What Is Cellulite?
It is important to recognize that for all medical procedures, including the procedures performed at Renewal Body Contouring, individual results and experiences may vary.
Cellulite refers to the appearance of dimpled skin on the thighs, hips, buttocks and abdomen. It’s mostly common in women, although in some cases can affect men as well. Contrary to popular belief, cellulite is not a skin issue, or a fat (as in weight) issue. Cellulite is caused by a structural unevenness of fatty tissue beneath the skin surface, which is why skin treatments, diet and exercise don’t help get rid of it. While cellulite is common and does not affect your overall health in any way, it can be unsightly, and it may make you self-conscious when wearing shorts or a swimming suit.
What are the causes of Cellulite?
There are three structural problems that cause the appearance of cellulite.
- Thinning of the skin exaggerates the appearance of cellulite.
- Pockets of Fat trapped by the inflexible bands of tissue.
- The connective tissue bands beneath your skin surrounding fat cells become tight and inflexible.
There are a ton of advertised cellulite treatments, including massages and creams, which tout remarkable results. But unfortunately, most of these treatments don’t live up to the hype, because they do not treat cellulite at it’s actual structural source. Fortunately, there have been recent major technological breakthroughs, including the first FDA Approved treatment for long-lasting cellulite reduction with Cellulaze™. Renewal Body Contouring is proud to be one of the first centers on the East Coast to offer patients true options for visible, long-lasting reduction in the appearance of cellulite.
Cellulaze™ – The first FDA Approved treatment for cellulite reduction, Cellulaze™ is a surgical treatment that has the potential for long lasting cellulite reduction after one simple procedure. To learn more about this procedure, visit our Cellulaze page.
SmoothShapes – SmoothShapes is a non-invasive alternative to cellulite reduction. The treatment uses a combination of laser, light and manipulation of the skin and tissue to reduce the appearance of cellulite. The treatment is quick and painless, with no downtime. However, unlike Cellulaze™, multiple treatments are needed to achieve quality results. Learn more about SmoothShapes.