Dimpled skin isn’t a medical issue; in fact, cellulite is common, and the majority of women get it with or without an unhealthy lifestyle. In Kearney, Nebraska, Erin Stickney, NP, offers laser-based treatment for cellulite on your thighs, buttocks, or other parts of your body. To learn more about your skin’s texture and see if you’re a candidate for cellulite reduction, call Elite Aesthetics or book your consultation online today.
Cellulite is a very common and harmless skin condition that appears when the fat beneath your skin pushes between the connective tissues to form bumpy-looking skin. It makes your skin appear lumpy and dimpled in certain areas on your body.
Between 80% and 90% of women get cellulite on their thighs, buttocks, and some other areas of their bodies, but not as many men get the condition. This is likely because of their different fat distributions and arrangements of connective tissue.
Experts aren’t certain about the exact causes of cellulite, but there are several factors that seem to make it worse. They are:
You tend to get more cellulite on your body as you age. This is likely because of your skin loosening and sagging as it loses structure.
If you have family members with cellulite, you’re more likely to get it on your own body. Genetic factors include metabolism, fat distribution, and ethnicity.
One theory as to why women get cellulite more frequently than men is because of their different hormone levels. Your body might form more cellulite if you have higher levels of estrogen, prolactin, or insulin.
If you eat too much fat, carbs, or salt, you’re likely to have more cellulite than someone with a healthy diet. Not eating enough fiber is also linked to cellulite formation.
Having poor circulation in your legs can lead to the formation of cellulite. This can be a byproduct of your genetic factors or linked to lifestyle factors like a lack of exercise or wearing tight clothes.
Cellulite has no cure; you can’t get rid of it by eating healthy foods or exercising regularly. However, at Elite Aesthetics, Erin can treat and minimize your cellulite using the Icon™ platform.
The Icon laser penetrates deeper layers of your skin to heat and strengthen your connective tissues, resulting in thicker, tighter skin. Just one treatment diminishes your cellulite significantly. Your results can last for a year or more as long as you live a healthy lifestyle as directed by Erin.
Dimpled legs and buttocks can stop you from appreciating your body’s beauty. To learn more about cellulite and get gentle laser treatments for it, call Elite Aesthetics or book your consultation online today.
*Individual results may vary.