While a seemingly small imperfection, cellulite can have a significant impact on self-esteem. The dimples that appear on the thighs, hips and backside can feel especially noticeable during the summer months when we’re wearing shorts and swimsuits. Cellulite affects both men and women of all ages. But while it is a common concern, cellulite isn’t inescapable. If you’ve been feeling anxious about cellulite, learn more about your noninvasive treatment options.
What causes cellulite?
The skin’s layers are connected to one another by strands of collagen. Within those connective tissues, there are small deposits of fat cells. These cells can grow. making the deposits extend outward. Superficially, this appears as dimples and bumps on the skin. The collagen strands may also break or retract, which can also lead to the appearance of cellulite.
There are a variety of cellulite causes, and they impact different individuals in different ways. Some are impossible to avoid, but healthy lifestyle habits can help reduce the likelihood of developing cellulite. Primary causes include:
- Hormonal fluctuations
- Poor nutrition / lack of hydration
- Lack of regular exercise
- Cycles of repetitive weight gain and loss
Can I reduce cellulite at home?
Maintaining a regular exercise regimen, healthy diet and consistent body weight can help prevent the formation of new cellulite. Existing cellulite is trickier to reduce with home efforts. That cellulite is due to fat cells deep within skin tissues, so casual efforts are too superficial and are unlikely to make a difference.
Noninvasive Cellulite Reduction
The Vein and Laser Institute offers Venus Legacy, a noninvasive treatment for skin tightening, fat reduction and cellulite reduction. This technology utilizes safe levels of radio frequency energy to impact even deep layers of skin. This energy improves blood circulation to tighten and smooth skin. Treatments are comfortable and most patients see results after just one treatment.
Cellulite Treatments Near You
If you’re interested in learning more, request a consultation at one of our three convenient offices across Northwest Indiana. We offer cellulite treatments in La Porte and cellulite treatments in Crown Point as well as Valparaiso. Request your appointment today to take the first step!