“How to get rid of cellulite” is one of the most common aesthetic-related searches on Google. Results include everything from exercise and weight loss to massage and diet changes.
While all of these can contribute to the healthier appearance of our skin when done together, they are unfortunately not effective in treating cellulite on their own. When treating skin irregularities, it’s always best to go right to the source. In the case of cellulite, the biggest contributing factor is a lack of collagen (one of the most important proteins in your body).
The “cottage cheese” appearance, that cellulite is known for, is caused by fatty deposits that press against your skin and connective tissue. These deposits damage collagen bonds within the skin, creating the pockets that we know as cellulite.
There’s a lot of information out there about cellulite. Here are some things you should know.
- While it can be more pronounced in patients who have more body fat, cellulite is found in patients of all weight categories.
- Cellulite is more present in women than men.
- Increased production of collagen effectively reduces appearance of cellulite.
TREATING THE CAUSE
Since slowed collagen production is the main culprit behind the condition, the most effective treatment is one that addresses it head on. We find the use of Radiesse filler with skin-tightening Ultherapy to produce the best results. Both treatments encourage the body’s natural production of collagen.
Radiesse, typically known for its use in facial fillers, is highly effective in improving the appearance of cellulite when hyper-diluted.
Ultherapy is a non-invasive skin tightening treatment that uses ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen production. We effectively use it to tighten skin on the face, neck, décolletage, elbow, knee and back of the thigh.
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
To schedule your cellulite treatment, call 212-517-9400.