Cellulite isn’t a disease or a symptom of a health problem you need to worry about, but it can be unsightly. If you want to get rid of your cellulite, the aesthetic specialists at Horizons Health & Wellness in Bridgewater and Brockton, Massachusetts, can help. They specialize in using state-of-the-art technologies like TempSure® Firm to reduce areas of cellulite and tighten loose skin. Find out more about how to tackle cellulite by calling the office or Book Online to schedule a consultation today.
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is a term for bumpy, dimpled skin that looks somewhat like orange peel. It’s most likely to affect your thighs, but you can also have cellulite on your buttocks, abdomen, breasts, and upper arms.
The uneven skin typical of cellulite develops when fat cells build up under your skin. The fat protrudes through the mesh of connective tissue that attaches your skin to your muscles, causing numerous tiny bumps and dimples.
What causes cellulite?
There’s no single, definable cause of cellulite, but there are risk factors that increase your chances of developing cellulite.
Cellulite isn’t something people only get when they’re overweight. While it’s true cellulite is more common in people who are overweight or obese, slim people also get cellulite.
Other risk factors include:
- Lack of exercise
- Family history
Men do get cellulite, but far less frequently than women. Adult women almost always have some degree of cellulite.
You don’t need to get treatment for cellulite if it’s not bothering you since it’s not harmful and doesn’t indicate any underlying disorder. However, many people find cellulite unsightly and would like smoother skin.
How is cellulite treated?
Initially, making efforts to increase the amount of exercise you get and eating a nutritious, low-fat diet are the safest, healthiest ways to reduce cellulite. If you’re having problems losing weight, the Horizons Health & Wellness team offers personalized medical weight loss programs to help you reach your ideal weight.
There are many creams and lotions on the market that claim to be effective methods for reducing cellulite. Certainly, a good skin care regime and taking steps to improve your circulation can help your skin feel smoother, but it won’t rid you of cellulite altogether.
The aesthetic experts at Horizons Health & Wellness use a special device called TempSure Firm to reduce cellulite far more effectively. The FDA approved TempSure Firm for skin firming and tightening, making it the new gold standard in cellulite treatments.
How does TempSure Firm work?
TempSure Firm uses radiofrequency monopolar technology to create heat between 102-111°F. At this temperature, a process called neocollagenesis begins to stimulate the generation of new collagen.
The treatment feels like having a hot stone massage — a combination of gentle heat and firm pressure. As TempSure Firm has a large handpiece for increased coverage, treatments can last as little as 5-10 minutes. Treatment of your thighs — which is often where cellulite is worst — takes an average of 20-30 minutes.
Most patients find they get the best results from having 4-8 sessions at 2-3-week intervals. To maintain your results, it’s a good idea to have maintenance treatments at 3-6-month intervals.
To find out more about TempSure Firm and healthy approaches to treating cellulite, call Horizons Health & Wellness or book an appointment online today.