If you’re like most women in the world, you have cellulite on one or multiple areas of your body. In fact, it’s estimated that 90% of women and even 10% of men have cellulite. Unfortunately, cellulite tends to manifest itself on areas of the body that make us self-conscious, such as the legs, thighs, and arms. Fortunately, if you’re tired of feeling embarrassed by your cellulite, there are some treatment options that you may want to consider exploring.
For minor to moderate cases of cellulite, a cosmetic surgeon may recommend trying a topical cream before performing any more drastic measures, such as a laser procedure or even a surgery. Most cellulite topical creams contain a main ingredient of retinol, which helps to reduce the appearance of cellulite over a period of several months. Whether or not a topical cream will work for you can vary based on the root cause of your cellulite and its severity, but most women do at least see some improvement.
For cases of cellulite that don’t fully respond as desired to topical treatment, there’s also the option of receiving laser or radiofrequency treatment. With these treatments, a combination of tissue massage and infrared light is used to treat cellulite and instantly smooth skin, reducing its appearance. Another common system uses pure radiofrequency waves to treat cellulite. Each of these options is known to be extremely effective, even in cases of severe cellulite. Keep in mind, however, that most patients will need to receive more than one treatment to see their desired results. Either way, once results are achieved, results often last for six months or more.
Finally, for cellulite caused by excess fat, a liposuction procedure can often be a viable way to reduce the appearance of cellulite in a way that’s minimally invasive. During liposuction, a narrow tube is inserted into the target area and suctions fat cells out of the body. For the best results, laser-assisted liposuction is generally the way to go for those who want to get rid of fat in a problem area and tighten the skin so as to reduce the appearance of cellulite. This is also a great option for those who are looking for a longer-term option with results that will last more than just a few months. Otherwise, liposuction alone may still leave patients with visible areas of cellulite.
As you can see, there are many possible treatment options for cellulite; no matter how minor or severe your cellulite is, the good news is that one of these treatment options is sure to help you look and feel better in your own skin. Of course, it’s recommended that you meet with a professional to determine which treatment option is best for your needs. If you’re interested in reducing the appearance of your cellulite, consider scheduling a free consultation with an experienced cosmetic surgeon. Contact us today and we’d be happy to assist you!