What Causes Cellulite on the Back of My Thighs?
Millions of men and women struggle with stubborn, unsightly cellulite. This common concern most often affects the hips, buttocks, thighs, and arms, making it quite difficult to conceal with everyday clothing styles. While there are many over-the-counter products that promise to reduce the appearance of cellulite, most are ineffective and unable to treat the root cause of cellulite. At Symphony Medical Spa in Tooele, UT, board-certified physician Dr. Carolyn Forbes understands the frustrating and embarrassing nature of cellulite and is proud to help patients look and feel more confident than ever with laser cellulite reduction. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at what really causes cellulite and how laser cellulite reduction works to treat it, giving patients the smoother, sexier skin they deserve.
What actually causes cellulite?
A common misconception regarding cellulite is that it is solely related to weight. In reality, even thin, fit individuals can develop visible cellulite. Technically speaking, the underlying cause of cellulite is fat that bulges between tight fibers connecting the muscle and skin. This results in the classic dimples and ripples associated with cellulite. While cellulite can affect virtually anyone, certain risk factors may make some people more likely to develop cellulite than others. These include:
- Activity level
- Being a woman
How do I get rid of cellulite?
To achieve a visible improvement in cellulite, it is important to target the underlying cause of cellulite. For this reason, topical products and at-home cellulite treatments are ineffective. One of the most exciting treatment options for smoothing out cellulite is laser cellulite reduction.
How does laser cellulite reduction work?
Dr. Forbes performs laser cellulite reduction in Tooele, UT with the revolutionary Harmony XL PRO laser. This cutting-edge technology delivers heat energy to encourage fat and tissue remodeling for smoother skin and an improvement in the appearance of cellulite. The treatment typically takes about 30 – 60 minutes to complete and does not require incisions, anesthesia, or even numbing cream. Following treatment, patients are able to resume their normal daily activities almost immediately, making this one of the most convenient cellulite treatments available today.
How many laser cellulite treatments will I need?
In most cases, patients require just a single laser cellulite reduction treatment to achieve their desired outcome, which can take about 2 – 4 weeks to develop. In some cases, patients with more stubborn or severe cellulite may require a series of treatments to get visibly smoother skin.
Is laser cellulite reduction permanent?
Laser cellulite reduction can provide stunning, long-lasting results. However, newly visible cellulite may appear in the future, particularly with age, weight gain, and other lifestyle factors. Because of this, many patients choose to undergo routine maintenance treatments to keep their results consistent over a longer period of time. During your initial consultation for Harmony XL PRO cellulite reduction, Dr. Forbes will help determine the most appropriate treatment schedule for you.
Smooth out unsightly thigh dimples with laser cellulite reduction in Tooele, UT
Is cellulite on your thighs preventing you from feeling confident in your favorite styles of clothing? If so, you’re not alone. Join the many patients who have achieved smoother skin and increased self-confidence with laser cellulite reduction at Symphony Medical Spa. Call today to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Tooele, UT board-certified physician and aesthetic expert Dr. Carolyn Forbes, and take the first step toward a look you’ll love!