It’s a fact, 90% of adult women have or have dealt with cellulite at some point in their life. Tall ones – short ones, heavy or thin; most women deal with this misunderstood skin issue. Many believe if they lose weight the problem will take care of itself; this belief is not exactly right.
The key to understanding cellulite and how you can resolve this problem to achieve smooth, soft skin, is to understand what it is and how to get rid of it. The purpose of this article is to do just that!
What is Cellulite?
Cellulite is the formation of dimples and lumps visible at the skin surface. Commonly referred to as cottage cheese, orange peel or hail damage, it affects women and men, but is more common with women because of the distribution of their muscles, fat, and connective tissue. When the connective tissue forms a chamber-like structure, which encourages fat to lump upward and outward into the skin’s surface, a dimpled-effect emerges in areas like the buttocks, thighs, and abdomen.
Men (and a few women) are more likely to have connective tissue which expands laterally and internally (away from the skin surface) and are less likely to develop cellulite. Although not a serious medical issue, cellulite does cause embarrassment and prevent women from wearing warm weather attire like shorts or bikinis.
Because cellulite can coincide with weight gain, many believe they can solve the problem with weight loss. Unfortunately, cellulite does not discriminate between patients who are at their healthy weight or several pounds over. Although many women try to achieve cellulite reduction through diet and exercise, they are often disappointed when they lose weight but not the dimples.
There are some topical creams which are marketed as cellulite fixes boasting their skin tightening properties are the do-all for cellulite. These products may have some success but approach the symptoms not the cause and fail well short as an absolute cure.
Then there is aesthetic medicine and body contouring procedures like liposuction and tummy tuck. Although these invasive procedures can give some relief to cellulite, they are designed to remove excess skin or fat, not resolve connective tissue concerns.
At Total Body of Atlanta, board-certified physician, Dr. Dwayne Haskins offers an advanced technology which can decrease cellulite substantially with a non-invasive treatment which was designed with cellulite in mind.