Does cellulite affect your well-being?
Cellulite refers to the dimpled appearance of skin on the legs, buttocks and thighs that affects, by some estimates, over 90% of women at some point in their lifetime. Step one for anyone frustrated by the appearance of cellulite is to take a deep breath and realize that you are not alone! And while the appearance of cellulite damages self-esteem and often gets worse over time, there are steps you can take to manage and even get rid of it. It starts by understanding what it is, and perhaps we can best do this by understanding what it is not.
What exactly is cellulite and how do we treat it?
Cellulite, while often exacerbated by lifestyle factors, is most often caused by a combination of factors that include heredity and hormonal changes. Cellulite is NOT chunks of fat; rather, as collagen structures change with age, so does your skin’s appearance. Beneath your skin are fibrous strands that form compartments which contain subcutaneous fat cells. As we age, the fibrous strands indent, while simultaneously failing to compartmentalize the bloated fat cells and lymphatic material, leading to the dimpled appearance of cellulite. Our treatment directly responds to this physiological occurrence by using low-energy shockwave treatment to remodel skin collagen and improve the grade of your cellulite.
Good riddance to cellulite!
There is no permanent solution for cellulite at this time. But a study published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, found here, states that extracorporeal shockwave therapy, “may become one of the few evidence-based therapies for future clinical management of cellulite.” At Relief Medical Group, we are proud to offer such an innovative and low-risk treatment that will help you rediscover your confidence when wearing shorts and swimsuits! If you are interested in saying good riddance to your cellulite, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.