What Is Cellulite and What Can You Do About It?

Cellulite is a skin condition characterized by dimpled, lumpy skin caused by fat deposits. Affecting between 80-90 percent of women, cellulite is incredibly common. Though it poses no health risks, many seek to try to remedy the condition. By learning more about what cellulite is, you may be able to find a cellulite treatment that works for you.

Why Do More Women Have Cellulite?

While related to fat, cellulite is caused by a structural aspect of the skin. Connective tissue within the skin is different in men than in women. That’s why the majority of women have cellulite, while less than 10% of men do.

A less tight connective tissue structure in women allows the fat to “poke through,” giving rise to the appearance associated with cellulite.

Will Weight Loss Get Rid of Cellulite?

One study seeking to determine the relationship between weight loss and cellulite found conflicting results. For some, weight loss showed improvements in cellulite appearance. For others, their cellulite worsened. There was a connection between cellulite improvement and a higher starting body mass index; however, the researchers concluded that weight loss can have variable effects on the condition.

Losing weight may lead to health benefits, but it may do nothing for your cellulite.

What to Do About Cellulite

Because the skin’s structural components predominantly cause the skin condition, at-home treatments such as creams or exercises reported to be beneficial may not get to the root of the problem.

Instead, cosmetic procedures such as VASERsmooth™ can address loose skin and increase collagen fibers to become stronger. This can help lessen the appearance of cellulite in as little as a single treatment session.

Cellulite Treatment in Williamsville, NY

Dr. Jack Bertolino is proud to offer VASERsmooth™ at our practice. Capable of disrupting connective fibers to encourage new growth, the technology we use can help address cellulite without subjecting you to unnecessary risks.

Other treatment options may utilize lasers that can potentially burn your skin. With the ultrasound technology of VASERsmooth™ and the numbing cream used, Dr. Bertolino has your comfort in mind during the procedure.

To begin working on treating your cellulite, you can schedule an appointment online or call our office at 716-226-3555.

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