The simple science behind cellulite
Cellulite is such a frustrating subject for so many women; it is no wonder that there has been a proliferation of information (and disinformation) on the subject. From "guaranteed treatments," to shoddy, unfounded claims on the nature of the condition, many women don't know what to think. There is a hysteria surrounding the subject that can be defeated by simply sticking to the facts.
What exactly is cellulite?
Cellulite is not just unsightly chunks of fat. It is a more complex physiological condition that often results from a combination of factors including hormones and heredity. What's more, it is thought to affect over 90% of women in the United States at some point in their lifetime. So the first step to overcoming your frustration, and improving your life with cellulite, is to take a deep breath and realize you are not alone.
In normal, some might say, "smooth," skin, fibrous strands form compartments under the skin that contain fat cells. With cellulite, this subcutaneous fat, as well as lymphatic material, herniates and comes to the surface, while the fibrous strands form indents; the final result is the dimpled appearance most often found on the thighs, hips and pelvic area.
How we treat cellulite at Ahkami Medical Group
Cellulite most often gets worse with age, as hormones change the structure of skin collagen. But you don't have to accept cellulite as a bygone conclusion: there are many treatment options available to you, and studies show that non-invasive procedures are effective at lowering the grade of your cellulite. We offer counseling on cellulite with the objective of educating you on the condition and how you can use lifestyle decisions to manage its presence. Treatments include:
- Counseling on diet and exercise and the cessation of smoking
- Laser treatment
- Dermal fillers to even out dimples
If you are interested in finding out more about how you can downgrade the severity of your cellulite, give our office in Passaic a call to schedule an appointment today.