Understanding Cellulite: Causes, Myths, and Treatment Options

Cellulite is a type of skin condition that usually takes the form of dimples and depressions on various parts of a patient’s body. This results in an uneven surface – typically on the thighs, the buttocks, or the hips.

Thankfully, treating cellulite isn’t nearly as difficult as one might think – especially with a partner like the trusted and experienced team at Creative Image Laser Solutions by your side.

Cellulite: The Causes and Treatment Options

According to one recent study, between 80% and 90% of all women will experience cellulite at some point in their lives. Having said that, it does impact both men and women.

While the precise cause of cellulite is unknown and can vary based on the patient, many agree that it has to do with some level of interaction between the connective tissue and the dermatological tissue just below the surface of someone’s skin. Fat cells begin to “protrude” onto the surface of the skin, giving off the appearance of cellulite. Hormones and age can also play a role, as can certain genetic factors and even a person’s diet.

Treatment options include acoustic wave therapy, which uses sound waves to break up the aforementioned fat cells. While this can be successful, it may also take more than one treatment.

Laser treatment can also improve cellulite in a patient, with results that often last for a year or more. The laser breaks up the tissue and can often thicken the skin. This helps to increase the production of collagen, which not only helps to eliminate cellulite but also prevents it from happening again.

Myths About Cellulite

One of the biggest myths about cellulite is that it only impacts people who are overweight. As mentioned, this is false – a number of different factors, including genetics, play a role. While it may be more apparent in people who are overweight, virtually anyone can get it depending on the situation, so it’s something you should always be aware of.

To find out more information about the causes, myths, and treatment options related to cellulite or to begin your journey toward the treatment experience you’ve been looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact Creative Image Laser Solutions today by calling 325-641-1927 or filling out our online contact form.

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