One recent study has revealed that cellulite affects over 90 percent of adult women and 10 percent of adult men. This common cosmetic problem is not only considered to be unattractive, but it is also extremely difficult to get rid of. Even patients who go to great lengths to lose weight might still develop cellulite later on in life. Instead of using ineffective creams and lotions, many people have turned to professional cellulite removal treatments to quickly and safely tone their skin.
Can Cellulite Be Avoided?
Unlike many other cosmetic issues, there are very few things you can do to reduce your risk of cellulite. Staying within a healthy weight range might delay this condition, but lifestyle changes are not always enough. As we grow older, our bodies undergo many physiological changes. These changes affect everything from the elasticity of your skin to your metabolism, and they might eventually create the perfect environment for cellulite.
A Closer Look at Cellulite
Cellulite is not dangerous, but many people find it to be unattractive. This unique condition takes place when small pockets of fat push between strips of connective tissue. Women are much more likely to suffer from cellulite because their connective tissue forms long strips instead of a dense net. Once a patient’s skin is no longer able to keep the fatty tissue from protruding, they can develop bumps and dimples near their thighs, buttocks, stomach, flanks and back.
Popular Treatment Options
In order to make long-term changes, the root causes of the cellulite must be treated. We may do this through the use of treatments like VelaShape, Exilis Elite and Thermage. These are typically used on people with mild or moderate cases of cellulite. Vaser Smooth, ThermiTight, ThermiLift or ThermiRF procedures may be used in more serious cases. It all depends on the unique situation.
These cellulite removal procedures are non-invasive or minimally-invasive and are performed in the comfort of our office. Patients rarely require general anesthesia, and many of them are able to return to their daily activities immediately after the treatment session, depending on the method that is used.
Learn More About Your Cellulite Removal Options
Before you decide on a specific cellulite removal procedure, Dr. Shalini Gupta at The Dermatology, Laser and Vein Center can give you more information on each of these choices. Our office is located in Cincinnati. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for cellulite removal!