Understanding Cellulite

If you’re a woman you likely have it or at least know that at one point you will get it. Cellulite can sometimes be viewed by women as “the silent killer of your appearance”. No matter how skinny you are, what you eat, or how much you exercise, you can still get cellulite. But what is cellulite exactly and where does it come from? Read on to learn more.

What is cellulite?
cellulite treatmentCellulite is a condition that arises typically on a woman’s thighs or hips that creates a sort of dimpling appearance. Deemed as a common defect of the skin, dimples in the skin arise and cause the skin to not become very smooth.

What are the causes of cellulite?
There have been several extensive medical studies done on the common causes of cellulite and although there is no definitive answer yet, plastic surgeons and researchers have concluded that there are several sources of cellulite including:

• Patients with a thinner dermis— the outer layer of the skin— typically get more cellulite than others.
• If the surface above the muscle is uneven, then cellulite is more likely to form as well.
• There is also likely a hormonal component of cellulite.

How can I reduce my chances of getting cellulite?
The more overweight you are isn’t necessarily an indication that you will have more cellulite than those who are skinnier than you— however, cellulite is a more prominent disorder in individuals who are obese and overweight. You can get rid of your cellulite through a number of treatments including the Velashape.

Velashape is a non-invasive contouring procedure that combines infrared light, radio frequency energy, and vacuum suction to help heat up the fat cells and surrounding tissues. Once the cells have been heating, the vacuum stimulates the growth of collagen and elastin which help to improve the skin’s overall texture.

If you have cellulite, you are not alone. However, by understanding what cellulite is, the causes of cellulite, and treatment options for cellulite, you can decide what you should do for you and your body. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!

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