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Body Fat, Cellulite

Cellulite is a common condition that presents as dimples on the skin. It’s extremely common, affecting as many as 85% to 90% of women, regardless of size. Even so, cellulite can be demoralizing and may prevent you from wearing swimsuits or engaging in summertime activities.

If you’d like to treat or reduce the severity of your cellulite, our team at Discovery Laser can help. We offer a range of treatments that profoundly reduce the appearance of cellulite and fat deposits, giving you smoother skin and a trimmer silhouette.

Read on to learn what causes cellulite, and which treatments are most effective at getting rid of it.

 

What Causes Cellulite?

Cellulite is a type of dimpling that’s caused by how adipose tissue presses against the skin. As fat cells accumulate below the dermis, they put outward pressures on the skin. They press in between collagen fibers (the connective tissue that attaches the skin to the subcutaneous layers and deeper muscles), leading to that lumpy appearance on the surface.

This condition is more common in women because of skin thickness. Women tend to hold more fat and have thinner skin in the areas where cellulite is more common, which allows the dimpling to show through.

Other factors that impact whether you’ll have cellulite or not include your genetics and lifestyle, both of which can influence how your body accumulates fat.

 

Best Treatments for Cellulite & Body Fat

For those dealing with skin dimpling, it makes sense to wonder how to get rid of cellulite. Depending on your unique body composition, we may recommend one of the following treatments.

 

TriLipo Body Contouring

TriLipo is a body contouring treatment that targets muscle, fat, and skin layers to reduce fat volume, tighten the skin, and enhance muscle tone. This technology combines radiofrequency and dynamic muscle activation to offer non-invasive fat removal and skin rejuvenation. With multiple treatments, it can help visibly reduce cellulite.

 

Venus Freeze Body Contouring

Venus Freeze reduces the visibility of cellulite through radio frequency and magnetic pulses. On the surface, this treatment stimulates collagen production, making the skin tighter and more resistant to dimpling. Second, it triggers lipolysis to reduce the size of fat cells. The result is a more toned appearance after a series of treatments.

 

Ultrashape

If you’d like to significantly shape your body and target stubborn fat while also dealing with cellulite, Ultrashape is our most powerful treatment. This technology targets fat cells with ultrasound energy, helping to reduce abdominal circumference and as much as 32% of abdominal fat.

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Body Fat, Cellulite FAQ

Yes! Cellulite is common at any size, so while weight loss may reduce it, there’s often a need for treatments like TriLipo and Venus Freeze that target fat in specific areas while also firming the skin. With a series of treatments, it’s possible to dramatically reduce the visibility of cellulite.

Cellulite is caused by the way fat presses against the skin, so fat loss alone is rarely enough to eliminate cellulite completely. Even at a healthy body fat percentage, it’s still possible to have cellulite.

Losing body fat may help reduce your cellulite, but it’s not a guarantee. Our bodies require a certain percentage of body fat to function optimally. Having cellulite can correlate with having a perfectly healthy BMI and body fat percentage.

In those circumstances, losing more weight could actually be detrimental to your health. Instead, the best way to address cellulite is to focus on having a healthy body composition while also improving the firmness of your skin with treatments.

Treatments like TriLipo and Venus Freeze can help significantly reduce cellulite over the course of just a few months. However, it’s important to combine such treatments with a healthy lifestyle and a great skincare routine at home. Our team at Discovery Laser would be happy to help you get rid of cellulite as quickly as possible.