulite is a common concern, and there’s no shame in wanting to improve its appearance. By adopting healthy lifestyle habits and exploring treatment options like Morpheus8, you can feel more confident and comfortable in your own skin.

Contact Sisä Skincare to ask us any questions about our treatment options to help you achieve the results you have in mind.