If you are a woman, odds are you have or will deal with the skin condition that is cellulite. Statistics say that between 80 and 90 percent of women past the age of puberty have experienced or will experience the presence of cellulite in their lifetime. Cellulite also affects some men and young girls, but primarily affects women because of their tissue structure. In women, fat calls are arranged vertically. In men, fat cells and connective tissue is arranged in more of a crisscross structure. Cellulite usually makes an appearance by age 25 in young women and becomes even more prevalent in menopause as the body loses some of its estrogen and blood flow to connective tissue.
Cellulite is a skin condition in which the formation of the skin appears lumpy or dimpled. Common visual comparisons of this condition include orange-peels and cottage cheese. Cellulite is usually most prevalent on the thighs and buttocks, but can also be seen on the arms, legs, stomach, and back. The condition is purely cosmetic, not typically causing any physical pain. Cellulite can however cause self-consciousness and insecurity.
How can I get rid of cellulite?
The first way to get rid or at least improve cellulite is to live a healthy lifestyle. People with poor diets often have more cellulite than those who exercise and eat healthy. However, in many cases, cellulite doesn’t completely subside in even the most active and slim women. Some creams, medications, and skincare products may help to combat the appearance of cellulite. Perhaps the most effective way to combat cellulite is through cosmetic treatment. However, it is important to talk to an experienced provider about which treatment is right for you.
What treatments can help combat cellulite?
At Laser Lights, we offer non-invasive treatments for cellulite such as Viora Reaction™ Skin Tightening, Cellulaze™, and Thermitight®.
- Viora Reaction™ Skin Tightening is non-surgical and uses vacuum therapy to boost circulation and stimulate lymphatic drainage, as well as heat therapy to break down fat cells. This treatment can be used on a variety of areas and has been shown to be effective in stimulating collagen production and reducing the appearance of cellulite. Results can be seen after one treatment, but best results can be seen gradually after six to eight treatments.
- Cellulaze™ is a minimally invasive cellulite-reducing procedure performed in-office. Cellulaze™ uses tiny incisions under local anesthesia to address rigid connective tissue, excess subcutaneous fat, and thinning skin. Cellulaze™ also requires minimal downtime. Patients can expect optimal results in each targeted area after one treatment.
- Thermi® treatments are used to treat a variety of skin issues; however, Thermitight® targets cellulite specifically. This unique treatment uses radiofrequency and heat therapy to smooth cellulite in the targeted area. Like Cellulaze™, Thermitight® produces optimal results after one targeted treatment.
You don’t have to fight cellulite alone. At Laser Lights, we are here to help you combat this pesky skin condition! Call today to schedule a free skin consultation with us at 770.495.9322 and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.