What Is Cellulite?
Cellulite affects as many as 80% of women.
We usually see it as lumpy or dimpled skin on the thighs, buttocks, and even on the abdomen.
What Are the Causes of Cellulite?
Simply speaking, there are connective tissue bands that extend from the deeper tissues to the top layers of the skin.
When these bands are under tension, they pull down on the skin, causing puckering. Some describe is as “orange peel skin” or a “cottage cheese” appearance. While many associate being overweight with cellulite, women of normal weight can also show signs and symptoms of cellulite.
Can Cellulite Be Cured?
We can improve cellulite, although it can’t be permanently cured.
Sometimes it takes a combination of injections and non-surgical treatments. The newly released Qwo injection, a collagenase that dissolves the septae that cause cellulite shows a lot of promise. Liposuction, contrary to popular opinion, does not treat or cure cellulite. There are several skin tightening procedures that can help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Together we can map out the best course of action after doing an examination and reviewing your concerns.
If you’re ready to do something about your cellulite, schedule a consultation for a cellulite treatment near you with a member of our team of specialists in northern California.