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What Is Causing My Cellulite?

Cellulite is very common as roughly 80% to 90% of women who have gone through puberty have it. Even though it is a common issue that is not a cause for medical concern, it can have a major impact on your confidence. You may wonder, what is causing my cellulite? Below you will find helpful information about cellulite and how you can get rid of it.

What Is Causing My Cellulite?

The exact cause of cellulite is not known. However, some factors can place you at a higher risk for the condition. The formation of cellulite occurs when the fibrous bands between your skin and muscle tighten irregularly. The irregular tightening pulls down on your skin. This results in the layer of fat beneath that skin pushing upward. These cause the dimples in your skin, commonly known as cellulite.

Cellulite impacts women more than men and while it is not known exactly why, there are reliable theories address the difference. The connective fibers are crisscrossed in men, but run in the same direction for women. It is thought that the parallel bands in women’s bodies make it easier for the skin to pucker up and form cellulite. Another theory is that women have more of the estrogen hormone, which is thought to cause cellulite.

A number of factors that can place you at a higher risk for cellulite include your gender (more common in women), genetics, age, body fat percentage, and the thickness of your skin. The appearance of cellulite is more pronounced on those who are heavier. It can also be more pronounced on older people as your skin loses its elasticity as you age, making cellulite more visible.

Grades of Cellulite

Cellulite produces unsightly dimples on your skin. It is most often found the buttocks, thighs, and stomach. The amount of cellulite on your body is measured through a grading system from Grade 0 to Grade 3. Grade 0 indicates that you have no cellulite on your body. Grade 1 cellulite occurs when your skin is smooth while standing, but mild when you sit down. Lastly, Grade 2 occurs when you have mild dimples when you stand up and sit down. Finally, Grade 3 occurs when you have severe dimples when you stand and sit, including deep peaks and valleys in your skin.

Cellulite Treatment

While cellulite is more pronounced in heavier people, losing weight will not get rid of your cellulite altogether. In addition, there are no creams that can get rid of your cellulite. A lot of companies will make these claims. Still, it’s important to understand that cellulite treatment is necessary to successfully eliminate it. In fact, non-surgical cellulite removal in Bakersfield is an effective treatment option. The treatment utilizes radiofrequency therapy to target the underlying fat cells in your skin. These are reabsorbed by your body which reduces the appearance of cellulite. In addition to targeting the fat cells, the treatment also boosts the production of collagen in your skin. This helps keep your skin smooth and tight, further reducing the appearance of cellulite on your skin.

The treatment is fast as it takes just 30 minutes to complete. Because the treatment is non-surgical, you can get back to your regular daily routine right away as there is no downtime. Non-surgical cellulite removal doesn’t require any incisions so there is no risk of scarring. If you are interested in the treatment, contact the team at Bakersfield Med Spa today for an appointment. For those who want to wear your shorts and bikini this summer, the treatment can give you a head start on your summer body!

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