While cellulite isn’t a medical condition nor does it keep you from being fit or your body functional, there is an overwhelming and deeply ingrained perception that people — women — should have smooth, supple, and forever-young skin — but nature has a funny way of blessing us with exactly what we don’t want — cellulite!  

Do you have cellulite and does it keep you from wearing shorts, tank tops, or bikinis? At Safer Laser Therapy, we encourage body positivity, yet understand the desire to address cellulite so you can feel more confident in your skin. Not only do we offer safe weight loss options, we also can help in cellulite reduction with our FAR- Infrared Technology. Join us in today’s post as we explore the vast topic of cellulite.

Cellulite, What is it?

Most of us are able to identify cellulite but when you understand what it is from a physiological point of view, it makes it less of a nuisance and more of something that our body makes.

Cellulite occurs in common areas such as the thighs, hips, and butt and is a result of the shrinkage or shortening of the connective tissue cords that help to anchor the skin. When the fibrous tissue cords pull down and fat cells accumulate they push up, causing small dimples or lumps on the surface of the skin.

FAQ – Cellulite

Who gets cellulite?

While both men and women can get cellulite, women experience it far more than men. About 90 percent of women get cellulite, while only 10 percent of men have it. Because women tend to carry more weight and fat around their hips and thighs, this makes them more susceptible to it.

Do you get more cellulite if you gain weight?

Cellulite only loosely correlated to your weight and weight gain. The leading myth that if you lose weight you’ll completely lose your cellulite, is just that, a myth. If you’re overweight, weight loss may indeed reduce your cellulite but it won’t make it disappear altogether.

Does cellulite get worse with age?

While doctors don’t have a clear understanding on what causes cellulite, it is known that hormones play a role. As women age, they produce less estrogen which is vital in blood flow, circulation, and new collagen formation, so the less of there it is the greater chance women have of getting cellulite later in life.

Does cellulite have a genetic component?

Cellulite does seem to run in families, so if your mother and grandmother have, there is a good likelihood that you will too. There is a genetic marker for cellulite but take heart, genetics is only one facet of the multi-dimensional topic of cellulite.

Does a cure for cellulite exist?

At this point in time, there is no cure for cellulite, only methods to help prevent and reduce its appearance. All the creams, fillers, and cosmetic procedures may help, but they don’t cure!

We’ve only just begun our exploration into cellulite, and we know everyone gets cellulite (mostly women), the appearance of cellulite may increase with weight gain, cellulite may get worse with age as your hormones begin to decrease, and there is a small genetic component to cellulite but it’s only a piece to the puzzle!

Stay tuned to part two of this series as we dive into more FAQ and how to treat cellulite.

At Safer Laser Therapy, we implement holistic and natural remedies to address safe weight loss and the appearance of cellulite. We’re here to address the root of your issue and implement lasting and sustainable change.

For more information about how we can help you with the appearance of cellulite, connect with us today!