Cellulite is a cosmetic skin concern involving areas of dimpled skin that most often appear on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen. This condition affects nearly 8 out of 10 women over the age of 20, as well as some men. Women more commonly develop cellulite because of the way that fat is distributed in the lower half of the body. Cellulite may also develop as a result of a loss of skin elasticity that comes with aging, and from stress or weight gain.
Patients with cellulite may notice areas of bumpy, dimpled skin that resembles cottage cheese, which is actually caused by an accumulation of fat deposits under the skin that distorts its appearance.
While not of medical concern, many people are bothered by the appearance of cellulite, and may feel self-conscious about wearing shorts or a bathing suit. Fortunately, there are some treatments available to reduce the appearance of cellulite and help patients restore smooth, beautiful skin.
treatment of cellulite
Patients may see many treatments advertised for effective cellulite reduction, but many of these over-the-counter products do not live up to their claims. Fortunately, there are certain treatments and life changes that can help reduce the appearance of the skin and improve the self-confidence of those affected with this condition. The simplest approach to reducing cellulite is to lose weight through a healthy diet and regular exercise, which provides patients with many additional health benefits as well.
Other treatments provided by doctors or aestheticians may include laser or light therapy procedures, massage treatments, herbal wrap procedures, alternative mesotherapy treatments or dietary supplements. Dr. Victor will determine the most appropriate treatment approach for each individual patient based on a thorough evaluation of their skin condition and desired results.
For a more dramatic, less time consuming solution, Dr. Victor treats the areas with a specific technique of Laser Liposuction that is usually effective in treating cellulite, as it removes fat cells from targeted areas of the body, while also tightening the skin for a smoother, more defined appearance.