The existence of Cellulite is one of the most common issues women over the age of 18 report as something they would like to change. It is estimated that up to 85% of women will develop cellulite on their thighs, buttocks, stomach, arms and hips over their lifetime. Finding effective cellulite treatment is a goal for many women, but the products sold over the counter do little to address the problem.
What Causes Cellulite?
Cellulite is not the same as other types of fatty deposits on the body. It is fatty tissue, but it is fat trapped in the connective tissue of the skin, creating the lumps and bumps associated with cellulite. Effective cellulite treatment needs to address both the fatty tissue deposits and the way the connective tissue forms under the skin layer.
For women, especially as they age, changes in hormones can change the density of the connective tissue, allowing more protrusion of the fat below. These same hormonal changes can also reduce the elasticity of the skin so even with weight loss the dimpled appearance of cellulite can remain.
To address the fatty tissue trapped in the connective strands as well as to stimulate natural skin collagen development, laser cellulite treatment can be very effective. Radio frequency treatments are also effective and allow the fatty tissue to break down and be processed by your body.
This type of cellulite treatment is non-invasive and pain-free and tends to last for years for most clients. Several sessions may be required to achieve the cellulite treatment you desire.
There are more traditional types of laser cellulite treatment to remove the liquefied fatty tissue from the body. As this requires the insertion of a small cannula there is some recovery time and slight tenderness in the areas of the insertion.
There are new types of laser treatments using a minimally invasive procedure to correct the fatty deposits, the thin surface skin, and the irregular connective tissues. This process is highly effective and considered to be one of the most effective options even for very stubborn cellulite.
Choosing the best option for cellulite treatment will begin with a consultation with your dermatologist. Based on the location, the significance of the dimpling and other factors, you doctor will recommend a treatment plan to give you the smoother look you desire.
At Chicago Cosmetic Institute our doctors will work with you to develop a cellulite treatment customized for your needs. To learn more see us at www.chicagocosmeticinstitute.com.