When the connective fibers under your skin turn evil and start pushing up fat chambers, forming a raised pattern on your thin skin similar to that of an orange peel, well that’s what you call a cellulite problem. This cottage cheese effect may not be harmful in any way, but it’s not cute either. Who wants to walk around with clumps of fat on the thighs and hips wobbling like jelly as we move? Or imagine if you have to run with these “fat-a bu-lous” legs? Not a pretty picture, huh?

Cellulite does not just live on your legs and thighs; it can “grace” any part of your body including your abdomen, arms, buttocks, shoulders, and calves.

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Current times have brought a great change in our lifestyles and more and more people are being affected by this problem. It’s better to not let the problem grow out of hands- killing it in its early stages. Luckily, there are many treatments for fighting this trouble. From creams to gels to surgical treatments, you will find all sorts of options to select from.

Like all problems and their treatments, cellulite also has the honor of long lists of myths wrongly associated with it. Let’s bust some of the myths related to this little devil:

Body Full Of Toxins

Some manufacturers claim that their products flush out all toxins from the body that cause cellulite. Before you rush off to the store to buy these “magical” products–bogus will be a more suitable word though–forget there is anything like toxins that cause cellulite. There is no connection of cellulite and toxins. The deposit of fat layers under the skin may be caused by zero physical activity, poor diet or aging, but toxins are definitely not a contributing factor.

Only Overweight People Have Cellulite

This one is a classical myth. Cellulite is a structural problem and it can happen to anybody. Even people with perfectly toned muscles may have cellulite on certain parts of their body. Those people who are already overweight show more cellulite because excess fat in their bodies produce more strain on their connective tissues resulting in bulging from weak spots of the skin.

Exercise Can Cure All Forms of Cellulite

You may do 500 squats, 400 crunches, run 1,000 miles, or perform any of those killer exercises and drown yourself into a pool of sweat, and you still won’t be able to get rid of cellulite. Yes, some form of cellulite just clings to your body, refusing to melt away no matter how hard you try. You might prevent or reduce cellulite to some extent, but you can never cure it with exercise- a proper treatment is the only situation to fight this stubborn condition.

Compression Style Clothing Works Wonder

Sorry to burst the bubble, but compression style clothing does not even provide a 0.001 % level of treatment to the problem. You might wear your compression tights to gym and conjure a toned-up illusion, but it will fade away as soon as you are out of these magic clothes.

If you have fallen victim to this visible skin predicament, you should consult a professional plastic and reconstructive surgeon to get a quick and painless treatment with the minimally invasive laser treatment called cellulaze. To schedule your complimentary private consultation with Dr. Kole, Please call 215-315-7655.  We are located at 1122 Street Rd Southampton, PA 18966.