Cellulite is the bane of many women’s existence with its dimpled appearance commonly found on the hips, thighs, and buttocks. Most women have some form of cellulite due to the way fat, muscle, and connective tissue are distributed on their body. It can keep you from wearing your favorite short shorts or bathing suit and causes feelings of self-consciousness that can interfere with your enjoyment of life.
The lumpy appearance is often referred to as “cottage cheese” or “orange-peel” skin. It is caused when the fat deposits beneath the skin push through layers of collagen fibers and/ or connective tissue. When the tissue is weakened by things such as hormone deficiency, poor muscle tone, lack of exercise, excess fat, or poor circulation, it leads to the dimply texture known as cellulite.
Although some products claim they “cure” cellulite by ridding your body of toxins, this isn’t effective because toxins are not the root of the issue. Skin creams also often claim to rid you of cellulite. Unfortunately, there are no topical creams whether they are available by prescription or over the counter, that are proven to reduce the appearance of cellulite. The good news is, there are cellulite treatments in the Peoria area to rid you of that dimply skin you hate.
Women tend to have cellulite more often than men. It is not caused by a genetic component. However, people who have healthier lifestyles and carry less weight with better muscle tone do tend to reduce their chance of getting cellulite.
Other contributing factors for cellulite include:
Although lifestyle changes can help reduce the appearance of cellulite, some people are prone to cellulite regardless of their weight.
Two of the most effective treatments for cellulite in Peoria include:
If you are ready to pursue an effective treatment to finally rid yourself of the cottage cheese appearance of cellulite, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Pang to discuss the treatment that is best for your needs. Please call (480) 661-4761.