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Ah, cellulite! It’s a naturally occurring condition that plagues many women (and a few men) regardless of their body weight and overall fitness. Once cellulite makes its unwelcome appearance, it can be devilishly tricky to get rid of.
What Is Cellulite?
The condition we know as cellulite is an imbalance in the relationship between the skin, fat deposits, and connective tissues. This results in an uneven, bumpy-looking skin surface. Although harmless, many women who have cellulite on their thighs, buttocks, or stomach find it very unattractive.
What Causes Cellulite?
There is no definitive cause for cellulite, but it has been linked to a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle. There may also be hormonal and genetic factors. But it really depends on the individual’s cellular make-up—cellulite can even develop in a woman who leads a healthy, active lifestyle and has an overall thin figure.
Can You Get Rid of Cellulite With Exercise?
Aerobic exercise can sometimes help cellulite to appear less prominent. But exercise, even when it targets problem areas, may not help. This is why so many women turn to other forms of treatment.
Several natural products or processes are said to improve the appearance of cellulite, including weight loss, dry brushing, detoxification regimes, increased hydration, and exfoliating with coffee grounds.
Other home-based remedies, such as topical skin creams combined with spot massage and the intake of bioactive collagen peptides pills and powders, produce mixed results, which can vary widely from person to person.
Is There a Cosmetic Treatment for Cellulite?
If natural methods don’t improve the appearance of stubborn cellulite, the next step might be to try a specialized medical cosmetic therapy administered by a professional in a clinical setting.
What Is Cellulaze™?
A newer, laser-based treatment, Cellulaze™ has rapidly become beloved for its quick results—in many cases, only one treatment is required.
The cottage cheese or orange-peel appearance of cellulite occurs when the connective tissues stiffen beneath the skin, pulling against the underlying fat layer and causing the fat cells to push through, where they become trapped between the skin and the connective tissues.
Cellulaze™ makes a tiny incision (roughly the size of a pen tip) and inserts a laser thread beneath the skin into the fat and connective tissue layer. This laser “zaps” the stiff connective bands, loosening or severing them and allowing the skin to gain a smoother appearance.
This laser also heats the underlying tissues to stimulate collagen production for smoother, healthier, and younger-looking skin.
Interested in Learning More?
If you have been struggling with cellulite, get in touch with the experts at Bridges to Beauty for an assessment and consultation. They can help you determine whether Cellulaze™ is right for you. Call our Shreveport, Louisiana, office at (318) 219-8555 or fill out our online contact form.