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What Can I Do About My Cellulite?

Cellulite is a scourge for a whopping 80-90% of women at some time in their lives, no matter their weight or fitness level. The cottage cheese-like bumpiness is fat, some of which is being pushed toward your skin and other deposits pulled away from your skin by bands of supportive tissue underneath the fat.

Countless topical products, anti-cellulite diets, and other ineffective treatments have been directed at the many who have dimply spots and dearly desire solutions.

William Brelsford, MD, and our team at the Arthritis & Osteoporosis Clinic in Tyler, Texas, offer an innovative treatment for cellulite that’s garnered much praise from our patients. 

Fast facts about cellulite

We mentioned how cellulite forms, but beyond that, there are many facts and myths that surround cellulite. First, let’s focus on some truths.

There’s a genetic link to cellulite, so if others in your immediate family have it, you’re more likely to develop it as well. Cellulite gets more pronounced the older you get, due to decreased estrogen production. Estrogen is the hormone associated with the production of collagen, the protein that gives your skin its elasticity. Lowered levels are detrimental to your circulation.

Exercise — especially strength training — can minimize the appearance of cellulite because it both builds muscle and tightens the skin surrounding it. And although many diets are touted as miracle cellulite cures that aren’t, an anti-inflammatory eating plan makes sense, as does staying well-hydrated.

Now for the fibs:

There’s no hard evidence that cellulite is fueled by internal toxins, and it’s far from “normal” fat because that you can make disappear by simply losing weight. There are plenty of women out there who are at their ideal weight and living with cellulite. Regarding liposuction, the connective tissue that contributes to cellulite’s development makes it too difficult to reach with the liposuction tool. 

Because cellulite is still somewhat misunderstood, it’s not easy to get the straight facts about the condition. It’s even harder to know who to believe when it comes to successful treatment options. 

Cellulite doesn’t discriminate

Women of all skin tones and textures struggle with cellulite, and it emerges in so many areas of your body:

Many of our patients who seek treatment for cellulite share with us that it really cramps their style and affects their self-esteem. This has been borne out by research as well. 

A treatment for cellulite that really works

We adopted a treatment called Pellevé® that has proven to be a game-changer for our patients seeking successful treatment for cellulite. It harnesses the power of warm radiofrequency (RF) energy and gentle massage to target the area underneath your skin — where your cellulite has made itself at home. This treatment is delivered through a handheld device. 

The system offers different sized handpieces that your doctor can choose from, depending on the site he’s treating. Ultimately, the treatment encourages your body fluids to flow with ease, while simultaneously activating your lymphatic system to rid your body of them. 

Pellevé offers so many advantages. Treatments are safe and FDA-cleared, noninvasive, brief (usually less than an hour), and there’s no downtime. While the RF waves reach below your skin’s surface, you may have some short-lived redness after treatment, a small price to pay to reduce the appearance of those ripply trouble spots! 

Don’t spend another day feeling awful about your cellulite 

Schedule a consultation with us today so you can minimize the visibility of your cellulite —and its effects on your body confidence — by calling our office or requesting an appointment online.

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