Cellulite affects everyone, even celebrities such as Jessica Alba and Kim Kardashian, as well as leading fitness expert Jillian Michaels. According to the Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy, almost 85% of women over the age of 20 have cellulite, so you are not alone. So, how do these top beauties manage to have a body with smooth contours and no cellulite dimples? They seeking out the most advanced solutions for cellulite, and now you too can have the same incredible results with cellulite treatment at The Kole Plastic Surgery Center.

Why Does Cellulite Look Different Than Other Fat?

The dimpled appearance of cellulite is caused by fat poking through connective tissue. The fat is in the subcutaneous layer under the skin. Under normal circumstances, the honeycomb design of the connective tissue holds the fat in place. Aging, weight gain, and certain lifestyle choices weaken the connective tissue, allowing the fat to “pop” through the honeycomb structure. The fat pushes against the dermis, or outer layer, of your skin. It may appear as if your skin has sunken in where you have cellulite, but what you are actually seeing is the fat protruding outward.

Are Some People More Prone to Cellulite?

Cellulite is not a selective condition; it will show up just about anywhere and on anyone it chooses. Some people, though, are more likely to develop prominent cellulite. For both genders, the key contributing factors are genetics, fat distribution, the amount of body fat, the resilience of the connective tissue and skin thickness. If you have resilient connective tissue and thicker skin, you are less likely to develop cellulite because your skin is better able to keep the fat where it belongs. Also, having little fat in common areas of cellulite means that you have less fat to peek out through the connective tissue. The aging process is another factor that increases your risk of developing cellulite.

Studies have shown that only 10% of men have cellulite, whereas the percentage in women is much higher. The reason is that certain hormones in the female body make women more likely to develop the condition. Men also tend to have thicker skin than women. Smokers and people who follow yo-yo diets or do not exercise have very good chances of developing the dreaded dimples.

Is There A Solution For Cellulite?

Treating cellulite is challenging because of the underlying cause of the appearance — subcutaneous fat protruding through connective tissue. Liposuction does not correct the weakness in the connective tissue, so even if fat is removed from the area, new fat will find a way through the same opening. What is needed is a treatment that addresses the fat and vulnerable connective tissue, which is exactly what we offer at The Kole Plastic Surgery Center!

First Things First

Before you consider a cosmetic treatment for your cellulite, you should take steps to ensure that the results last as long as possible. Make changes to your diet, exercise regularly and stop smoking. Once you are consistently following a healthy lifestyle, you are ready to win the battle against unsightly cellulite.

Cellulaze™: Your Secret Weapon For Cellulite

Dr. Edward S. Kole is excited to offer Cellulaze™ cellulite treatments to our patients. This minimally-invasive technology defeats cellulite by treating the primary causes of the dimples: weak connective tissue, thin skin and excess fat, all with very little recovery. Cellulaze™ treatments work by taking a progressive approach to eliminating cellulite. First, a small fiber delivers laser energy to destroy the protruding fat. Next, the laser energy is directed toward the weak connective tissue to break the bonds. In the last step, the device is used to heat the dermal area of the skin to promote thickening and elasticity. Recovery takes only one or two days and is performed through tiny incisions while you are under local anesthesia. For a complimentary consultation to see if you are a candidate for cellulite removal, contact us today.