Cellulite - the bumpy, rippled appearance on the thighs or buttocks - is a normal part of your body. You probably noticed areas of cellulite on your body just after puberty, which is when most women start developing body mass that leads to the dimpled appearance. Though perfectly normal, cellulite might leave you feeling embarrassed about your appearance. Prema Kothandaraman MD's team is experienced with many of the latest cellulite treatment options that help reduce the appearance of cellulite and restore your confidence. Call the office of Dr. Kothandaraman to schedule your consultation or book your appointment online.
Cellulite is a term for the rippled or bumpy appearance that some areas of your body may develop. It develops when layers of fat build up underneath the tissue that connects your skin to your muscles. These tissues, which work like small cords, contribute to the dimpled appearance.
As a natural occurrence, cellulite has no single cause, and it’s still unclear what leads to the development of cellulite in some people. There are, however, a few risk factors that put you at higher risk of developing visible cellulite.
Women tend to have visible cellulite much more often than men, with many women first noticing cellulite after puberty. Differences in body fat between men and women account for that: a woman’s body tends to distribute fat in the hips, thighs, and buttocks, which are common areas for visible cellulite. Pregnancy can also increase your risk of developing cellulite.
Cellulite often runs in families, so your genetics might be the biggest indicator of whether you’re at a higher risk for developing cellulite. Finally, inactivity can increase your risk of developing cellulite. Interestingly, weight gain only makes cellulite more noticeable and doesn't necessarily increase your risk of visible cellulite.
The most promising treatment options currently available for cellulite are radiofrequency therapies. Dr. Kothandaraman uses the TempSure™ Envi RF device to tighten and thicken the skin around the cellulite areas to help reduce cellulite appearance.
*Individual results may vary