Cellulite – What You Need to Know

Cellulite is an umbrella term that describes uneven-looking skin (i.e., lumpy) on the buttocks, thighs, and hips.

This condition occurs when the connective tissue bands that sit underneath your skin pulls fat downward. As a result, your skin will look uneven.

While cellulite is harmless, the psychological toll associated with its appearance is often concerning. Women usually become self-conscious and may even display poor social behavior.

Moreover, the incredibly high prevalence of cellulite makes the development of a treatment a priority. According to reports, cellulite affects 80–90% of women in varying degrees.

Unfortunately, most treatments of cellulite offer temporary solutions since we still do not have any curative treatment.

Alternative therapies may improve the appearance of cellulite by removing excess fluids and toxins from your body, especially in the affected areas.

Research in this field is scarce; however, many studies found that alternative therapies may offer short-term improvement for this condition.

The Signs and Symptoms of Cellulite

Cellulite is a dermatological condition that interferes with the appearance of your skin. Cellulite mainly affects women and could occur anywhere, with a special prevalence in the following locations:

  • Buttocks
  • Thighs
  • Hips
  • Arms

The Treatment Options for Cellulite

The following treatment options have been reviewed by the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD):

Acoustic wave therapy – this technique uses sound waves to improve the appearance of cellulite. Several sessions are necessary.

Laser treatment – it may improve the appearance of cellulite for one year. When the laser gets fired, it breaks up tissue, which triggers repair mechanisms that improve the appearance of cellulite.

Vacuum-assisted precise tissue release – it cuts the bands using a device equipped with small blades. As the connective bands get cut, the tissue underneath moves up under the skin, which improves the appearance of cellulite.

If you have any of the symptoms mentioned above, telemedicine makes it possible for you to get the care you deserve. Schedule a virtual consultation with a Telakai Health online Provider and get on the road to recovery. Schedule your visit today.