How Does Cellulite Reduction Work?

The dimpled, “cottage cheese” appearance on your skin — commonly on your buttocks and thighs — can appear on anyone, and it’s not necessarily an issue with body fat. 

Cellulite derives from problems with the connective tissue of your skin. It affects people who are thin as well as those who may be overweight, and other sizes in between. 

Dr. Sydel Legrande and our team at ALTOGETHER LOVELY in Tampa, Florida, focus on medical aesthetics to help you look and feel younger and more beautiful. This includes advanced technology to diminish unwanted cellulite and leave you with smoother, tighter skin.

What causes cellulite?

Cellulite occurs in people of various sizes and body types, and its origin isn’t fully understood. We do know that it has to do with how the connective tissue pulls downward on your skin, making the trademark dimpled appearance. 

In most cases, cellulite shows up on the thighs, buttocks, lower abdomen, breasts, or upper arms. 

Cellulite isn’t a medical condition that poses any harm, but its ugly appearance is a concern to many. There are several factors that seem to contribute to the formation of cellulite, including: 

Cellulite is more common in women, but it can affect anyone. Experts believe over 80% of women have some degree of cellulite. 

What can be done about cellulite? 

Cellulite may be common, but it doesn’t have to be accepted as normal. We use the innovative TempSure® Firm™ laser system to address problematic cellulite through a series of convenient, in-office treatments. 

TempSure Firm laser treatments 

TempSure Firm uses advanced radiofrequency technology to heat portions of your skin that have visible cellulite. As the skin’s temperature rises, your body’s natural healing process kicks in to produce collagen and elastin, which improve skin elasticity. 

The special TempSure Firm massage applicator uses deep tissue heating to comfortably smooth out skin and reduce dimpled cellulite. The treatments require no needles, incisions, anesthesia, or downtime. Treatments generally take around 10 minutes and are completely painless. 

These cellulite reduction treatments are much safer and more effective than topical applications and other at-home remedies. TempSure Firm treatments are safe for all skin types. 

Most patients need 5-8 treatments to reach their aesthetic goals. Results will appear in a few short weeks, with continued improvements appearing over time. 

Lifestyle changes 

Our aestheticians can also suggest other lifestyle changes to help reduce the formation and appearance of cellulite. 

Diet changes, an improved exercise regime, and other skin treatments to improve collagen production can significantly enhance your skin health and appearance. 

To find out if TempSure Firm cellulite reduction treatments are a good solution to help you erase unattractive cellulite, call or request an appointment online today.

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