If you search online long enough, you will find a variety of creams, ointments, exercises, and treatments for cellulite. You will also find many articles that end with the fact that all women have cellulite, and you will just have to embrace the inevitable. But is that true? Is there no fix for cellulite, or at least mild improvement? What really works?

Here is the deal-it really is normal and natural to have cellulite. You should not let the appearance of cellulite diminish your confidence and distract you from all the ways you truly are beautiful. Often referred to as “cottage cheese thighs,” cellulite is the lumpy, dimpled flesh on the hips, thighs, abdomen, and buttocks that forms when fat cells below the skin push up against the skin’s connective tissues. In women, the fat cells and connective tissue are arranged vertically. If the fat cells protrude into the layer of skin, this gives the appearance of cellulite. In men, the tissue is stronger and has a crisscross structure with less subcutaneous fat which means they are less likely to develop cellulite. With that, women often assume fat, or extra weight, is the culprit for cellulite but the number on the scale rarely coincides with how much cellulite you have. 

Regular exercise, drinking plenty of water and eating well are not only the best options for an overall healthy life but can go a long way to easily and naturally reducing the appearance of cellulite. Adding muscle and plumping the skin with hydration from foods and water can really do wonders for your skin’s laxity and smoothness. You may also find that dry brushing or using a fascia blaster can help fade the look of cellulite. For the most effective option, it would be worth your time to seek the advice of a dermatologist. Laser treatment options have proven to be effective. The heat provided by the laser can reduce the thickness of the subcutaneous layer, releasing some the connective tissue known as fibrous septae that pulls the skin down causing cellulite, stimulating collagen production to help plump the skin and improving the skin’s elasticity and texture. Non-laser treatments include both radiofrequency and injections. Seeking the experience and skill of a board-certified dermatologist will help you determine which treatment option would be most effective for you. 

To have your skin evaluated, contact THE CENTER for Advanced Dermatology at 602-867-7546 or WEBSITE. THE CENTER for Advanced Dermatology offers many advanced techniques and procedures for your body concerns. You can achieve your aesthetic goals of smoother and firmer skin with a variety of effective options. To learn more about cellulite treatments and the best ways to refresh and revitalize your skin, give us a call today!