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How Cellulite Treatment Can Tone and Firm Your Body

Women of all ages, from 20 to 80, have occasionally experienced cellulite on their upper thighs, abdomen, back, arms, buttocks or other parts of the body. You can't eliminate cellulite by dieting or exercising. Living a healthy, active lifestyle may help prevent cellulite in some cases, but there's no guarantee you won't get it, even if you're athletic. Once you've got it, you'll need professional cellulite treatment to reduce these unsightly dimples.

What is Cellulite and What Causes It?

Cellulite is fat under the skin surface. It pushes on connective tissue, which causes bumps or dimples on the epidermis, or top skin layer. More women have cellulite than men, and it runs in families. It affects both skinny and overweight individuals. Losing weight won't make cellulite disappear completely.

As women age, they develop more cellulite because their bodies produce less estrogen. This causes reduced collagen production and leads to more breakdown of connective tissue. Leading a sedentary lifestyle may increase your chances of developing more cellulite. Eating processed foods, chips and sugary food aggravates cellulite. A balanced diet of fruits, vegetables and fish helps keep cellulite in check.

Other factors increasing the amount and severity of cellulite are dehydration, skin thickness, a slow metabolism, and fad dieting.

Signs You Need Cellulite Treatment

  • You have fat deposits on your back, upper thighs, buttocks, hips or other areas that bother you, consider cellulite treatment. This unsightly puckering on the skin surface interferes with your appearance.
  • You are skinny or slightly overweight, but have moderate cellulite on your hips, abdomen, upper thighs or two or more of these areas, you can benefit from treatment.
  • You have light skin. When people with light or fair-colored skin have moderate or even mild areas of puckered surface skin or cellulite, it's much more noticeable than it is on medium or darker-colored skin.
  • Dimpling is apparent when pressure is applied to the skin, or when you are standing with no applied pressure.

FDA Cleared, Non-Invasive Cellulite Reduction Methods

Unlike over-the-counter options, FDA-approved, non-invasive methods have been shown to reduce the appearance of cellulite, according to clinical studies and/or doctor and patient testimonials.

Patients receive these treatments from a trained, licensed physician, physician assistant or other qualified medical practitioner. Available treatments use radio-frequency (RF) heat, vacuum therapy, laser therapy or ultra-sound therapy. These treatments are conducted in a doctor's office, medical aesthetic office or medi-spa, and require little, if any, downtime. Talk to a medical practitioner about the best cellulite treatment for your skin. If you have cellulite in several locations on your body, you may need to come back for multiple treatments. Even if you have a moderate amount of dimples or puckering on one part of your body, you'll need to visit your practitioner up to 8 times for best results. Regardless of the treatment type, each non-surgical cellulite reduction session takes an average of 30 minutes, though some may take longer. Follow-up visits are required to maintain cellulite-free skin for these non-invasive methods. They don't eliminate cellulite permanently.

Your practitioner customizes the setting on any appliance used to apply more intense treatment on larger or more severe cellulite bumps or dimples. A lighter setting is used on smaller areas or thinner skin, like underarms or parts of the body with mild cellulite.

What Can I Expect After Non-Invasive Cellulite Treatment?

Once you've received the proper course of non-invasive cellulite treatment for your needs, you should see a marked improvement in skin texture. Skin thickness, elasticity and collagen production may increase in the treated area. Results vary according to the severity of original cellulite and the treatment type used.

Beware of "Over-the-Counter" Treatment Options

Some people with mild to moderate cellulite seek do-it-yourself treatments to reduce puckering and the "cottage-cheese" appearance of surface skin. There are several "over-the-counter" options to treat cellulite. They include creams and lotions, massage, and dietary supplements. There aren't any clinical studies proving these methods reduce cellulite, and some dietary supplements may interfere with prescription medications. Body wraps, used in some salons, may make clients feel better, but do nothing to reduce or eliminate cellulite.

Talk to a Certified Medical Practitioner about Treatment

Once you've made the decision to seek professional treatment, make sure your practitioner is trained and experienced in cellulite reduction. Schedule a consultation to discuss your needs and expectations. The practitioner will ask you a few simple questions about any medical conditions or allergies you have. It's also important to let your practitioner know what medications you take, as some medications may cause side effects when combined with treatment.

If you have lumpy surface skin or that "orange peel" look anywhere on your body, there are safe, non-invasive ways to tone and smooth the affected areas. Set up a consultation with a certified cellulite reduction specialist today to learn more about your treatment options.


Individual results may vary.

Call us today to learn more about this safe, non-invasive treatment.