The providers of Dermatology Associates of Atlanta consistently hear from patients about an array of over-the-counter products, including skin creams and herbal remedies, which claim to make cellulite disappear. However, many of these treatments fall short of following through on erasing unsightly, dimpled skin from cellulite-prone areas. Below, we explain why.
The answer may be clearer when we understand what cellulite is. Cellulite occurs when pockets of fat push up against connective tissue underneath the skin. While it is often associated with being overweight, people of any weight can have cellulite. Hormones, lack of exercise, and diet all contribute to the formation of cellulite. There are plenty of natural ways to attempt to reduce cellulite, starting with diet and exercise. Increasing water intake to flush toxins can plump the skin and lessen the appearance of cellulite overtime. Eating more fruits and vegetables can up your fiber intake and help with weight loss, most likely resulting in a decrease of the lumps and bumps you see in cellulite-prone areas. Strength training can also help you replace fat with muscle, smoothing the skin.
Though these methods may be effective for some people, for others, cellulite can be extremely stubborn, and may even be impossible to eliminate by your own efforts. At Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, we offer several options for fat and cellulite reduction, including offer SlimLipo™ laser technology to melt fat for easier removal while simultaneously tightening surrounding tissue. SlimLipo™ is a body-sculpting laser that selectively targets fat and dermal tissue with dual wavelengths that serve two separate purposes. While one wavelength melts the fat, allowing the fat to be removed through micro cannulas, the other targets and stimulates collagen, resulting in firmer skin.
For those interested in reducing cellulite with the use of dermatologist-tested products, we offer Oligo DX® Cellulite Reducing Gel, which features a cleansing and detoxifying affect to reduce cellulite. We also offer Murad Firm and Tone Serum, which can improve the overall appearance of skin up to 80% by increasing skin firmness and elasticity while masking imperfections, aiding in cellulite reduction.
Please contact us to schedule an appointment to find the best solution for cellulite reduction for you. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+ for the latest dermatology news and updates.