It takes a lot of energy for a person to decide to lose weight and to keep that weight off. There is a lot of mental energy involved, especially when you are confronted with the foods that you love the most. However, there is an overwhelming sense of accomplishment when you’re able to watch the numbers on the scale slowly go down. Once you reach your goal weight, it can feel like you’ve done something amazing. Unfortunately, if you are battling with cellulite, some of the joy of that accomplishment can disappear. The good news is cellulite reduction treatments exist, and they could work for you!
What Causes Cellulite?
This is a question that we hear frequently. The formation of cellulite is the result of fibrous bands that connect your skin to the muscles underneath it getting weak. Since they sit just underneath your skin but just above your fat layer, as they break down, fat can start to pucker through the cracks in the fibers. This leads to that cottage cheese or orange peel appearance that you might have.
This is a condition that can affect men and women. However, it disproportionately affects women because women naturally have weaker fibrous bands underneath their skin. This condition is most often seen on the buttocks, the abdomen, and the thighs. As you get older and as your skin starts to lose elasticity, it can become more apparent.
One misconception that people have about this condition is that it is something only overweight individuals deal with. For this reason, many people who were battling with this condition when they were overweight feel frustrated and surprised when the condition remains now that they have lost a lot of weight. The truth is that even skinny individuals battle with cellulite. It’s true that if you are obese, the effects of it may be more pronounced. But you should know that losing weight very rarely gets rid of the condition.
Are There Treatments That Can Work for Me?
If you are frustrated by the way cellulite looks on your body, you can do something about it with the right cellulite reduction treatment. The vast majority of women qualify for treatments designed to address this condition with the goal of giving them a smooth and attractive appearance. There’s no reason why you should not feel confident with the way you look.
To get the most out of the treatments, it’s good for you to already be happy with your current body weight. Treatments will not be as effective if you are significantly overweight. As with any other medical treatment, treatments to address cellulite are going to be the most effective if you are in good overall health. Also, you should have realistic expectations.
Would you like to learn more about the cellulite reduction treatment that we offer here at Bare Laser and Skin? If so, book an appointment at our office in Langley, BC. We look forward to helping you get the smooth and toned appearance you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your consultation for cellulite reduction!