Learn About Cellulite Causes In Women And Treatment Options

cellulite on woman's thigh

For many of us, it is difficult to find a cosmetic complaint more frustrating than cellulite. These unsightly dimples and lumps can affect almost anyone, though they are exceptionally more common in women. Another discouraging aspect of cellulite is that it is often unresponsive to traditional diet and exercise. In fact, some women find that weight loss actually makes their cellulite or loose skin worse. Fortunately, cutting-edge cosmetic treatments and procedures can finally help patients enjoy a smoother skin texture they can feel confident about. Board-certified physician Dr. Abraham Ishaaya and the experienced team at Optima Medical Spa are proud to offer a variety of noninvasive cellulite treatment options in Los Angeles, CA. Learn more about what may be causing your cellulite and how nonsurgical cellulite reduction may be the answer you’ve been searching for.

What is cellulite caused by?

The uneven, dimpled texture of cellulite – which often appears on the thighs, buttocks, abdomen, and arms – is technically caused by the distribution of fat cells between connective tissues that tether the muscle to the skin. When the fat cells bulge between the connection points, bulging lumps can appear. While it is not perfectly understood why some people are more likely to develop cellulite than others, it is thought to be on the basis of:

  • Genetics
  • Heredity
  • Hormones
  • Underlying medical conditions
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Previous pregnancy
  • Weight fluctuation
  • Lifestyle factors
  • Diet

It is also important to note that being overweight does not necessarily cause cellulite. Even thin, fit, healthy patients can struggle with cellulite, despite regular diet and exercise. Additionally, patients who are slightly overweight may not develop visible cellulite.

How can I get rid of cellulite?

When weight loss and toning does not help the appearance of cellulite, it may be time to seek professional treatment. At Optima Medical Spa, Dr. Ishaaya offers the most innovative and effective cellulite reduction treatments in Los Angeles. Following your initial consultation, Dr. Ishaaya will recommend the most appropriate treatment for you based on your concerns, needs, goals, and other personal factors. In some cases, a combination of treatments may help you achieve the most desirable result. In most cases, one or more of the following cellulite reduction options will be used:

  • Secret™ RF microneedling: combines radiofrequency energy with microneedling technology to stimulate collagen and elastin production, skin tightening, and cellulite smoothing

  • TempSure™: a nonsurgical treatment that utilizes radiofrequency heat energy and massage to achieve a smoother, firmer, more appealing skin texture

  • truSculpt®: applies radiofrequency heat energy to the deeper layers of the skin for nonsurgical fat removal, skin tightening, skin toning, and cellulite reduction

While the precise details of each procedure vary somewhat, patients can rest assured that all of Dr. Ishaaya’s nonsurgical cellulite reduction treatments are virtually painless and require no significant downtime. Most patients are able to return to work almost immediately after their cellulite treatment. After your initial consultation, Dr. Ishaaya will recommend the most appropriate cellulite reduction treatment plan for you and help you understand exactly what to expect during and after your session.

How long does cellulite reduction last?

Patients considering nonsurgical cellulite reduction should have realistic expectations for their results and understand that these treatments are meant to reduce – rather than erase – the appearance of cellulite. The effects of cellulite reduction treatments can take several weeks or months to develop, and most patients require an average of 5 – 8 treatments to achieve their ideal results. The improvement in the appearance of cellulite can last up to 3 – 4 months before a repeat treatment session may be needed to restore or preserve your initial outcome.

Smooth out your cellulite and get beautiful, sexy skin you can show off proudly with noninvasive cellulite reduction in Los Angeles, CA

Don’t spend another day hiding your dimpled legs underneath baggy clothing or being embarrassed about cellulite on your butt. Call the knowledgeable team at Optima Medical Spa to schedule your private consultation with award-winning board-certified physician Dr. Abraham Ishaaya today, and discover how smooth, sleek, stunning skin may finally be within reach using one of our many Los Angeles, CA nonsurgical cellulite reduction treatments!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.