What Causes Cellulite?

Cellulite is a common, generally harmless skin condition that affects the appearance of your skin. Many people have it, and some wish to improve the smoothness and texture of their skin by getting rid of the cellulite. 

At Bergen Aesthetics, we’re all about helping our clients feel good about their appearance. That’s why our aesthetic specialist, Dr. Heripsime Ohanian, offers nonsurgical cellulite reduction treatment using the innovative Cellulaze® laser system by Cynosure®.

Why you have cellulite

Cellulite describes areas of lumpy or dimpled skin that most often develops on the thighs, hips, buttocks, and abdomens of both men and women. Some cases of cellulite are mild, but as the condition worsens your skin may look noticeably lumpy and bumpy.

The underlying cause of cellulite still isn’t well understood. However, your skin’s dimpled appearance is likely due to fat that’s trapped between the fibrous connective tissues that attach your skin to the muscle.

An accumulation of fat cells can push upwards into your skin as the fibrous cords pull downward, creating the uneven, dimpled skin that’s a hallmark of cellulite.

Other contributing factors to cellulite include:

While men do have cellulite, the condition is more common in women because their bodies naturally distribute more fat to the hips, buttocks, and thighs. As you get older and your skin is less flexible, your patches of cellulite may become more noticeable.

How Cellulaze treatments can erase cellulite without surgery

The Cellulaze system uses laser energy to destroy the fat cells that sit below the surface of your skin. Dr. Ohanian can customize your laser treatments to target just the areas of cellulite you wish to treat without disturbing surrounding skin.

Cellulaze treatments also stimulate your body’s own production of collagen, an essential protein needed for healthy skin. As more collagen builds up, your skin becomes firmer, smoother, and younger looking.

You can expect your Cellulaze treatment to be short and performed in a comfortable office environment. One of the biggest benefits of this laser therapy is that you typically only need one session to enhance the health and appearance of your skin.

Once you achieve your desired results, you can expect them to last for up to six months after your treatment.

Other benefits of Cellulaze for cellulite reduction

In addition to appreciating the relatively short, in-office procedure, most people tolerate Cellulze treatments well and without anesthesia.

The side effects of your Cellulaze treatments are minimal and may include mild swelling or some bruising. These issues will go away on their own without any additional treatment.

You should schedule in some rest immediately after your procedure, but you can get back to your usual routine within a few days without any restrictions. Your skin will continue firming up and smoothing out over time.

As long as you stick to a healthy diet and engage in regular exercise, you can expect the results of your Cellulaze cellulite reduction treatment to be long-lasting.

You don’t have to be frustrated by your cellulite for another moment. Call Bergen Aesthetics to schedule a cellulite consultation or book one online today. 

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