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.
What Causes Cellulite?
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:
- Poor diet
- Slow metabolism
- Lack of exercise
- Thickness/color of your skin
- Hormone deficiencies
Although lifestyle changes can help reduce the appearance of cellulite, some people are prone to cellulite regardless of their weight.
What Treatments are Most Effective for Cellulite?
Two of the most effective treatments for cellulite in Peoria include:
- Vaser Liposuction: This advanced treatment removes excess fat. It is usually recommended for larger volumes of denser fat. The ultrasound energy probe is inserted into the fat layer under the skin to separate and remove fatty tissue. It is gentler than traditional liposuction yet removes more fat.
- ThermiSmooth 250: ThermiSmooth uses tightening and firming to reduce the appearance of cellulite. It applies precise amounts of heat on the treatment spot without causing discomfort or harming surrounding tissues. The treatment targets the fibroblasts located in the deeper layers without the need for surgery or the insertion of instruments.
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.