Women and men both have deposits of fat under the skin that are surrounded by fibrous tissue chambers. In woman, these compartments are arranged in a different pattern than men and result in cellulite. Engorged fat trapped in these chambers is pushed up toward the surface of the skin. This creates cellulite’s unsightly characteristic dimpled, puckered, lumpy, or orange-peel appearance to the overlying skin. In women, the skin reaches its maximum thickness around the age of 30. With age, our skin gets looser and thinner as the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid decreases. This allows for more fat to protrude into the skin and accentuate the sight of cellulite. Hormones, genetics, multiple pregnancies, smoking, poor diet, and impaired lymphatic and venous drainage are factors in cellulite formation.
Liposuction is not successful in treating cellulite, and may actually increase the dimpled appearance of the skin. We offer several innovative treatments for reducing the appearance of cellulite. Radiofrequency effectively contours the body and reduces the appearance of cellulite and fat. Our InMode Aesthetic Solutions BodyFX™ and Plus™ radiofrequency treatments can result in cellulite improvement. Erchonia’s® Verjú™ low level laser targets pockets of uneven fat in the thighs, buttocks and lower abdomen resulting in reduction in the appearance of cellulite. Micro-needling therapy with PRP injections may also be used to diminish the appearance of cellulite. Our board certified dermatologist can discuss which procedure may be most helpful for your type of cellulite.