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
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