Although cellulite may be an embarrassing condition, the good news is that having it isn’t life-threatening. Moreover, you have a wide variety of options to effectively treat cellulite.
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is characterized by bumpy, uneven skin. Cellulite occurs when skin that covers areas of fat on certain parts of your body is pulled downward, deeper into the tissues in your body. Cellulite primarily affects the following areas of your body:
Statistically, cellulite affects more women than men, with cellulite affecting a whopping 80-90% of women in different ways. This has to do with the differences in women’s and men’s bodies. For example, fat is distributed differently in men’s bodies as compared to women’s.
Causes of Cellulite
Many factors may affect whether or not you get cellulite as well as where on your body it’s most likely to develop. Here are a few of those factors:
- Predisposition for developing cellulite
- Body fat percentage
- Thickness of your skin
A few potential causes of cellulite include the following:
- Weight gain
- Unhealthy lifestyle choices
- Lack of exercise
- Poor dietary choices
Thanks to technology, you have access to more treatments that can help you get rid of cellulite.
Over-the-counter treatments, such as creams, have been popular for years, but they don’t get rid of cellulite completely. They simply address the appearance of your skin for a period of time. Unfortunately, you often have to wait several months to start seeing progress.
Your nonsurgical options include acoustic wave therapy, laser treatments, assisted tissue release and ultrasound. None of these options will get rid of cellulite for good.
Cryoskin treatments use new technology to help you get rid of cellulite — period.
Cryoskin treatments use hot and cold temperatures to non-invasively get rid of your body fat. The machine works by first briefly heating up your skin, followed by up to 12 minutes of cooling down that same area. Scientifically, the heat encourages fat cells to rise to the surface of your skin, while the cold temperature destroys those fat cells without damaging surrounding cells. Your body then produces more collagen and then breaks down the cellulite.
If you are struggling with cellulite, you do not have to suffer alone, the medical professionals at Dontage are here to provide you with exceptional personalized service. Please give our office a call at (703) 214-6834 to make an appointment. You may also request an appointment online.