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Cellulite: What is it and how can it be treated

Updated: May 9, 2023

What is cellulite?

Cellulite is a condition that affects many people, particularly women. It is the appearance of dimpled, lumpy skin on the thighs, hips, buttocks, and sometimes the abdomen.

While it is not a medical condition, cellulite can cause self-consciousness and discomfort in those who have it. In this blog, we will explore what cellulite is, what causes it, and how it can be treated.

What is Cellulite?

Cellulite is a subcutaneous fat deposit that is visible on the surface of the skin. It is caused by a buildup of fat, toxins, and fluid in the connective tissues beneath the skin. The appearance of cellulite is often compared to that of an orange peel, cottage cheese, or mattress stuffing.

What Causes Cellulite?

The exact cause of cellulite is not fully understood, but several factors may contribute to its development. These include:

  1. Genetics: Some people may be predisposed to developing cellulite due to genetics.

  2. Hormones: Hormonal changes, particularly in women, can contribute to the development of cellulite. Estrogen is thought to play a role in the formation of cellulite.

  3. Diet and Lifestyle: A diet high in fat, sugar, and salt, as well as a sedentary lifestyle, can contribute to the development of cellulite.

  4. Age: As we age, our skin loses elasticity, which can make cellulite more visible.

How can Cellulite be Treated?

While there is no cure for cellulite, there are several treatment options available that can help reduce its appearance. These include:

  1. Exercise: Regular exercise, particularly strength training, can help tone the muscles and reduce the appearance of cellulite.

  2. Diet: A diet high in fruits, vegetables, and lean protein, and low in fat, sugar, and salt, can help reduce the appearance of cellulite.

  3. Massage: Massage techniques, such as lymphatic drainage massage, can help stimulate circulation and reduce fluid buildup, which can improve the appearance of cellulite.

  4. Topical Treatments: There are several topical treatments available, such as creams and serums, that can help improve the appearance of cellulite.

  5. Aesthetic Treatments: There are several aesthetic treatments available, such as laser therapy, radiofrequency, and ultrasound, that can help reduce the appearance of cellulite.

Our favorite treatment is our personalized treatment protocol for cellulite:

BYE BYE CELLULITE. Our protocol includes:

  • High Power Ultrasound: Assists with the breakdown of fat cells, Boosts circulation, Promotes lymphatic drainage.

  • CryoSculpting: Eliminates fat from your body naturally, safely, without surgery with minimal downtime.

  • Endermology: Stimulates circulation, boosts lymphatic drainage Reduce toxin & fluid build up

  • Body wrap: Pulls out toxins, reduces cellulite, eliminates dead skin for a smoother and softer appearance

Our patients have seen incredible results from this protocol.

Cellulite is a common condition that affects many people. While it is not a medical condition, it can cause self-consciousness and discomfort. By understanding what causes cellulite and the treatment options available, it is possible to improve its appearance and feel more confident in your skin.

We are here to help you do just that!

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